Rebel Radio: The Story of El Salvador's Radio Venceremos

By José Ignacio López Vigil; Mark Fried | Go to book overview

Cast of Characters

Of the many people mentioned in this book, the principal voices heard are (in the order of their appearance, and by their noms de guerre):

Jonás Commander Jorge Meléndez, military leader of the guerrilla
front in Morazán and a member of the PRS political commission.
Taught theatre and acting before the war.
Apolonio A Salvadoran electrical engineer, he helped set up the station
in 1980 and stayed on as a Venceremos technician.
Abel A Salvadoran technician, he helped set up the station in 1980
and stayed on as a member of the station collective.
Mauricio A Salvadoran technician, he helped set up the station in 1980
and stayed on as a member of the station collective.
Santiago A Venezuelan radio broadcaster, he became the Radio
Venceremos anchor-man in 1981 and remains so today.
Luisa Commander Mercedes del Carmen Letona headed the radio
collective in its early years. She is a member of the political
commission of the Party of the Salvadoran Revolution ( PRS)
and of the political-diplomatic commission of the FMLN.
Atilio Commander Joaquín Villalobos is PRS secretary general,
leader of the Revolutionary People's Army ( ERP) and a
member of the FMLN General Command.
Evelin
  /Butterfly
A Salvadoran student activist, she became a Venceremos
broadcaster in 1981.
Marvel Originally a filmmaker from Venezuela, Hernán Vera became
a Venceremos broadcaster in 1981.
Morena A Salvadoran activist, she joined the Venceremos collective
in 1982.
Leti A peasant woman from Morazán and one of the first radio
operators among the guerrillas, she became head of the
Venceremos collective in the mid-1980s.

-viii-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Cast of Characters viii
  • Introduction 1
  • Section I the General Offensive 3
  • Footnotes 30
  • Section II Building the Rearguard 31
  • Footnotes 82
  • Section III the Great Battles 83
  • Footnotes 136
  • Section IV Back to Basics 137
  • Footnotes 188
  • Section V on to the Cities 189
  • Footnotes 235
  • Epilogue: When the Fighting Stops 237
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