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April 25, 1998 | JUANITA DARLING and DIEGO ALEMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Friends and colleagues have taken steps this week to reopen the investigation into the 1989 murders here of six Jesuit priests--a highly publicized, brutal act that caused the United States to reexamine its long, costly involvement in Central American civil wars.
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February 22, 1990 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time since the Vietnam war era, students and faculty at Loyola Marymount University on Wednesday held a daylong teach-in to reflect on the brutal murders of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador and the struggle for democracy throughout Central America. The assassination of the Jesuits last November in a predawn attack by Salvadoran army troops at the University of Central America in San Salvador provided the impetus for the teach-in at the Jesuit campus in Westchester.
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September 27, 1991 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the most defining chapters in El Salvador's blood-soaked history--the trial of a senior Salvadoran military officer accused in the killing of six Roman Catholic priests and two of their employees--opened Thursday, mired in bureaucratic disorganization, mind-numbing procedure and doubts that the real criminals are in the dock. This is the first time in El Salvador's history that any soldier has been summoned before a civilian court for human rights abuses.
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December 6, 1989 | MICHAEL NOVAK, Michael Novak is a theologian and author who writes a column in Washington.
As events in El Salvador slide away from government control, those who wished for the collapse of the majority Arena government may yet get that wish. They may not, however, have thought through what El Salvador will look like as a plaything of extremist killers, right and left. The murder of six Jesuit priests and their housekeepers in San Salvador Nov.
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December 10, 1989 | MARJORIE MILLER and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Alfredo Cristiani said Saturday that the official investigation into last month's assassinations of six Jesuit priests is focusing on the Salvadoran armed forces, but he refused to blame the murders on the military. Cristiani said FBI and Salvadoran investigators have the names of all soldiers posted in the area of Central American University on Nov. 16, the night the priests, their cook and her daughter were shot to death at the Jesuit residence there.
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January 8, 1990 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Salvadoran President Alfredo Cristiani announced Sunday night that members of the government armed forces committed the Nov. 16 slayings of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter at their Central American University residence in San Salvador. In a nationally televised address, Cristiani said a military board of inquiry has been formed to further investigate the case, which has drawn international condemnation and threats from U.S. Congress members to cut off American aid.
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November 18, 1989 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Fernando Jacob, a recent emigre from El Salvador, walked into a popular Salvadoran restaurant and meeting place Friday afternoon, he wanted a lot more than lunch. The 34-year-old Santa Ana resident was looking for fellow countrymen to talk about the violence in their war-torn country and to curse the hundreds of miles between them and loved ones back home.
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November 22, 1989 | A. PHILIP ARAM and NICK ALLEN, A. Philip Aram is the pseudonym of a New York-based journalist who covered El Salvador from 1982 to 1985. Nick Allen is a Washington writer who has visited El Salvador several times.
With the murder of six priests, the Jesuit-nurtured reason that sought to illuminate the Salvadoran body politic has been extinguished, and El Salvador is on the brink of another dark spiral of violence. In Washington, the latest in a series of Salvadoran assassinations provoked the usual promises of an investigation and threats by liberals in Congress to cut off the $500 million a year in U.S. aid.
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