Gazette reporter Elahe Izadi traveled to El Salvador in February to examine the impact of the U.S. recession on local immigrants working to send money to their families and communities in El Salvador. This project was produced on a World Affairs Journalism Fellowship directed by the International Center for Journalists and funded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

Her stories: Recession cuts deep in El Salvador | Wheaton couple struggles | Recession drives couple home

Maryland recession cuts deep in Salvadoran communities

Video: Town linked to Maryland communities

Wheaton couple struggles to stay connected

Video: Salvadoran woman raises cousins

Recession drives Salvadoran couple home