Great write up Sally. The last 36 years have been really tough for El Salvador. Salvadorians have fleeded the country in the search for a better future. Which is completely understandable. Some of them have been able to adapt to whatever country they migrated to and became contributing citizens.
Your article does speak to the sad reality of my home. With that said, El Salvador is an amazing place but unfortunately the world is not aware of that. I encourage you to write about all the amazing moments you experienced while you were there like the warmth of the people and the beauty of nature (like endless beaches and natural volcanic lakes).