miércoles, julio 25, 2007

El Salvador: Spectre of War Looms After 15 Years of Peace

Published on Thursday, July 19, 2007 by Inter Press Service

By Raúl Gutiérrez

SAN SALVADOR - Violent clashes between the police and demonstrators are sounding alarm bells for the peaceful coexistence that was achieved in El Salvador in the 1990s after 12 years of civil war, say human rights lawyers, analysts and activists.

The armed conflict that broke out in 1980 came to an end with the signing of the peace accords, but now “the rule of law and respect for human rights are crumbling,” one observer said.


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