Sunday, March 23, 2014

34th anniversary of assassination of Oscar Romero

March 24 is the 34th anniversary of the 1980 assassination of Salvadoran archbishop, Oscar Arnulfo Romero.   This church man who acted as the "voice of the voiceless"  was gunned down for turning the emphasis of his church to one which would demand justice for the oppressed, the poor, and the campesino.

Much is the same as on other anniversaries -- countless voices in Latin America still call on the Roman Catholic church to canonize Romero as a saint, while his killers go unpunished and uninvestigated by any Salvadoran authority.

Romero's mark on El Salvador and throughout Latin America has been profound.   On this anniversary, watch this music video of the song "Romero" by The Martyrs Project.

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