The truth commission condemned the el mozote massacre as a serious violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in all, the truth commission received 22,000 complaints of human rights abuses during the war.
Craig whitney, then the deputy foreign editor, and the deskmen managed to rush bonner's slightly shorter article, headlined massacre of hundreds reported in salvador village, into the paper's late edition six weeks after the massacre, el mozote had made it onto the front pages of america's two most important newspapers.
The massacre at el mozote is a deeply-researched book about the massacre at el mosote village in el salvadore danner is a brilliant journalist, one who can write clearly about facts and who also has literary gifts in creating a sense of time, place and scen that are objective. El salvador remembering el mozote, the worst massacre in modern latin american history remembering el mozote, the worst massacre in modern latin american history for decades, justice was denied and survivors were afraid to talk.
In december 1981 soldiers of the salvadoran army's select, american-trained atlacatl battalion entered the village of el mozote, where they murdered hundreds of men, women, and children, often by decapitation.
In the massacre at el mozote, author mark danner recounts one of the most devastating and horrific episodes of the salvadoran civil war during the conflict, more than 900 civilians in and around the small hamlet were killed.
Although the massacre at el mozote occurred about thirty years ago, and the book itself is nearly twenty years old, i still highly recommend this book for readers today who are interested in the way that us foreign policy has responded to human rights violations during times of war.
Information and the latest news on the 1981 el mozote massacre, where over 1,000 civilians were systematically murdered by the atlacatl battalion of the salvadoran military. El mozote when crimes are allowed to go unpunished, everyone is at risk and human rights are in crisis a fair trial in the emblematic 1981 el mozote massacre case can help restore credibility in the justice system of a country where hundreds of thousands of people flee violence every year, often across international borders.
The el mozote massacre took place in and around the village of el mozote, in morazán department, el salvador, on december 11, 1981, when the salvadoran army killed more than 800 civilians during the salvadoran civil war.