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Oxfam has worked alongside poor people in Central America for more than 25 years, through wars, earthquakes and revolutions. In up-to-date and readable form, this book presents the background to the current social and political crises in the region. Oxfam projects are described in detail. Ordinary people tell their own stories: of life in refugee camps, in shanty towns and in village cooperatives, and their efforts to improve the quality of their lives.

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