Update on Emergency Response to Repression in El Salvador
Over the course of the past week, two important developments have taken place in relation to the political repression that escalated a month ago with the July 2 political murders and the July 5 police attack on student protestors.
First, CISPES and other solidarity organizations organized pressure on the U.S. Congress to take a stand denouncing the repression. The result was a Dear Colleague letter, sponsored by Representatives McGovern and Lantos that denounced both the killing of the two police and the resulting state actions and repression. Some of the most important aspects of the letter are the critique of diplomats