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How Licentiate Alonso Zuazo's Caravel was Wrecked on the Alacranes Islands with Almost Fifty-five or Sixty Persons, of Whom Seventeen Miraculously Escaped with him; and of Many Things that Happened on this Voyage and Shipwreck. To Avoid Overtiring the Reader, this Chapter will be Divided Into Thirty-nine Paragraphs or Parts.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

It is well known that since the year 1518 Hernán Cortés was in New Spain. Also well known is how Adelantado Francisco de Garay, governor of the island of Jamaica, was granted the governorship and ... More


“Informational Goulash”: Prior Investigations of the Romero Assassination

Matt Eisenbrandt

in Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286795
eISBN:
9780520961890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286795.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Over three decades, there have been several investigations of Romero’s murder that have uncovered significant information but never led to a trial. In 1980, Judge Atilio Ramirez Amaya attended the ... More


Baby Robbers, Mad Bombers, and Other Assorted Criminals: Saravia’s Escape to Miami Brings U.S. Foreign Policy Full Circle

Matt Eisenbrandt

in Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286795
eISBN:
9780520961890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286795.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

As the chapter describes the legal team’s continuing search for Alvaro Saravia, it provides the background on Saravia’s criminal past in El Salvador that led him to come to the United States. ... More


“You Know Better Than to Ask That”: The Search for the Getaway Driver

Matt Eisenbrandt

in Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286795
eISBN:
9780520961890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286795.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the legal team’s search for the getaway driver, Amado Garay, who testified against Alvaro Saravia and Roberto D’Aubuisson in 1987 but was not seen again. Through a coincidence, ... More


“God Forgive Me for What I’m Going to Do”: An Insider Goes on the Record

Matt Eisenbrandt

in Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286795
eISBN:
9780520961890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286795.003.0012
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the legal team’s interactions with the getaway driver, Amado Garay, who gives them the surprise of a lifetime when he calls out of the blue and confirms that he is in witness ... More


“There Must Have Been a Thousand Romeros”: Final Interviews and Trial Preparation

Matt Eisenbrandt

in Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286795
eISBN:
9780520961890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286795.003.0013
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The chapter describes the legal team’s last trip to El Salvador before trial, during which they interview a witness who describes Archbishop Romero as a military target. The team prepares for trial ... More


“Of a Magnitude That Is Hardly Describable”: The Romero Assassination Case Goes to Trial

Matt Eisenbrandt

in Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286795
eISBN:
9780520961890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286795.003.0014
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the trial in Fresno, California against Alvaro Saravia, in which several Salvadoran witnesses testify about their experiences with Archbishop Romero, including the ... More


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