So I watching CNN during my lunch break just now… Obama is in Chile doing his Latin American tour… and I thought, Ok, his first stop was Brazil, now Chile… what happened to the rest of Latin America… he is just down in the south.
I took out my iphone and did a quick search to see what other countries he was visiting in Latin America. And I couldn’t believe it- is he seriously going to visit El Salvador??? I don’t remember the last time a US country visited my country or actually pretended to care- all i know is that the US foreign policy allow the massacre of thousands of civilians during the Civil War during the 80’s.
It’s weird… it made me kind of happy… He is supposely going to stop by to also commemorate the grave of Archbishop Oscar Romero. And this is whyI think it’s hard to let go of Catholicism in a lot of Latin AMerican countries- because during wars, clergy members have spoken against the human rights abuses by the government. Oscar Romero was killed- and four U.S. nuns were also murder during the civil war. I feel moved that the president would care to visit my country that I often times is left forgotten.