- July 28, 2016
Many years ago, in 1993 I visited the bombed out ruins of the town of Aguacayo, the former ‘capital’ of the FMLN-held liberated zone in Guazapa Province during much of El Salvador’s 12-year civil war. It was just only one year after the guerrillas had disarmed in the town as...
- April 23, 2012
Last week’s announcement that El Salvador has resettled two Uighur detainees from Guantanamo Bay is another development in the grindingly slow attempt to bring one of the most shameful episodes in US history to a close.
The Uighurs are the first prisoner releases from Guantanamo since January 2011. They constitute a category...
- January 19, 2012
Just over thirty years ago, in a three day period from December 10 to 13 1981, a unit of the US-trained elite Atlacatl Battalion massacred more than 1,000 men, women and children in the course of an anti-terrorist limpieza (cleanup) operation in and around the rural hamlet of El Mozote, in El Salvador’s Morazan province.