Salvadoran Civil War

A black and white headshot of author Roberto Lovato

A Salvadoran American’s memoir ‘comes full circle’ on a family history of violence, struggle


Roberto Lovato’s new memoir traces his family’s history between El Salvador and the United States, examining intergenerational trauma and political forces that shape his own family’s story as well as those of tens of thousands of Salvadorans who have fled violence and warfare. 

Two young women carry a small coffin between them. Black and white photo.

Why US-backed aid to Venezuela harkens back to a dark history of covert operations

Conflict & Justice
A woman holds a picture of late Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero during a Mass to commemorate the 35th anniversary of his assassination in San Salvador on March 24.

El Salvador, divided by its first saint

El Salvador's defense minister, General Rafael Humberto Larios, speaks during a news conference in San Salvador in a 1990 file photo. Larios and eight other former Salvadoran soldiers were arrested in 2011 for suspected involvement in the 1989 killing of

How justice for slain Americans took a backseat to Cold War politics


Salvadoran Killed While Waiting On US Immigration Papers

Conflict & Justice
The World

After War, El Salvador Confronts Ravaged Environment

Bob Carty reports from San Salvador on the environmental impact of El Salvador’s 12-year civil war. The two sides have just signed a ceasefire, and the fate of the country’s environment could be a key factor in forging a lasting peace.

The World

Look ahead to El Salvador vote

Global Politics

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with El Salvador-based journalist Roger Atwood about an interesting turn of events in politics there. The former rebel group FMLN fought the Salvadoran government for years. Now they’re a political party, and their well-spoken TV journalist candidate is a strong contender in tomorrow’s presidential election.