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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1989
On June 10, the day after my husband, Jose Antonio Rodriguez-Porth, was brutally assassinated by an as yet unidentified murder squad, you asserted that "Rodriguez-Porth's widow suggested 'the killers could have been terrorists from the right' " (Part I). Throughout the text of the article you brand my husband as an "ultra-right-wing ideologue," who served previously in a right-wing military dictatorship and that he was an advocate of heavy-handed suppression of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1989
On June 10, the day after my husband, Jose Antonio Rodriguez-Porth, was brutally assassinated by an as yet unidentified murder squad, you asserted that "Rodriguez-Porth's widow suggested 'the killers could have been terrorists from the right' " (Part I). Throughout the text of the article you brand my husband as an "ultra-right-wing ideologue," who served previously in a right-wing military dictatorship and that he was an advocate of heavy-handed suppression of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN)
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June 11, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
In the first such contact by a senior U.S. official, Vice President Dan Quayle will meet in El Salvador this week with two leaders of that country's left-wing opposition, Administration officials said Saturday. The vice president leaves Washington today on a journey now seen as even more important in the wake of Friday's assassination of a senior Salvadoran official. The killing of Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth, a right-wing ideologue who served as minister of the presidency--in effect, chief of staff to President Alfredo Cristiani--brings added urgency to the message Quayle is carrying of reconciliation in El Salvador and of respect for human rights by the rightist Cristiani administration, which took office June 1. Higher Visibility At the same time, said a White House official, "it elevates the visibility of the trip and adds further proof to our long-held proposition that these people (the killers)
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June 23, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
The armed wing of the Salvadoran Communist Party, acting independently of its allies in the country's Marxist guerrilla movement, is responsible for a recent wave of political assassinations and attacks, including the murder of the country's attorney general, sources close to the guerrillas say. However, urban commando units of the Armed Liberation Forces, as the party's armed wing is called, did not kill Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth, one of...
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June 11, 1989 | From Associated Press
Assassins firing submachine guns from a moving car Friday killed the new government's most senior Cabinet minister and two bodyguards as they drove from the minister's home, officials said. The armed forces and leaders of the governing right-wing Republican Nationalist Alliance blamed leftist guerrillas who have pledged to make the country ungovernable. Rebels did not immediately claim responsibility. Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth, 73, who was minister of the presidency and President Alfredo Cristiani's closest adviser, died shortly after arriving at Zaldivar Hospital, a nurse said on condition of anonymity.
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June 23, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
The armed wing of the Salvadoran Communist Party, acting independently of its allies in the country's Marxist guerrilla movement, is responsible for a recent wave of political assassinations and attacks, including the murder of the country's attorney general, sources close to the guerrillas say. However, urban commando units of the Armed Liberation Forces, as the party's armed wing is called, did not kill Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth, one of...
NEWS
June 10, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth, an ultra-right-wing ideologue who was one of President Alfredo Cristiani's closest advisers, was assassinated here Friday nine days after taking office as presidential chief of staff. The 73-year-old Rodriguez Porth, whose formal title was minister of the presidency, was shot to death at 8:10 a.m. (7:10 PDT) just as he was entering a station wagon parked in front of his house in the La Mascota district of the city. His driver, Juan Gilberto Clara Carranza, and his groundskeeper, Benjamin Perez, also died.
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June 17, 1989 | From Reuters
El Salvador's leftist rebels said they played no role in the assassination last week of Presidency Minister Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth. "As a result of investigations, we confirm the FMLN bears no responsibility for the attack against Rodriguez," a rebel communique released late Thursday said. Rodriguez, who had taken office June 1 along with the right-wing government headed by President Alfredo Cristiani, was gunned down along with two aides outside his San Salvador home last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1989
There has been much talk of peace in Central America following the summit meeting where the region's presidents agreed on a plan to end the Contra war in Nicaragua. While such talk is welcome, it must not obscure the fact that an even longer war, one perhaps more intractable, continues in El Salvador.
NEWS
November 29, 1989 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A right-wing politician who was a former president of the Salvadoran Supreme Court was gunned down in his car at a busy intersection Tuesday. Francisco Jose Guerrero, 64, a leader of the conservative National Conciliation Party, was ambushed at mid-morning and shot in the chest, according to army and hospital officials. He died minutes later at a local hospital.
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June 11, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
In the first such contact by a senior U.S. official, Vice President Dan Quayle will meet in El Salvador this week with two leaders of that country's left-wing opposition, Administration officials said Saturday. The vice president leaves Washington today on a journey now seen as even more important in the wake of Friday's assassination of a senior Salvadoran official. The killing of Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth, a right-wing ideologue who served as minister of the presidency--in effect, chief of staff to President Alfredo Cristiani--brings added urgency to the message Quayle is carrying of reconciliation in El Salvador and of respect for human rights by the rightist Cristiani administration, which took office June 1. Higher Visibility At the same time, said a White House official, "it elevates the visibility of the trip and adds further proof to our long-held proposition that these people (the killers)
NEWS
June 11, 1989 | From Associated Press
Assassins firing submachine guns from a moving car Friday killed the new government's most senior Cabinet minister and two bodyguards as they drove from the minister's home, officials said. The armed forces and leaders of the governing right-wing Republican Nationalist Alliance blamed leftist guerrillas who have pledged to make the country ungovernable. Rebels did not immediately claim responsibility. Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth, 73, who was minister of the presidency and President Alfredo Cristiani's closest adviser, died shortly after arriving at Zaldivar Hospital, a nurse said on condition of anonymity.
NEWS
June 10, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth, an ultra-right-wing ideologue who was one of President Alfredo Cristiani's closest advisers, was assassinated here Friday nine days after taking office as presidential chief of staff. The 73-year-old Rodriguez Porth, whose formal title was minister of the presidency, was shot to death at 8:10 a.m. (7:10 PDT) just as he was entering a station wagon parked in front of his house in the La Mascota district of the city. His driver, Juan Gilberto Clara Carranza, and his groundskeeper, Benjamin Perez, also died.
NEWS
September 12, 1989 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
September 8, 1989 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
El Salvador's leftist guerrillas announced Thursday that they will suspend the use of land mines and sabotage against the nation's telephone and electricity systems in an effort to bring the U.S.-backed government of President Alfredo Cristiani to the negotiating table. Although the announcement represents a significant concession by the rebels, it also clearly is a bid to gain the political initiative in the peace talks.
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