San Salvador - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?

I don’t have any specific recommendations, but if you’re an American diplomat do your research on the history of the United States in El Salvador, including in the civil war. - Feb 2022

I would read about the Civil War and the US involvement in it. Also current stories about El Salvador and its current populist president. - Aug 2021

Just some guidebooks and a bird book. - Jun 2018

Innocent Voices.
Romero. - Jul 2016

Most of the material is related to the horrible atrocities committed during the civil war. Useful for background, but won't tell you much about the current state of the country. - Dec 2015

- Apr 2012

Central American guide books are a must, but you can probably hire a real guide for less than the book would have cost. - May 2010

Some of the books on the civil war here are interesting, but be aware: this is a very different country than it was in the 80's, so don't let the history scare you. - Feb 2009

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