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Author Henríquez Consalvi, Carlos, 1945-

Title Broadcasting the civil war in El Salvador : a memoir of guerrilla radio / by Carlos Henríquez Consalvi ("Santiago") ; translated by Charles Leo Nagle V with A.L. (Bill) Prince ; introduction by Erik Ching
Edition First University of Texas Press edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xlvi, 229 pages, 17 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Series LLILAS translations from Latin America series
LLILAS Translations from Latin America series.
Contents Map 1; Contents; Map 2; Preface; List of Acronyms; Introduction; 1980; Tearing Your Heart Out; Off to War with a Priest; On the Way to El Escondido; Rafael: Morazan, a Strategic Project; 1981; January 1; January 2; Licho; The Sky is Taken by Assault; The Resurrection of Altagracia; The Pain of Calixtro; The Massacre at Junquillo; Damn! La Guacamaya Never Gives Up!; Monsignor Romero in La Guacamaya; Jonas; Calle Negra, Almost Certain Death; Villa del Rosario; El Zapotal; A North American in the War; Juan Ramon, from Bus to History; Eighty Devils Set Loose; The Torogoces Are Born; Benito
Alejandro Peluna's Flying MuleChiyo and Pajarillo; Loving Marcela in the Midst of War is Another War; Tancho; Perquin, Road of Embers; Fifth Front; Victorino, the Light Within; Operation Hammer and Anvil; Toni, Montalbo, and Javier; Monterrosa Captures Radio Venceremos; Radio Venceremos Goes to the Sea; Return to Morazan; The El Mozote Massacre; 1982; The Cave of Passions; The Fortress of Happiness; Hell in Poza Honda; The Battle of El Moscarron; The Incredible Return of Colonel Castillo; Ana Guadalupe; Manlio, Your Guitar's Beating; The First Prisoner Exchange; Freedom for Perquin
General Command in MorazanSesori; Morazan Has a Name: Commander Quincho; 1984; The Legend of El Chongue; The Colonel's Logic; The Exchange of Colonel Castillo; The Trickster is Tricked; Nolbo versus the Gringos; A Piece of Deerskin, and El Calihuate is Reborn; A Stradivarius Violin; It Wasn't the Siguanaba; Lety; Ana Lidia; The Carpenter Who Destroyed an Empire; A Meeting in La Palma; Operation Torola IV; To Die Like a Dog; The Gringos' Man; The Trojan Horse; The Sword of Mars of the Mirror of Venus?; The Tenacity of the Izote; Epilogue, 1992; Epilogue, 2003; Epilogue 2009; Index
Lesbia and the Idols of PensacolaEvery Last One of Us Danced, Colonel; Rogelio's Sense of Humor; 1983; Shutting Down Transportation; Oswaldo Escobar Velado; El Quinto Piso de la Alegria; Paty's Memories; The Swearing in of the BRAZ; The Defeat of the Belloso Battalion; The Amatillo Bridge; La Antena Is Taken; Monterrosa and His War Trophies; Atilio and the Smell of Ink; Diana the Huntress, an Assassin Sent by the CIA; The Bells Toll for Carlos; Attack on the Third Brigade; El Pedrero; We Capture the Butcher; El Cheje, the Godfather; The Military School in San Fernando
Summary "During the 1980s war in El Salvador, Radio Venceremos was the main news outlet for the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN), the guerrilla organization that challenged the government. The broadcast provided a vital link between combatants in the mountains and the outside world, as well as an alternative to mainstream media reporting. In this first-person account, "Santiago," the legend behind Radio Venceremos, tells the story of the early years of that conflict, a rebellion of poor peasants against the Salvadoran government and its benefactor, the United States. Originally published as La Terquedad del Izote, this memoir also addresses the broader story of a nationwide rebellion and its international context, particularly the intensifying Cold War and heavy U.S. involvement in it under President Reagan. By the war's end in 1992, more than 75,000 were dead and 350,000 wounded--in a country the size of Massachusetts. Although outnumbered and outfinanced, the rebels fought the Salvadoran Army to a draw and brought enough bargaining power to the negotiating table to achieve some of their key objectives, including democratic reforms and an overhaul of the security forces."--Publisher
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Radio Venceremos (El Salvador) -- History.
Guerrillas -- El Salvador.
Radio broadcasting -- El Salvador -- History -- 20th century.
El Salvador -- History -- 1979-1992.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010011245
ISBN 0292793073 (electronic bk.)
9780292793071 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Terquedad del Izote. English