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Hugh O’Shaughnessy Obituary

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British journalist Hugh O'Shaughnessy, who died on 1 March 2022, was one of the founders of Latin America Bureau. He reported from Latin America for the Financial Times and the Observer.

Sr Pamela: lifelong campaigner for justice and peace

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Sr Pamela Hussey, for more than 40 years a campaigner for Peace and Justice, especially in El Salvador, has died at the age of 99. Many LAB supporters remember her with affection and respect.

Quesera – El Salvador’s forgotten massacre

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El Salvador's civil war featured a number of brutal massacres by the army, especially the one at El Mozote in Morazán. Much less well-known is the butchery of peasants and children at Quesera in Usulután, on the River Lempa, carried out by the Army's US-trained Atlacatl Batallion.

El Salvador: the Water Defenders

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In The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved A Country from Corporate Greed, Robin Broad and John Cavanagh tell the harrowing, inspiring saga of Salvadorans' fight — and historic victory — to save their water, and their communities, from Big Gold.

CAMeNA: an orchestra of truth-telling

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An extraordinary museum and achive BASED at the UACM, Mexico, contains invaluable records of human rights violations, resistance and the dogged determination to tell and preserve the truth

El Salvador’s double bind: toxic masculinity in ‘Imperdonable’

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Imperdonable is a compelling short film that condemns the hegemonic model of masculinity in El Salvador.

El Salvador elections

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With El Salvador's election results still being counted, a look at the spectacular rise of populist party Nuevas Ideas, and its leader Nayib Bukele, as authoritarian populism threatens to sweep to victory.

Ex-minister Montano sentenced for UCA murders

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The verdict of the Spanish case in the trial of the former Salvadorean minister and army colonel, Inocente Orlando Montano.

El Salvador: Madrid trial for the UCA murders

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A former Salvadorean army colonel has been on trial in Madrid, accused of playing a direct role in the murder of 6 Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her 15-year-old daughter, in their house next to the Catholic university campus, on 16 November 1989.

El Salvador – a violent democracy

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Book review The Violence of Democracy - Political Life in Postwar El Salvador  By: Ainhoa Montoya Published: 2018, Palgrave Macmillan, 303 pp, £17.99 paperback, £13.99 e-book....

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