The contemporary political history of the Republic of El Salvador

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El Rescate backgrounder
From Fundación Flor de Izote (FFI), 22 September 1995. In 1985 the Human Rights Department of El Rescate opened an office in El Salvador to gather and distribute information about El Salvador human rights violations.
IDHUCA report: ONUSAL is leaving—how are we doing?
From Proceso, 1 February 1995. The U.N. Observer Mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL) was brought in in 1991 to ensure fulfillment of the negiated settlement in El Salvador's civil war, and it is due to leave on 30 April. However, basic political institutions are not functioning properly and will not be able to reduce the standard of living required by the peace accord.
Economic policies and staple grains
From Proceso, 15 February 1995. In 1989 the first Arena government reversed the policy to protect rural producers. Deregulation of foreign trade will place the rural producer into a favorable competitive relation to developted nations' grain exports and result in destitution for the bulk of El Salvador's population. Price controls and protective measures must be reintroduced.
Neoliberalism and democracy
Editorial from Proceso, 21 February 1996. Since the signing of the peace accords, El Salvador's social and labor trends have been strongly influenced by economic tendencies, which have not only failed to turn macroeconomic achievements to the benefit of the most vulnerable, but also, and worse yet, the demands of the economy have undermined the standard of living of the majority.
Is El Salvador a democratic nation?
Editorial from Proceso, 6 March 1996. Did the Peace Accords bring democracy?