August 28, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- The long quest to bring the Salvadoran military killers of six Jesuit priests to justice has received a significant boost, human rights activists say, with the sentencing of a former commander -- on unrelated charges in a faraway Boston court. The activists say the 21-month jail term for former Col. Inocente Orlando Montano will give a Spanish court time to extradite him to Spain, where he would stand trial for the 1989 slayings. “The important thing is to have him in custody,” said attorney Almudena Bernabeu of the San Francisco-based Center for Justice and Accountability, which has been championing the case.
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June 21, 2013 |
Members of the Salvadoran community in Los Angeles will realize a long-awaited dream when groundbreaking begins Saturday on a plaza to honor Msgr. Oscar A. Romero, a Catholic archbishop who was slain in 1980 during El Salvador's civil war. Romero, an outspoken advocate for the poor and a revered figure for many Central Americans, was shot while celebrating Mass by an assassin with suspected ties to right-wing government security forces. The slaying helped push El Salvador into a bloody 12-year civil war that claimed tens of thousands of lives and sparked an exodus of Salvadorans.
May 29, 2013 |
The death of Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton in 1975 is one of the great tragedies of Latin American literature and of the Latin American left. And it was a tragedy the left inflicted on itself. Dalton had joined one of the armed rebel groups fighting against El Salvador's dictatorship. He had, by then, already established an international reputation as a writer. Most of his best writing came during his exile in Cuba, where he wrote seven books of poetry, and “ Miguel Marmol ,” a biography of a 1930s Salvadoran revolutionary that's one of the great, underappreciated masterpieces of Latin American historical writing.
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September 9, 2012 |
Maria Montenegro became one of the first Salvadoran restaurant owners in Los Angeles when she opened El Migueleno on Vermont Avenue in 1969, financed by a $5,000 loan sealed on a handshake. Back then it was a tiny kitchen in a neighborhood dominated by African Americans and Mexican immigrants. Customers would eye Montenegro's cheese-filled pupusas and ask why the restaurant served such thick tortillas. Today, El Migueleno has more than doubled in size and customers. In the past her family sold off their jewelry and cars to keep the restaurant afloat.
August 22, 2012 |
When: 7. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: Fox Soccer, Galavision; Radio: 1220, 1330. Records: Galaxy (0-0 in CCL), Isidro Metapan 1-0. Record vs. Isidro Metapan: First meeting. Update: The Galaxy, still smarting from its March quarterfinal loss in its last CONCACAF Champions League game, gets started on a new CCL campaign against the winner of five of the last eight First Division titles in El Salvador. And like the Galaxy, the Salvadoran club made it to the quarterfinals of the last CCL before being eliminated.
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August 19, 2012 |
It was a tough game that almost came to fisticuffs when one player fouled another. But in the end, it was the red-shirted Salvadorans who beat the Mexicans, 4-2, during a recent adult league soccer game at Delano Recreation Center in Van Nuys. Giovanni Molina, the top scorer with two goals, celebrated at a sidewalk grill where the Nunez family was frying handmade pupusas , a doughy, cheese-and-bean-filled tortilla sold on every corner back home in El Salvador. Molina bought six - three for dinner and three more for tomorrow's lunch.