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History Of Cinquera in El Salvador

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Descripción:

Somos una asociacion sin fines de lucro, una de las tareas es ayudar nuestro pueblo, alredadores y otros en el desarrollo de cutural, historical y ecoturismo rural en El Salvador. Si te interesa apoyanos.
Nuestro páginas web se parecido muy pronto en español, inglés y otras idiomas atrear vistitantes y voluntarios del exterior. Nuestras guias nativos serían disponible todo el año, no solo en domingos/dias feriados.

por ejemplo:

DESCUBRA LO NO DESCUBIERTO EN EL SALVADOR

Una cooperativa dedicada al turismo rural receptivo, formada por hombres y mujeres salvadoreños, jóvenes y adultos mayores, gente común y corriente quiénes tenemos una extraordinaria vida.

Estamos a tus servicios tan pronto llegues a El Salvador y serás nuestro huésped de honor y gustosamente te acompañaremos a los extraordinarios sitios que tu quieras visitar a lo largo y ancho del país.

Muestras de la cordialidad en las diferentes localidades las podrás comprobar con las sonrisas y hospitalidad de su gente. Muestras de “bosques petrificados”, áreas de acampar en los hoteles campestres en las zonas rurales que rivalizan con los hoteles de “5 estrellas” en El Salvador y a la tercera parte del precio.

Compras de manufacturas o artesanías son parte de los recursos de las montañas y a lo largo de sus cristalinos ríos. De primera mano transpirarás en muchas áreas que durante el pasado conflicto, fueron las zonas en donde convivían los civiles con los ex combatientes.

Y, para finalizar apreciados visitantes, todos los pueblos y comunidades que nosotros visitaremos se encuentran libres de la criminalidad y los problemas. No te preocupes.

Historia

Cultura

Artesanías

Ecoturismo

Hospitalidad

Ven a El Salvador....venga con sus amigos..

Seguridad....Confort.... Aceptación

Adéntrate en El Salvador con nuestros guías nativos y vea el país nunca antes visto

Te daremos visitantes y voluntarios del exterior toda asistencia en la planificación de tu viaje

Para más información
e mail
aaronadvocate at yahoo dot com in English, Spanish, Deutsch for more dtailed information.

Novedades: http://www.vivatravelguides.com/central-america/el-salvador/el-salvador-...

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· El Salvador Articles

· THE HISTORY OF CINQUERA

· Cinquera chapter from Kathy's Bloq in English..long and very

· informative… View: "The Story of Cinquera" click on:

· www.heartlandpresbyterian.org/KathysBlog/index.php

· (Story of Cinquera is graphic and not for the faint of heart)

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· January 18th – The Story of Cinquera

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· Posted by Kathy Mahler

· "This is probably my longest story. And it is very ugly in parts.”

· This Bloq is targeted for those wishing to visit or volunteer in El Salvador & Central America in behalf of our dear associates and friends of ARDM:

· ARDM

· Asociación de Reconstrucción y Desarrollo Municipal

· Barrio El Centro, frente al Parque,

· Cinquera, Departamento de Caba?as, El Salvador, C. A.

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· ARDM is a Non Profit Organization registered in El Salvador.

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· Our eco tourism project is now ready to accept both visitors and volunteers.

· E mail or message the writer through (vivatravelguides) for more detailed information in English.

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· Further Information

Travel tips: Please do contact me first, very remote.
Must see/do at this place: Tour the Rain Forest and visit the monuments, view the article for complete information.
You should avoid here: Trekking at low altitudes midday, very hot and humid.
Other helpful information: attached text from a Cinquera Bloq

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· Focus: Human Rights

· Action Request: Volunteer

· Location: El Salvador

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· Discover the Undiscovered....El Salvador & Central America

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· We will assist you to adapt every step of the way, so if serious please contact us in advance, no "fees" involved however you shall have to cover your own expenses after arrival for lodging, food, ground transportation and day excursions requiring native guide escort....as well if you are planning a Central American vacation on a budget or as an independent traveler our drivers and experienced native guides are at your disposal and if not having time to volunteer, you will be able to visit several humanitarian aid projects, make valuable contacts and more important..friends!

· We are "into" people...not "destinations".

· entonces...so...

· CINQUERA EL SALVADOR CULTURE, CRAFTS, ECOLOGICAL TREASURES AND LIVING HISTORY OF THE

· RECENT ARMED CONFLICT...ALL ROLLED INTO ONE!

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· Le Esperamos con gusto....

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· Cinquera El Salvador... Seeking short term volunteers presently in or

· traveling through Central America to assist with eco and cultural tourism project..non profit cooperative funded in part by international aid organizations ....

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· Association for the

· Reconstruction and Municipal Development of Cinquera

· ARDM ..Cinquera Cabañas

· El Salvador, Central America

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· Offices also located in San Salvador, El Salvador, the capital city

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· Contact information upon request, please message....

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· ***Cinquera-Rural Tourism-Pilot Project

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· As well as eco tourism Cinquera boasts historical and cultural sites, the

· village was destroyed during the worst years of the civil conflict in El

· Salvador in the early 1980s and those residents who survived either hid out in

· the nearby caves (which are viewed on tour with trained uniformed guides from

· the community) of fled the country. After the peace accords of 1992 former

· residents began trickling back to Cinquera and in effect this small town was

· "reborn". Aside from the Rain Forest tour, there exist in Cinquera historical

· and cultural sites such as the Church, a building which stood alone and empty of

· worshipers throughout the armed conflict." The Uniformed native guides will

· escort you every step of the way through the rain forest, trails have been

· constructed. Local transportation to and from Cinquera provided from San

· Salvador or Suchitoto, Cinquera is a village, crime free, very welcoming people..bienvenidos!

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· Cinquera is located well off the beaten path, short term volunteers now

· would need to stay in nearby colonial town of Suchitoto or in San Salvador until

· the hostal in Cinquera is constructed. Transportation arranged for visitors/volunteers to and from sites in rural areas. Cost of Lodgings and transport borne by vistors and volunteers as the project has limited funding.**

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· **Travelers note...prices of fuel and foodstuffs have risen dramatically in our region in the last several months, please message in advance of your journey for assistance in reserving budget to moderate lodging places As of 10 May 2008 Regular Gasoline in El Salvador was $4.13 USD US Gallon while Diesel stood at $4.35 USD US Gallon, salaries and pensions in Central America are low by US and European standards. We are unable to provide short term volunteers with room, board and free transport. All visitors to the Rain Forest/Nature Preserve are required to pay admission to park and guide fees if wishing an escorted tour. No exceptions.

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· ***After volunteering in El Salvador we are able to connect you with other worthy projects and

· humanitarian aid organizations throughout Central America

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· ** The Story of Cinquera (As related to the author of the bloq below by a survivor of the massacre during the armed conflict)

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· Sunday, January 20, 2008, 10:24 PM

· Posted by Kathy Mahler (Aid worker assigned to El salvador at that time)

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· (url upon request)

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· "This is probably my longest story. And it is very ugly in parts.

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· This is a brutal story. The first part is largely what the conditions of life were in the 70’s and 80’s. The last part is about the massacres that occurred in 1983 and 1984 and a bit on life today.

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· The words are horrible to hear first hand from a survivor. Poor Ashley, our young translator (the former Drake student now working in El Salvador) was a bit pale at times. I don’t think she had heard this before. I have, but it was just as difficult the second time around as it was the first. And there were more details this time …

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· I had a notebook with me so I caught most of the story. I had time to write because of the translating process. That was both a blessing and a curse. I will be paraphrasing at times, but much of the story is in his words because he spoke slowly and in short phrases. And the narrative seems to jump from topic to topic, but that is the way he spoke. It was a powerful delivery.

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· Don Pablo introduced himself as one of the few remaining people living in Cinquera from the days of the war. The town was absolutely leveled during the war. All the houses we see today were built after the Peace Accords in 1992. The majority of the original inhabitants were killed. Most everyone else has gone to another department (like a state) or has left the country because they were being persecuted. He held up a calendar produced by Equipo Maize which has small pictures of the faces of those who died. On the calendar part, the date and place where they died is entered. These were people from all over the country – not just in this area.

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· So here is his story:

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· He asked: Why did this happen in El Salvador? What was the life in El Salvador before the war?

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· “I first became socially aware in about 1950. Conditions were poor and nothing had changed in favor of the people since then. The great majority of the people who live in the country live miserably: lacking basic things for life. Everyone cultivated little plots of land for basic grains just to survive. But the land was not theirs. The majority of people worked the land but they did not get paid. They could not rent the land and pay with money so they had to pay to use the land with the harvest. And the harvest was never sufficient to survive. So people left Cinquera to go to other Departments to look for work. The Departments of Cabañas, Morazón and Chalatenengo were the poorest areas. Most people between November and February left Cinquera to work the coffee finca, also the sugar cane and cotton fields on the land of the very same people who were exploiting them with their little plots of land where they were cultivating in their home town. Almost everyone had to leave in order to work and they were treated very badly. They were paid badly and the exploiters took away part of their wages if they were being provided a place to sleep. So people would sleep under the trees. And lots of children and older people died on the plantations because they were always exposed to the elements. There was never enough water to bathe. People would go 15-20 days without bathing. They were only given 2 liters of water per day to drink. There were no clinics to take care of people.” ....... for the entire story message for url.....

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· Cinquera undergoing reconstruction since 1992

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· The Rain forest and nature preserve is now completely developed and the town is ready to receive visitors. Three Uniformed Guides/Park Rangers on duty 7 days a week.

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· If planning to visit Cinquera and the rest of El Salvador.....

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· Cinquera and other projects are in fairly remote rural areas and native guides are unable to accompany low budget travelers on public transport (buses) for reasons of comfort, safety and time factor..for visitors and volunteers we utilize insured vehicles owned by local drivers...

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· Backpacking - Those of you on a very low budget will find that that though time consuming and at times crowded and a bit uncomfortable, getting around El Salvador and Central America by bus on your own can be an unforgetable adventure and very inexpensive. Of course, use common sense and take precautions for your personal security. Never walk alone at night, in cities and large towns, especially women alone or in pairs, best take taxi or ride with friends back to your lodging place after dark.

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· Avoid walking or hiking alone in unfamiliar remote areas, all organized volcano climbs in both El Salvador and Guatemala now require local tour operators to provide both guide and security for visitors.

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· In general, except for marginal areas in San Salvador metropolitan area, El Salvador is quite safe for visitors and local people are quite open, friendly and helpful to visitors.

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· Le esperamos con gusto.

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· Association for the

· Reconstruction and Municipal Development of Cinquera

· ARDM ..Cinquera Cabañas

· El Salvador, Central America

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· Central American Forum members message us..our associates are Salvadoran professionals such as Biologists, Native Guides, Development and translation (yours truly) etc.

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· Bloq with more detailed and our direct contact information....http://elsalvadoradventures.blogspot.com/

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· · By Donald Lee

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US Citizen, long term ex pat resident of Central America. "Assisting Travelers, Language Students and Volunteer Workers in Latin America" San...

· Created: 14 Aug 2008

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