D'Aubuisson resolution withdrawn
Protesters including human rights activists, families of death squad victims and others converged on El Salvador's National Assembly on Thursday to demonstrate against a resolution to name former major Roberto D'Aubuisson as a "son of highest merit" of the nation. Faced with the overwhelming backlash to this proposal, the government removed it from the legislative agenda. The NGO Human Rights Commission of El Salvador proposed that naming assassinated archbishop Oscar Romero as a "son of highest merit" would be a more appropriate step.
Samuel, a Salvadoran blogger, expressed his rejection of ARENA's celebration of D'Aubuisson in this video: