Etiqueta: guerrillas

ARCHBISHOP ROMERO’S STEPS

Born in 1917, Monseñor Oscar Romero is perhaps the best known Salvadoran worldwide.
After being named San Salvador Archbishop in 1977 he spoke against human rights violations, state’s repression, injustice and poverty. He became the Voice of the voiceless and was assassinated during mass in 1980. Today his legacy is deep in Salvadoran society and well known around the world.
San Salvador is full with landmarks and sites related to Romero’s life and legacy such as the Divina Providencia hospital where he lived and was shot during service. Metropolitan Cathedral where he addressed many of his speeches and his remains lies.

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HIKE GUAZAPA VOLCANO, GUERRILLA’S STRONGHOLD

Guazapa is en extinct volcano located North in San Salvador province, few kilometers West from Suchitoto.

It was during El Salvador Civil War when this place became a war zone. During the 80s this was the only guerrillas battlefront where the five branches of the Rebel Army fought together and was a common target for massive military operations from the National Army trying to siege this strategic stronghold.
Due the close distance from the Capital City, and because the rebel army held their positions during the whole war Guazapa was known as “a dart in the ribs of the enemy” by the rebels.
Some of those fighters and their families still live and work their lands on the skirts of the former battle field.

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MORAZÁN PROVINCE AND PERQUÍN, A GUERRILLA’S CAPITAL

“Where the wind whispers stories”.

The small mountain town of Perquín is home to the Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña. Here a former guerrilla fighter turned into Museum Guide will tell you the story from the perspective of the FMLN backed guerrilla army with exhibits of weapons, war trophies, important documents, photos and political propaganda posters used during the conflict. There is also a recreation of the clandestine Radio Venceremos transmission studio with some of the original equipment displayed.

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