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Perquín, Morazán, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

French and Mexican recognition

Reconocimiento Franco Mexicano.

 
 
French and Mexican recognition Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 13, 2015
1. French and Mexican recognition Marker
Inscription. En 1982 el gobierno de Francia y México reconocen al FMLN como fuerza beligerante. El gobierno de México con su presidente el señor Miguel de la Madrid, le dona oficialmente este vehículo Ford a la comandancia del FMLN, para que puedan hacer sus movimientos en México, durante el conflicto armado.

Después de la firma de los acuerdos de paz, el gobierno Mexicano traslada este vehículo a El Salvador con placa diplomática y es utilizado por el ex comandante, ya fallecido, señor Jorge Shafick Handal.
Al vencerse el period de la placa diplomática, la embajada de México en El Salvador retoma el vehículo, posteriormente por medio del señor embajador Antonio Villegas lo dona como pieza histórica al Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña el día 7 de octubre de 1999.

Este vehículo es blindado y su peso es de 2 toneladas.

English translation:
French and Mexican recognition
In 1982 the government of France and Mexico recognized the FMLN as a belligerent force. The government of Mexico’s President Miguel de la Madrid, officially donated this Ford to the commanders of the FMLN, so they can move within Mexico, during the armed conflict.

After the signing of the Peace Accords, the Mexican government moved this car to El Salvador with diplomatic license plates and it is used by the former
French and Mexican recognition Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 13, 2015
2. French and Mexican recognition Marker
The Ford and Peugot armored cars given to the FMLN by Mexico and France.
commander, now deceased, Jorge Shafick Handal.

Upon expiration of the period of the diplomatic license, the Embassy of Mexico in El Salvador took the vehicle back, but then through the Mexican Ambassador Antonio Villegas it was donated as a historical piece to the Museum of the Salvadoran Revolution on 7 October 1999.
This vehicle is armored and weighs 2 tons.


 
Location. 13° 57.488′ N, 88° 9.794′ W. Marker is in Perquín, Morazán. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Museum of the Salvadoran Revolution (Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña).
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peugeot armored car (a few steps from this marker); 75 mm cannon (a few steps from this marker); 120 mm mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); Direct strike against the Counter-Insurgency Plan (within shouting distance of this marker); El Mozote (approx. 8.4 kilometers away); El Mozote Children's Memorial (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); First Century of Ciudad Barrios (approx. 24.4 kilometers away in San Miguel); Oscar Romero Park (approx. 24.4 kilometers away in San Miguel). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perquín.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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