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Walking Through Wars

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Why a Faithful Salvadoran Girl Abandoned Her Home

A deeply spiritual Salvadoran girl forges a path through endless violence and shocking poverty. Through ardent faith she overcomes a lifetime of trauma.

People like Milagros almost never write memoirs: they generally die too young. Half Indigenous Pipil and half Spanish Creole, she grew up in a shantytown above San Salvador during the brutal civil war that raged from 1979 to 1992, and made a life for herself during the gang war that has followed. Then the danger to her family became too great.

A forthcoming book by Milagros Vela as told to Rita Moran

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