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February 21, 1992 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roberto D'Aubuisson, the reputed godfather of El Salvador's right-wing death squads and founder of the ruling Nationalist Republican Alliance party, died Thursday after a prolonged battle with throat cancer and bleeding ulcers. He was 48. D'Aubuisson's death was reported by Dr. Jose Luis Saca, one of the physicians who had been attending him here. In the course of his political career, the former army intelligence major was accused of fomenting a coup, plotting the assassination of a U.
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February 21, 2007 | Hector Tobar and Alex Renderos, Special to The Times
Three Salvadoran legislators, including a scion of one of the country's leading right-wing families, were kidnapped and slain and their bodies set ablaze during a trip to neighboring Guatemala, officials said Tuesday. The congressional deputies were members of the ruling right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance. They were killed Monday night along with their driver as they paid an official visit to Guatemala City. Their charred bodies and gutted vehicle were found on a farm outside the city.
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July 20, 1991 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roberto D'Aubuisson, onetime reputed leader of El Salvador's notorious right-wing death squads and still one of the country's most powerful political leaders, is terminally ill with cancer, according to political and diplomatic sources. "His death could happen in the next couple of months," said one diplomat who has access to the medical condition of the 47-year-old cashiered army major and founder of El Salvador's ruling Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) political party.
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March 15, 1993 | STANLEY MEISLER and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An international Commission on Truth, in a scathing report on the pattern of Salvadoran violence, identified prominent military and Establishment figures Sunday as perpetrators of assassination, massacres and other atrocities in the long civil war that has finally come to an end in El Salvador under a U.N.-mediated peace agreement. In some of the most prominent case studies, the U.N.
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January 15, 1985
Julio Rey Prendes, a close aide to Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte, said the CIA has uncovered a right-wing plot to kill him. Rey Prendes said he was informed of the plot by CIA officials last month. He told reporters that the instigator of the plot was a former security chief to Roberto D'Aubuisson, the leader of the right-wing Arena party. Rey Prendes, however, did not identify the former security chief by name.
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April 3, 1985 | United Press International
The State Department today rejected charges that the local elections in El Salvador last weekend, which gave moderate President Jose Napoleon Duarte's party a clear majority, were rigged and said official U.S. observers saw nothing to indicate fraud. The charge was made by Roberto d'Aubuisson of the far-right Nationalist Republican Alliance and Raul Molina Martinez of the National Conciliation Party, who demanded Tuesday that the vote be overturned.
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January 30, 1992 | Reuters
Roberto D'Aubuisson, the leader of El Salvador's far right, has taken a turn for the worse at a hospital where he is being treated for a lethal form of cancer, a political colleague said Wednesday. "His condition and prognosis are reserved," said Armando Calderon Sol, president of the ruling Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) party that D'Aubuisson founded in the early 1980s. D'Aubuisson, who has cancer in his neck and shoulder, has been undergoing radiation therapy since summer.
NEWS
April 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
The right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance on Sunday named as its new president a close associate of party founder Roberto D'Aubuisson. D'Aubuisson--an ultrarightist and unofficial leader of the alliance, known as Arena, nominated Armando Calderon Sol, who was elected without opposition. Calderon is a longtime friend and defender of D'Aubuisson, who has denied widespead accusations that he sponsored right-wing death squads in the early 1980s. Calderon takes over as party president from the country's president-elect, Alfredo Cristiani, leader of Arena's more moderate wing.
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September 3, 1988 | Times Wire Services
El Salvador's National Assembly has agreed to investigate alleged evidence linking death squad activity to rightist leader Roberto D'Aubuisson, who said he appreciates "the opportunity to be exonerated." With his fist in the air, D'Aubuisson was the first to raise his hand in the voting late Thursday in the assembly, which unanimously approved the formation of a panel to investigate the death squads. "I hope that the commission is formed as soon as possible.
NEWS
April 3, 1988 | Associated Press
The far right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance won 30 out of 60 seats, falling short of a clear majority in the National Assembly in official results announced last week, and party officials said they would seek to have El Salvador's March 20 election nullified. Leaders of the party, known by its Spanish acronym Arena, accused the Central Elections Council of manipulating the official results.
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February 21, 1992 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roberto D'Aubuisson, the reputed godfather of El Salvador's right-wing death squads and founder of the ruling Nationalist Republican Alliance party, died Thursday after a prolonged battle with throat cancer and bleeding ulcers. He was 48. D'Aubuisson's death was reported by Dr. Jose Luis Saca, one of the physicians who had been attending him here. In the course of his political career, the former army intelligence major was accused of fomenting a coup, plotting the assassination of a U.
NEWS
January 30, 1992 | Reuters
Roberto D'Aubuisson, the leader of El Salvador's far right, has taken a turn for the worse at a hospital where he is being treated for a lethal form of cancer, a political colleague said Wednesday. "His condition and prognosis are reserved," said Armando Calderon Sol, president of the ruling Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) party that D'Aubuisson founded in the early 1980s. D'Aubuisson, who has cancer in his neck and shoulder, has been undergoing radiation therapy since summer.
NEWS
July 20, 1991 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roberto D'Aubuisson, onetime reputed leader of El Salvador's notorious right-wing death squads and still one of the country's most powerful political leaders, is terminally ill with cancer, according to political and diplomatic sources. "His death could happen in the next couple of months," said one diplomat who has access to the medical condition of the 47-year-old cashiered army major and founder of El Salvador's ruling Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) political party.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1989 | RICHARD N. GOODWIN, Richard N. Goodwin, who was an assistant special counsel to President Kennedy and a special assistant to President Johnson, is now a writer and commentator in Concord, Mass.
Sitting with friends, watching pictures of ponderous, metal-sheathed vehicles crush life from the young Chinese, I joined the general expressions of horror and shock. But not surprise. For if there is one unforgettable lesson of our blood-stained century, it is that the savagery of mankind has not been tamed--as some once hoped--by the advance of science and reason. That monster, which has no home, which lives everywhere within the entire race, is continually ready to strike wherever the bonds of social order are loosened.
NEWS
June 1, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
President-elect Alfredo Cristiani's handling of key decisions concerning the military and his Cabinet in the days before his inauguration today has raised serious concerns among diplomats and officials about his ability to control radical hard-line elements in his own party and the armed forces. Cristiani had gained support among Salvadoran moderates, the Bush Administration and even U.S. congressional liberals by arguing that he has the will and the strength to control the ultra-right wing of his party, the Nationalist Republican Alliance.
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April 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
The right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance on Sunday named as its new president a close associate of party founder Roberto D'Aubuisson. D'Aubuisson--an ultrarightist and unofficial leader of the alliance, known as Arena, nominated Armando Calderon Sol, who was elected without opposition. Calderon is a longtime friend and defender of D'Aubuisson, who has denied widespead accusations that he sponsored right-wing death squads in the early 1980s. Calderon takes over as party president from the country's president-elect, Alfredo Cristiani, leader of Arena's more moderate wing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1985 | LAURIE BECKLUND and CRAIG PYES, Special to The Times
A young financier and associate of right-wing Salvadoran leader Roberto D'Aubuisson was arrested Wednesday at a small Texas airport with $5.8 million in cash a few hours after he had departed from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, it was learned Friday. Federal officials said the money--58,000 well-worn $100 bills-- was believed to have been headed for Central America and may have been part of a drug transaction.
NEWS
November 25, 1987 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
U.S. marshals have detained a prime suspect in the 1980 assassination of the Roman Catholic archbishop of San Salvador in the wake of Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte's announcement that his government has solved the slaying and knows the killer's identity, the U.S. Marshals Service said Tuesday. The suspect, Alvaro Rafael Saravia, is a former Salvadoran army captain allegedly linked to El Salvador's "death squads" and a longtime associate of former army Maj.
NEWS
March 21, 1989 | DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writer
Bush Administration officials and Democratic leaders, responding to a right-wing victory in El Salvador's presidential election, promised Monday that they will be closely watching that government's performance on human rights issues. President Bush believes that the newly elected president, Alfredo Cristiani, deserves a chance at governing without coming under immediate U.S. pressure on the human rights issue, according to sources familiar with his thinking.
NEWS
March 21, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
The crowd was on the edge of bedlam, a politician's delight of screams, tears of joy and a crescendo of chants, first for the party, then for its founder. As the shouting died down, as more of an afterthought than anything else, a single voice cried out the name of the candidate.
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