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El Salvador: indigenous mark 1932 massacre | World War 4 Report

7.2.16

El Salvador: indigenous mark 1932 massacre | World War 4 Report: Groups like the Indigenous Unification Movement of Nahuizalco (MUINA) and the Alcald�a del Com�n (City Council of the Majority) of Izalco, which is made up of elected indigenous authorities, joined the country's Human Rights Ombudsman and local officials to organize ceremonies, cultural activities and conferences with survivors and their families. "Many sectors in the country have wanted to deny this event, which represents a serious affront to justice, memory, dignity and reparations to the victims, their families and the indigenous peoples of this country," said Human Rights Ombudsman David Morales.

Many obstacles to justice and equality for El Salvador's indigenous peoples remain, and the legacy of the 1932 massacre has painful reverberations in the present. The right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) political party, for example, continues to inaugurate every electoral campaign in Izalco, celebrating the massacre as a victory over communism.


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