Not Going Back

Lorena Peña and a generation of FMLN militants adjust to the promise and limits of state power.

Portrait of Lorena Peña

Illustration by The Diggers

There’s no doubt that Lorena Peña has devoted her life to the struggle. Like other Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) militants of her generation, she’s fought for a democratic, egalitarian, and free El Salvador. It’s come at great cost. All three of Peña’s siblings were killed in the war, along with her first husband […]

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