2020-09-09 12:17:11

There's a Link Between the U.S. Military in Central America to Migration Crisis

Democracy Now! looks at how decades of U.S. military intervention in Central America have led to the ongoing migrant crisis, with Salvadoran American journalist Roberto Lovato, author of the new book Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas.

Lovato recounts his own family's migration from El Salvador to the United States, his return to the country as a young man to fight against the U.S.-backed right-wing government responsible for grave human rights violations, and his embrace of journalism to tell the stories of people on the margins.

"I'm unforgetting a history of not just El Salvador, but the United States and of myself," says Lovato.

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