Between 1979 and 1991 El Salvador was embroiled in a civil war that claimed over 70,000 lives. Longstanding socio-economic inequality between the rich and poor led to government-backed human rights abuses dispensed by the military. These ranged from denials of freedom and civil liberties to village massacres.
"Human Rights in Latin America: Human Rights in El Salvador,"
Human Rights & Human Welfare: Vol. 6:
1, Article 35.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/hrhw/vol6/iss1/35