Remittances, the Rescaling of Social Conflicts, and the Stasis of Elite Rule in El Salvador

@article{WarneckeBerger2020RemittancesTR,
  title={Remittances, the Rescaling of Social Conflicts, and the Stasis of Elite Rule in El Salvador},
  author={Hannes Warnecke-Berger},
  journal={Latin American Perspectives},
  year={2020},
  volume={47},
  pages={202 - 220}
}
Remittances are the dominant factor in the contemporary economy of El Salvador, which is enjoying a new comparative advantage in the international economic system—the export of cheap labor to the Global North and particularly the United States. The Salvadoran economy is part of a transnational economic space, but this space is perverse: Although the poor are nominally receiving more money, remittances cause them to be caught in a vicious cycle of economic instability. At the same time, the… Expand
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