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Trump: 'We're going to be guarding our border with the military' until wall complete ... More than three-quarters of immigrants seeking asylum from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala between 2011 and 2016 lost their cases, according to immigration court statistics published by Syracuse University's ...
Romero had become an outspoken human rights crusader who wrote to President Jimmy Carter asking him to stop military aid to El Salvador. He was shot through the heart in 1980 while he was celebrating Mass in a hospital chapel, a day after he delivered a sermon pleading with army soldiers to defy ...

He is the author of After the Revolution: Gender and Democracy in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala and The Sandinista Legacy: Lessons from a ... What is important to recognize is that women played an important role in the military struggles that started in the 1960s and went — in the case of ...
Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez and Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas, both of El Salvador, and Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski participate in a discussion about El Salvador's root causes of poverty, violence and migration at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington April 13.
The Jesuit massacre—which occurred as El Salvador's brutal civil war neared its end—shocked the global community. According to court testimony, elements of the notorious Atlacatl Battalion, an elite unit of the Salvadoran Army trained at the U.S. Army's infamous School of the Americas, raided the ...
He had a distinguished army career and, between the army and the UN, he worked abroad in over 20 countries. As a young man, he was with the UN in ... They had 300 military officer observers working in five countries, including Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras. He was also in South Africa for the ...

His first posting was in El Salvador. In February 1989, Macmanus, as the U.S. embassy's spokesman, defended the Reagan administration's aid to the Salvadoran government by claiming that the government and the Salvadoran military had not been involved in death squad activity for the previous seven ...
The Salvadoran martyr's cause for sainthood was stalled for years at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith until Pope Francis was elected in 2013. ... On March 24, 1980, a death squad with connections to El Salvador's military government shot Romero through the open door of a hospital chapel ...
There is one name that is always attached to the Salvadorian cultural movement of the last three decades: Bea. On 6 December 1991, shortly before the signing of the peace agreements putting an end to the Civil War that broke out in 1979, Beatriz Alcaine, inaugurated La Luna Casa y Arte, a space ...
The training programs carried out are similarly varied, like for example: aircraft electrician and avionic mechanic programs with Colombia; basic army intelligence and naval intelligence courses with the Dominican Republic; NCO professional development training with El Salvador; and courses on ...
Togo D. West Jr., who as secretary of the Army in the 1990s oversaw its wrenching post-Gulf War conversion to a truncated peacetime fighting force that ... White House behind the scenes, with only modest success, to expand spending on medical care and other benefits for former members of the military.
Arturo and Alcira Revelo, Tehachapi residents, look at their scrapbook of memories of El Salvador and also recall their 58 years of marriage. ... In an open letter to Jimmy Carter, the archbishop pleaded for the U.S. to stop sending military "advisors" to help the Salvadoran army fight its dirty war as well as cut ...
Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI are expected be canonized together during the Synod of Bishops in October 2018 in Rome. ... 1977, the Jesuit priest Rutilio Grande – Romero's friend and a leading figure of El Salvador's progressive Catholics – was killed by a military death squad.
On March 12, 1977, the Jesuit priest Rutilio Grande – Romero's friend and a leading figure of El Salvador's progressive Catholics – was killed by a military death squad. The incident seems to have triggered something in the once-conservative Romero. He began boycotting government ceremonies, saying ...
She saw dead bodies in the street on her way to the University of El Salvador, where she studied to become a nurse's assistant. Friends and family members were murdered. There were bullet holes in her house. The U.S. sent millions of dollars in economic and military aid to help the Salvadoran military fight a civil war ...
Three Decades Later, an Assassination of an Archbishop Continues to Haunt El Salvador ... of a Saint traces the story of how an international team of lawyers, private investigators and human-rights experts fought to bring justice for the archbishop, killed by members of an El Salvadoran death squad. Nearly ...
U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH) recently hosted a delegation from the Salvadoran Armed Force (FAES, in Spanish) for a series of staff talk steering committee meetings. The delegation from El Salvador was led by Salvadoran Army Colonel Angel Lima. These annual bilateral talks allow military planners to ...

The administrations of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan provided more than $4 billion in military and economic aid to the Salvadoran government in ... Conflicting attachments to her father and her native country swarmed Andrea's mind just as the Lempa River, which separates El Salvador from ...
In El Salvador, which has suffered high levels of violence, and where a wide gap remains between rich and poor, Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez, a friend of Romero, called the news "a gift for the country and a promise that we can find a way out of so much violence, out of so much suffering.".
El Salvador's legislative and municipal elections on Sunday, 4 March, 2018, kick off an election cycle that will stretch through to next year's presidential ballot. A desperate security situation, threats to Salvadoran migrants in the US, and a growing generation gap in traditional parties could mean a bumpy ...
The country's military has so far refused to open its archives from that period to allow an investigation into the whereabouts of children separated from their families during combat between guerrillas and government forces. In a decision released in January, El Salvador's Supreme Court backed the demand ...
The "Mad Foxes" of Patrol Squadron 5 were honored to host the leadership of the New Hampshire Army National Guard, Brig. Gen. ... Like many cities in the United States that have established foreign counterparts, Concord, New Hampshire has long been a sister city to Agua Caliente, El Salvador.
... El Salvador's Supreme Court backed the demand of Nicolasa Rivas for a probe into the disappearances of her daughters, Gladys Suleyma and Norma Climaco Rivas, who were 6 and 7 years old when they went missing in San Vicente province in 1982. Rivas blames the military for taking her daughters.
No official reason has been given for the overhaul, but it comes as Saudi Arabia faces growing criticism against the military coalition it leads in the Yemen war. The developments also come amid a series of changes led by country's 32-year-old Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman (also known as MBS), ...
And the Army's asking for 1084 drones as part of the Soldier-Borne Sensor program, which wants to put palm-sized quadcopters at the disposal of infantry. Altogether, that's over 2,000 quadcopters of various models. Excluding the ones requested by SOCOM, which are grouped together with multiple ...
One of the most reviled figures from the civil war era in El Salvador, and a close ally of the United States, was a colonel and ex-minister of defense by the name ... Carranza wasn't the only ex-Salvadoran military man to settle in the U.S. Two generals, who'd served as defense ministers, got green cards and ...


 

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