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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 ...
Dennis Bernstein: You are from El Salvador yourself. Could you talk a little bit about the kinds of violence that people fled during this period of US-supported death squads? Pablo Alvarado: It is important to note how many times the US has intervened in Central America. The latest case is our recognition of ...

Then, a few days later, during a White House meeting on immigration policy, the president characterized places like El Salvador, along with Haiti, as “shithole” (or perhaps “shithouse”) ... More than 75,000 Salvadorans were killed in the fighting, most of them victims of the military and its death squads.
Dennis Bernstein: You are from El Salvador yourself. Could you talk a little bit about the kinds of violence that people fled during this period of US-supported death squads? Pablo Alvarado: It is important to note how many times the US has intervened in Central America. The latest case is our recognition of ...
Sir, – When Donald Trump allegedly uses the word s**thole to describe El Salvador, and Garry Bury paraphrases the term for your readers (January 13th), I think we ... The right-wing war machine of government, military, and the unofficial death squads was financed to the tune of $4.5 billion to further US foreign policy.
It was a peasant uprising by the dispossessed against the 14 ruling families and the handful of American corporations that ran El Salvador as if it was a ... Peasant, labor, church and university leaders were kidnapped by death squads, brutally tortured and murdered, their mutilated bodies often left on ...

Among the few humans Robicheaux can trust are his best friend, Clete Purcel, a violent, alcoholic former cop now turned private detective; and Dave's adoptive daughter, Alifair, whom he rescued when she was 5 from death squads in El Salvador. Purcel is a loose cannon, apt to commit any act he deems ...
Ignoring Violence in El Salvador, Trump Ends Years of Special Protective Status for Immigrants .... 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 ...
Two women from Valle Nuevo, El Salvador, where thousands of fieldworkers fled a death squad armed with machine guns, will visit Waco in the coming ... Gatlin said she and her husband travel to El Salvador every year, and their book describes these trips as “opportunities for being present with one ...
In recent years, El Salvador's street gangs have begun to exert influence in the country's security sector and local governments. ... In urban areas, death squads operated by police and soldiers and financed by wealthy families that wanted to see the uprising crushed, eliminated students, teachers, trade ...
Sanchez was granted asylum in the United States after vigilante death squads targeting the gangs in El Salvador threatened to kill him for his work. “We have to stop talking about this issue as a way to demonize the youth and to continue the rhetoric that crime is committed by immigrants,” he told me.
Gang violence has turned the small central American country of El Salvador, roughly 1,500 miles south of the United States border, into the murder capital of the world. On average .... Critics say government officials are either in league with the gangs or forming illegal vigilante death squads to retaliate.
I have a picture of Archbishop Oscar Romero in my office with the quote “Love must win out,” a particularly poignant idea given his assassination by the death squads. According to a 1993 United Nations Truth Commission Report on El Salvador, Romero's assassins were members of Salvadoran death ...
The right-wing government and military and death squads of El Salvador, with American help, murdered 70,000 civilians in the 1980s, in the course of crushing a leftist insurgency. They included Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero (who will likely end up being made a saint), four American nuns, 800 ...
Officers of El Salvador's national police are allegedly running "clandestine ... by security forces already implicated in death squad activities.
... left-wingers; his assassin was a member of a right-wing death squad. The killing took place at the height of El Salvador's horrific civil war. ... of people in El Salvador, along with senior clerics from across Latin America.
El Salvador's Police Commissioner Howard Cotto said on September 12 ... the engagement of police officers in death squad activities and alleged ... And police accused of belonging to anti-gang death squads have been put ...

... by El Salvador's right-wing death-squad government during the civil ... into the US operation supporting the Salvadoran death squads and ...
Rehabilitation is a challenge for El Salvador's ex-gang members, and the ... while death squads have been accused of extrajudicial killings by ...
One group of police officers in El Salvador accused of running a death squad has been freed just as another group accused of trafficking illicit ...
Since the fall of Saddam Hussein, death squads have taken root in ... and were used to terrorise the population of El Salvador into submission, ...
... of crimes committed during El Salvador's civil war have presented a ... that he had been abducted by "death squads and the National Police.".
As part of a broader investigation detailing abuses by police in El Salvador, news outlet Factum describes how officers have used social media ...
The killing of the priests during El Salvador's civil war caused outrage. ... the left-wing rebels against the army and right-wing death squads.
Authorities in El Salvador reopened the moribund investigation into the ... from a right-wing, military-affiliated death squad on March 24, 1980, ...
Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, El Salvador was born Aug. ... At a time when government-aligned death squads would kill and ...
El Salvador has taken down a network of colluding officials from within its ... would pursue politicians that financed death squads in the country, ...
... assassinated at 62 by a death squad during his country's brutal civil ... born in El Salvador and now works as an anchor on El Sembrador, ...
... and Revista Factum threatened for publishing about alleged police death squad ... Silva, told the Knight Center that the issue of death squads within the ... said about homicides attributed to police in El Salvador,” Silva said.
A new report from two local Salvadoran rights groups has provided further evidence of extrajudicial killings carried out by El Salvador's police ...
... in his rectory in 1981, an act attributed to death squads linked to the ... the center, most refugees from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
The death squad entered the northeastern town of El Mozote and other villages, including La Joya, Los Toriles, Jocote Amarillo and Cerro Pando, where over 1,000 civilians - mostly women and children - were murdered, with hundreds being displaced.
The death squad entered the northeastern town of El Mozote and other villages, including La Joya, Los Toriles, Jocote Amarillo and Cerro Pando, where over 1,000 civilians - mostly women and children - were murdered, with hundreds being displaced.
Throughout his divisive presidential campaign, President Donald Trump promised legislation that would crack down on immigrants living in the United States illegally.
Throughout his divisive presidential campaign, President Donald Trump promised legislation that would crack down on immigrants living in the United States illegally.
Nearly a fifth of El Salvador's population fled the country's violent civil war. But the Reagan administration didn't want to admit that the Salvadoran government, an ally in the fight against communism, was also funding death squads. Artiga says the U ...
Nearly a fifth of El Salvador's population fled the country's violent civil war. But the Reagan administration didn't want to admit that the Salvadoran government, an ally in the fight against communism, was also funding death squads. Artiga says the U ...
Sometimes U2 frontman Bono claims it was inspired by his 1986 trip to El Salvador and Nicaragua. Other times, he says it ... "There is no question in my mind that the people of America, through their taxes, are paying for the equipment that is used to ...
Sometimes U2 frontman Bono claims it was inspired by his 1986 trip to El Salvador and Nicaragua. Other times, he says it ... "There is no question in my mind that the people of America, through their taxes, are paying for the equipment that is used to ...
The Salvadoran War lasted 12 horrific years (1979-1992), during which time civilians were terrorized by death squads and children were recruited to be soldiers.
The Salvadoran War lasted 12 horrific years (1979-1992), during which time civilians were terrorized by death squads and children were recruited to be soldiers.
... released concerning the activities of US diplomats, military, and intelligence in Central and South America, including death squads, in order to contribute information to the truth commissions, the happenings in countries such as El Salvador and ...
... released concerning the activities of US diplomats, military, and intelligence in Central and South America, including death squads, in order to contribute information to the truth commissions, the happenings in countries such as El Salvador and ...
And so it played down widespread human rights outrages by those regimes and affiliated death squads. When Salvadorans and Guatemalans tried to enter the United States, claiming a fear of ... In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan's administration ...
And so it played down widespread human rights outrages by those regimes and affiliated death squads. When Salvadorans and Guatemalans tried to enter the United States, claiming a fear of ... In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan's administration ...
As it turned out, these "freedom fighters" in Syria were a chip off the old block from the violent, psychopathic U.S.-backed and CIA-trained paramilitary death squads, which would wreak havoc and terrorize El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras. In Syria ...
As it turned out, these "freedom fighters" in Syria were a chip off the old block from the violent, psychopathic U.S.-backed and CIA-trained paramilitary death squads, which would wreak havoc and terrorize El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras. In Syria ...
Eileen Markey has written a biography of another such casualty, one who perished with three fellow Americans in El Salvador on Dec. ... They were known as the "four churchwomen," beaten, raped and murdered by a U.S.-trained military death squad.
The Associated Press on Friday published a memo by the Trump administration's Homeland Security secretary, retired Gen. John Kelly, proposing the deployment of 100,000 National Guard troops to carry out the president's January 25 executive order ...
Rather, it is a matter of consistency, of applying progressive principles of human rights and international law in Israel and Palestine in the same way that earlier like-minded activists approached Vietnam, Nicaragua, El Salvador, South Africa and East ...


 

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