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El Salvador, La Matanza

Years: 1932-1932
Battle deaths: 2,600 [1]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
El Salvador

Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2014-03-24 08:49:04
"The violence in El Salvador dates back to the 1930s and the coffee oligarchy (los catorce), which at that time was led by the country’s fourteen richest families, owning 90% of the land. Under the leadership of Agustin Farabundo Martí, the coffee plantation workers revolted for the first time in 1932. The military’s response to the revolt was called mataza (“the massacre”) and 30 000 people were killed. Farabundo Martí was arrested and executed. For the next 50 years the relationship between the armed forces and the civilian oligarchy remained the central reality of the nation’s power structure. The former guaranteed the privileges of the latter, while simultaneously promoting their own interests by establishing military rule as an institution."

Source: Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: ) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia, Uppsala University

Wikipedia

The violence in El Salvador dates back to the 1930s and the coffee oligarchy (los catorce), which at that time was led by the country’s fourteen richest families, owning 90% of the land. Under the leadership of Agustin Farabundo Martí, the coffee plantation workers revolted for the first time in 1932. The military’s response to the revolt was called mataza (“the massacre”) and 30 000 people were killed. Farabundo Martí was arrested and executed. For the next 50 years the relationship between the armed forces and the civilian oligarchy remained the central reality of the nation’s power structure. The former guaranteed the privileges of the latter, while simultaneously promoting their own interests by establishing military rule as an institution."

Source: Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: ) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia, Uppsala University

Wikipedia

[wi,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1932_Salvadoran_peasant_massacre,2014-03-24]

SOURCES: FATALITY DATA

Notes on fatalities

[1] Battle deaths: Correlates of War, Intra-State War Data v4.1

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NOTE ON NATION DATA

NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.

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