Antiguo Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
Massacre at the Central American University (UCA)
Masacre de la Universidad Americana (UCA)
∙ Ignacio Ellacuria
∙ Amando Lopez
∙ Joaquin Lopez
∙ Ignacio Martin-Baro
∙ Segundo Montes
∙ Juan Ramon Moreno
16 de noviembre de 1989
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1989.
Location. 13° 40.725′ N, 89° 14.142′ W. Marker is in Antiguo Cuscatlán, San Salvador. On the Universidad Centroamericana campus, at the building that is now the "Centro Monseñor Romero.". Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Francisco Javier Ibisate Building (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Ignacio Martín-Baró (about 120 meters away); Elba and Celina Ramos Auditorium (about 120 meters away); Students Peace Plaza (about 150 meters away); Francisco Andrés Escobar Building (about 150 meters away); Florentino Idoate (about 150 meters away); Construction of the North-South Highway and the Central American University (about 150 meters away); Mural of the Martyrs of the UCA (about 180 meters away).
Also see . . . Massacre of Jesuits in El Salvador: 20 Years Later. In the early hours of November 16, 1989, one week after the fall of the Berlin Wall signaled the beginning of the end of the Cold War in Europe, six Jesuit professors, their housekeeper, and her teenage daughter were roused from sleep by US-trained Salvadoran special forces, led outside, and shot to death on the lawn of the Central American University José Simeón Cañas (UCA) in San Salvador.... In the months before their deaths, during some of the bloodiest conflict of a protracted civil war, the Jesuits and their colleagues at the UCA had advocated dialogue between the government and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), a coalition of guerrilla groups, in an effort to bring about what the Jesuit theologian Jon Sobrino, also an UCA professor, called “a more human and more Christian negotiated solution to the conflict.”... (Submitted on June 8, 2015.)
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