The history of Native El Salvador
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- Land: Conflict in the countryside
- From Proceso, 1 November, 1995.
Several hundred campesinos conducted a peaceful takeover of
about 13 large properties in the departments of Ahuachapan and
Sonsonate. For some, the action was evidence of the perennial
problem of land in El Salvador. For others, it was merely the
manifestation of political interests whose goal is to
democratic process prior to the
municipal and legislative elections of 1997.
- 30 Nahuat Indigenous Families Thrown Off Their
- From the South and Meso American Indian Rights Center, 13
February 1997. 30 Nahuat families from the Hacienda Santa
Julia, all members of the Salvadoran National Indigenous
Organization (ANIS), were violently thrown off their land.
The captives were taken to a place unknown in trucks without
license plates, and while this was happening, other agents
destroyed all of the residences and burned the houses to the
- Indigenous leaders released from jail!
Hunger strike lifted!
- From the Honduras Imdigenous Support Committee, 22 November
1997. The judicial ruling clearly stated that taking down
the statue of Christopher Columbus WAS NOT a crime against
the cultural patrimony of the nation. However, Zuniga and
Martinez were found guilty of destruction of public
property. Special communication to the Indigenous and
Black commuties of Honduras.
- Indigenous Leaders Arrested in El Salvador
- Weekly NMews Update on the Americas,
20 September 1998. Agents of El Salvador's National
Civilian Police (PNC) arrested Adrian Esquino Lisco, chief
and spiritual leader of the Salvadoran National Indigenous
Association (ANIS), and Elba Perez, an ANIS director, for
an illegal appropriation of the offices of ANIS. The government
claims ownership of the offices, although there is a deed
proving that ANIS owns the offices.