The Massacre at El Mozote

Author: Mark Danner
Publisher:
ISBN: 1862077851
Release Date: 2005
Genre: El Mozote (El Salvador)

The story of the 1989 massacre of civilians in El Salvadore by US-trained soldiers.

The Massacre at El Mozote

Author: Mark Danner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: UVA:X002480147
Release Date: 1994
Genre: History

"Thorough account of Dec. 1981 massacre of villagers by Salvadoran armed forces includes details of subsequent cover-up. Guerrillas acknowledged many civilian victims were rebel supporters, but El Mozote was Protestant stronghold unreceptive even to liberation theology. Good overview of military, death squad, and guerrilla violence in early 1980s"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

The El Mozote Massacre

Author: Leigh Binford
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816516626
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Social Science

"Through fieldwork among the surprisingly numerous survivors, the author reconstructs the recent social structure, culture, and history of the northeastern Salvadoran village of Segundo Montes before, during, and after the infamous massacre. She tries toplace anthropology squarely into political issues, but also focuses on the people's oral testimonies more than on her own ethnography, especially resisting the easy/total categorization of the survivors as victims"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v.57.

The El Mozote Massacre

Author: Leigh Binford
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816532162
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: History

"This book brings a fresh perspective on what may be the largest massacre in modern Latin American history. Many new additions are included, such as data from half a dozen field trips, discussions of reconstruction and the fight for justice, and the relation of the massacre to the region"--Provided by publisher.

Assassination of a Saint

Author: Matt Eisenbrandt
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520961890
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: History

On March 24, 1980, the assassination of El Salvador’s Archbishop Óscar Romero rocked that nation and the world. Despite the efforts of many in El Salvador and beyond, those responsible for Romero’s murder remained unpunished for their heinous crime. Assassination of a Saint is the thrilling story of an international team of lawyers, private investigators, and human-rights experts that fought to bring justice for the slain hero. Matt Eisenbrandt, a lawyer who was part of the investigative team, recounts in this gripping narrative how he and his colleagues interviewed eyewitnesses and former members of death squads while searching for evidence on those who financed them. As investigators worked toward the only court verdict ever reached for the murder of the martyred archbishop, they uncovered information with profound implications for El Salvador and the United States.

El Mozote Massacre

Author: Frederic P. Miller
Publisher: Alphascript Publishing
ISBN: 6132848762
Release Date: 2010-09-29
Genre: History

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The El Mozote Massacre took place in the village of El Mozote, in Morazán department, El Salvador, on December 11, 1981, when Salvadoran armed forces trained by the United States military killed at least 1000 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.

Our Own Backyard

Author: William M. LeoGrande
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807848573
Release Date: 2000-02-01
Genre: Political Science

A painstakingly researched, exhaustive, and lucid account traces the tug-of-war among the U.S. government's branches and agencies to produce a coherent, productive foreign policy toward Central America in the waning years of the Cold War. UP.

The Last Colonial Massacre

Author: Greg Grandin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226306902
Release Date: 2011-07-30
Genre: History

After decades of bloodshed and political terror, many lament the rise of the left in Latin America. Since the triumph of Castro, politicians and historians have accused the left there of rejecting democracy, embracing communist totalitarianism, and prompting both revolutionary violence and a right-wing backlash. Through unprecedented archival research and gripping personal testimonies, Greg Grandin powerfully challenges these views in this classic work. In doing so, he uncovers the hidden history of the Latin American Cold War: of hidebound reactionaries holding on to their power and privilege; of Mayan Marxists blending indigenous notions of justice with universal ideas of equality; and of a United States supporting new styles of state terror throughout the region. With Guatemala as his case study, Grandin argues that the Latin American Cold War was a struggle not between political liberalism and Soviet communism but two visions of democracy—one vibrant and egalitarian, the other tepid and unequal—and that the conflict’s main effect was to eliminate homegrown notions of social democracy. Updated with a new preface by the author and an interview with Naomi Klein, The Last Colonial Massacre is history of the highest order—a work that will dramatically recast our understanding of Latin American politics and the role of the United States in the Cold War and beyond. “This work admirably explains the process in which hopes of democracy were brutally repressed in Guatemala and its people experienced a civil war lasting for half a century.”—International History Review “A richly detailed, humane, and passionately subversive portrait of inspiring reformers tragically redefined by the Cold War as enemies of the state.”—Journal of American History

The Heart That Bleeds

Author: Alma Guillermoprieto
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307787965
Release Date: 2011-03-16
Genre: Political Science

An extraordinarily vivid, unflinching series of portraits of South America today, written from the inside out, by the award-winning New Yorker journalist and widely admired author of Samba. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Thinking Clearly

Author: Tom Rosenstiel
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231500913
Release Date: 2005-01-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Written by professional journalists and classroom-tested at schools of journalism, these case studies are designed to provoke conversation about the issues that shape the production and presentation of the news in the new media age of the twenty-first century. The case studies cover a range of topics -- the commercial imperatives of newsroom culture, standards of verification, the competition of public and private interests, including the question of privacy -- in a variety of settings: Watergate, the Richard Jewell case, John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign, and the Columbine shooting, among others.

Salvador

Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307787361
Release Date: 2011-01-05
Genre: Political Science

"Terror is the given of the place." The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war. The writer is Joan Didion, who delivers an anatomy of that country's particular brand of terror–its mechanisms, rationales, and intimate relation to United States foreign policy.As ash travels from battlefields to body dumps, interviews a puppet president, and considers the distinctly Salvadoran grammar of the verb "to disappear," Didion gives us a book that is germane to any country in which bloodshed has become a standard tool of politics. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Freedom s Battle

Author: Gary J. Bass
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307269294
Release Date: 2008-08-19
Genre: History

This gripping and important book brings alive over two hundred years of humanitarian interventions. Freedom’s Battle illuminates the passionate debates between conscience and imperialism ignited by the first human rights activists in the 19th century, and shows how a newly emergent free press galvanized British, American, and French citizens to action by exposing them to distant atrocities. Wildly romantic and full of bizarre enthusiasms, these activists were pioneers of a new political consciousness. And their legacy has much to teach us about today’s human rights crises. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Exposing the Real Che Guevara

Author: Humberto Fontova
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440622083
Release Date: 2007-04-19
Genre: Political Science

The perfect conservative contrast to the upcoming movie about Che. Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the mainstream media celebrate Ernesto ?Che? Guevara as a saint, a sex symbol, and a selfless martyr. But their ideas about Che ? whose face adorns countless T-shirts and posters ? are based on the lies of Fidel Castro?s murderous dictatorship. Che?s hipster fans are classic ?useful idiots,? the name Stalin gave to foolish Westerners who parroted his lies about communism. And their numbers will only increase after a new biopic is released this fall, starring Benicio Del Toro. But as Humberto Fontova reveals in this myth-shattering book, Che was actually a bloodthirsty executioner, a military bumbler, a coward, and a hypocrite. In fact, Che can be called the godfather of modern terrorism. Fontova reveals: ? How he longed to destroy New York City with nuclear missiles. ? How he persecuted gays, blacks, and religious people. ? How he loved material wealth and private luxuries, despite his image as an ascetic. Are Che fans like Angelina Jolie, Jesse Jackson, Carlos Santana, and Johnny Depp too ignorant to realize they?ve been duped? Or too anti-American to care?