The Protection Racket State: Elite Politics, Military Extortion, and Civil War in El Salvador

The Protection Racket State: Elite Politics, Military Extortion, and Civil War in El Salvador

The Protection Racket State: Elite Politics, Military Extortion, and Civil War in El Salvador

The Protection Racket State: Elite Politics, Military Extortion, and Civil War in El Salvador

Synopsis

In 1932 security forces in El Salvador murdered 25,000 peasants and workers. Between 1978 and 1991 the Salvadoran government killed an additional 50,000 civilians. This work demonstrates that the Salvadoran military state was essentially a protection racket.
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