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El Salvador Civil War Memorial - San Salvador, El Salvador
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 13° 41.975 W 089° 12.496
16P E 261168 N 1515592
Quick Description: This Memorial is known as the Monument to Truth.
Location: El Salvador
Date Posted: 4/12/2013 5:33:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMGVN5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
Views: 1

Long Description:
Located in a park in El Salvador's capital, this Memorial has the names of the many thousands of known vicitims of the nations decade-long Civil War. There is also a section dedicated to the many who simply disappeared.
To the right of the Memorial is a mural depicting the atrocities through El Salvador's history beginning with the Spanish conquistadors.
The memorial is a protected national cultural site.

See an excellent article about the war at Wikipedia (visit link) which adds:

"The Salvadoran Civil War (1979–1992) was a conflict in El Salvador between the country's US-backed military-led government and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), a coalition or 'umbrella organization' of five left-wing guerrilla groups. Significant tensions and violence already existed in the 1970s, before the full-fledged official outbreak of the civil war—which lasted for twelve years.

The conflict ended in the early 1990s. An unknown number of people disappeared, and more than 75,000 were killed."
War: Salvadoran Civil War

Is it permanently accessible to the public?: yes

Is it necessary to pay a fee to gain access to the place?: no

Year of the memorial or monument: 2009

Visit Instructions:
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