Handicraft Market. Marketplaces are the heartbeat of most cultures and this is certainly true of this region. I visited markets and street vendors in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, strolling the cobbled streets amidst brightly coloured stalls piled high with foods and crafts.
fernando llort sculpture - Google Search Andrea note: This image appears to be of the (sadly defunct) Llort public art on the façade of the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador, where the late Archbishop Romero regularly preached.
During El Salvador's brutal civil war 30 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people fled to the United States, where some joined dangerous Latino gangs for protection and a livelihood. Soon after, many of these gang members were deported back to El Salvador, establishing a new and threatening presence in their home country. NewsHour Special Correspondent John Carlos Frey reports from El Salvador. Continue reading →