An earthquake hits San Salvador, El Salvador. People come out on the streets. Houses and buildings destroyed due to earthquake. Rubble everywhere. A U.S. plane carrying food and medicines lands at San Salvador airport. Two children sit on the roadside. People out in the open with their belongings.
The battle for democracy in El Salvador. On 28th March 1982, 80 percent of women in charge of the new constitution. People stand in queues. Officials attend an assembly to plan for popular election of a president in March, 1984. An official speaks in the assembly. Officials raise their hands in favor during the assembly. The President of El Salvador, Alvaro Magana speaks from his office. The flag and the insignia of El Salvador. People work on computers for registration of individual voters. The President of Central Election Council, Armando Rodnguez Eguizabal talks about the election preparations. People work on identity cards. People stand in queues and cast their votes. Guerrilla attacks resulting in explosions. A bus burns and a damaged bridge. Soldiers in action against the violence spread by guerrilla attack. One soldier runs and gets into a helicopter. President Magana speaks. The soldier in the helicopter. Officials inspect the voting area from the helicopter. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fidel Chavez Mena speaks. Roberto D'Aubuisson Arrieta addresses a large crowd regarding his voting campaign. Jose Napolean Duarte delivers a speech.
Views from aircraft flying over Havana, Cuba. Aerial views of houses and buildings. Bridge over a river and boat anchored at the river bank. Residential area surrounding the river. Two masted sail boats (sails down) in a harbor. At entrance to harbor, El Morro Castle fortress can be seen as well as the monument at Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta.
The battle for democracy in El Salvador. National Republican Alliance Roberto D'Aubuisson Arrieta speaks when he is interviewed. Views of Roberto Arrieta during a voting campaign. People wave the Dominican flag. Francisco Jose Guerrero of the National Conciliation Party is greeted by people during his voting campaign. He addresses people and civilians listen to him. Francisco Jose speaks when he is interviewed. Democratic Action Party, Rene Fortin Magana arrives and delivers a speech during his voting campaign. A rally of Democratic Action Party. Hoardings of their election symbol. People shout Paisa during the voting campaign of Authentic Institutional Salvadorian party. Roberto Escobar Garcia, party members and people during the voting campaign.
The battle for democracy in El Salvador. Roberto Escobar Garcia, Authentic Institutional Salvadorian party, speaks about democracy when he is interviewed. He says that election parties were not fighting for control and getting power but were fighting for democracy in America. The voting campaign of Popular Salvadorian Party. Francisco Quinonez Avila during the voting campaign. A sign: Partido Popular Salvadorian. Celia Campos de Tovar, Popular Salvadorian Party speaks when she is interviewed. Views of the voting campaign of National Conciliation Party and Christian Democratic Party. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fidel Chavez Mena speaks. Activities of civilians: people in a market. A man reads a newspaper. Civilians are asked their opinions on democracy. People cast vote. 25th March 1984: A date with democracy.
The battle for democracy in El Salvador. A large crowd gathers for the new constitution. Citizens wearing caps listens to a man addressing. A man paints a Dominican flag on a tree. The crowd waves the Dominican flag. A man on a ladder. A sign: Vota Asi. A bus on a road. Civilians stand along with the Dominican flag. A sign in Spanish reads 'Tu Derecho A Vivir En Paz Decidelo Tu Con Tu Voto'. (Your Right To live In Peace Decide it You With Your Vote.). People go for their work in a market. Men read newspaper. A man states that the problem in democracy of Salvador is economy. A woman says that the problem is money. Trucks and boats. A soldier stands at a river bank. Sacks of 'Inazucar'. Men carry sacks. A woman speaks about unemployment. A bullock cart, a woman adds fertilizers in the field. Land reform is required for better education, health and increase in food production. Views of men and children. People gather for an election campaign. Jose Naplean Duarte, Christian Democratic Party, addresses the throng. People applaud after his speech. Roberto D. Aubuisson, National Republican Alliance, delivers a speech. Francisco Jose Guerrero, National Conciliation Party, is greeted. A sign: 'Bienvenidos Chachi Y Pio' on a banner. Jose Guerrero speaks about his campaign for social justice. Roberto Escobar Garcia, Authentic Institutional Salvadorian Party is greeted by people. They shout paisa as they walk on a street. Francisco Quinonez Avila, Popular Salvadorian Party stands on a stage as a part of the voting campaign. Signs: Vota PPS and Morazan. Rene Fortin Magana, Democratic Action, speaks in the voting campaign. A soldier fires machine guns. Killed soldiers indicate that the campaign is demoralized.