It's tough there. I just don't know if things will ever change. Their choice is all too often drugs, prostitution or some shape or form of sport. There is no other way out if you're born in the slums or a poor neighborhood.
This past month, the world has been watching a 22-year-old pregnant woman in El Salvador die, little by little. I want to say it is like watching an accident happen in slow motion, but this situation is no accident.
Now that a Guatemalan court has convicted General Erfrain Rios Montt of "genocide" maybe we can better come to terms with the history of the early 1980s when the Reagan Administration was determined to vanquish communism in Central America.
This morning's Washington Post provides the best reporting yet on the new CNN and Jeff Zucker's intentions. It's good reporting, but it fails to consider CNN's early years and early strategy. I created CNN as the antithesis of the then three major networks.
In 1982, Serapio Cristian and his sisters were captured by military personnel. They were sent away through irregular adoptions. Of the more than 900 Salvadoran children who were abducted and given up for illegal adoption during El Salvador's civil war, only 382 have been found.
The best workplaces are those where every staff member is encouraged and recognized for coming forward with constructive ideas and suggestions. Whether you think of that as a 'flat' organization or as one without walls, the benefits are obvious.
Violence is a cycle, and it perpetuates itself. It is not only our generation, but our daughters and granddaughters who will suffer if we do not stand up and call a halt to this epidemic. By doing nothing, we jeopardize their future.
An explosion blew the doors of the church off their hinges and into the sanctuary. A second explosion and the crucified body of Christ broke free and fell beside us, creating almost another wall of protection from the terror outside. He stayed there the rest of the night.
Earlier this year the government in El Salvador negotiated a groundbreaking deal with the Salvadoran MS-13 and a rival gang, Calle-18. In a bold move, mediators in El Salvador essentially extended the framework of humanitarian engagement to gang warfare.
Inocente Montano's quiet life in America stood in shocking contrast to what his accusers say is his secret past: he is the first of 19 former military officials who may be held to account for allegedly planning the murders of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador on November 16, 1989.