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CHRONOLOGICAL PRIMARY SOURCE ARCHIVE

 

 All of the following primary source documents are arranged by year, from pre-war to post-peace accords.  There are a variety of primary source documents and more will be added over the years. These sources; government cables,  CIA  security briefs, Congressional testimony, and newspaper articles, offer interested readers more insight into United States policy and the Salvadoran Civil War.

1979

 

Devine, Frank. U.S. Department of State. American Embassy “El Salvador. El Salvador in the Post-Somoza Period.” [Telegram, July 1979 Urgent]. The National Security Archives. Available from http://nsarchive.chadwyck.com/marketing/index.jsp.

 

U.S. Department of State. “U.S. Policy Toward El Salvador” [Policy Paper, October 12, 1979. Secret]. The National Security Archives. Available from http://nsarchive.chadwyck.com/marketing/index.jsp.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Next Step in El Salyedor [Salvador].”  [Cable, December 20, 1979 Secret] The National Security Archives. Available from http://nsarchive.chadwyck.com/marketing/index.jsps.

 

1980

 

U.S.  Department of State. “Policy to El Salvador and Central America.”  [Policy Paper, January 28, 1980. Secret]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Serious Problem of Human Rights Violations by Security Forces.”  [Cable, February 17, 1980. Secret]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Text of Archbishop’s Letter to President Carter.” [Cable, February 19, 1980. Unclassified]. The National Security Archives.

 

Vance, Cryus. US. Department of State. “Reply to Oscar Romero’s Letter to Jimmy Carter.” [Cable, March 1, 1980]. The National Security Archives.

 

Crossette, Barbara. “New Aid for Salvador: Is it Wise and Will it Work?” New York Times (1923-Current File), Mar 02, 1982. http://ezproxy.csusm.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/121956113?accountid=10363.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador.  “Archbishop’s Homily.”  [Cable, March 23, 1980. Confidential]. The National Security Archives.

 

Special to The New York Times. “Salvador Archbishop Assassinated by Sniper while Officiating at Mass.” New York Times, Mar 25, 1980, http://ezproxy.csusm.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/121220734?accountid=10363.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy El Salvador. “Archbishop Romero Assassinated.” [Cable, March 25, 1980. Confidential]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Helicopters for El Salvador.”  [Cable, August 9, 1980. Secret]. The National Security Archives.

 

1981

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador Embassy. “Security Assistance to El Salvador.” [Memorandum, January 8, 1981]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador Embassy. “Security Force Officer Comments on Sheraton Murders, Other Rightist Violence.” [Cable, April 23, 1981. Secret]. The National Security Archives.

 

Hoge, Warren.  “Slaughter in Salvador: 200 Lost in Border Massacre.” New York Times (1923-Current File) Jun 08, 1981. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2008).

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Rightist Doings.” [Cable, August 14, 1981. Secret]. The National Security Archives.

 

Woerner, Fred. “Report of the El Salvador Military Strategy Assistance Team,” San Salvador, November 1981. The National Security Archives.

 

1982

 

Boenner, Raymond. Special to The New,York Times. “Massacre of Hundreds Reported in Salvador Village.” New York Times (1923-Current File), Jan 27, 1982. http://ezproxy.csusm.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/121955443?accountid=10363.

 

U.S. Department of State. “Conversation with Atlacatl Battalion Officers Concerning; Alleged Mis-Conduct of the Army in Morazan Department.”  [Cable, February 1, 1982. Confidential]. The National Security Archives.

 

Crossette, Barbara. “New Aid for Salvador: Is it Wise and Will it Work?” New York Times (1923-Current File), Mar 02, 1982. http://ezproxy.csusm.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/121956113?accountid=10363.

 

U.S. Department of State. “Majano Documents D’Aubuisson and the Murder of Romero.” [Cable, May 24, 1982. Secret]. The National Security Archives.

 

Hinton, Deane. U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador.  “Telegram on torture.” [Cable, 1982]. The National Security Archives.

 

Weinraub, Bernard. Special to The New,York Times. “Is El Salvador Making Progress on Human Rights?” New York Times (1923-Current File), Jul 24, 1982. http://ezproxy.csusm.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/121985145?accountid=10363.

 

1983

 

U.S. Department of State. “Existence of Rightist Death Squad within the Salvadoran; National Police; Location of Clandestine Prison Used by the; Death Squad“.  [Cable, March 19, 1983. Classification Excised]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. “Allegation by Chief of the Nationalist Republican Alliance; (ARENA) Paramilitary Unit That a National Guard Officer; Assassinated Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero in 1980.” [Cable, April 22, 1983]. The National Security Archives.

 

1984

 

Central Intelligence Agency. “El Salvador-D’Aubuisson’s Terrorist Activities.” [ Intelligence Memorandum, March 2, 1984]. The National Security Archives.

 

Central Intelligence Agency. “Dealing With Death Squads.” [ Intelligence Memorandum, January 1984]. The National Security Archives.

 

1985

 

Central Intelligence Agency. “El Salvador-Controlling Rightwing Terrorism.” [Intelligence Appraisal, February 1985]. The National Security Archives.

 

Abrams, Eliot. U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Entry of Roberto D’Aubuisson into the U.S. [Action Memorandum, August 2, 1985]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Discussion of Human Rights in El Salvador.” [November 30, 1985]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Where We Are on Human Rights in El Salvador.” [Cable, December 9, 1985. Secret]. The National Security Archives.

1986

 

El Salvador Promotes Officers Tied to Killings,” pg. A7. New York Times (1923-Current file) Jan 16, 1986. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2008) .

 

Stephen L Kass and Stuart Robinowitz. 1986. “Blind to Abuses in El Salvador.” New York Times (1923-Current File) A35-A35. http://ezproxy.csusm.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/110936151?accountid=10363.

 

1987

 

Central Intelligence Agency. “El Salvador-Progress and Problems on Human Rights.” [Intelligence Memorandum, June 8, 1987]. The National Security Archives.

 

1988

 

U.S. Department of State. America Embassy San Salvador. “La Cebadilla Killings: Witnesses Statements and Cause of Death Reports.” [Cable, 1988. Confidential]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Ambush Near La Cebadilla.” [Cable, October 13, 1988. Confidential]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “El Salvador-Human Rights Problems Persist.” [Special Analysis, October 19, 1988]. The National Security Archives.

 

1989

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Significant Human Rights Allegation- Army Attack on FMLN; Clinic at Los Encuentros.” [Cable, March 1, 1989. Confidential]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Security Force Human Rights Abuses, Part One- Murders.” [Cable, May 1, 1989. Secret]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Security Force Human Rights Abuses, Part Two-Disappearances.” [Cable, May 2, 1989. Secret]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. Security Force Human Rights Abuses Part Three-Torture. Secret Cable, May 3, 1989.

 

1990

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Jesuit Case- Increasing the Pressure on GOES and ESAF.” [ Cable, August 17, 1990. Secret]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Torture-Joya Martinez.” [Cable, 1990]. The National Security Archives.

 

Hamilton, Mark. U.S. Department of Defense. “Reporting Human Rights Violations.” [Memorandum, September 26, 1990]. The National Security Archives.

 

L. G. (1990, Nov 11). “In El Salvador, Much Has Changed, and Little.” New York Times (1923-Current File), pp. E3-E3. http://ezproxy.csusm.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/108461443?accountid=10363SAN SALVADOR HUMAN rights.

 

1991-1993

 

U.S. Congress. House. “El Salvador Task Force Report: Statement of Chairman of the Task Force Representative Joe Moakley.” 101 Congress, November 1991. 

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “El Mozote- A Ten Year Old Massacre in the News.” [Cable, November 27, 1991. Confidential]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State, El Salvador Embassy. “The Special Investigative Unit-Wrestling with Civilianization.” [Cable, December 12, 1991]. The National Security Archives.

 

U.S. Department of State. American Embassy San Salvador. “Impact of the Truth Commission.” 1991.

 

United Nations. El Salvador Acuerdo de Paz/Peace Accords. Treaty, January 16, 1992.

 

United Nations. Commission on the Truth for El Salvador. De La Locura a La Esperanza: La Guerra De 12 Años En El Salvador: Informe   De La Comisión De La Verdad Para El Salvador. San Salvador, El Salvador: Editorial Arcoiris, 1993.

 

 

 

 

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