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I spent 3 weeks in El Salvador . I set out one day to do the Romero tour with a "minder. " We started with UCA just because the bus was passing that way. Words don't describe its impact. My Spanish was only barely up...More
Romero is probably the name that comes to most people's minds when you think of El Salvador, so it's definitely worth a visit if you want to understand what this country went through in its recent past. This is the place where a group of...More
Progressive priest Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero was killed while conducting mass. Archbishop Romero has been beatified and will be identified as a saint. Monseñor Romero was an advocate for the impoverished and oppressed, breaking from dictates of the autocratic Catholic hierarchy. I was unfamiliar with...More
If you really want to understand this country and what it's people have been through in the late 20th century, you must come here. I came with my "tweeners" and a guide, and I was just blown away. It was incredibly sobering to see where...More
To travel in El Salvador is to immerse yourself in the brutality of the oppression the US supported in the last century. The Centro Oscar Romero at the UCA (the Jesuit University in the city) is the memorial to the six Jesuit priests and the...More