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El Salvador
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  • In my life I try to help by supporting, with my own money, a six-year-old girl in El Salvador named Dennis Vanesa Saltos.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • One of her best friends in Long Beach pays for a smuggler to bring her sister from El Salvador.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Then the TV showed both Mattie and the interview man talking without sound, and another man’s voice told us that the Immigration and Naturalization Service had returned two illegal aliens, a woman and her son, to their native El Salvador last week, and that Mattie "claimed" they had been taken into custody when they stepped off the plane in San Salvador and later were found dead in a ditch.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • In the dining room, applying a second coat to the wall, was Marco, originally from El Salvador.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun

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  • He had the sense that the truth about events in places like El Salvador lay hidden from most Americans.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The crew bosses picked the strongest and the youngest and loaded them, a United Nations of cheap labor from Guatemala, Haiti, El Salvador, on death-trap buses that had a bad habit of running off into the canals.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • My work in twenty years has taken me to Toronto, Montreal, Paris, London, Manchester, Rome, Milan, Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfort, Cologne, Erlangen, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, southern Germany, Amsterdam, Groningen, Salzburg, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Chihuahua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Peru, Venezuela, Tokyo and Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • I came to Washington, D.C., from El Salvador in 1980 at the age of fifteen.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • These migrants come mainly from Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Williams previously did humanitarian work for people in El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe

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  • In El Salvador, the Catholic Church helped push through a law requiring condom packages to carry a warning label declaring that they do not protect against AIDS.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • For a large commission, would he exchange $50,000 in lempiras on the border with El Salvador?
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • They talk of giving up, heading back to El Salvador or Nicaragua.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • In 1980, when Archbishop Oscar Romero was murdered by a right-wing death squad in El Salvador, faculty and students held a protest vigil at the Duke Chapel, and Farmer attended.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The police in Chiapas are more forgiving of gangs than those in El Salvador or Honduras.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • In Sonsonate, in the poor southwestern part of El Salvador, the Catholic hospital advises women about IUDs and the Pill, and urges them to use condoms to protect themselves from AIDS.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Most come from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras and are trying to reach the United States.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Anti-gang crackdowns in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala have pushed many gangsters north into Chiapas, where they prey on migrants aboard the trains.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The cash flow makes up a whopping 15 percent of El Salvador’s gross domestic product and is Mexico’s second largest contributor to the economy, after oil.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • What happens when the destitute in Guatemala, El Salvador, Haiti, wherever, are moved by a rereading of the Gospels to stand up for what is theirs, to reclaim what was theirs and was taken away, to ask only that they enjoy decent poverty rather than the misery we see here every day in Haiti?
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • They deported thousands of heavily tattooed gang members to Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize—exporting the gang/cholo culture to countries that had never experienced this level of gang violence.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Each chapter of Girls Learn is paired with a partner class in a poor country where girls traditionally do not get much education: Afghanistan, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Uganda, Vietnam.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • They kill you," says Jose Eduardo Aviles, twenty-five, who was deported from Los Angeles to El Salvador and settled in Chiapas along the tracks.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
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