The four nuns were killed by national guardsmen who later testified they were acting on orders from superior officers A former general convicted of human right abuses during El Salvador’s civil war has been deported from the US – despite his claim that the country’s military tactics were backed by Washington.
SALVADORAN GENERAL WHO COMMITTED TORTURE DEPORTED FROM FLORIDA
by Trevor Bach
, NewTimes Miami
April 9th, 2015
Demonstrators greet former Salvadoran general Carlos Vides, deported yesterday for former war crimes. He was finally sent back. Yesterday Carlos Vides, the former Salvadoran general, war crimes perpetrator, and central Florida resident was deported to El Salvador after being held for weeks at an immigration detention center in Louisiana. For Vides’ thousands of Salvadoran victims, and for the lawyers and activists in the United States who worked for decades on their behalf, his deportation marked a watershed victory for justice.
Salvadoran General Deemed Deportable In the Absence of Criminal Charges
by Beth Van Schaack
, Just Security
March 17th, 2015
The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) ruled last week that General Carlos Eugenio Vides-Casanova could be removed to El Salvador on account of his participation in human rights abuses in the 1980s when he was head of the National Guard (1979–1983) and then Minister of Defense (1983–1989). (The judgment is here.)
U.S. court once again rules to deport former Salvadoran defense minister’
by Fox news Latino
, Fox News Latino
March 13th, 2015
Former defense minister of El Salvador, Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, leaves federal court in Palm Beach, Fla. An immigration appeals court earlier this week ruled that a former defense minister of El Salvador can be deported back to the Central American country due to his participation in or concealment of torture and murder by his troops during the bloody civil war in the 1980s.
EEUU deportará a exministro de defensa de El Salvador
by Maria Pena
, La Opinion
March 11th, 2015
Washington.- El exministro de Defensa salvadoreño, Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova,implicado en masacres, torturas y ejecuciones extrajudiciales durante el conflicto civil en El Salvador, afrontará la deportación después de que este miércoles una junta de apelaciones de Inmigración recomendara su expulsión de EEUU.
Ex Embajador de EEUU Testifica Contra Ex General Salvadoreño
by Alfonso Chardy
, el Nuevo Herald
December 11th, 2012
El ex embajador de Estados Unidos en El Salvador declaró el martes en la corte de inmigración de Miami que varias veces le solicitó al entonces ministro salvadoreño de Defensa, José Guillermo García, que despidiera o castigara a los militares que cometían atrocidades pero que éste nunca mostró interés en hacer nada.
Torture Verdict Is Reversed
The Miami Herald
March 2nd, 2005
A federal appeals court has reversed a $54.6 million verdict against two retired Salvadoran generals — one of them a Broward County resident — accused of turning a blind eye to the torture of citizens during their country’s bloody civil war two decades ago.
The Journey of Dr. Romagoza
National Public Radio
November 27th, 2004
Dr. Juan Ramogoza, who provided medical care to El Salvador’s poor, was imprisoned and tortured in 1980. He later fled to the United States. Two years ago he sued two Salvadoran generals for his suffering, and won. Now his homeland is honoring him as a “Distinguished Salvadoran Humanist.” Ramogoza speaks with NPR’s Scott Simon.
Salvadorian Refugee shares story
March 5th, 2004
Students gathered in Bechtel International Center last night to commemorate women’s struggles in the name of International Women’s Day, which is March 8. The event featured three keynote speakers who spoke about their shared pursuit of justice for torture and human rights abuses against Salvadorean civilians.
A Tortured Path to Justice
September 4th, 2003
We take a look at the case of a torture-victim from El Salvador who confronted two former Salvadoran generals living in the U.S. He won a watershed victory last summer when a jury ruled that the two generals held “command responsibility” over abuses by the military.
Torture Victims Win Lawsuit Against Salvadoran Generals
July 24th, 2002
A federal jury in a civil lawsuit ruled yesterday that two retired Salvadoran generals now living in South Florida were responsible for acts of torture committed 20 years ago by troops under their command.
Torture Victims in El Salvador Are Awarded $54 Million
New York Times
July 24th, 2002
A federal jury ordered two retired Salvadoran generals today to pay $54.6 million in damages to three civilians who were tortured by security forces during El Salvador’s civil war more than 20 years ago.
El Salvador Generals Guilty of Torture
July 23rd, 2002
Two former generals have been found guilty by a US court of ignoring acts of brutality and torture in El Salvador 20 years ago.
Pilsen Mom Testifies in Salvadoran Torture Case
July 11th, 2002
A Chicago woman took the stand in federal court Wednesday and faced the two retired Salvadoran generals she holds responsible for her torture in El Salvador more than two decades ago.
Ex-Envoy Faults Salvadoran Army Over Torture
New York Times
June 26th, 2002
Testifying in a civil suit brought by three Salvadorans who accuse their country’s military of torturing them two decades ago, a former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador said Tuesday that the failure of military leaders to rein in murderous troops had been the biggest obstacle to democracy.