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  1. El Salvador’s Oscar Romero By Mary Ohland

  2. Introduction • Statistics • History of El Salvador • Politics - 1932 • Oscar Romero’s Role • Torture • Sister Charlotte’s Interview

  3. Map of El Salvador http://www.tbwt.com/profiles/elsalva.htm

  4. Since 1932 under military dictatorship Farabundo Marti took power in a revolution 14 Salvadoran families formed an oligarchy FMLM (Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front) Peoples army - Marxist Roman Catholic Church with a strong movement by the poor to overcome injustice and oppression No measures have ever been taken to threaten the elite dominated system by the government in power – For example: agrarian reform El Salvador Politics

  5. Archbishop Oscar Romero http://www.sal.gbm.net/romero/

  6. Romero and His People http:www.frif.com/cat97/p-s/remember.html

  7. Romero • 1917 – Born in San Miguel. • 1977 – Became Archbishop. • 1977 – Friend, Rutilio Grande was murdered. • 1980 – Died. http://fprespa.org/romero.html

  8. Torture • Electric shock • Hooding (the capucha) • Hanging by feet, hands, or thumbs • Rape • Beatings • Denial of food or sleep • Drugging • Being forced to remain in one’s own excrement for hours • Fake executions http://www.thedagger.com/archive/elsal/elsal2a.html

  9. Sister Charlotte’s Way of Life • Madres Carlotta • Franciscan Nun • Went to El Salvador in 1962 – age 26 • Worked there for 19 years • Worked with the poor in the coffee finkas http://dghonline.org/bmpl/bambhouse.jpg

  10. Sister Charlotte’s Interview • Military death squads • On her way out of the country – she was stopped by the military – her bible was in her suitcase – if they found it, she was dead – they asked her to open her suitcase…. http://www.thedagger.com/archive/elsal/elsal2a.html

  11. Cortadores de cana http://www.sv/svalbum.html

  12. San Salvadore Marketplace http://www.geocities.com/vsuvius/pagenaae.html

  13. El Volcan de San Vicente http://www.sv/svalbum.html

  14. San Salvador desde el aire http://www.sv/svalbum.html

  15. Sister Charlotte