Central American Stories


“When we were young, there was a war”

These children grew up in the 1980s during the civil wars in Guatemala and El Salvador. They all lost loved ones and their childhoods were darkened by bombings and massacres. In both countries guerrilla movements seeking economic and political reforms took on military dictatorships supported by the United States. Both wars ended in negotiated settlements: El Salvador in 1992 and Guatemala in 1996.

About Marian Schlotterbeck

Historian of Modern Latin America Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis

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