Central America Reporting Project

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For more than a decade, the small countries of El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala were Ground Zero for the Cold War and the Reagan Administration spent billions of dollars to prevent a second Cuba.  More than 300,000 died in those wars.  Officially, the U.S. backed governments or insurgents won, but what became of the new democracies?  The Central American Reporting Project attempts to answer that question.  

Photo:  Gang Member, San Salvador, 2005. Mimi Chakarova