Salvadoran police detain former military officers in Jesuit case

Friday night, February 5, Salvadoran police detained 2 or 3 (news accounts differ) of the 17 former military officers sought by a court in Spain in connection with the 1989 slaying of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter.   This is the first step in their extradition towards Spain, but we are a long way from seeing El Salvador actually send former military officers to face justice in the infamous case.

Also on Friday, a US judge ordered the extradition to Spain of former Salvadoran vice minister of security Inocente Orlando Montano.   Montano had been in jail in the US on charges of immigration fraud and now will be heading to face Spanish justice in the Jesuits case.