Arambala, Morazán, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
El Mozote Children's Memorial
Jardín de Reﬂexión Los Inocentes
El Mozote Nunca Mas
In this place in 1992 were recovered the remains of 146 people, 140 of them under 12 years old. All of them now are buried in the monument.
El Mozote Never Again
Location. 13° 53.906′ N, 88° 6.884′ W. Marker is in Arambala, Morazán. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Mozote (within shouting distance of this marker); Peugeot armored car (approx. 8.4 kilometers away); French and Mexican recognition (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); 75 mm cannon (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); 120 mm mortar (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); Direct strike against the Counter-Insurgency Plan (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); Oscar Romero Park (approx. 22.4 kilometers away in San Miguel); First Century of Ciudad Barrios (approx. 22.5 kilometers away in San Miguel).
Also see . . . The Truth of El Mozote. Mark Danner provides his 1993 in-depth New Yorker article on the massacre: ...By early 1992, when a peace agreement between the government and the guerrillas was finally signed, Americans had spent more than four billion dollars funding a civil war that had lasted twelve years and left seventy-five thousand Salvadorans dead. By then, of course, the bitter fight over El Mozote had largely been forgotten; Washington had turned its gaze to other places and other things. For most Americans, El Salvador had long since slipped back into obscurity. But El Mozote may well have been the largest massacre in modern Latin-American history. That in the United States it came to be known, that it was exposed to the light and then allowed to fall back into the dark, makes the story of El Mozote — how it came to happen and how it came to be denied — a central parable of the Cold War.... (Submitted on May 12, 2015.)
Categories. • War, Cold •
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