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Photo of a woman giving testimony and a lawyer at the International Tribunal in Santa Marta, El Salvador.

Maria Guadalupe Alfaro gives testimony to lawyer Karla Salas. Santa Marta residents suffered brutality from the Salvadoran military’s “scorched earth” tactics. Under the guise of counterinsurgency warfare, the military and its paramilitary supporters slaughtered thousands of civilians, also destroying their homes, crops, and livestock. ////

María Guadalupe Alfaro comparte su testimonio con la abogada Karla Salas. Los pobladores de Santa Marta sufrieron de una represión brutal como resultado de las tácticas de “tierra arrasada” implementadas por el ejército salvadoreño. Utilizando la justificación de la lucha contrainsurgente, el ejército y otras fuerzas paramilitares asesinaron a miles de civiles, destruyendo sus viviendas, cultivos, y ganado.

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