Saturday, November 16, 2013
Sadly, we are leaving the lovely respite of Hotel Perquin Lenka this morning and heading into Cacaopera for our last clinic (for now)... Though PINCC will return in 6 months to Certifiy the doctors and nurses trained this week in these procedures.
The area we are working in, the Dept. of Morazan, was the heartland of some of the most brutal battles during El Salvador's Civil War in the 80's. They were the heroes and Martyrs (FMLN - the Faribundo Marti Liberacion Front) who fought and died to win back their democracy from the brutal CIA-backed military at the time. Many of the women I have interviewed prior to their exam tell of losing fathers, husbands, sons and/or daughters during 'la guerra'.