Did you know that 53% of all Salvadorans are under the age of 25. One half of the population is college aged or younger. That is a huge population beginning to enter the work force but with little life experience to guide them and a society in which “home” may be a cinder block house […]
In May of 2015, there were more than 600 murders in El Salvador – a country with a population of approximately 6 million. The Salvadoran Civil War ended almost 20 years ago, but, the wonderful people of El Salvador have not seen the ‘peace’ promised by the Peace Accords! To be honest, the old left-right […]
With an election year close at hand, it is helpful to remind ourselves of the people behind the stories. We will briefly describe the case of legal immigrant Carlos Leveron and how his story fits into the national narrative on Immigration. But, to begin, some facts to consider: In the past 5 years, there has […]
March 26th, 2015, 1am: violence and bloodshed shatter the Salavadoran night in our neighboring town of San Jose Villanueva. This quiet, unimposing, hillside community just a few minutes from the Pacific coast to the south and COAR to the west, erupted in bloody violence as the Salvadoran National Civil Police entered the town that it […]
As nearly all Americans are now aware, there has been a large influx of undocumented children coming to the United States alone or unattended by their parents. While this issue raises many political questions at home in the US, it also creates an opportunity to discuss preventative actions that can be taken in Central America […]
COAR helps Children within El Salvador to build a stronger El Salvador and a better future for all Salvadorans. As the crisis on the US/Mexican border continues to heat up, one thing is clear. COAR is working today within El Salvador to feed, to protect and to educate Salvadoran children. While violence, extreme poverty and lack of […]
While the pundits and politians rant and rave, one reality remains: children are fleeing the rampant violence and poverty in their home countries and are making their way to the desert South West in search of safety and a universal hope for a better tomorrow. Since October, 2013, according to the LA Times, more than 47,000 […]
Celebrated at COAR with a march from Zaragoza’s Romero monument (with the band), lots of signs and pictures, and a great party! You can see the children’s pride in the legacy of Msgr. Romero and their country – again – helping to prevent crisis at the US border.