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Expanding Sanctuary

Mario T. García

in Father Luis Olivares a Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643311
eISBN:
9781469643335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643311.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter concerns Fr. Olivares’s expansion of public sanctuary to include Mexican undocumented immigrants. He did this not only because the undocumented were also in great need of protection and ... More


Death Squads and Vigilante Politics in Democratic Northeast Brazil

Nancy Scheper-Hughes

in Violence at the Urban Margins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190221447
eISBN:
9780190221461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190221447.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Law, Crime and Deviance

Fifty years after the collapse of a violent and militarized police state, Brazil is a vibrant and robust democracy and a political leader in Latin America. Nonetheless, the nation remains internally ... More


“You’re Making a Lot of Noise”: Looking for Evidence on the Death Squad Financiers

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/9780520286795.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Alvaro Saravia also testified before the Truth Commission and revealed significant information about the role of oligarchs in supporting Roberto D’Aubuisson and playing specific roles in Romero ... More


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

Matt Eisenbrandt and Benjamín Cuéllar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286795
eISBN:
9780520961890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286795.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1980, a death squad linked to business tycoons and military commanders murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero for denouncing widespread repression and poverty in El Salvador. Romero was known as the ... More


Para-State: An Ethnography of Colombia's Death Squads

Aldo Civico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288515
eISBN:
9780520963405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288515.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Since its independence in the nineteenth century, the South American state of Colombia has been shaped by decades of bloody political violence. In The Para-State, author Aldo Civico draws on ... More


Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service

Frederic Wakeman

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234079
eISBN:
9780520928763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234079.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The most feared man in China, Dai Li, was chief of Chiang Kai-shek's secret service during World War II. This sweeping biography of “China's Himmler”, based on recently opened intelligence archives, ... More


“The Enemy Comes from Our People”: Coffee, Anti-Communism, and the Death Squads

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/9780520286795.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter provides an overview of the recent history of El Salvador, with a focus on the importance of coffee as a crop that built fortunes for a small group of families. The wealth concentrated ... More


“A Bed to Drop Dead In”: The Search for Álvaro Saravia and the Death Squad Financiers

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/9780520286795.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the filing of the legal case against Alvaro Saravia as well as several unnamed “Doe” defendants, designations intended to be filled with the identities of death squad ... More


Death Squads

Frederic Wakeman

in Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234079
eISBN:
9780520928763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234079.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the death squads of the Shanghai Station of Juntong. It explains that kidnapping was a specialty of the secret agents commanded by Dai Li, and it was conducted on a vast scale ... More


“A Rabid Anti-Communist”: Meeting Witnesses from the ARENA Party

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/9780520286795.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The legal team returns to El Salvador for interviews crucial for gathering evidence about the death squad financiers and understanding further details of the Romero assassination. A worker for the ... More


Performing Genocidal Ethics: Togetherness in Himmler's Elite

Thomas Kühne

in Belonging and Genocide: Hitler's Community, 1918-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121865
eISBN:
9780300168570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121865.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows the variety and intensity of community-building accomplished by progressive norm-breaking. It focuses on the core Holocaust perpetrators—Himmler's elite troops in the death squads ... More


“The Fleas Always Stick to the Skinniest Dog”: The Verdict’s Impact on Saravia

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/9780520286795.003.0015
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter chronicles the surprising post-trial revelations by Alvaro Saravia, who comes out of hiding to give an interview to a Miami newspaper. Saravia then contacts the legal team, starting a ... More


A Political History of Surfing

Scott Laderman

in Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279100
eISBN:
9780520958043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279100.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Opening with an anecdote about an American who trained the US-backed forces of Central America in the 1980s taking a surfing vacation in El Salvador in 1982, the introduction shows that surfing has a ... More


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