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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:10 AM
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Salvadoran prez apologizes for civil war abuses
Jan 16, 6:24 PM EST
Salvadoran prez apologizes for civil war abuses

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- President Mauricio Funes has apologized to the victims of El Salvador's brutal civil war and recognized the state's role in human rights violations.

The leftist president also announced the creation of a commission to prepare moral and material reparations for abuses committed during the 12-year war that pitted right-wing governments against Marxist guerrillas.

Funes spoke Saturday on the 18th anniversary of the 1992 signing of the accord that ended the war.

Funes, the first president from the party founded by the rebels, said members of the armed forces and security agencies, as well as groups organized by the state, committed human rights violations and abuses of power."

The civil war left more than 75,000 dead.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_SALVADOR_CIVI...
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:06 AM
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1. What is AP trying to tell us here? Google translations make more sense.
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 06:07 AM by Downwinder
members of the armed forces and security agencies, as well as groups organized by the state, committed human rights violations and abuses of power."
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