Category Archives: International Meddling

Orlando Montano convicted

(EN ESPAÑOL AQUÍ) The National Court in Spain has sentenced former Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano to 134 years in prison for ordering the murder of six Jesuits in El Salvador. It has been 31 years since the massacre took place on November 16, 1989, when several troops of the Army of El Salvador machine-gunned six […]

La Jornada: The CIA and the FBI knew of the plans to kill Ellacuria

(EN ESPAÑOL AQUI)   Madrid. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the State Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) knew about the plans of the Salvadoran army’s high command to assassinate the Jesuits of the Central American University (UCA), especially Ignacio Ellacuría, who had been placed on the list of men to be eliminated, […]

Mozote trial slowly continues

ARPAS is one of the few outlets still reporting about the on-going trial against militars involved in the massacre of El Mozote. They report: Private prosecutors state that a specialist proposed by the defense of the military to inspect files “has links with the accused”. In the Examining Court of San Francisco Gotera (Department of […]

More U.S. funds proposed to “decrease irregular immigration”

(ORIGINAL EN ESPAÑOL AQUÍ)   The U.S. Government notified Congress that it plans to include El Salvador in an additional aid package for $252 million, which also includes Guatemala and Honduras, with funds that will help boost their economies amid the pandemic of COVID-19. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced today in a press release […]

No report about the IMF loan to El Salvador

El Faro has reported how the Salvadoran government never really listened to the Emergency Fund Committee before taking any economic action, which led to the civilian members’ resignation. Besides not knowing how 100,000 beneficiaries of the $300 donations were selected, another worrisome detail is the fact that the group did not participate in asking (and […]

U.S State Department’s assessment of El Salvador

El Diario de Hoy had access to a U.S. State Department report that certifies that El Salvador is subject to receive cooperation from the United States for meeting certain criteria. However, it makes harsh accusations to the Nayib Bukele government for weakening democracy, the rule of law and institutionality. “The administration of the President of […]

Quién es la Fundación Heritage / Who is the Heritage Foundation

(IN ENGLISH BELOW)   En noviembre de 2019, el periodico “The Guardian” publicó un artículo titulado “Cómo los tanques de pensamiento de la derecha radical cambiaron al partido conservador“. Este artículo habla del rol que estos tanques de pensamiento (como FUSADES) tuvo en la separación del Reino Unido y la Unión Europea, lo que ahora […]

Sister Cities in solidarity with Bolivia / Ciudades Hermanas en solidaridad con Bolivia

Sister Cities is one of the organizations that have signed this letter in solidarity with the people of Bolivia and, especially to denounce the words of the U.S. government. Please read it here: International Organization Denounce Coup d’Etat & Increase in Violence Against the People of Bolivia   Ciudades Hermanas es una de las organizaciones […]

MPR12 condemns Bukele’s dismissal of Venezuela’s ambassador

After Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele kicked out Nicolas Maduro’s diplomatic corps, giving them two days to leave the country, the MPR12 (of which CRIPDES is part of) held a press conference and release a statement: On their facebook page. Ronald Johnson’s support to Bukele’s decision is very telling.

La delegación de Ciudades Hermanas se pronuncia ante el fenómeno de la migración centroamericana hacia los Estados Unidos

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO) Our latest delegation spoke to the press about the current situation salvadoran migrants are facing in the United States: Through our meetings with community organizers and a visit with a rural farming community, we have seen the role that U.S. policies have played in the political, economic and social landscape of El […]