How El Salvador’s revolutionaries rebelled against U.S.-backed dictatorship


Democracy Now!

Published on Sep 9, 2020

Journalist Roberto Lovato has just published his new memoir, “Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas.” Tracing Lovato’s own family history, the book connects the dots on how most Central American migrants to the U.S. come from the same countries that the U.S. intervened in during the 1980s, including El Salvador — the focus of Lovato’s book. Lovato says El Salvador’s insurgent guerrilla movement, the FMLN, was the most significant political force to rise up against the U.S.-backed dictatorship in the late 20th century, a historical example of the “astonishingly incredible political capability that the Salvadorans have had — and still have.”

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