World Rainforest Movement

El Salvador Opens its Doors to Multinational Companies


In September 2015, the second phase of the US government-financed Millennium Fund project came into force (Fomileno II); this project will impact the entire coastal region of El Salvador. Communities in the area have launched a warning call. The program foresees heavy investments in the construction of hotels, and recreational and residential complexes along the coast. This implies the destruction of mangrove forests, and the eviction, land-grabbing, and displacement of families living along beaches and estuaries. An article in “Rebelión” warns us that we cannot talk about Fomilenio without taking into account its deep connection to the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), against which there is a strong regional resistance. Read the article in Spanish at:

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