Armed Forces historical archive on El Mozote remains impenetrable

The judge in the El Mozote case called two officials from the General Archive of the Armed Forces on February 16 to explain how they carried out the search for information related to the investigation. 25 years ago, the Truth Commission report documented the 1981 massacre of more than 900 people in El Mozote and surrounding areas, as well as the Army’s alleged refusal to admit that information from the civil war existed. Finding this information would make it possible to assign responsibility for the massacre, and also make it clear whether or not archives were destroyed related to this and other crimes against humanity.

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Hannah Rose NelsonComment
First displacement, then unemployment

One of the seven families that abandoned their homes in September 2016 because of a Panchimalco gang returned days later. The mother of that family says they returned because they could not find another place to live, and because they did not want to lose their jobs.

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Hannah Rose Nelson