Sunday, December 11, 2011

El Mozote, El Salvador, massacre - 1981

Thirty years ago today, on December 11, 1981, the US-trained Atlacatl battalion killed close to 1000 civilians in the remote twon of El Mozote, Morazón, El Salvador. In the midst of the civil war many civilians had fled to this city int he hopes that it would be safe.

The massacre was merciless - women, children, elderly.

This evil was compounded by the lies of the Salvadoran and US governments that tried to cover up the killings.

But they came to light because one woman escaped to tell and two journalists had the courage to write about the truth.

I wrote a short meditation, Denouncing the massacre of El Mozote, on this today on another blog site. You can access it by clicking here.

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