August 9, 2006 |
The young men ran across the street, their faces covered with bandannas. One fired an automatic weapon, imitating the guerrilla warfare of an earlier generation. The actions of the men, photographed at a demonstration here last month that left two police officers dead, have reverberated deeply in Salvadoran society, leading many to wonder whether the bad old days of civil war might return.
March 17, 2006 |
A leftist former guerrilla was declared the winner of the mayor's race in this capital city Thursday, following a disputed, razor-close finish that exposed the continuing divisions in El Salvador between right and left. Violeta Menjivar of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, or FMLN, won the race by a scant 44 votes, following a tense night of protest and street battles in San Salvador three days after Sunday's election.
January 30, 2006 |
Tens of thousands of mourners said farewell to former communist guerrilla chief Schafik Handal, in the country's biggest street gathering in more than 25 years. Handal was a senior leader of the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, or FMLN, the rebel group that fought a series of U.S.-backed right-wing regimes throughout the 1980s in a war that claimed an estimated 75,000 lives. He died of a heart attack Tuesday. He was 75.
March 14, 2000 | ,
The ex-guerrillas of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front proved that they have transformed their battle skills into campaign skills as electoral results announced Monday showed the leftists with more seats in the Legislative Assembly and control of more provincial capitals than any other single party. Now, analysts say, they will have to demonstrate their political skills in a congress that also includes two right-wing parties that traditionally are allied with each other.
February 13, 1999 |
Facundo Guardado has long taken pride in being the leading advocate for molding the Marxist guerrillas-turned-politicians of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front into a party that can win elections.
March 24, 1994 |
Leftist former guerrillas on Wednesday expanded their allegations of fraud stemming from last Sunday's elections, focusing now on a clumsy and unusually slow vote count that they claim is being distorted. Ballots have been voided during the count, monitors' access to the tallies has been restricted and ballot boxes have apparently been stuffed, members of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) claimed as election authorities continued to delay release of official results.