On the Pacific coast of Central America surrounded by Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua
From the air near landing in San Salvador, the Capitol
A public market in San Salvador
Family run restaurant, the girl at the right is the daughter serving as waitress
In the restaurant: Phyllis (left), then Rebekah, then Catherine Condon, then our taxi driver whom we treated to lunch. He was a good guide and told us how happy he was that the war was over in his country.
Behind me are a public building and the ever-present small businesses found everywhere in the third world
Parked in front of the Supreme Court
This is the Cathedral in the capital city of San Salvador where the tomb of Oscar Romero is found in the basement. Upon arriving in San Salvador, my wife and I immediately made a pilgrimage here.
Inside the Church
Tribute to Oscar Romero
The tomb of Archbishop Oscar Romero. In the early 1980s he spoke out against the U.S. supported military repression in El Salvador. The result was that El Salvadorian military graduates trained in "counter insurgency warfare" at the U.S. School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia, planned his assassination and murdered him while he was giving mass.
All who defend the poor against exploitation, domination, and repression are considered targets for murder under U.S. counter-insurgency warfare doctrine, although the official U.S. Army line is that they are teaching "human rights" at the school.