U.S. Deports Former El Salvador Defense Minister, accused of murder, torture

Posted on April 9, 2015 • Filed under: Crime, El Salvador, Human Rights Latin America, United States

(Reuters) Reported, the United States on Wednesday deported Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, El Salvador’s former defense minister, accused of involvement in torture and killings 30 years ago during the Central American country’s bloody civil war, U.S. officials said.

Vides Casanova was defense minister from 1983-89, a brutal period during the conflict between leftist rebels and U.S.-backed government forces. He retired and moved to Florida in 1989. Read Article

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