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This paper presents the challenges the Central American nation of El Salvador has faced as a result of civil war and poverty. The paper gives a brief background describing the civil war and its effects on the nation, including how it devastated the economy and resulted in rampant poverty. The writer then describes El Salvador's attempts to develop a free-market economy and its associated controversies. Among these are the concerns that developed nations may establish sweat-shop like factories in El Salvador.
From the Paper:"The civil war ended in January of 1992, when the conflicting sides signed peace accords that ended the war, brought the military under civilian control, and allowed the former guerillas to form a legitimate political party and participate in elections (US Fed News). El Salvador is now a democratic republic governed by a president unicameral Legislative Assembly that consists of eighty-four members (US Fed News). The president is elected by absolute majority vote of the people and serves a five-year term. Members of the assembly, also elected by a majority vote of the people, serve for three-year terms (US Fed News). The country has an independent judiciary and Supreme Court. The current president, elected in 2004, is Elias Antonio SACA Gonzalez, who is a member of the Nationalist Republican Alliance party (ARENA) (US Fed News). Former president Francisco Guillermo Flores Perez, also a member of the ARENA party, concentrated on modernizing the economy by playing a key role in negotiations for the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), an issue of much opposition in El Salvador (US Fed News). "
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