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INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict in El Salvador

(August 2002)


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Country Map
The UN cartographic map of El Salvador.
http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/elsalvad.pdf (1033)

News Sources - Email Lists

BBC Country Profile—El Salvador
Provides information on key political leaders, geography, and links to current news stories in the country.
http://news.bbc.co.uk ........ (1010)

El Diario de Hoy
Spanish-language daily newspaper for El Salvador
http://www.elsalvador.com (1017)

Radio Netherlands Report
This site provides information on various aspects of life in El Salvador including: a history of the country, and information on politics, prostitution, disappearances and gangs.
http://www.rnw.nl/humanrights/html/el_salvador.html (1028)

National and Local Governmental Institutions and Agencies

Government and other institutions in El Salvador
An extensive directory with links to a wide range of sites relating to El Salvador. These are divided into subject areas and some of the more interesting include;

news and media

other institutions
Some of the sites are in Spanish and others in English.
http://directory.centramerica.com/elsalvador_asp/main.asp (1026)

External Governmental Institutions and Agencies

El Salvador, A country study
The Library of Congress report gives a range of information on issues such as history, geography, the economy, society, government and politics and national security.
http://rs6.loc.gov/frd/cs/svtoc.html (1011)

US Dept of State 'Background Notes'
The US State Department report from August 2000 provides background information on El Salvador. The page contains sections on history, government, economy and foreign relations.
http://www.state.gov/www/background_notes/elsal_0008_bgn.html (1013)

The embassy of the United States of America in El Salvador
The Embassy site provides information on a range of American activities within El Salvador. It also contains contact details, press releases and reports.
http://www.usinfo.org.sv/ (1027)

US Department of State 'Background Notes'
The US State Department report from August 2000 provides background information on El Salvador. The page contains sections on history, government, economy and foreign relations.
http://www.state.gov/www/background_notes/elsal_0008_bgn.html (1034)

US State Department Consular Information Sheets
The sheets include information on recent political developments in El Salvador and are issued regularly through the year.
http://www.travel.state.gov/elsalvador.html (1035)

CIA World Factbook
This is a useful source for background information on government and politics in El Salvador.
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/es.html (1037)

The FCO UK (Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom) Travel Advisories
Includes information on recent political developments and are issued regularly through the year.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/travel/default.asp (1038)

International Financial Institutions (IFIs)

The World Bank—Country Report for El Salvador
The World Bank’s country reports give valuable information about Bank activities, general development statistics and links to other organizations working in the country.
http://lnweb18.worldbank.org ........ (1015)

International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGOs), Research Institutes, Non-State Actors

Government and Politics in El Salvador
Political Resources provide a compilation of information on government, political parties and the media in El Salvador.
http://www.politicalresources.net/el_salvador.htm (1012)

El Salvador: War, Peace, and Human Rights, 1980-1994
Hosted by George Washington University, this National Security Archive collection of declassified U.S. government records charts the course of the United State's role in El Salvador, from the conflict's earliest years to the United Nations- brokered peace accord of January 1992 and beyond. It brings together a wealth of primary source materials and shows how Washington's cold war concerns shaped its policy of support for the Salvadoran government and military. The set also contains substantial information on El Salvador's political landscape, economic conditions, military and guerrilla forces, foreign policy, and peace negotiations.
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/publications/elsalvador2/ (1014)

Atlapedia.com Country Report: El Salvador
Excellent place to begin for researchers unfamiliar with the history of the country or the conflict. Provides brief overview of culture, geography, and modern history.
http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/elsalvad.htm (1016)

Featured Books on El Salvador - Human Rights Watch
Information and reports about human rights abuses in El Salvador during and after the civil war
http://www.hrw.org/americas/elsalvador.php (1031)

U.S. Committee for Refugees
Reports and statistics regarding refugees and displaced persons in El Salvador and across the region.
http://www.refugees.org/world/countryindex/el_salvador.htm (1032)

The Ethnologue
Information on ethnic groups and languages spoken in El Salvador.
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=El+Salvador (1036)

Articles, Papers, Reports, Agreements

El Salvador: Can Democracy Deliver?
A short article written by Doug Cassel in the Northwestern University School of Law, Worldview Commentary, May 1999.
http://www.law1.nwu.edu/depts/clinic/ihr/hrcomments/1999/may26-99.html (1018)

Observing the Electoral Process in El Salvador
The report of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) delegation to observe the electoral process in El Salvador (1 to 9 February 1994).
http://www.ipu.org/elcn-e/rptslvdr.htm (1019)

El Salvador: Remembering Romero, Forgetting What He Taught
An article written by Doug Cassel in the Northwestern University School of Law, Worldview Commentary, March 2000.
http://www.law1.nwu.edu/depts/clinic/ihr/hrcomments/2000/mar23_00.html (1020)

Archbishop Oscar Romero biography
A brief biography of Oscar Romero, an archbishop and peace activist in El Salvador who was assasinated in 1980.
http://www.wagingpeace.org/articles/peaceheroes/oscar_romero.html (1021)

Constitution of El Salvador
Georgetown University's Political Database of the Americas provides the text of the 1982 political constitution of El Salvador. The text is in Spanish.
http://www.georgetown.edu/pdba/Constitutions/ElSal/elsalvador.html (1022)

El Salvador: The Civilian Police Component of Peace Operations
This article by William Stanley and Robert Loosle is one chapter in the edited volume,
Policing the New World Disorder Peace Operations and Public Security (by Robert B. Oakley, Michael J. Dziedzic and Eliot M. Goldberg).
http://www.ndu.edu/inss/books/policing/chapter4.html (1023)

Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador
Full text of the Truth Commission’s findings regarding the Civil War of 1980-1991
http://www.derechos.org/nizkor/salvador/informes/truth.html (1024)

Interview with Guadalupe Martinez
A Salvadoran woman tells why she joined the FMLN guerrilla movement and describes her ordeal as a prisoner of war.
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/18/interviews/martinez/ (1025)

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