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December 2015 Newsletter Holiday Stories

Special Holiday Stories Christmas Feasting ~ food, never taken for granted     The real meaning of Christmas is never forgotten. Above, the children re-enacting the Nativity. A traditional Salvadoran candle-lit procession (a “posada”), below.   A typical day’s food ready for housemother pick-up at COAR’s store house.  Our Director, Marta, has been very successful …

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Possible Food Shortage: Central America Suffers Unusual Drought Due to El Nino

The climate in El Salvador is quite different from what we are used to in the northern MidWest. Our winter, roughly November thru April, is actually the Salvadoran summer. It is the dry and sunny season. There is almost no significant rainfall during this time of year. It is the beach-lovers paradise: tons of sun …

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September 2015 Newsletter page 2

Horrible headlines . . . . . COAR’s solutions . . . . . .   Inside El Salvador’s ‘War Without Sense’ Ioan Grillo @ioangrillo July 24, 2015 http://time.com/3966900/el-salvador-gangs-violence/ El Salvador’s Kill Zone Ioan Grillo @ioangrillo July 23, 2015 http://time.com/3969232/el-salvadors-kill-zone/ Warring gangs have turned El Salvador into one of the world’s deadliest places When new …

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September 2015 Newsletter page 5

Hopeful headlines . . . . . COAR’s been part of this solution for 35years . . . . . .   For-profit education The $1-a-week school Private schools are booming in poor countries. Governments should either help them or get out of their way Aug 1st 2015 | From the print edition http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21660113-private-schools-are-booming-poor-countries-governments-should-either-help-them-or-get-out   …

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