Farabundo Martí in mural by Susan Greene

Photo: Scott Braley

Farabundo Martí

In 1932, Farabundo Martí together with workers and peasants utilised the devastation caused by the volcanic eruption of Izalco to lead an uprising in an attempt to transform Salvadoran society. In this aborted uprising, known as "La Matanza, over 30,000 workers and peasants were massacred.

The Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) was a Marxist-Leninist insurgency movement operationally active in El Salvador from 1980 to 1992. The goal of the FMLN was to overthrow the military dictatorship that had ruled El Salvador since 1930 and replace it with a Communist government. The group was named after Farabundo Marti, a Salvadoran Communist revolutionary.

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