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El Salvador immersion an eye-opener for Mt. Lebanon resident

Access to the Internet, as you might imagine, is somewhat limited in El Salvador.

And so a group of John Carroll University students visiting the tiny Central American nation in early January were lacking their usual lines of communication, and as such were unaware of the latest happenings back home.

“We saw a newspaper as we were in the grocery store with Donald Trump’s face blown up,” sophomore Julie Booth recalled. “Our translator read us the article, and at least personally, I was enraged. I have always been proud that I’m an American, and in that moment, I immediately felt embarrassed and ashamed.”

The article, of course, ran in the wake of the disparaging, vulgar language attributed to the U.S. president about the relative merits of certain countries, El Salvador chief among them.

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