El Salvador: Political, Economic, and Social Conditions and U.S. Relations

14 12 2009

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/RS21655/. Source: Congressional Research Service. Throughout the last few decades, the United States has had a strong interest in El Salvador. During the 1980s, El Salvador was the largest recipient of U.S. aid in Latin America as its government struggled against the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) insurgency during a 12-year civil war. A 1992 negotiated peace accord brought the war to an end and formally assimilated the FMLN into the political process as a political party.

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