Law catches up to El Salvador military men
The 1989 killings were planned by some of El Salvador's top military leaders, says Spain, which is now pursuing them in the courts. Photo/Luis Romero-AP
Atrocity in El Salvador: Rick MacInnes-Rae remembers, and so does a Spanish court
"The law can be maddening and slow. But on balance, it's been a good week for the law."
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