Guest Host: Rebecca Roberts

It was one of the most notorious crimes in El Salvador’s brutal civil war. In November 1989, soldiers murdered six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her teenage daughter. Now, human rights lawyers are bringing charges against that country’s former president, filing a criminal complaint in a Spanish court. Kojo explores the significance of the case for international law and the local Salvadoran diaspora.


  • Diane Orentlicher Professor of International Law and Director of War Crimes Research Office, American University
  • Douglas Farah Former Washington Post Correspondent (El Salvador, 1987-1990); consultant on terrorism and failed states; co-author, "Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible" (Wiley)

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