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El Salvador

About El Salvador:

One of the smallest countries in the Americas, El Salvador was named after the Spanish word for “The Savior”.  It is bordered on the northeast by Honduras, on the northwest by Guatemala, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean.

In the 20th century it was roiled by political turmoil under a brutal dictatorship of the Salvadoran Armed Forces, which ruled the country for almost 48 years from December 2, 1931 until October15, 1979.

There is one major shrine in the country:

San Salvador:   Cathedral of the Holy Savior (tomb of St. Oscar Romero)


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