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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 CAST OF CHARACTERS Covert Activities & Regime Change: U.S. Foreign Policy and the CIA in Latin America Loss of territories - productive land,industries and raw resources 3. 2. To this date, the United States public including historians and others are still working to achieve the release of classified CIA documentswhich may give us a clearer vision in our involvement in the terror that ensued in El Salvador only a few decades ago 1989 post pre CIAintervention Six Jesuit priests,their housekeeper,and her daughter were murdered by civiliansoldiers. School of the Americas: President Carter President Reagan 1. Archbishop Oscar Romero An institution financed by the CIA in an effort to prevent thespread of communism ECONOMIC & SOCIAL "DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES" These manuals advocated torture,extortion, blackmail,and the targeting ofcivilian populations. More than 1,000 of these manuals were distributed all over El Salvador While many officials claimedto be unaware of what the United States' money was infact going towards, it is more than likely that the government had more knowledge than they led on, and were willing to all that it took to spread a group of young military officers, repulsed by the massacre of the poor, overthrows the right-wing government. The U.S. compels the inexperienced officers to include many of the old guard in key positions in their new government. Things return to "normal" the military government is repressing and killing poor civilian protesters. Many of the young military and civilian reformers, finding themselves powerless, resign in disgust. 1979 1980 CIA Intervention in El Salvador: thousands were killed and repressed and the people wish to fight back CIVIL WAR ERUPTSin post-CIA world inaction onthe part of the U.S. leads to incredible frustration late 1970's to late 1980's Archbishop, Oscar Romero, pleads with President Carter to stop aiding the military government slaughtering his people. Carter refuses, and soon right-wing leader Roberto DAubuisson has Romero killed during Mass. The countrydissolves into civil war, with the peasants in the hills fighting against the military government. The CIA and U.S. Armed Forces supply the government withoverwhelming military and intelligence superiority. CIA-trained deathsquads roam the countryside, where they massacre between 700 and 1000 men, women and children. By 1992, some 63,000 Salvadorans will be killed. KEY EVENTS:
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