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January 2022


Ninety years ago, a peasant uprising shook the history of El Salvador and all of Latin America. The January 1932 heroic insurrection is remembered as an example of revolutionary struggle against the injustices imposed by an ominous oligarchy.

The revolt was the result of decades of discrimination against the rural population, which was mostly indigenous. In 1881, then president Rafael Zaldívar took away their communal lands to convert them into coffee-exporting farms. Coffee monoculture drastically worsened social inequality by enriching a small local elite.

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Redacción: Andreína Chávez. Ilustración: César Mosquera.



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