March 5, 1999 |
El Salvador's ruling party once stated its platform in a single swipe: Maj. Roberto D'Aubuisson, founder of the Nationalist Republican Alliance, would slash a watermelon in half with a machete. "Just like the Christian Democrats," he would say of the rival party, with its green banner. "Green on the outside, red on the inside." Arena--as his party became known--was unmistakably anti-Communist.
June 4, 1999 |
El Salvador's second postwar president took office this week with an inaugural address designed to bury the ghosts of this nation's bloody 12-year conflict--and a Cabinet that brought some of them back to life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2010 |
The sentencing of six Florencia 13 gang members to life in prison appears to bring to a close a prolonged and terrifying spate of violence in the Florence-Firestone district allegedly brought on by orders from a prison gang member in solitary confinement 700 miles away. Beginning in 2004, the unincorporated Los Angeles County area north of Watts was the site of one of the region's worst gang sieges since the early 1990s, evolving into what some residents felt was a race war. The violence left dozens of people dead, including many with no gang affiliation, and required enormous county resources to combat.
June 2, 2004 |
Tony Saca, a sportscaster and business prodigy, was sworn in as El Salvador's president, but the main opposition party boycotted the inauguration, demanding that the country pull its troops out of Iraq. The new president has promised to continue the policies of departing President Francisco Flores, who built one of the most pro-U.S. administrations in the hemisphere.
August 8, 1986 |
Raider Coach Tom Flores said Thursday that quarterback Marc Wilson will start Sunday's exhibition game against the 49ers at San Francisco. Flores, however, would not say how much playing time Wilson, Jim Plunkett or Rusty Hilger will receive. "I have basically decided what we're going to do, but I haven't had a chance to tell them (the quarterbacks)," Flores said. "I may release that information tomorrow."
December 29, 1988 |
A prison security chief and six guards have been arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes from inmates to smuggle in guns used during a prison uprising that left 25 dead, a state official said Wednesday. Hector Ramon Martinez Roman was arrested when officials went to his home and found him packing a suitcase, Nayarit state spokesman Francisco Flores said. Flores said officials believe the Venustiano Carranza penitentiary security chief accepted about $4,300 from inmates to smuggle the guns.