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El Salvador marks civil war, two decades on

President Mauricio Funes apologises for civil war massacre but that may not be enough to heal nation's scars.

    The truth commission that investigated the Salvadoran civil war blamed most civilian deaths on the military government but very few cases have actually made it to court. Twenty years later, El Salvador is still struggling to recover from the conflict that nearly tore it apart.

    The village of El Mozote is the site of one of the worst massacres, and it is from there where the Mauricio Funes, the country's president, is to make an apology for the conflict. But is it enough to heal the wounds that run deep among his people?

    Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Morazan department, El Salvador.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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