Monday, January 16, 2012

On January 16

On this day in ...
... 1992 (20 years ago today), at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City, peace accords were signed to end civil war in El Salvador, which had lasted 12 years and claimed an estimated 75,000 lives. The multi-chaptered text, plus background documents, may be found here. It established a ceasefire that began on February 1. A PBS report on the war and U.S. involvement in it wrote of the agreement:
'Considered to be the most successful U.N.-brokered agreement in the world today, the majority of the Accords have been followed.'
This sobering report undercuts that assessment.

(Prior January 16 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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