Dec. 15, 2022

El Mozote Massacre

El Mozote Massacre

On December 11, 1981, the US trained Atlácatl battalion descended on the village of el Mozote (and surrounding villages) and enacted one of the worst human rights violations in Latin America. They murdered women, children and village. After their attack was over, it is estimated that at least 1000 civilians were killed. Survivors of the attack are still trying to seek justice.

In this episode, Cristina tells Carmen about the Salvadoran civil war and the massacre of El Mozote. This episode discusses a massacre during the Salvadoran civil war, murder of children and rape are discussed, listen with care (or feel free to skip this episode if these are topics are triggering).

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Danner, M. (2005). The massacre at El Mozote: A parable of the Cold War. Granta Books.



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