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 destabilize the democratic process prior to the municipal and legislative elections of 1997.
30 Nahuat Indigenous Families Thrown Off Their Land
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 ground.
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.