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El Salvador Topics

Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to El Salvador

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  • Segment Summary:
    Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales of the New York Daily News interview Stan Goff, a retired Master Sergeant and activist. In part two of the interview, Goff discusses his experiences in Central and South America, focusing on Special Forces anti-guerilla training in Peru during the "War on Drugs"; the discovery of the bodies of murdered nuns in El Salvador; and the CIA presence in Guatemala, and their knowledge of...
    Nov 20, 1996 | Story
  • For ten years, Washington and the El Salvadoran army fought a
    brutal and expensive war against the rebel Farabundo Marti
    Liberation Front or FMLN. Today the battleground has shifted
    away from the rural killings fields to the electoral arena. But
    the antagonists are the same — the FMLN on the left, and the death
    squad-linked ARENA party on the right.

    Yesterday, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of El Salvador
    officially announced the results...

    Mar 26, 1997 | Story
  • The death toll from Friday’s earthquake in India is at tens of thousands and mounting. It is too early to determinethe extent that corruption, substandard housing and lack of official planning played in inflating the death toll. Butin the quake that hit El Salvador two weeks ago, the role of the government in exacerbating the disaster has becomeclear.
    Jan 29, 2001 | Story
  • Yesterday in Columbus, GA ten thousand people from every state gathered to demand the closing of the U.S. Army Schoolof the Americas at Fort Benning. The school has trained thousands of officers from Central and Latin Americancountries, and its alumni association reads like a who’s who of the hemisphere’s worst state terrorists: FormerPanamanian dictator General Noriega; Roberto d-Aubuisson, the founder of El Salvador’s death...
    Nov 19, 2001 | Story
  • We take a look at the case of a torture-victim from El Salvador who confronted two former Salvadoran generals living in the U.S. He won a watershed victory last summer when a jury ruled that the two generals held "command responsibility" over abuses by the military. We speak with an investigative journalist who covered the story. [Includes transcript]
    Sep 04, 2003 | Story
  • Some ten thousand people descended on the School of the Americas (now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) headquarters in Fort Benning, Georgia this weekend to protest the U.S. military program that trains Latin American soldiers in combat, counterinsurgency and counter-narcotics. Frequently dubbed the "School of the Assassins" critics say the school’s graduates are responsible for some of the...
    Nov 24, 2003 | Story
  • U.S.-backed candidate Tony Saca won this weekend’s national elections in El Salvador, beating former guerilla leader Schafik Handal. We go to San Salvador for a report. [includes transcript]
    Mar 22, 2004 | Story
  • Journalist and activist Allen Nairn who has won a number of awards for his reporting in Central America, from El Salvador to Guatemala, discusses Reagan’s foreign policy couched as a war against communism. [Includes transcript]
    Jun 08, 2004 | Story
  • When asked about the situation in Afghanistan and the upcoming election, Vice President Dick Cheney called it a success in democracy and compared it to El Salvador in the 1980s. We speak with veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry about what he calls the "bloody mess" of El Salvador and Rahul Mahajan about voter manipulation in Afghanistan. [includes rush transcript]
    Oct 06, 2004 | Story
  • According to Newsweek, the U.S. government is considering "The Salvador Option"–setting up assassination squads to target leaders of the Iraqi resistance. We speak with journalist and activist Allan Nairn whose 1984 article in The Progressive Magazine titled "Behind the Death Squads" exposed the CIA’s backing of El Salvador death squads and led to an investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee. [includes...
    Jan 10, 2005 | Story