posted on Oct, 7 2005 @ 02:26 PM
El Salvador has almost 7 million people living in a country the size of New Jersey (or 2/3 of Vancouver island.)
It seems they are constantly dealing with Strife. Back in 2001 they had earthquakes that damaged about 20% of the nation's housing. 1998 they had a
Hurricane that left 200 dead and over 30,000 homeless.
Before that they had a 12 year civil war that had killed 75,000.
My wife and her family came to Canada about 20 years ago fleeing the civil war. Salvadorians have seen a lot of pain and misery. The stories my father
in law tells me are just awful.