By Carlos Henriquez Consalvi, Charles Leo, V Nagle, A.L. (Bill) Prince, Erik Ching
During the Eighties battle in El Salvador, Radio Venceremos was once the most information outlet for the Frente Farabundo Martí para l. a. Liberación Nacional (FMLN), the guerrilla association that challenged the govt.. the published supplied an important hyperlink among warring parties within the mountains and the skin international, in addition to an alternative choice to mainstream media reporting. during this first-person account, ''Santiago,'' the legend in the back of Radio Venceremos, tells the tale of the early years of that clash, a uprising of terrible peasants opposed to the Salvadoran govt and its benefactor, the U.S..
Originally released as La Terquedad del Izote, this memoir additionally addresses the wider tale of a national uprising and its foreign context, fairly the intensifying chilly struggle and heavy U.S. involvement in it below President Reagan. by means of the war's lead to 1992, greater than 75,000 have been lifeless and 350,000 wounded--in a rustic the dimensions of Massachusetts. even though outnumbered and outfinanced, the rebels fought the Salvadoran military to a draw and taken sufficient bargaining energy to the negotiating desk to accomplish a few of their key goals, together with democratic reforms and an overhaul of the protection forces.
Broadcasting the Civil conflict in El Salvador is a riveting account from the rebels' viewpoint that lends immediacy to the Salvadoran clash. it's going to attract all who're attracted to old reminiscence and human rights, U.S. coverage towards primary the US, and the position the media can play in wartime.
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The idea behind the strategy was to diffuse the striking power of the guerrillas throughout the population and to have a reserve of trained recruits available if needed. However, some families interpreted the mandatory training as a form of conscription, and many fled the region to avoid it. 24 After reaching the nadir caused by its new strategy, the ERP recovered quickly. The smaller combat units were still potent, especially whenever the army entered northern Morazán. And as always, the army remained constantly concerned about guerrillas attacking locations outside their stronghold.
He says he chose journalism as a field of study because it allowed him to investigate pressing issues and to be part of the unfolding political drama. It was while he was studying in Venezuela that a major earthquake struck Nicaragua in 1972. He and a group of politically conscious students decided to go there in December of that year to help out. While there, he became enamored of a young Nicaraguan woman who was politically active and linked to the clandestine Sandinista front. Santiago wanted to stay in Nicaragua amidst that devastating yet exciting time in the country’s history, but he had to return to Venezuela to continue his studies.
For one example, see Jack Hammond, Fighting to Learn: Popular Education and Guerrilla War in El Salvador (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1998). 26. : Curbstone Press, 1994), pp. 4–11, first published in Spanish as Las mil y una historias de Radio Venceremos (San Salvador: UCA Editores, 1993), pp. 13–34. 27. The information for this biographical section on Santiago is derived from a series of interviews with him, April 4, April 8, and October 24, 2008, all in San Salvador. 28. html. 29.
Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador: A Memoir of Guerrilla Radio by Carlos Henriquez Consalvi, Charles Leo, V Nagle, A.L. (Bill) Prince, Erik Ching