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LA Times on the Anniversary of El Salvador Jesuit Killings

November 17, 2009

A Los Angeles Times article published today features Archive Analyst Kate Doyle discussing the upcoming trial of Salvadoran officials accused in the 1987 assassination of six Jesuit priests in San Salvador.  According to the article,

“Next week, attorneys and witnesses on behalf of the Jesuits’ families will present evidence based on hundreds of pages of declassified U.S. documents from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The documents, including cables from U.S. Embassy, military and CIA officials in El Salvador to Washington, describe the Salvadoran army’s ‘role in planning, ordering and committing the crime and covering it up afterward,’ said Kate Doyle, a researcher with the National Security Archive, a Washington-based organization that has been key in bringing much of the information to light.”

Read more from Kate’s blog post on the anniversary of the murders.

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