Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador: A Memoir of by Carlos Henriquez Consalvi, Charles Leo, V Nagle, A.L.

By Carlos Henriquez Consalvi, Charles Leo, V Nagle, A.L. (Bill) Prince, Erik Ching

During the Eighties struggle in El Salvador, Radio Venceremos used to be the most information outlet for the Frente Farabundo Martí para l. a. Liberación Nacional (FMLN), the guerrilla association that challenged the govt.. the published supplied a necessary hyperlink among fighters within the mountains and the surface international, in addition to an alternative choice to mainstream media reporting. during this first-person account, ''Santiago,'' the legend at the back of Radio Venceremos, tells the tale of the early years of that clash, a uprising of terrible peasants opposed to the Salvadoran executive and its benefactor, the us.

Originally released as La Terquedad del Izote, this memoir additionally addresses the wider tale of a national uprising and its foreign context, rather the intensifying chilly warfare and heavy U.S. involvement in it less than President Reagan. through the war's lead to 1992, greater than 75,000 have been lifeless and 350,000 wounded--in a rustic the dimensions of Massachusetts. even though outnumbered and outfinanced, the rebels fought the Salvadoran military to a draw and taken adequate bargaining strength to the negotiating desk to accomplish a few of their key targets, together with democratic reforms and an overhaul of the protection forces.

Broadcasting the Civil battle in El Salvador is a riveting account from the rebels' viewpoint that lends immediacy to the Salvadoran clash. it may attract all who're attracted to historical reminiscence and human rights, U.S. coverage towards relevant the United States, and the position the media can play in wartime.

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By Carlos Henriquez Consalvi, Charles Leo, V Nagle, A.L. (Bill) Prince, Erik Ching

During the Eighties struggle in El Salvador, Radio Venceremos used to be the most information outlet for the Frente Farabundo Martí para l. a. Liberación Nacional (FMLN), the guerrilla association that challenged the govt.. the published supplied a necessary hyperlink among fighters within the mountains and the surface international, in addition to an alternative choice to mainstream media reporting. during this first-person account, ''Santiago,'' the legend at the back of Radio Venceremos, tells the tale of the early years of that clash, a uprising of terrible peasants opposed to the Salvadoran executive and its benefactor, the us.

Originally released as La Terquedad del Izote, this memoir additionally addresses the wider tale of a national uprising and its foreign context, rather the intensifying chilly warfare and heavy U.S. involvement in it less than President Reagan. through the war's lead to 1992, greater than 75,000 have been lifeless and 350,000 wounded--in a rustic the dimensions of Massachusetts. even though outnumbered and outfinanced, the rebels fought the Salvadoran military to a draw and taken adequate bargaining strength to the negotiating desk to accomplish a few of their key targets, together with democratic reforms and an overhaul of the protection forces.

Broadcasting the Civil battle in El Salvador is a riveting account from the rebels' viewpoint that lends immediacy to the Salvadoran clash. it may attract all who're attracted to historical reminiscence and human rights, U.S. coverage towards relevant the United States, and the position the media can play in wartime.

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During one of the many instances in which the radio team had to flee, Santiago left his journal behind. He buried it in a shallow hole as he was leaving, but soldiers found it and burned it. A guerrilla who later arrived on the scene brought the charred remains to Santiago. The loss of his journal caused Santiago to go into a depression, but as was usually the case among the guerrillas in Morazán, the community responded to alleviate individual pain. The radio team told Santiago that they would work with him to xl broa d c astin g t h e c i vi l wa r i n e l s a lva d or reconstruct his journal, and so they collectively sat down for extended sessions of recollection.

And as always, the army remained constantly concerned about guerrillas attacking locations outside their stronghold. A stalemate emerged between the army and the guerrillas that resulted in extended periods of relative calm in northern Morazán. During those lulls the guerrillas focused on community development and provided services to people throughout the region. 25 The guerrillas’ new strategy and its stalemate with the army remained more or less in place until the FMLN launched its second Final Offensive in November 1989.

Domingo Monterrosa and Gen. Adolfo Blandón. A member of the Radio Venceremos team standing in a field of izotes, the Salvadoran national flower.

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