March 6, 1999 |
A decade ago, the search for Joaquin Villalobos required a bone-grinding jeep trip past hostile army checkpoints, across a mined riverbed and into the rough mountains of El Salvador. Even that might come to naught if one of Latin America's ablest and most ruthless guerrilla leaders refused to show his face to outsiders, as he often did for years at a time.
September 6, 1997 |
More than two decades after his death, Roque Dalton, one of El Salvador's best-known poets and revolutionaries, is once again calling his countrymen's attention to the violence and poverty that caused a 12-year civil war--and which still exist.
September 22, 1992 |
For nearly a decade, guerrilla commander Joaquin Villalobos operated out of a remote mountain base in northeastern El Salvador, earning himself a reputation as the rebels' best and meanest military strategist. He was a communist wolf to the country's right-wing elite and an enigma to the rest of El Salvador. Villalobos let years go by without talking to the press and often refused to leave his post even to meet with his own civilian allies on the left.
January 15, 1991 |
The Bush Administration hopes to seek a U.S. indictment of Salvadoran guerrilla leader Joaquin Villalobos for the killing of two American airmen who fell into rebel hands in a helicopter crash on New Year's Day, officials said Monday.
September 17, 1989 |
Salvadoran guerrilla commander Joaquin Villalobos, who has built Latin America's strongest rebel army and steered it through nearly a decade of civil war, said Saturday that he now believes the way to make revolutionary change is through peace. Villalobos said that the rebels of the Farabundo National Liberation Front realize they cannot achieve their revolutionary goals alone and, instead, must ally themselves with centrist political sectors.
September 12, 1989 |
El Salvador's leftist guerrillas Monday said that their leading military strategist, Joaquin Villalobos, and another top commander will head the rebel delegation in peace talks this week with the new right-wing government of President Alfredo Cristiani. The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front guerrillas also declared an 11-day cease-fire beginning Wednesday "to create the best environment possible" for the dialogue. They already have suspended the use of mines and curtailed sabotage.