1998

Death Squad El Salvador - Code 13 - A Part Of America Died Today (Vinyl)

 · March 24 is the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero. He was shot in the heart by a right wing death squad while saying mass in a small chapel at a cancer hospital in San Salvador. The archbishop, who started out as a conservative, had become the voice of the poor and disenfranchised, documenting killings and disappearances at the hands of the army and mysterious right-wing death squads .

WASHINGTON (AP) _ An ex-Salvadoran army officer says he personally commanded a ″death squad″ team in the early s and witnessed El Salvador’s U.S.-backed military execute civilians during a counterinsurgency sweep. Former Lt. Ricardo Ernesto Castro said Salvadoran soldiers and police routinely participated in death squad killings of suspected ″subversives.″.Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.

 · American Foreign Service Officer Todd Greentree served in El Salvador from , a time when violence from local “death squads” was at its peak. He also served in Afghanistan from , the height of what was then termed the Global War on Terror. Greentree’s oral history describes first-hand the dangers of living as a diplomat in conflict zones, and discusses the impact of conflict on .

a target of the death squads and were the first known victims of a mass disappearance in Latin America. In March , some 33 PG T leaders and their associates were kidnapped, tortured, and killed. The Guatemalan government denied involvement, but, in .

 · “Gangs everywhere” remains a fact of life throughout El Salvador, a country of 6 million people where million live in poverty and the defense ministry estimates that about , are somehow connected to gang activity. The major rival groups, Barrio 18 and MS, have U.S. origins.


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2 Replies to “Death Squad El Salvador - Code 13 - A Part Of America Died Today (Vinyl)”

  1. Death squads in El Salvador (Spanish: escuadrones de la muerte) were right-wing paramilitary groups acting in opposition to Marxist-Leninist guerrilla forces, most notably of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, and their allies among the civilian population before, during, and after the Salvadoran Civil War. The paramilitaries committed the vast majority of murders and massacres during the civil Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins.

  2. BARRIO 18 / BY ELIJAH STEVENS EN. ES. A media investigation suggests that death squads, dressed as security forces, killed over a dozen people, and were not investigated by authorities. The recent El Diario de Hoy investigation into 14 unresolved deaths in El Salvador suggests that these death squads may be systemically carrying out extrajudicial killings in areas controlled by the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13), one of two powerful gangs operating in El ted Reading Time: 3 mins.

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