The prospect of an imminent trial for former Salvadoran Col. Inocente Orlando Montano has dimmed considerably in the last two months.
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Col. Inocente Orlando Montano's extradition has set off a chain reaction in El Salvador, as authorities pursue suspects wanted for the killing of six Jesuit priests.
Bix, as he was called by nearly all who knew him, "has fearlessly proclaimed a message of peace and worked tirelessly for the poor."
Even though the crowd was smaller than in the past, the spirit remained powerful for the 2,000 people who came to the gathering.
We say: It is fascinating in this era of episcopal fixation on religious liberty to hear little objection to ongoing wars, drone campaigns and increasing militarism of U.S. culture.
The story of how the government has tried to silence the school's critics is also the story of how SOA-trained officers have silenced its victims forever.
The new proposal would return the protest to its traditional site, but would still close half the street instead of the entire roadway.
The Columbus, Ga., police department told SOA Watch that the city will not close the street to traffic and that only 200 people would be allowed to attend the gathering.
Commentary: The right to protest is not the right to violently oust a democratic government, a distinction that policymakers in Washington don't always seem to grasp.
El Salvador's next president is not likely to end the country's controversial amnesty law that has shielded war criminals from prosecution in the killings of thousands of Salvadorans.