Tag Archives: Las Aradas

Statement from the Sumpul Association – 40th anniversary

The Sumpul Association released a statement a couple of days ago regarding the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Sumpul River massacre. You can read it in full here (in Spanish)   40 years of impunity have passed and justice has been denied to victims and survivors of the Sumpul River Massacre. We aspire to a […]

Conmemorando Las Aradas / Sumpul River massacre – Commemoration in 2020

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   Every year, our friends in Chalatenango commemorate the Sumpul River massacre, also known as “Las Aradas” (the name of the village where these people were living). This year, due to the pandemic, they invite us to commemorate its 40th anniversary virtually. They invite us to read testimonies, watch videos and learn […]

Testimonies – Sumpul River massacre / Testimonios de la masacre del Sumpul

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   Yesterday the association Martirs of Sumpul presented a book in which they have gathered testimonies of survivors of the massacre that took place on may 13th and 14th of 1980. Ana Deysi Garcia, member of the team that created the book, shared with Efe, that “this kind of work is needed […]

The long way to restorative justice in El Salvador

Fabian Salvioli, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees recently visited El Salvador and asked to remove the name of Col. Jose Domingo Monterrosa from the Infantry Brigade in the department of San Miguel. According to the UN Truth Commision, Monterrosa was the commander of the Atlacatl Batallion that […]

Sistering Assembly at CCR /Asamblea de hermanamientos en CCR

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   Last saturday I had the opportunity to participate in the sistering assembly held by CCR. Ana facilitated a participative workshop in which all participants reflected on grassroots organization and the role each participant has to play.     During the last hour, I could meet with the beneficiaries of the CCR’s […]

On the 32 Anniversary of Massacre, Las Aradas Named Cultural Patrimony Site

May 16th , 2012 On May 14th, hundreds of family members and community members from the department of Chalatenango and elsewhere around the country gathered in Las Aradas, near the shores of the Sumpul River to commemorate the massacre of over 600 civilians by the armed forces of El Salvador and Honduras on May 14th, […]