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Family Immigration Ties within El Salvador’s FMLN (Blaine Essay)

Aaliyah’s Blaine Essay won CES honors recognition for her thorough examination of the United States’ involvement in El Salvador’s war against Soviet-backed Cuban forces and the resulting economic and migratory ramifications. Aaliyah deftly outlines the historical roots of the conflict, connects past events and decisions, largely intended to benefit American financial interests, with the epidemic of criminal gang activity and the immigration crisis that persists across the Americas.