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He had a distinguished army career and, between the army and the UN, he worked abroad in over 20 countries. As a young man, he was with the UN in ... They had 300 military officer observers working in five countries, including Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras. He was also in South Africa for ... soldier
His first posting was in El Salvador. In February 1989, Macmanus, as the U.S. embassy's spokesman, defended the Reagan administration's aid to the Salvadoran government by claiming that the government and the Salvadoran military had not been involved in death squad activity for the previous ... Colombia

The Salvadoran martyr's cause for sainthood was stalled for years at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith until Pope Francis was elected in 2013. ... On March 24, 1980, a death squad with connections to El Salvador's military government shot Romero through the open door of a hospital ...
There is one name that is always attached to the Salvadorian cultural movement of the last three decades: Bea. On 6 December 1991, shortly before the signing of the peace agreements putting an end to the Civil War that broke out in 1979, Beatriz Alcaine, inaugurated La Luna Casa y Arte, a ... El Salvador
The training programs carried out are similarly varied, like for example: aircraft electrician and avionic mechanic programs with Colombia; basic army intelligence and naval intelligence courses with the Dominican Republic; NCO professional development training with El Salvador; and courses on ... El Salvador

Togo D. West Jr., who as secretary of the Army in the 1990s oversaw its wrenching post-Gulf War conversion to a truncated peacetime fighting force that ... White House behind the scenes, with only modest success, to expand spending on medical care and other benefits for former members of the military. El Salvador
Arturo and Alcira Revelo, Tehachapi residents, look at their scrapbook of memories of El Salvador and also recall their 58 years of marriage. ... In an open letter to Jimmy Carter, the archbishop pleaded for the U.S. to stop sending military "advisors" to help the Salvadoran army fight its dirty war as well as cut ... El Salvador
Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI are expected be canonized together during the Synod of Bishops in October 2018 in Rome. ... 1977, the Jesuit priest Rutilio Grande – Romero's friend and a leading figure of El Salvador's progressive Catholics – was killed by a military death squad. El Salvador
On March 12, 1977, the Jesuit priest Rutilio Grande – Romero's friend and a leading figure of El Salvador's progressive Catholics – was killed by a military death squad. The incident seems to have triggered something in the once-conservative Romero. He began boycotting government ceremonies, saying ... El Salvador
She saw dead bodies in the street on her way to the University of El Salvador, where she studied to become a nurse's assistant. Friends and family members were murdered. There were bullet holes in her house. The U.S. sent millions of dollars in economic and military aid to help the Salvadoran military fight a civil war ... El Salvador
Three Decades Later, an Assassination of an Archbishop Continues to Haunt El Salvador ... of a Saint traces the story of how an international team of lawyers, private investigators and human-rights experts fought to bring justice for the archbishop, killed by members of an El Salvadoran death squad. Nearly ... El Salvador
U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH) recently hosted a delegation from the Salvadoran Armed Force (FAES, in Spanish) for a series of staff talk steering committee meetings. The delegation from El Salvador was led by Salvadoran Army Colonel Angel Lima. These annual bilateral talks allow military planners to ... El Salvador
The administrations of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan provided more than $4 billion in military and economic aid to the Salvadoran government in ... Conflicting attachments to her father and her native country swarmed Andrea's mind just as the Lempa River, which separates El Salvador from ... El Salvador
In El Salvador, which has suffered high levels of violence, and where a wide gap remains between rich and poor, Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez, a friend of Romero, called the news "a gift for the country and a promise that we can find a way out of so much violence, out of so much suffering.". El Salvador
El Salvador's legislative and municipal elections on Sunday, 4 March, 2018, kick off an election cycle that will stretch through to next year's presidential ballot. A desperate security situation, threats to Salvadoran migrants in the US, and a growing generation gap in traditional parties could mean a bumpy ... El Salvador
The country's military has so far refused to open its archives from that period to allow an investigation into the whereabouts of children separated from their families during combat between guerrillas and government forces. In a decision released in January, El Salvador's Supreme Court backed the demand ... El Salvador

The "Mad Foxes" of Patrol Squadron 5 were honored to host the leadership of the New Hampshire Army National Guard, Brig. Gen. ... Like many cities in the United States that have established foreign counterparts, Concord, New Hampshire has long been a sister city to Agua Caliente, El Salvador. El Salvador
... El Salvador's Supreme Court backed the demand of Nicolasa Rivas for a probe into the disappearances of her daughters, Gladys Suleyma and Norma Climaco Rivas, who were 6 and 7 years old when they went missing in San Vicente province in 1982. Rivas blames the military for taking her daughters. El Salvador
No official reason has been given for the overhaul, but it comes as Saudi Arabia faces growing criticism against the military coalition it leads in the Yemen war. The developments also come amid a series of changes led by country's 32-year-old Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman (also known as MBS), ... El Salvador
And the Army's asking for 1084 drones as part of the Soldier-Borne Sensor program, which wants to put palm-sized quadcopters at the disposal of infantry. Altogether, that's over 2,000 quadcopters of various models. Excluding the ones requested by SOCOM, which are grouped together with ...
One of the most reviled figures from the civil war era in El Salvador, and a close ally of the United States, was a colonel and ex-minister of defense by the name ... Carranza wasn't the only ex-Salvadoran military man to settle in the U.S. Two generals, who'd served as defense ministers, got green cards and ...
We came to this country at the urgent request of SHARE El Salvador, a humanitarian aid organization with a long history of solidarity work in Central America. Police and military repression in Honduras since the overtly fraudulent elections in November 2017 has been getting worse, with over thirty people ...
In 1997, Maria Christina Chicas held her grandaughter, Mirllama Clara Luz, 1, during a candlelight vigil on All Soul's Day at El Mozote, El Salvador, site of a massacre of an entire village by Salvadoran Army soldiers in 1981 during the guerilla war. She lost three sisters and a borther and nine of their ...
That's why Green, a Houston Democrat, flew to El Salvador on Saturday to meet with Escobar in the hopes it will call attention to the plight of families separated by ..... China condemns the U.S. operations as "reckless" provocations that raise the risk of military confrontation between the two powers.
“Thanks to the Olmsted Foundation's focus on internationalizing American military officers, this grant allows Norwich's future leaders an immeasurable ... from this grant and have travelled to: Tanzania, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Croatia, Senegal, El Salvador, Chile, Turkey, Georgia and Israel.
While police and military in El Salvador and Honduras have been implicated and prosecuted for death-squad killings of hundreds of men between the ages of Herrera and Alvaro, Nicaragua's death squads disappeared decades ago. Nicaragua's unusual peace juts out of the chronically violent Central ...
As part of the field research for an International Crisis Group (ICG) report on security policies in El Salvador, the aim of our visit is to get to know ... a few months ago, a group of police and military, the hybrid formula that has now become the norm in all anti-gang operations in El Salvador, abused him right at ...
That's when the Trump administration announced the revocation of Temporary Protected Status, effective September 2019, for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants who have not attained permanent ... They fled civil warfare in the 1980s, when El Salvador's brutal military regime received extensive U.S. support.
Then, a few days later, during a White House meeting on immigration policy, the president characterized places like El Salvador, along with Haiti, ... experts are still digging up bodies—of women, children, and old men who were murdered by the Salvadoran army during an operation in December 1981.
President Trump didn't include El Salvador on his vulgar list of deplorables. But his forthcoming ... But the population of San Salvador, El Salvador's capital, is only 280,000. Money sent home by ... Contrary to what President Trump might think, the Salvadoran community is highly productive. According to the ...
U.S. policies helped create gang culture in El Salvador, a country with no previous history of U.S.-style gangs and gang warfare. ... Like the weapons and training used by the Salvadoran military, the gangs themselves were also born in the United States, specifically Los Angeles' Pico Union neighborhood.
President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are determined to fulfill the campaign promises that swept them to power in 2016, including boosting military spending and scaling back immigration. Democrats have been emboldened by Trump's unpopularity and a surge of grass-roots activism to ...
The Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders are partnering with ProTour Productions for the sixth consecutive year to provide the United States Military with both ... be sending over 25 cheerleaders and mascots to Australia, Singapore/Diego Garcia, Honduras/Greenland/El Salvador, Bahamas/Curacao/Cuba and ...
Many of the conditions created by the 2001 earthquake that first prompted the TPS designation for immigrants from El Salvador haven't really improved, Allison said. El Salvador military police Salvadoran policemen arrest two suspected gang members during an anti-gang search operation in San Salvador, ...
Javier Zamora, a poet and Salvadoran immigrant who resides in Northern California, was a teenager at the time. While he and his parents ... But Zamora and his family's future is uncertain now that the Trump administration said TPS for El Salvador will end in September 2019. It was always a fear, said ...
Emmanuel Mensah was a United States Army soldier and immigrant from Ghana who died saving his neighbors' lives during the 2017 Bronx fire. ... highest traditions of military heroism and selfless service and reflect great credit upon himself, the New York Army National Guard and the United States Army.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - President Trump's vulgar remarks regarding people who hail from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries have sparked furor and ... Artiga is a retired first responder and former Army veteran who calls Trump ignorant and believes his comments show disregard for the human spirit.
After a final eighteen-month extension, Salvadoran Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders will join the ranks of over a million US residents newly ... DHS's decision came nearly seventeen years to the day after the first of two massive earthquakes devastated El Salvador, prompting US officials to grant ...
"You'd have to know nothing about WHY Haiti is poor (or El Salvador in kind), and WHY the United States (and Norway) are wealthy," Katz said in a widely-shared Twitter thread. "But far worse than that, you'd ... line of $2.41 per day. The US has a long history of military and political intervention in Haiti.
The “death squad” indiscriminately slaughtered every member of the village, raped the young girls, and set fire to their homes. ... a response to the government-sanctioned violence and the military's selective protection for the wealthy elite who sought to maintain socio-economic inequalities in El Salvador.
In the 1980s, for instance, the U.S. backed the Salvadoran military and its death squads in a brutal counterinsurgency campaign that left tens of thousands of people dead or disappeared. The civil war helped fuel an exodus of refugees to the U.S., with many Salvadorans landing in cities like Los Angeles ...
When I was 13, my family sent me to the United States undocumented, so that I would not be killed in the bloody civil war raging in El Salvador. ... Hondurans and many other temporary worker status recipients have built thriving lives here, buying homes, starting businesses, serving in the military and ...
The Trump administration's recent decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador puts 200,000 Salvadorans at risk of deportation. California has the largest Salvadoran population in the United States. And even before the end of TPS, many Salvadorans with roots in California had been ...
Question: What exactly did you do during your trip to El Salvador? Answer: We went there through our church, Trinity Episcopal Church in ... If there was military necessary, they were there because they were there before we got there. We didn't have any issues with anybody. It was a very beautiful country ...
Soon however, El Salvador would become yet another tragic Cold War proxy, and the effect of that has reverberated for decades. The 1980s marked the start of a bloody 12-year Salvadoran civil war, intensified by U.S. interference backing the Salvadoran military regime against leftist revolutionaries ...
They fled civil warfare in the 1980s, when El Salvador's brutal military regime received extensive U.S. support. Those immigrants were granted TPS ... Native Salvadoran Angulo said extortion and perhaps death await her family if they're forced to return to Central America. She, a brother and their mother ...
Galdamez , 47, left El Salvador for the US in 1999 when his country was still recovering from years of devastating civil war. As a boy, he said, he watched military planes bomb nearby hillsides as they hunted for communist guerrillas. Guerrillas seeking shelter would come and kick his family out of their ...
After a final eighteen-month extension, Salvadoran Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders will join the ranks of over a million US residents newly ... DHS's decision came nearly seventeen years to the day after the first of two massive earthquakes devastated El Salvador, prompting US officials to grant ...
The announcement came after Department of Homeland Security officials said they were ending a humanitarian program known as Temporary Protected Status, or T.P.S., ignoring pleas from immigrant advocates and the Salvadoran government to extend it. The move had its supporters. “We need to put the ...


 

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