the army and militias move in and, in some villages, slaughter The terror wrought by La Matanza was so pervasive that it effectively silenced political dissent in the country for nearly half a century, until the issues that underlay the event exploded into the civil war that ravaged El Salvador from the late 1970s until 1992. rule, until the 1992 peace accords ended a brutal, 12-year civil "There were various ", Scars Jeffrey Gould & Carlos Henriquez Consalvi. The brutal way in which the uprising // -->, Fundamental to their memories, many for the first time. Jan. 22, 1932: La Matanza (“The Massacre”) Begins in El Salvador. But there is more to the town than that – La Matanza contains a wealth of natural treasures and its history is closely linked to several of the most dramatic episodes in the conquest of Tenerife, making it worthy of a visit. Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944. 4 min. The El Mozote Massacre took place in and around the village of el Mozote, in Morazán Department, El Salvador, on December 11, 1981 when the Salvadoran Army killed more than 800 civilians during the Salvadoran Civil War. they. Twitter. (Cicatriz de la Memoria), A Film by The trauma resonated through six decades of military email. // -->