God Alone was with Us: The Santa Cruz Massacre

  • Date: 2/23/2015, 2015

This report represents the first attempt to systematically document the massacre of Santa Cruz, which occurred in the context of a November 1981 scorched earth operation in Cabañas department in northern El Salvador. The massacre is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation in El Salvador; survivors attribute command responsibility for the atrocity to Col. Sigifredo Ochoa Pérez (Ret.), currently a member of the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly, among other parties.


This work is part of UWCHR’s Unfinished Sentences project.