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Families Torn Apart by Decades of War Are Finally Finding Each Other—on Facebook

Parents whose children disappeared decades ago are turning to the world’s biggest social network as a lifeline.

Lilian waiting at the bus stop in downtown San Salvador on November 26, 2020. Photos: Felix Eduardo Melendez for OneZero

he first post Lilian Esperanza Alvarado ever made on Facebook was a plea: “i need to find two people.”