U.S. Police Aid to El Salvador Opposed by America's Watch on Human Rights Grounds

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Tuesday, September 1, 1987
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
3
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 
Representatives of Americas Watch opposed increased police aid to El Salvador by the United States on the basis that respect for human rights by the police in El Salvador, rather than improving, has deteriorated.  This article highlights the controversy and the underlying legal and policy issues.