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  • The Civil War In El Salvador
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    A Civil Affair There are many different reasons why civil wars occur. These violent conflicts arise in a nation and usually destroy and split the country. The United States felt the pain that civil war causes because of the issue of states rights and slavery. Spain experienced the agony of civil war firsthand because Gen. Franco attempted a coup and tried to install a Fascist government. These two countries experienced civil wars because of political decisions and government policies. The civil ...
  • Massacre At El Mozote
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    Mark Danner, an editor for the New York Times magazine, recounts in The Massacre at El Mozote a horrific crime against humanity committed by a branch of the Salvadorian army. He gives multiple points of views and cites numerous eye witnesses to try and piece together something that has been tucked away by the government at the time. In December, of 1981, news reports were leaked to major newspapers in the united states about an atrocity committed and a total massacre of a hamlet in El Salvador, ...
  • Archbishop Of San Salvador
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    Oscar Romero 24th March (killed 1980) Among those commemorated in new statues on the west front of Westminster Abbey "I am bound, as a pastor, by divine command to give my life for those whom I love, and that is all Salvadoreans, even those who are going to kill me". These words appeared in a newspaper just two weeks before Archbishop Romero was shot while celebrating Holy Communion in the hospital which had been his home since his enthronement in 1977. Quiet, unassuming, conservative in tempera...
  • Archbishop Romero
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    Individuals often become heroes because of the extraordinary courage they demonstrate. An unyielding determination to do what is right, true, and just became a guiding principle for Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero. He informed the world about all the people who had been tortured, slaughtered, and of those who had "disappeared" in his country, El Salvador. A single bullet transformed him into a martyr. His life was taken, but his voice could not be silenced. Romero was appointed Archbishop of El ...
  • Government Of El Salvador
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    El Salvador 1981: An Overview Peasants in El Salvador did not have a good life. They were violently oppressed by their government, and their lives were practically dictated to them. They lived in a so called democracy but they couldn't vote for whom they wanted, and they couldn't openly oppose their government without the most severe of all punishments. You would be shot dead where you stood if a national guard found you passing out political leaflets that opposed the government (Forch 15). If y...
  • Government Of El Salvador
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    About the size of Massachusetts, El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America and most densely populated of the Central American countries. El Salvador, the smallest Central American nation, is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the north and east by Honduras and to the south by the Pacific Ocean. The Capital city of El Salvador is San Salvador, which means Holy Savior. San Salvador is the largest city in El Salvador and is the home of 1/5 of the country's population. The population...
  • Support For The Fmln In El Salvador
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    Throughout the Cold War the United States considered the installation in Latin America of radical regimes-socialist, Marxist-Leninist, or "leftist" in any way- to be utterly intolerable. Any such development would represent an advance for the communist cause and a vital loss for the West. Acceptance of this outcome could weaken the credibility of the United States as the leader of the west and as a rival for the USSR. In the eyes of Cold Warriors, the consolidation of any left-wing regime in the...
  • El Salvador
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    El Salvador El Salvador is located in the South - west coast of Central America Isthmus 1 on the Pacific Ocean. It is the only country in the area lacking a coastline on the Caribbean sea. El Salvador is slightly smaller than Massachusetts. El Salvador's climate is tropical; rainy season (May to October); Dry season (November to April). El Salvador's terrain is made up mostly of mountains with narrow coastal belt 2 and central plateau 3. POPULATION: 6,237,662 as of July 2001 (48% below poverty l...
  • Killing And Torturing Of People Romero
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    Oscar Romero was at first a quiet, ordinary priest in the democratic country of El Salvador. But things change once newly appointed Arch-Bishop. Romero quickly finds out the way the country is run by the military. The poor people of Salvador are missing and being executed by the military. Romero tries to stop these events through the power of the Church. Raul Julia plays Oscar Romero the soft spoken priest turned Arch-Bishop. His character goes through a metamorphoses from beginning to end that ...
  • El Salvador Incident
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    Undesirable want reveals indignant force for those who help others. As many helped in the El Salvador incident, they illustrated their want, their need to not only save their own, but people they didn t even know, which shows real character. Great saviors came out of this, yet many bodies were lost in the unbelievable pile of homogeneousness; all the same yet so far to reach, so far to touch, so far. As both a mass murder and also a haven for those who chose to save lives or attempt to save them...

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