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March 9, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Vice President Dan Quayle's trip here last month to demand that the government end human rights violations or face the loss of American aid has had almost no impact, with the number of killings actually increasing since his visit, according to diplomats and human rights groups. In the month before the vice president's February trip, the number of civilian deaths attributed to death squads and the military was eight. However, since Feb.
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March 19, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The release this week of a United Nations report on human rights abuses in El Salvador has resurrected the decade-long debate over U.S. aid to that country and prompted Democratic calls for a thorough investigation of American involvement in one of Central America's bloodiest civil wars. Outraged by the findings of the U.N.
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February 2, 1990 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Alfredo Cristiani of El Salvador held intensive talks with key lawmakers Thursday in an effort to persuade Congress not to suspend military aid to his embattled government because of the recent slayings of six Jesuit priests and other human rights abuses.
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June 13, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
President Bush on Wednesday praised Salvadoran President Alfredo Cristiani's efforts to end his country's long civil war and urged leftist rebels to "return to the negotiating table and stay there." A State Department official said the United States may move soon to free $42.5 million in military aid to El Salvador if the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) keeps up its attacks on Cristiani's government.
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March 25, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Thousands gathered despite an early spring snow for a rally near the White House to call for an end to U.S. aid to El Salvador. It was also the 10th anniversary of the slaying of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. U.S. Park Police said they arrested 83 people on a charge of demonstrating without a permit after they allegedly blocked White House entranceways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1990
The horror stories told by Americans coming out of Kuwait pale in comparison with the plight of 100,000 refugees starving on the Jordanian desert. Americans were there for financial gain, they knew the risks involved. If they are not willing to assume responsibility for their own decisions, stay home. PHIL M. ISLAS Paso Robles
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June 13, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
President Bush on Wednesday praised Salvadoran President Alfredo Cristiani's efforts to end his country's long civil war and urged leftist rebels to "return to the negotiating table and stay there." A State Department official said the United States may move soon to free $42.5 million in military aid to El Salvador if the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) keeps up its attacks on Cristiani's government.
NEWS
February 5, 1988
President Jose Napoleon Duarte must decide if three men charged in the killings of four U.S. Marines and two other Americans at a cafe in San Salvador in 1985 should be freed under an amnesty, the country's highest military court ruled. Rene Valdivieso, secretary of the three-member court, said the panel has rejected the government's appeal of a decision that would free the men and had sent the case to Duarte.
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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.
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March 21, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports and
Demonstrators clashed violently with riot police in San Francisco on Monday, and more than 250 people were arrested nationwide on a day of protest against United States aid to El Salvador. "We are sending a clear message to the government that if they escalate their war in El Salvador, we will escalate our protests in San Francisco and in every other city," protest organizer Robert Jones said through a bullhorn to hundreds of rowdy demonstrators in San Francisco.
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May 27, 1991 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what Western diplomats say is an attempt to "buy off" dissatisfied Salvadoran army officers, the United States is planning a multimillion-dollar educational and job training program for soldiers who will be dismissed when the country's civil war ends. The officials say the money for it will come from whatever is left from this year's U.S. military aid program of $85 million and will make up a large part of the $92 million that the Bush Administration is seeking for 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1990
The horror stories told by Americans coming out of Kuwait pale in comparison with the plight of 100,000 refugees starving on the Jordanian desert. Americans were there for financial gain, they knew the risks involved. If they are not willing to assume responsibility for their own decisions, stay home. PHIL M. ISLAS Paso Robles
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May 23, 1990 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush's long-stalled request for emergency aid to Nicaragua and Panama cleared its last major hurdle in Congress on Tuesday, even as the House signaled its impatience with human rights abuses in another Central American country by voting to cut U.S. military aid to El Salvador by 50%.
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May 22, 1990 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly all of El Salvador's top military officers have records blemished by repeated human rights abuses committed by soldiers serving under their commands, according to a congressional study released Monday on the eve of a key foreign aid vote.
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May 17, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying that "the situation in Nicaragua is critical" and that the government of Violeta Barrios de Chamorro is "absolutely bankrupt," President Bush demanded Wednesday that Congress remain in session through the Memorial Day vacation, if necessary, to finish work on an emergency aid package for Nicaragua and Panama. "We must not let the procedural gridlock in Congress destroy the hopes of freedom," Bush declared in a news conference.
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March 25, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Thousands gathered despite an early spring snow for a rally near the White House to call for an end to U.S. aid to El Salvador. It was also the 10th anniversary of the slaying of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. U.S. Park Police said they arrested 83 people on a charge of demonstrating without a permit after they allegedly blocked White House entranceways.
NEWS
March 17, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
A political party with a history of anti-Americanism and a reputation for homicide is the likely winner of El Salvador's presidential election Sunday, marking a critical turn in the fortunes of a country tortured by civil war and economic hardship.
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February 2, 1990 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Alfredo Cristiani of El Salvador held intensive talks with key lawmakers Thursday in an effort to persuade Congress not to suspend military aid to his embattled government because of the recent slayings of six Jesuit priests and other human rights abuses.
NEWS
December 11, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of the Roman Catholic Church in San Salvador accused U.S. authorities Sunday of "brainwashing" a witness to force her to recant testimony that placed uniformed gunmen near the residence of six Jesuit priests the night they were murdered. Archbishop Arturo Rivera y Damas, choosing unusually strong words of criticism for American officials, said efforts to discredit the witness appear designed to cover up military participation in the killings.
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