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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 11:42 PM
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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.

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  -Video link to paper ballot, public vote counting in El Salvador right now: EFerrari  Mar-15-09 06:30 PM   #0 
  - Good news.  Gregorian   Mar-15-09 06:37 PM   #1 
  - These are the same people Rayguns went to war with.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 06:40 PM   #3 
  - K&R.  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 06:38 PM   #2 
  - It wants you to download some Microsoft deal. I did  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 06:41 PM   #5 
     - You are the sweetie-pie of the world.  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 06:48 PM   #7 
        - Me! Me! I did it! 5!  Peace Patriot   Mar-15-09 07:03 PM   #9 
           - They're an hour ahead of us in our state.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:07 PM   #10 
           - Thanks! Pins and needles, eh? I just read a Wall Street Urinal report at  Peace Patriot   Mar-15-09 07:34 PM   #14 
              - And then they MOVED the polling stations as I heard on one report  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:38 PM   #15 
           - I already knew this, but...  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 07:11 PM   #11 
              - Peace Patriot is a shining light on this board.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:14 PM   #13 
  - It isn't over till its over, E!  Idealism   Mar-15-09 06:40 PM   #4 
  - I know. I'm crying pre-emptively, though.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 06:42 PM   #6 
  - Make it so!  bleever   Mar-15-09 07:01 PM   #8 
  - Those people have been through everything.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:11 PM   #12 
  - Hope they're using paper!  Stevepol   Mar-15-09 08:06 PM   #16 
  - Yes, they are--and they count at the precinct level, then they send the "digitized"  Peace Patriot   Mar-15-09 08:34 PM   #17 
  - In the video, you can see them opening paper ballots and calling out  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 08:35 PM   #18 
  - The FMLN candidate is giving his victory speech right now.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 10:15 PM   #19 
  - Let freedom ring  bleever   Mar-16-09 01:05 AM   #26 
  - Congratulations on the victory.  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 10:24 PM   #20 
  - Jackson is the American godfather of this victory.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 10:36 PM   #21 
     - Too Many Angels  Wilms   Mar-15-09 10:44 PM   #22 
        - Jackson still looks about 25 ro me and he always will I guess.  EFerrari   Mar-16-09 12:50 AM   #24 
  - ARENA, party of the death squads, has been defeated. VIVA la Liberacion!  L. Coyote   Mar-15-09 11:42 PM   #23 
     - Did you see that two House Republicans took to the floor last week  EFerrari   Mar-16-09 12:52 AM   #25 

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