Accession Number : AD1029181


Title :   El Salvador: Background and U.S. Relations


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Congressional Research Service Washington United States


Personal Author(s) : Seelke,Clare R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1029181.pdf


Report Date : 08 Mar 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : Congress has long maintained interest in El Salvador, a small Central American country that has had a large percentage of its population living in the United States since the countrys civil conflict (1980-1992). During the 1980s, the U.S. government spent billions of dollars supporting the Salvadoran governments efforts against an insurgency led by the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN). Three decades later, the United States is working with the countrys second democratically elected FMLN Administration.


Descriptors :   History , Foreign government , International relations , human rights , crime , international law , drug trafficking , agreements , societies


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE