9780292728950-0292728956-Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador: A Memoir of Guerrilla Radio (Llilas Translations from Latin America)

Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador: A Memoir of Guerrilla Radio (Llilas Translations from Latin America)

ISBN-13: 9780292728950
ISBN-10: 0292728956
Edition: Translation, Reprint
Author: Consalvi, Carlos Henriquez
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Format: Paperback 293 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780292728950
ISBN-10: 0292728956
Edition: Translation, Reprint
Author: Consalvi, Carlos Henriquez
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Format: Paperback 293 pages

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Acknowledged authors Consalvi, Carlos Henriquez wrote Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador: A Memoir of Guerrilla Radio (Llilas Translations from Latin America) comprising 293 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0292728956 and 9780292728950. Since then Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador: A Memoir of Guerrilla Radio (Llilas Translations from Latin America) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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During the 1980s war in El Salvador, Radio Venceremos was the main news outlet for the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN), the guerrilla organization that challenged the government. The broadcast provided a vital link between combatants in the mountains and the outside world, as well as an alternative to mainstream media reporting. In this first-person account, "Santiago," the legend behind Radio Venceremos, tells the story of the early years of that conflict, a rebellion of poor peasants against the Salvadoran government and its benefactor, the United States.

Originally published as La Terquedad del Izote, this memoir also addresses the broader story of a nationwide rebellion and its international context, particularly the intensifying Cold War and heavy U.S. involvement in it under President Reagan. By the war's end in 1992, more than 75,000 were dead and 350,000 wounded—in a country the size of Massachusetts. Although outnumbered and outfinanced, the rebels fought the Salvadoran Army to a draw and brought enough bargaining power to the negotiating table to achieve some of their key objectives, including democratic reforms and an overhaul of the security forces.

Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador is a riveting account from the rebels' point of view that lends immediacy to the Salvadoran conflict. It should appeal to all who are interested in historic memory and human rights, U.S. policy toward Central America, and the role the media can play in wartime.

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