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El Salvador’s civil war    1980s-1992

 

 

1980        United States’ involvement in El Salvador        NYT        10 November 2014

 

 

 

 

Killed in El Salvador: An American Story | Retro Report | The New York Times        10 November 2014

 

In 1980,

the murder of four American churchwomen

focused attention

on the United States’ involvement in El Salvador.

 

Nearly 35 years later,

the case continues to take surprising turns.

 

Produced by: Retro Report

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1oCJmpG

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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President José Napoleón Duarte

flanked by the Army chief of staff, Gen. Adolfo Blandón, left,

and the defense minister, Gen. Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, right,

at the funeral for Lt. Col. Domingo.

 

Monterrosa, San Salvador, 1984.

 

Credit Scott Wallace

 

Finding Echoes of Today’s Headlines

in Central America’s Proxy Wars in the 1980s

NYT

Feb. 27, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/
lens/finding-echoes-of-todays-headlines-in-central-americas-proxy-wars-in-the-1980s.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mourners at the funeral of the assassinated Archbishop Óscar Romero,

1980.

 

Credit Harry Mattison

 

A Young Poet, a Mysterious Stranger

and an El Salvador on the Brink of War

NYT

April 20, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/
books/review/carolyn-forche-what-you-have-heard-is-true.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Salvador, 1980

 

Wessing photographed the events

during the funeral of archbishop Óscar Romero

in El Salvador,

where tens of thousands of mourners

who had gathered in front of the cathedral

fled in terror as army gunners

on the rooftops around the square

opened fire

 

Turbulence, trauma, hope:

Koen Wessing's indelible images of history – in pictures

G

Thu 17 Jan 2019        04.56 EST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2019/jan/17/
turbulence-trauma-hope-koen-wessings-indelible-images-of-history-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980s - 1992

 

El Salvador’s civil war

 

 

The start

of El Salvador’s

civil war in 1980

was heralded by acts

of incomprehensible

violence:

 

the assassination

of Archbishop

Oscar Romero

(1917-1980)

while he celebrating

Mass;

 

the rape and murder

of four American

churchwomen.

 

Yet those events

paled in comparison

to what happened

the following year,

when a U.S.-trained

counterinsurgency force

massacred

more than 900 men,

women and children

in El Mozote

and surrounding

villages.

 

In a gruesome war

that claimed

some 75,000 lives

from 1980

until peace accords

were signed in 1992,

the three-day massacre

at El Mozote

stands out

as the worst atrocity

in a conflict

marked by torture,

executions

and disappearances.

 

Although American

and Salvadoran officials

at the time

dismissed reports

in The New York Times

and The Washington Post,

subsequent exhumations

have provided

undeniable proof

of the price paid

by that country’s civilians

who were caught

between their own military

and leftist rebels.

https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/
unearthing-justice-in-el-salvador-el-mozote-massacre/

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/28/
opinion/contributors/in-el-salvador-left-joins-right-in-asking-for-war-crimes-amnesty.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/
books/review/carolyn-forche-what-you-have-heard-is-true.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/05/
710296555/in-what-you-have-heard-is-true-a-poet-bears-witness-to-devastating-civil-war

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/
lens/finding-echoes-of-todays-headlines-in-central-americas-proxy-wars-in-the-1980s.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/14/
el-salvador-massacre-el-mozote

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/14/
el-salvador-oscar-romero-civil-war-saint-justice

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/12/
639561423/a-voice-for-the-voiceless-sainthood-for-el-salvadors-archbishop-scar-romero

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/25/
el-salvador-guerrilla-fighters-us-soliders-helicopter-killings

 

https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/
unearthing-justice-in-el-salvador-el-mozote-massacre/

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=4964460 - October 18, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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