Fair Trade Coffee Trip to El SalvadorIn San Salvador, the capitol of El Salvador, a colorful, dramatic mural symbolically depicts the country”s war-torn history. During the decade of the 1980s, a civil war fought largely in the countryside destroyed the national economy and resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of government and rebel soldiers and civilians including Catholic nuns and clergy – the most visibly, Bishop Oscar Romero, a beloved Ąpeople”s leader" who actively worked for peace in the country. This mural is located outside his former residence and the chapel where he was murdered in 1980.
After looking at these photos, be sure to check out the 'official' Fair Trade Coffee Blog Web site. Or, read the press release: Just consumption: Goshen College media team reports from El Salvador on fair trade coffee issues.