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One year after the People’s Victory in El Salvador!

The following analysis is from the website of CISPES, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador. See also the article FMLN Takes Power in El Salvador from a year ago:

On Sunday, March 14, the streets of San Salvador once again filled with red t-shirts, hats, bandanas and FMLN flags to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the victory of the FMLN’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates, Mauricio Funes and Salvador Sánchez Cerén (March 15, 2009). In a speech before the crowd of 25,000, historic leader of the FMLN and current Deputy to the Central American Parliament Nidia Díaz declared, “Today we reassert the effort and the heroism of thousands of compatriots that continue fighting and those that gave their lives, without which this victory would not have been possible.”

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El Salvador: Anti-Mining Activists Assassinated

The following press release and articles are from the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES):

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 28, 2009

Contact: Alexis Stoumbelis, CISPES – (978) 394-0425

Another Protester of Pacific Rim Mining Corporation’s El Dorado Site Assassinated in El Salvador

Second community activist killed in less than a week

On December 26, Dora “Alicia” Recinos Sorto, age 32, was assassinated, the second anti-mining activist killed this week in the small community of Nueva Trinidad in the department of Cabañas. Recinos Sorto was eight months pregnant and carrying her two-year old child when she was shot on her way back from doing laundry at a nearby river. She and her husband, José Santos Rodriguez, were outspoken opponents of the non-operational El Dorado mine which Pacific Rim, a Vancouver-based mining company is desperate to reopen despite widespread community opposition.

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