El Salvador

El Salvador - El Salvador Location Bordered by Guatemala...

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El Salvador
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Location Bordered by Guatemala  and Honduras Only Central American  country not to have a  Caribbean coastline
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History In the early sixteenth century, the Spanish  conquistadores ventured into ports to extend their  dominion   Resistance was lead by the Pipil and their remaining  Mayan-speaking neighbors.  The independence movement offically started in 1811,  when the Salvadoran priest, Jose Matias Delgado,  sounded the bells of the Iglesia La Merced in San  Salvador.  Indepence was gained by the  Acta de Independencia  of  Central America in 1821. In 1838, El Salvador became an independent republic.  Independence has been rife with fighting. Jose Matias Delgado
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Current Politics A presidential  representative  democratic republic,  President, currently  Antonio Saca, is both  head of state and  head of government,  and of a multiform  multi-party system.  Antonio Saca
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Departments a.k.a “Lil 
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Locklear during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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