August 9, 1988
El Salvador military officials reported 135 casualties in fighting between government troops and leftist rebels last week. Thirty guerrillas were killed and 51 wounded, it said, adding that four soldiers were killed and 50 wounded. The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front said it inflicted 126 casualties on the army in the same period. It gave no total of rebel losses.
March 6, 1991
Instead of Nicaragua, substitute El Salvador or Guatemala. Instead of the two murders Kirkpatrick attributes to the Sandinistas (former Contra leader Enrique Bermudez and Jean-Paul Genie, a 16-year-old), substitute the tens of thousands of Salvadoran or Guatemalan murder victims--prominent politicians to impoverished campesinos --of military or police death squads armed by the United States.
March 21, 1985 |
A former top Salvadoran intelligence officer, speaking publicly for the first time, said El Salvador's senior military officials cooperated in creation of right-wing death squads five years ago to purge the government of leftists. Ex-Col.