- Created: Sunday, 11 February 2018 17:51
- Written by FRFI
Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! no. 10 – May/June 1981
El Salvador: the people fight on
The revolutionary war of El Salvadorean workers and peasants led by the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) to crush US imperialism and its puppet military regime continues unabated.
Imperialist hopes that with the massive $25m US military aid, the regime would succeed in delivering a rapid and devastating blow to the revolution in El Salvador have been shattered by the bombs, bullets, courage and heroism of the FMLN. Throughout the months of March and April fierce battles raged in the country’s provinces, the fiercest being those in Morazan now under virtual FMLN control. Strengthened by the recent supply of new helicopters, armaments and military transport, the regime made a desperate bid to destroy FMLN strongholds before the onset of the rainy season beginning in May. In each and every battle the regime’s forces were compelled to retreat. And now with the rainy season making roads impassable for army transport, the regime’s already shaky control of El Salvador will be further weakened.