Historical and Social Background in El Salvador
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El Salvador as a country has left many different, even contradicting, impressions on its visitors and inhabitants. On the one hand, it presents itself as “a spectacular land of volcanoes, rolling hills, and lakes, with a long, uninterrupted beach along the Pacific coast” (Holland, 2010, p. 954). On the other hand, according to Booth, Wade, and Walker (2015), “to visitors, El Salvador’s most striking characteristic is overpopulation [but its] real problem… is extreme maldistribution of resources” (p. 137).
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