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A blog dedicated to the beautiful Spanish language and the many cultures that surround it. Hispanic literature, music, films, history, culture, comedy, and everything in between. Español, SÍ.

Un blog dedicado al bello idioma del español y las muchas culturas alrededor de él. Literatura hispanica, música, películas, historia, cultura, comedia y todo lo que sobra. Español, SÍ.
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Hermoso mi país.

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On this inaugural post for SalvaCultura, I want to pay tribute to what happened 39 years ago in El Salvador today. Four years ago, I had the privilege to visit and study at the University of El Salvador, and learn about one of the most important events leading up the the Salvadoran Civil War (1980-1992). The experience was very personal to me: my late uncle, a medical student at the time, was also an organizer and survivor of this student massacre. As a Salvadoran-American, participating in a commemoration of this event connected me to my people’s historical and collective resistance to oppression. 

A little background: the massacre was a violent response by the Salvadoran Government to a student protest at the University of El Salvador in the capital, San Salvador. The protest itself was in response to state violence against protesters in the western Salvadoran city of Santa Ana a few days prior. According to various sources, there were around 100 dead and over 23 injured. This is now seen as a taste of what was to come as the civil war would subsequently erupt; a conflict that led to the mass exodus of people which included my parents and siblings. 

So, I found myself in El Salvador on the 35th anniversary of this massacre in 2010, and it was a chilling and inspiring experience to see Salvadoran students keeping the memory of history alive. Today and every year, Salvadoran university students take to the streets to commemorate the legacy of the fallen students. What is that legacy? Check out the video to find out.


PS. I apologize for the unstable camera angles, I was very green back then; and also in my defense I wasn’t always the one holding the camera.

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The new president of El Salvador has opened his official residence as an art gallery, welcoming what his office described as the socially excluded.

The president’s office said visitors would be able to see Salvadoran art and reflect on the country’s reality.

President Salvador Sanchez, a former left-wing rebel leader who took office a month ago, said the residence would be open every two weeks.

He said he would continue living at his private home during his term of office.

"The residence will become a space where we can share with those who have been excluded," said Mr Sanchez at the opening of the new gallery.

Among the first guests to his official residence were human rights activists and relatives of victims of the civil war in the 1980s and 1990s.