The agricultural history of the Republic of El Salvador

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Problems of Land Redistribution: The Case of Segundo Montes
By Karen Kieffer, SHARE Foundation, 12 September 1995. Issue of rural land settlement and ownership since the Peace Accords.
Agricultural crisis and reactivation plans
Processo, 29 January 1997. There is also historic evidence that the agricultural sector and the majority of rural residents have lived in an almost permanent state of crisis. Conflicts such as the campesino rebellion of 1932, the land reform of the 1980's, and then the postwar Land Transfer Program are solid evidence of still-unresolved structural problems in the agricultural sector.
Victory for farmers and cooperatives! Assembly forgives agrarian debt, but president threatens veto
El Salvador Watch, November 1997. After a years-long struggle for survival, the agricultural sector is on the verge of freedom from its crushing debt burden. In a dramatic battle spearheaded by the FMLN, El Salvador's National Assembly approved the Special Law for the Extinction of Debts and the Reactivation of the Agricultural Sector.
Globalization takes toll on agriculture
El Salvador Watch, November 1997. The ARENA government's imposition of the neoliberal economic model designed in Washington has taken a devastating toll on agricultural communities. At the insistence of the World Bank, many governments are re-orienting their economies to exclusively benefit big business. One aspect of this is the promotion of policies that encourage the opening of agricultural markets in developing countries to competition from agro-businesses in the North.
Destruction of a way of life
El Salvador Watch, November 1997. Rural El Salvador was pummeled by the most intensive and prolonged aerial bombardment in the history of the Western hemisphere in an attempt to drive out guerrillas of the FMLN and their sympathizers. This brought farming to an end.
Salvadoran Banks Trying to Thwart Land Reform Efforts; PC (USA)-aided agricultural cooperative is threatened
A missionary letter from Julie and Robert Dinsmore, Mission co-workers in El Salvador, 11 February 2000. The Salvadoran oligarchy, perhaps now more firmly in control of El Salvador than ever, under the banner of globalization, blocked PC(USA)-aided agricultural cooperative—from milling organic sugar cane. Owning the most powerful banks, it has systematically repossessed the land parceled out to cooperatives during the land reform.