What was the Salvadoran Civil War (1979-1992)?

Introduction The Salvadoran Civil War was a civil war in El Salvador fought between the military-led junta government of El Salvador and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) (a coalition or “umbrella organisation” of left-wing groups) from 15 October 1979 to 16 January 1992. A coup on 15 October 1979, was followed by killings… Read More

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What was the Football War (1969)?

Introduction The Football War (Spanish: La guerra del fútbol; colloquial: Soccer War or the Hundred Hours’ War also known as 100 Hour War) was a brief war fought between El Salvador and Honduras in 1969. Existing tensions between the two countries coincided with rioting during a 1970 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The war began on… Read More