TEXT OF NEWSWEEK ARTICLE - (TRUTH COMMISSION I)

Created: 12/5/1989

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I. THE FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT OF THE NEWSWEEK ARTICLE THERE ARE TWO PICTURES ACCOMPANY!ND ANOTHER OK THREE OF THE DEAD JESUITSROWD GATHERED AROUND THEM.

WAS D'AUBUISSON INVOLVED?

IA. OFFICIALS TOLD NEWSWEEK LAST WEEK THAT ON THE NIGHT BEFORE SIX JESUIT PREISTS WERE NURDERED IN EL SALVADOR LAST MONTH, RIGHTIST POLITICAL LEADER ROBERTO D'AUBUISSON RAILED AGAINST SEVERAL OF THE VICTIMS TO HIS ADVISERS AND TOLD THEM THAI SOMETHINC HAD TO BE DONE ABOUT THE PRIESTS. ONE OF THE PRIESTS SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED, ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, WAS FATHER ICMACLLACUR1A. WHO WAS KILLED ALONG WITH SEVEN OTHERS. ASKED ABOUT D'AUBUISSON'S REPORTED COMMENTS, CIA SPOKESMAN (AN OFFICER IN THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE) REPLIED.AN'T HELP YOU ON THAT."

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE KILLINGS. SUSPICION FOCUSED ON THE SALVADORAN RIGHT. D'AUBUISSON HIMSELF IS WIDELY BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN BOTH THE RIGHT-WING DEATH SQUADS OF THEND0 ASSASSINATION OF ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ARNULFO ROMERO. HE DENIES THE CHARGES. EARLIER THIS TEAR VICE PRESIDENT DAN QUAYLE TRAVELED TO SAN SALVADOR AMD WARNED D'AUBUISSON ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES. STILL, D'AUBUISSON WAS PLACED BACK ON THE GUEST LIST AT. EMBASSY THIS SUMMER.

PROOF OF ANY D'AUBUISSON ROLE IN THE MURDERS COULD SERIOUSLY COMPLICATE THE POLITICAL FORTUNES OF PRESIDENT ALFREDO CRISTECUASE D'AUBUISSON IS THE IDEOLOGICAL LEADER OF THE RULING ARENA

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