Salvadorian Sensation

UCSB’s Chicano Studies Department is screening Voces Inocentes-a film about boys who survived the bloody, U.S.-powered civil war in El Salvador-on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the MultiCultural Center. The film is based on the life of Osc¡r Torres, whom some UCSB students have tracked down and convinced to come. Torres will speak at the event, which intends to draw attention to the fact that the U.S. still runs the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia-which trained the Salvadoran death squads-but is now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

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