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

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

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1
Commander Jorge Meléndez, head of the Francisco Sánchez Eastern Front and member of the political commission of the Party of the Salvadoran Revolution ( PRS).
2
Oscar Amulfo Romero was archbishop of San Salvador from 1977 until his assassination in 1980.
3
Commander Ana Sonia Medina, member of the PRS political commission.
4
YSAX, known as AX.
5
Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chávez, auxiliary bishop of San Salvador, and currently chief of the Department of Social Communications of the Latin American Episcopal Conference ( DECOS-CELAM).
6
Lempa River Hydroelectric Commission.
7
Marianella Garcia-Villas, president of the Human Rights Commission of El Salvador, murdered by the death squads on 14 March 1983.
8
On 18 February, 1980, the White Warrior's Union (UGB) of then Captain Roberto D'Aubuisson dynamited Monsignor Romero's radio station. On 23 March, YSAX was on the air again, thanks to spontaneous donations. That was the Sunday that the Monsignor called on soldiers to disobey orders. The following day, 24 March, the military high command announced that the archbishop had placed himself outside the law. That afternoon, while he celebrated mass in the chapel of a cancer ward, where he had a room, Oscar Amulfo Romero was assassinated with a bullet in the heart.
9
Douglas Bravo was leader of the Party of the Venezuelan Revolution ( PRV) which waged a guerrilla struggle in the 1960s.
10
Ana Guadalupe Martinez, a.k.a. Commander Maria, a member of the political commission of the PRS and the political-diplomatic commission of the FMLN.
11
In The Clandestine Jails, Commander Ana Guadalupe Martinez narrates the tortures and humiliations she suffered as a prisoner of the National Guard in San Salvador in 1976.
12
Commander Claudio Rabindranath Armijo, member of the political commission of the PRS and of the general staff of the Modesto Ramírez Central Front.
13
Lilian Mercedes Letona, who was later freed and then died on a special mission in September 1983.
14
Sonia Aguifiada, member of the PRS central committee.
15
a thousand chains must be broken'.
16
Popular Liberation Forces, one of the five organisations that make up the Farabundo Martí Liberation Front (FMLN).
17
People's Revolutionary Army, another of the five FMLN member organisations and principal sponsor of Radio Venceremos.
18
Democratic Revolutionary Front, a coalition of centre-left organisations. On November 27,1980, the members of the FDR's executive committee were kidnapped from the legal aid office of the archbishopric of San Salvador by members of the National Police and the army. They were: Enrique Alvarez Córdoba, president of the FDR; Juan Chacón of the BPR; Enrique Barrera of the MNR, Manuel Franco of the LTDN; Humberto Mendoza of the MPL; and Doroteo Hernández of the MERS. In the early morning of the next day, near Ilopango, their bodies were found strangled with barbed wire, having been tortured and shot many times with military calibre bullets.
19
The Voice of America, the US government radio station.

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