El Salvador"s decade of terror human rights since the assassination of Archbishop Romero

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  • El Salvador,
  • United States,
  • El Salvador.


  • Human rights -- El Salvador -- History,
  • Political persecution -- El Salvador -- History,
  • Violence -- El Salvador,
  • El Salvador -- Politics and government -- 1979-1992,
  • El Salvador -- Foreign relations -- United States,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- El Salvador

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-194) and index.

Book details

StatementAmericas Watch.
SeriesHuman Rights Watch books
ContributionsAmericas Watch Committee (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsJC599.S2 E42 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 207 p. :
Number of Pages207
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1541613M
ISBN 100300049390
LC Control Number91020365

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EL SALVADOR'S DECADE OF TERROR Human Rights Since the Assassination of Archbishop Romero Hardcover – January 1, by AMERICAS WATCH (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Cited by:   In Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, El Salvador’s outspoken advocate for peace and social justice, was murdered.

Ten years later, six Jesuit priests, who, like Romero, worked for peace in El Salvador, were gunned down in cold blood. Comment: The item is very worn but continues to work perfectly.

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El Salvador: vital statistics --List of acronyms --A brief history --The assault on civil society --Combat related abuses by government forces --Abuses by the guerrillas --The administration of justice --Impunity --Refugees and the displaced --The role of the United States --Conclusion: human rights and democracy --U.S.

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In El Salvador's Decade of Terror: Human Rights Since the Assassination of Archbishop Romero, Human Rights Watch reports: During the Reagan years in particular, not only did the United States fail to press for improvements but, in an effort to maintain backing for U.S.

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The child of Salvadoran immigrants, Roberto Lovato grew up in s and 80s San Francisco as MS and other notorious Salvadoran gangs were forming in California. In his teens, he lost friends to the escalating violence, and survived acts of brutality himself.

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Armstrong, Robert / Shenk, Janet. El Salvador, the most densely populated country in Central America with just over 6 million citizens, has one of the world’s highest rates of homicide and sexual violence. In addition, almost. March 24th,he was gunned down by a U.S.-backed death squad, and he was saying the words to the soldiers of El Salvador, “I implore you, I beg you, I.

The tiny Central American nation of El Salvador has long been out of sight, out of mind to most U.S. residents. Once the guns of the 12 year civil war went silent inthe country signed peace accords, disbanded the famously repressive National Guard, modernized the police force incorporating ex-combatants from both sides into its ranks and embarked upon.

The Salvadoran military "protects its own, ignoring, suppressing, covering up" abuses, said a Pentagon report in November that established United States military policy in El Salvador. Women of El Salvador: The Price of Freedom.

Zed Books. Mario Lungo Ucles. Translated by Amelia F. Shogan. El Salvador in the Eighties: Counterinsurgency and Revolution. Temple University Press. Alastair White. El Salvador. Praeger. Elisabeth Jean Wood. Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is known principally for his creation of the renowned detective Sherlock Holmes but he also wrote many other novels and short stories in.

Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), insurgent group that became a legal political party of El Salvador at the end of the country’s civil war in By the end of that decade, the FMLN had become one of the country’s prominent political parties.

On Octothe FMLN was. Martinez said applying El Salvador’s Special Law Against Acts of Terrorism — on the books since October — against gang members reflects a “new strategy” to “restore order and create social peace.” Under terrorism charges, gang members can receive between eight and 12 years in prison, while gang leaders can receive 10 to 15 years.

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Last summer, El Salvador’s Supreme Court issued a ruling that dismissed challenges to a terrorism law that had been on the books for nearly a decade. The decision offered plenty of reason for alarm.

Not only did the court reject claims that the law was unconstitutional, it radically broadened the scope of what constitutes “terror” in El Salvador.

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By C. Curtis Gore, Published on 01/01/ Recommended Citation. Gore, C. Curtis, "Decade of Terror: a Study of Political Violence in El Salvador and Honduras in the s" (). Americas Watch. El Salvador’s Decade of Terror: Human Rights since the Assassination of Archbishop Romero.

New York, NY: Yale University Press. Description of human rights violations during the El Salvador Civil War Berryman, Phillip. The Religious Roots of Rebellion: Christians in Central American Revolutions.

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. El Salvador received six billion dollars in aid from Washington in the period to This subsidy to the tiny country during the government repression and terrorism came to average out at $, for each member of its armed forces. Twelve Years a Terror: U.S. Impact in the year Civil War in El Salvador.

Cara McKinney ABSTRACT This essay explores the impacts of the United States government and military in the civil war in El Salvador in a comprehensive historical study. First El Salvador has moved on from this time period. While it is a part of Salvadorian history, the country has recovered.

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Pregnant teens take their own lives, raped children are denied abortions and women who suffer stillbirth are imprisoned for 30 years -- El Salvador's torturous anti-abortion regime must end. Eight people, including one of El Salvador's most outspoken leftist organizers, were killed today and 35 others injured when a bomb exploded in the headquarters of a labor confederation here.

Cecilia Menjívar is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA, where she focuses on state and gender-based violence in Central America and immigration enforcement in the U.S., originally from El Salvador.

Also with us, reporter Todd Miller, who has covered border security and immigration for over a decade. A fourteenyearold girl is kidnapped. Shes found dead a few days later, wearing a spotless wedding dress and makeup, her long blonde hair arranged around her shoulders.

Investigators soon realize that. On Decemthe U.S.-trained Atlacatl Battalion of the Salvadoran Army killed hundreds of men, women, and children in one blow in the village of El Mozote in El Salvador (Danner, ).

The soldiers of the elite Atlacatl Battalion decapitated villagers, raped young girls before killing them, and massacred men, women, and small. FROM MADNESS TO HOPE: THE TWELVE-YEAR WAR IN EL SALVADOR; REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE TRUTH FOR EL SALVADOR. By Belisario Betancur, Reinaldo Figueredo Planchart, and Thomas Buer-genthal.

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I n Decemberthe U.S.-backed Salvadoran military conducted a scorched-earth operation in El Mozote, La Joya, Cerro Pando and surrounding villages in the department of Morazán.

Today, El Salvador's police lack the resources to carry out thorough investigations, and the courts are often ineffective and subject to political influence, leading to the high impunity rates that are common in the region.

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