May 22, 1985
Leftist Salvadoran rebels announced that starting today, they will stop traffic on all the nation's highways and sabotage electrical services throughout the country in their five-year-old war against the U.S.-backed government. Meanwhile, the Salvadoran army reported the discovery of large caches of weapons and medical supplies--two in northern Chaletenango province and one in southern San Vicente province.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1985
Recent reports from El Salvador indicate that government forces have begun to escalate the level of fighting in the civil war, with encouragement from the Reagan Administration. Peace will come to that country only with a balanced approach that holds guerrilla forces at bay long enough to bargain them back into the constitutional system. But the new tilt toward a military solution threatens that balance. U.S.
January 19, 1985 |
The Reagan Administration has decided to ask Congress for additional military and economic aid to El Salvador this year to help shore up the authority of President Jose Napoleon Duarte, White House spokesman Larry Speakes said Friday. The new request, which drew a skeptical reaction from Democrats in Congress, could bring military aid to El Salvador to a record level of about $200 million, officials said.
May 16, 1985 |
President Reagan, after a meeting with Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte, today praised the "heartwarming progress" that Duarte's country has made in consolidating democratic rule and in improving protection of human rights. With Duarte standing at his side, Reagan said the progress El Salvador has made would not have been possible without U.S. assistance, and he suggested that U.S. goals in Nicaragua will not be achieved if the Congress continues to deny aid to the contras.
April 1, 1987 |
Leftist guerrillas launched a pre-dawn attack on a major Salvadoran army base Tuesday, killing at least 43 soldiers and a U.S. military adviser, who became the first to die in combat during the country's seven-year civil war. Salvadoran army officials said another 35 soldiers were wounded in the surprise assault on the army's 4th Infantry Brigade, including the unit's commander, Col. Gilberto Rubio, who was slightly injured in one hand.
November 24, 1991 |
The legal aid office of the Roman Catholic Church has issued a detailed report on the alleged massacre of more than 1,000 peasant farmers--men, women, children and elderly--in the province of Morazan by army troops in 1981. Tutela Legal, as the office is known, said in its 81-page report issued earlier this month that the 13-month-old judicial investigation into the massacre is bogged down and called for renewed efforts to move it forward.