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Reply #23: ARENA, party of the death squads, has been defeated. VIVA la Liberacion! [View All]

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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-16-09 12:42 AM
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23. ARENA, party of the death squads, has been defeated. VIVA la Liberacion!
An estimated 2.5 million Salvadoran immigrants live in the US. The money they send every month to the seven million people living back home buffers the economy - comprising nearly one-fifth of GDP.

Many of those immigrants fled during the 1980s, when war wracked the city and the countryside. It was then too that the US solidified its dominance in Salvadoran affairs. The United States backed the government with weapons, hardware and millions of dollars in financing. Little El Salvador had become a key Cold war battleground in the Americas.

A national hero

The Arena party was also born, founded by an army major named Roberto D'Aubuisson who directed paramilitary death squads. The party won the presidency in 1989 and has not lost it since. Party faithful to this day revere D'Aubuisson as a national hero.

..... http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/03/2009...
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