Tag Archives: CRIPDES

Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic on Salvadoran Organized Women

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   National members of U.S-El Salvador Sister Cities Network have been part of the Movimientos de Mujeres, which is a movement in solidarity to deal with the struggles of the women’s organizations; these organizations are in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean countries in effort to resist repression and extractivism […]

Compañero Víctor, ¡presente!

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   Raymundo Centeno, “Víctor” passed away on July 16th, 2020. Víctor was a founding member of CRIPDES and the father of the former president Rosa María Centeno. A pioneer in the organization of farmers in Chalatenango. He worked with CRIPDES all through the eighties until the peace accords were signed.   Isabel […]

CRIPDES support so far – COVID19 / El apoyo de CRIPDES hasta ahora

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   The five regions of CRIPDES have provided support to a total of 2,381 rural families so far. Each of the regionals received support from the projects that were already running in their area. The SHARE Foundation and Sister Cities also contributed. CRIPDES’ board of directors decided where these funds would be […]

CRIPDES statement – Bukele February 2020

We denounce the blow to democracy that President Bukele perpetrated in the Legislative Assembly   The Association for the Development of El Salvador (CRIPDES), representing more than 300 communities, makes our concern known after President Nayib Bukele’s attack on the Legislative Assembly on Sunday, February 9 of this year. We consider it a serious Human […]

Comunicado de CRIPDES ante los eventos del domingo 9 de febrero

Denunciamos el golpe a la democracia que el presidente Bukele perpetró en la Asamblea Legislativa La Asociación para el Desarrollo de El Salvador (CRIPDES) en representación de más de 300 comunidades hacemos de su conocimiento nuestra preocupación ante el atentado del presidente Nayib Bukele contra La Asamblea Legislativa sucedido el día domingo 9 de febrero […]

Youth Organizing in Marianella/ Organización Juvenil en Marianella

Lee abajo en español- Historically, the community of Marianella has been known for its high level of community organizing. Since its beginning, this community has worked on community development through strengthening organization with different sectors of the community.  Youth organizing has not been the exception.  31 years after its repopulation, new generations of people in […]

Sister Cities through the years

A while ago our network used to have 32 committees. This year we only have 16 left. Committees are aging and our model of solidarity is hard to explain to a wider audience when our country is no longer “in poverty” or when it suddenly becomes a “third safe country” and a “less dangerous place” […]

Miguel Mejía – La redada en CRIPDES

El 2 de octubre del año pasado me senté a platicar con Miguel Mejía de SALVAIDE. En esa conversación hablamos de aquel 19 de abril de 1989 en que las autoridades hicieron una redada en las oficinas de CRIPDES, en la que lo apresaron a él y a varios más, incluyendo a Isabel Hernández, entonces […]

ARDM’s forum

Puede leer el informe en español aquí: DÉCIMO NOVENO FORO ECOLÓGICO – ARDM   On October 19th, ARDM organized their environmental forum, in which they try to raise awareness about environmental issues to all the inhabitants of the communities that surround the forest of Cinquera. In this event there was participation from the mayor’s office, […]

CRIPDES marched for water /CRIPDES marchó por el agua

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   Last thursday, on september 27th, the different regions of CRIPDES and Sister Cities joined the call made by religious leaders and the Water Forum, rejecting the idea of having private companies among those regulating water distribution in El Salvador. The attendees marched asking for a reform that would make access to […]