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US State Department Visits El Salvador, Claims a Seat at Central American Summit

On the heels of a US-inspired breakdown at the Summit of the Americas in April, the US claimed its seat as an observer at this weekend’s summit of Central American leaders. Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Affairs Roberta Jacobson attended the 39th meeting of summit of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

PCASC original: El Salvador and security

PCASC original: El Salvador and security
CISPES and PCASC member Allen Hines, along with our friends at the B Media Collective, helped put together the following videos which explain the current security situation in El Salvador and its roots.

Transnational Movement “Encachimbados” Brings Occupy Protests to El Salvador

Transnational Movement “Encachimbados” Brings Occupy Protests to El Salvador
The privileges granted to foreign companies through the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), has recently yielded a torrid legal battle in El Salvador. The Salvadoran government faces two lawsuits for a total of almost $200 million for refusing to grant permissions to companies to carry out open-pit metallic mining in several regions throughout the country.

Appeal for Support: Allen Hines

Appeal for Support: Allen Hines
Allen is a journalist whose work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines, as well as NPR affiliate WKSU. He is a member of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee. He has also worked with veterans’ rights and antiwar groups for five years. Oh yeah – he was born with cerebral palsy.

Set Obama straight on Oscar Romero

Set Obama straight on Oscar Romero
You can bet that Obama won't make mention of the fact that the the individuals who planned and executed this hero's murder were trained at the School of the Americas, which is still in operation.