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

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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