Prosecutor killed in Guatemala

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, July 15 (UPI) -- A Guatemalan prosecutor investigating the deaths of three politicians from El Salvador reportedly was shot and killed by gunmen.

Guatemala arrests 4 in lawmakers' death

GUATAMALA CITY, Guatemala, March 20 (UPI) -- Guatemalan authorities have arrested four people suspected of ordering the killings of three lawmakers from El Salvador that were visiting Guatemala.

Officials resign after lawmaker killings

GUATEMALA CITY, March 8 (UPI) -- Three Guatemalan security officials have resigned amid an ongoing investigation into the deaths of four police officers, Prensa Libre reported Thursday.

Officers linked to lawmakers' deaths slain

GUATEMALA CITY, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Four Guatemalan police officers who were arrested in connection with the deaths of three Salvadoran lawmakers have been killed in jail.

Salvador police confounded by killings

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Salvadoran police are confounded by the murders of lawmakers who were found dead in a car in Guatemala, La Prensa Grafica reported Thursday.

Three Salvadoran politicians found dead

GUATEMALA CITY, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Police have found the bodies of three politicians from El Salvador in a car in Guatemala's capital, La Prensa Grafica reported Tuesday.

Captain admits role in bishop's death

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, March 24 (UPI) -- A former El Salvador air force captain has admitted to playing a role in the killing of a prominent bishop from that country in 1980, El Nuevo Herald reported.

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Major Roberto D'Aubuisson Arrieta (August 23, 1944 - February 20, 1992) was the Salvadoran Army officer and political leader who founded the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA), which he led from 1980 to 1985. He was known as "Chele," or "light-skinned face," and was organizer-leader of the death squads who tortured and killed thousands of civilians before and during the Salvadoran Civil War. To political prisoners, D'Aubuisson was "Blowtorch Bob" and "The Blowtorch," due to his favored torture device.

D'Aubuisson was born in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, graduating from the national military academy in 1963. He was trained in communications at the School of the Americas in 1972, subsequently joining Salvadoran military intelligence.

From 1978 to 1992, before and during the civil war, he commanded death squads. Among his victims was San Salvador Archbishop Óscar Romero, a prominent Catholic clergyman. On May 7, 1980, six weeks after Romero's assassination, D’Aubuisson and a group of civilians and soldiers were arrested on a farm; the raiders found weapons and documents identifying D'Aubuisson and the civilians as death squad organizers and financiers, and of planning a coup d’état to depose the Revolutionary Government Junta (1979–1982) governing El Salvador. Their arrest provoked right-wing terrorist threats and institutional pressures, leading to D'Aubuisson's return from Guatemalan exile. Thereafter, on right-wing television, he regularly denounced the JRG and specific enemies; these enemies in turn were often assassinated soon after the broadcasts.

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