El Salvador

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Teresa Bo, Al Jazeera’s South America correspondent, reports on the divisions in a country that is still recovering from a civil war that ended over a decade ago. August 31, 2007


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On Tuesday, September 4th, 2007, in the cities of Ahuchapan and Santa Ana, 8 trade union members from the board of directors of SIGEESAL (Association of Workers in Health Care of El Salvador), were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, a charge which carried up to 10 years in prison, as a result of a protest carried out on July 6th.  Between 6 and 7 a.m. on September 4th special groups of the Civilian National Police carried out an operation where the trade unionists were captured in their homes and their work places – national hospitals and public health clinics.

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