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US Policy and Latin America

Dispatch From El Salvador: Obama's Drug War Feels Eerily Familiar

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Roberto Lovato

The lack of information guiding the U.S. and Salvadoran governments' militarized response to gangs mirrors the U.S.'s own spectacle-driven war on drugs -- a war that paints an entire generation as criminals.

Obama, El Salvador and the Politics of Memory

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roberto Lovato

Hours before President Obama was set to land in San Salvador, expectations were almost as varied as the many rumors and questions filling the smoggy air in this political country.