• El Salvador Twenty Years after the Peace Accords

3/26/2012

The John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute at Suffolk University and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) will mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of El Salvador’s Peace Accords with a panel discussion assessing progress made since that time and the challenges El Salvador faces today.

The dialogue on “El Salvador Twenty Years after the Peace Accords: Salvadoran and U.S. Perspectives” will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 9.

Panelists include:

• Francisco Altschul, ambassador of El Salvador to the United States
• U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, (D-Mass)
• Patricia Montes, executive director of Centro Presente

Geoff Thale, program director of the Washington Office on Latin America, will serve as moderator.

The government of El Salvador signed a UN-brokered peace agreement with the Farabundo Martí Movement for National Liberation (FMLN), on Jan. 16, 1992, ending a 12-year civil war. International concern over widespread human rights abuses and U.S. congressional action to cut assistance to the Salvadoran Armed Forces, led by Congressman Joe Moakley, created favorable conditions that led to negotiations and peace.

The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 9, at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston

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