Essay about Archbishop Romero: A Hero or Not?

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Oscar Romero was born on August 15, 1917 in El Salvador. He was appointed Archbishop of El Salvador on February 23, 1977. When Romero was appointed as an Archbishop many priests were disappointed, especially those openly aligning with Marxism. On 12 March 1977, Rutilio Grande, a progressive Jesuit priest and personal friend of Romero who had been creating self-reliance groups among the poor campesinos, was assassinated do to what he was doing to help out the poor people in the community. His death had a profound impact on Romero, who later stated, "When I looked at Rutilio lying there dead I thought, 'If they have killed him for doing what he did, then I too have to walk the same path'". Romero urged the government to investigate, but they…show more content…
Carter ignored Romero request because he thought that Romero was exaggerating and continue its military aid to El Salvador.
The ones that had the power in El Salvador where the wealthy, powerful and military people. These were the ones that had everything control and did not wanted the campesinos to have no take in the community. For example, they did not wanted the campesinos to vote or have a voice in the community. Also, they did not wanted the campesinos to travel outside of the community or to other parts in their surroundings. They wanted to do everything as they please and like without no one interfering in their ways. These people were to blame for the condition of the poor communities in El Salvador. The ones that were shown in this documentary to have the power was the National Guard of El Salvador which the general is in control also, the captain Linares that was under the general of the military.
The social condition in El Salvador concerning the people was divided from wealthy people to poor campesinos. Discriminated against the campesinos because the people with the power in the community want to control what they do and don’t want them to do nothing for them. Poor housing because there houses are not build in the proper way for a person to live
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