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Timeline

Present

High violent crime from organized gangs; highest emigration to the US by % of population.

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2005

CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Act) passed in US Congress; Chinese competition for small manufacturing limits economic growth.

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2001

Two massive earthquakes devastate central country.

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1999

Hurricane Mitch floods eastern country.

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1992

War ends; small manufacturing in Free Trade Zones (especially textiles) begins.

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1980-89

civil war rages; US sends money and logistical support; 75,000 people die, ends soon after the murders of 6 Jesuits and two women.

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1980

War starts: March 24-Archbishop Romero assassinated December 2-four North American churchwomen killed August 15-COAR founded for war orphans.

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1977–79

unrest and demand for land reform; leaders arise from church groups unrest and demand for land reform; leaders arise from church groups.

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