Historias Unknown

El Salvador Episodes

Jan. 5, 2023

El Salvador: the History of Bukele

A democratic two party government was put in place after the long Salvadoran civil war. These parties were the FMLN and ARENA, but throughout the years, both parties have seen a number of corruption scandals. From these scand...

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Dec. 15, 2022

El Mozote Massacre

On December 11, 1981, the US trained Atlácatl battalion descended on the village of el Mozote (and surrounding villages) and enacted one of the worst human rights violations in Latin America. They murdered women, children and...

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Nov. 17, 2022

Prudencia Ayala

Prudencia Ayala was an indigenous woman, writer, social activist and in 1930, she dared to run for president, in a time when women couldn't even vote in El Salvador (or in all of Latin America). In today's episode, Cristina t...

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July 21, 2022

The Soccer War (La Guerra del Futbol)

In the summer of 1969, El Salvador and Honduras played three soccer games against each other and the winner would move on to the 1970 world cup. As they played the game of their lives, the soccer players had no …

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May 5, 2022

Bitter Cup of Coffee: Coffee & Capitalism in Guatemala and El Salvador

For many, coffee is a staple in every day life, but few know of the dark history involved in the creation of the coffee industry in the Americas. In this episode, Cristina tells Carmen about the history of the coffee …

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