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Los Angeles City Council Commemorates El Salvador’s Missing and Murdered

HeadlineAug 30, 2021

In California, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution to commemorate the disappeared of El Salvador on August 30, today, coinciding with the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Between 1980 and 1992, some 10,000 people were forcibly disappeared in El Salvador during the brutal U.S.-backed military dictatorship. Overall, an estimated 75,000 people were killed. Over 1 million were internally displaced or forced to flee the country, with many starting new lives in Los Angeles.

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