The assassination of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador 30 years ago this month was the last great crime of the Cold War.
As communism was dissolving, an elite Salvadoran military unit moved into the University of Central America, or UCA, campus where the priests lived.
The orders came from the CIA-advised Salvadoran military high command.
In the early 1980s, a widow and her young sons flee a rural war zone for a refugee camp run by Segundo Montes, one of the Jesuit priests.
While Cristiani lamented the killings as a “devastating blow” to the peace process, the brazen crime also devastated the reputation of the Salvadoran military in Washington.

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