El Salvador Recent History
Caribbean and Central America

El Salvador Recent History

Military authoritarianism In 1931, General Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, came to power after a coup against the civilian president Arturo Araujo. Martínez established an ultra-conservative and authoritarian government and with the army repressed an uprising of peasants and indigenous people in the west of the country, which resulted in the death of thousands of people (some authors put it at […]

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North America

El Salvador 2006

Yearbook 2006 El Salvador. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in El Salvador include Independence Day (September 15) and New Year (January 1). The opposition party FMLN (Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional) noted some successes in the congressional and municipal elections on March 12, but far less than expected. The party’s candidate Violeta […]