Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero spoke out against the U.S.-backed military violence that ravaged Central America in the 1980s. His assassination helped galvanize a global solidarity movement.
The odds are slowly turning in the fight against the multi-pronged corporate assault of transnational mining companies on local communities. El Salvador is now the first country to ban metal mining.
Council of Canadians
On Friday, the World Bank decided in favour of El Salvador in the controversial case.
David J. Climenhaga
Ironically, the Americans appear to be worried about Russian interference in the election process (satire).
Every woman and girl has the right to make decisions regarding her body, health, education, sexuality and reproductive life without fear of coercion, criminalization or discrimination.
Investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms enable corporations to sue governments for hundreds of millions of dollars when policies aimed at protecting the environment threaten corporate profits.
What you don't know about free trade: the uses and abuses of investor-state arbitration. Or, how a Canadian company is suing El Salvador for $301 million.
A Salvadoran delegation will visit Canada next week to discuss how investor-state arbitration threatens democratic decision-making, public health and the environment here and beyond our borders.
Juan Carlos Jimenez
Canadian mining companies have had a brutal presence in El Salvador. Now, three Salvadorian municipalities have been declared "free of mining" but trouble remains.
Right-wing lawmakers in El Salvador have blocked legislative reform which would grant the right to water and food the status of a human right.