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Rebel Salvadoran soldier boy combatant in Perquin, El Salvador 1990, during the Salvadoran Civil War. ERP combatants in Perquín, El Salvador in 1990

May 1984 — A young child sleeps in the arms of a Salvadoran Soldier with an automatic weapon leaning against his knee, after field operations in the Cabañas province in El Salvador.


Stories of Civil War in El Salvador: A Battle over Memory (Paperback)

El Salvador's civil war began in 1980 and ended twelve bloody years later. It saw extreme violence on both sides, including the terrorizing and targeting of civilians by death squads, recruitment of c

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On This Date in Latin America – December 11, 1981: The El Mozote Massacre in El Salvador

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English singer Ian 'H' Watkins of the pop group Steps, circa 1998.

A 12-year-old guerrilla of the FMLN (Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional or Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front) with an M16 rifle in San Francisco Javier, El Salvador, during the Salvadoran Civil War, 1989.

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Confidential files on El Salvador human rights stolen after legal action against CIA

During the Salvadoran civil war, death squads (known in Spanish by the name of Escuadrón de la Muerte, "Squadron of Death") achieved notoriety when a sniper assassinated Archbishop Óscar Romero while he was saying Mass in March 1980.