El Salvador

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El Salvador by Mind Map: El Salvador

1. Fun facts

1.1. There are over twenty volcanoes in El Salvador and is called "Land of Volcanoes"

1.1.1. El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America and is the only country without a Caribbean coastline

1.1.2. 19% of the population lives off of making only $1.25 a day El Salvador has the largest mall and airport in Central America The currency of El Salvador is the United states Dollar

2. Relations with the United States

2.1. El Salvador established diplomatic relations with the United States in 1863.

2.1.1. The United States and El Salvador share a strong commitment to Democracy. There are 1.6 million Salvadorans who call the United States home. Through the Partnership for Growth, the two countries are committed to working closely to boost economic prosperity.

3. Economics

3.1. Natural Resources: coffee, sugar, corn, rice, beans, oil seed, cotton, sorghum, beef, dairy

3.2. Unemployment: 5.7%

3.2.1. Population: 6.2 million Top industries: beverages, petroleum, chemicals El Salvador has the third largest economy in Central America.

4. Modern History

4.1. 1980's Civil War between the military led government of El Salvador and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front.

4.1.1. The Civil war lasted for over twelve years, and saw extreme violence from both sides. Including terrorizing and targeting civilians by death squads, the recruitment of child soldiers, and other violations of human rights, mostly by the United States backed military. In 1990, the UN began peace negotiations and on January 16, 1992 The Chapultepec Peace Agreement, was signed by the combatants in Mexico City ending the conflict. After speaking out against U.S. military support for the government of El Salvador, and calling for soldiers to disobey orders to fire on innocent civilians, Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot dead while celebrating Mass at the small chapel of the cancer hospital where he lived.

5. Travel and Tourist Attractions

5.1. Inglesia El Rosario is one of the most visited tourist attractions. It is a church with a rainbow stained glass window and is considered to be very unique.

5.1.1. Parque National El Boqueron is a national park very close to San Salvador. It is considered a must see because tourists are able to see into the crater of a volcano.

5.1.2. Lake Coatepeque is a volcanic lake located Northwest from San Salvador. Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel is a hospital and a chapel where the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero took place. Puerta Del Diablo (Devil's Door) is a peak located South East of San Salvador. It was sacred to the Mayan people because it was a sacred sitee for scrifice rituals.

6. Politics

6.1. El Salvador returned to democracy after the 1980's civil war.

6.1.1. El Salvador has a presidential system and a constitutional republic.

6.1.2. The current president is Salvador Sanchez Ceren. The president is head of state and head of government. The president is popularly elected for a five-year term.