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Journalist Allan Nairn on Obama’s trip to El Salvador and visit to the tomb of Archbishop Romero – Democracy Now!

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From: Democracy Now!

“The U.S. is like the killer who shoots his victim and then brings flowers to the funeral” – Allan Nairn

As Obama Completes First Latin America Tour, Anniversary of Slain Salvadoran Archbishop Romero Evokes Legacy of U.S.-Backed Crimes.

Interview with Allan Nairn, investigative journalist who has reported extensively on U.S.-backed death squads in Latin America.

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President Obama has returned from his first trip to South America since taking office. Obama faced protests in Brazil, Chile and El Salvador as he sought to boost regional trade and improve security ties. In El Salvador, hundreds of demonstrators called for Obama to renegotiate or dismiss the Central American Free Trade Agreement, which has devastated El Salvador’s agricultural sector. Obama was also confronted with the legacy of U.S.-backed repression in Chile and El Salvador. Today marks the 31st anniversary of the slaying of Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero, who was killed by members of a U.S.-backed death squad. We speak with investigative journalist Allan Nairn, who has reported extensively from Latin America since the 1980s.

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03/24/2011 at 2:55 pm