A useful reminder: Death Squads in El Salvador

by Allan Nairn (The Progressive, May, 1984)

Early in the 1960’s, during the Kennedy Administration, agents of the US government in El Salvador set up two official security organizations that killed thousands of peasants and suspected leftists over the next fifteen years. These organizations, guided by American operatives, developed into the paramilitary apparatus that came to be known as the Salvadoran Death Squads.


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