El Salvador: The assassination of Archbishop Romero

On the night of March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero was shot through the heart by killers, carrying out orders that came straight from the reactionary oligarchy that rules over the country. He was killed because he was giving voice to the needs of the oppressed. To this day justice has not been done and the masses are still waiting. By his stand for the oppressed and martyrdom Romero became an icon for the theology of liberation.

THe original article is in the In Defense of Marxism, March 25, 2010. http://www.marxist.com/el-salvador-assasination-of-archbishop-romero.htm )