MILITARY CONCERN OVER PDC PUBLICITY CONNECTING THE MILITARY WITH THE BOGUS CONF

Created: 9/17/1985

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FALSE BUT DID NOTHING ABOUT IT. ASEPTEMBER MOST SENIOR MILITARY OFFICERE CONTINUED TO BE CONCERNEO THAT THE CASE Wl" GITah"

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RICARDOena)) ARIAIEA. THE CHI If OF THI JiYCHQLflflTCAL -ar SECTION ) OF THE SALVADORAN ARMED FORCES joint GENERAL staff AS THREATENING to ASK TO

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BEVEO OF OUTY OVCFt PUlLlCtTY CONNECTING HIMOGUS CONFESSION REGARDING THE 3BC MURDERRCHBISHOP OF SAM SALVADOR OSCAR ARNUlFO ROHERQlI USED BY NATIONALIST REPUBLISH ALLIANCE (ARENA) LEASER ROBERTO'AUBUISSQNI) ARRlCTA IN THEENTI AL CANPAt GN. HADETTER TO MINISTER OF DEFENSE ANO PUBLIC SECURITY GENERAL CAR.CSIVIOISU CASANOVA OENOUNC'NC *Hl ACCUSATIONS BElMC HADE AGAINST HI* IN THIS RESPECT BY SECRETARY OF INFORMATION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL -CJSEHOL0 SERARQD IfLl CHEvAl'ERI) AND THREATENING TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ON THE MATTER. PENA SAID THAT IF HE OID GO TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. HE MOULD STATE THAT HIS ACTIONS IN THIS CASE WERE CARRIED OUT ON ORDERS FROM CHIEF, (MCFA, GENERAL ADOLFO DHECIFEROLANOON)).

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PROVIDED this in'ORHATl ON TO salvadoran who told HIM TOSALAZAR

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i, GAIN WITH salazar. WHO claimed TO KNOW HOW THE assassination Of ROMERO WAS carried OUT AND HOWiirector OF THE institute Of AGRARIAN REFORM ND. advisors FROM THE american INSTITUTE OF FREE LABOR development (aifld: WERE killed in THE sheraton hotel in san salvador in IB82. PENA waited for some tine before doing anything FOR salazar. HE THENalvadoran military doctoredical congress in honduras to speak to general ilandonsalazar. ilandon set orders THAT pena BRING salazar to EL salvador.

6. PENA consequently brought salazar to san salvador AND turned him over to THE national directorate Of intelligence THE dni interrogated salazar and.

in response to HIS claim THAT he HAD hidden in guatemala incriminating photographsonduran military members. HAD pena tare him to guatemala. where they found nothing. pena then TOOK salazar to honduras and THE ON i instructed pena to let salazar go. pena. however, was AfRAlD THAT IF SALA2AR WERE killed, HE. pena, would ie accused. he therefore asked THE venezuelan military attache FOR help inideo tape OF salazar to turn over to

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THE PRESENCE of TEANat,ona.TEw according to pena. THAT WAS THE EITENT OF mis relationship with salazar. pena remarked that im HIS opinion. THE publicity which le chevalier ANO others WERE promoting in this case has not designed AS much to implicate d'auiuisson as to cause problems FOR ilandon and vides. thereby opening THE way TO appointing current vice

minister OF public security colonel carlosOPEZ)) nuila as minister OF defense ano public

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BY oni, senior dni officials expressed reservations

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ABOUT his truthfulness.)

ANO THE GOVERNMENT. CHEVAl IER ALSO TOlO PENA THAT THERE IS NO NEED FOR HIM TQ ASK TO BE RELIEVED OF DUTY.

ARRESTED in san SALVADOR inid-APRIL 'MS

forng tootorcycle belonging to ah activemmber. owner recognizedarena's

Tape c* ano hheoiateiy n'ORmeD "hialAZir s

arrest. by earl* may. pcd.ithpproval ano leoe chevalier in thisecloeo to

attempt tq bring o'aubu'sson to triAl over salazar'sconcern'nc romero'smc.

10. "JARTE HAS INDICATED that he is OlSPLEASED wTHE MILITARY HIGH COMMAND OVER ONE PARTICULAR ASPECT of THE CASE. THIS IS THAT SENIOR OFFICIALS Of THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE AND PUBLIC SECURITY AND THEERE AWARE THAT TMI INFORMATION ON THE VIDEO TAPE WHICH ARENA USED IN THI 1BBN CAMPAIGN WAS 'USE BUT MADE NO EFFORT TO OlSCREDIT THE INFORMATION OR INFORM ANYONE. ESPECIALLY DUARTE ANO ThE POC. DUARTE MAS VOICED NlS DISPLEASURE TO VIOES.

12. ASEPTEMBER, THE MOST SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF EL SALVADOR (ESAF).

INCLUDING VIDES, CONTINUED TO IE CONCERNED THAT THIS CASE COULD GET OUT OF PENA HAS INFORMED BLANDON THAT, If NECESSARY TO SAVl HIS OWN HIPUTATlOH. HE WOULD

IMPLICATE THE ENTIRE MILITARY LEADERSHIP IN THIS SCANDAL.

WOULD PASS RESPONSIBILITY TO VICE MINISTER Of DEFENSE GENERALLOHIS)) LIMA! AND FLORIS WOULD IE OBLIGED TO KICK THI MATTER UP TO VIDES. TO PREVENT THIS, VIDES HAS BEEN ADVISING OUARTE TO LET THE MATTER DROP-OUARTE HAS ASSUREO VIDIS THAT HE WOULD NOT ALLOW THI MILITARY HIERARCHY SUFFIRATt AND WOULD SII TO IT THAT THl INCIDENT IS PUT TO RIST.

U. NjBBW COMMlNTi O'AUBUISSQN HAS RESPONDED PUILICLY IY. AMOHC OTHIR THINGS. DESCRIBING THI CHARGISARSIII MOUNTID IV AN INCOMPETENT GOVERNMENT. THERE IS NO ININ THAT THIS ISSUE IS GOING TO FADE AWAY IN THl IRNDIATE FUTURE.]

PENA APPIARS Tail CONSIDIRAILY UNDERSTATING HIS OWN ROLE IN CREATING THE SALAZAR MYTH. THIS IS BECAUSE PENA WAS IN PART HISLEAO BY SALAZAR. WHOSE INITIAL CONTACT WITH PENA WAS ON THl IASISALCULATED APPEAL TO PEHA'S EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN FAITH. SALAZAR ESSENTIALLY CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN BORN AGAIM AND TO "QUIRE COL PENA'S SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE. THIS RESULTED IN PENA DEVELOPING AN UNSHAKEABLE FAITH INRUTHFULNESS. WHICH HE SUSTAINED FAR IEYOMO THl POINTORE OBJECTIVE OBSERVER WOULD HAVE

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