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Generosity helps water effort for Salvadoran sister city
The following update is from the Arlington-Teosinte Sister City Project. The village in El Salvador -- beset by drinking water contaminated by E Coli, rust and lead -- has received help from Arlington and other supporters. An process is underway to establish a secure water system. Here's what happened:
Water project video from Teosinte (1 minute 20 seconds) Twitter update
We are continuing to raise support for this major ongoing project. Click here to learn more and contribute whatever you can to help. Thank you.
State of Emergency in El Salvador
On March 27, after 87 homicides, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele declared a state of emergency. Several journalists have reported that the murders point to a pact that this administration, like previous administrations, negotiated with gangs, and that the gangs now are pushing for more favorable treatment.
Of great concern is that the state of emergency increases government control over civil society. Rights that were suspended include: freedom of assembly and association, the right to legal assistance, and the inviolability of correspondence. The state of emergency also extends administrative detention from 72 hours to 15 days.
Read more here >>
Click here to send a message to your elected officials demanding an end to US military aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. This link is provided by CISPES (the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador): https://cispes.salsalabs.org/
Join us: Salvadoran Rural Communities Facing the Decision to Migrate
What motivates the decision to leave one's home and begin the dangerous journey from El Salvador? Hear from rural community members, along with Zulma Tobar and Mario Guevara, coordinators of Sister Cities in El Salvador; Gonzalo Molina, staff from CRIPDES San Vicente.
This event will be held in Spanish with English interpretation.
Register in advance here >>
Free of charge.
Support for this webinar provided by the Cornell Migration Initiative/Community Engagement Grant 2021.
Spring is here, and crafts sales are coming! Stay tuned for dates and locations:
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This update was published Monday, April 11, 2022.
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