Ryan Grim wrote a recent article in the Huffington Post which claimed that Mitt Romney was having trouble finding investors for his private equity firm, Bain Capital. He traveled to Miami in 1984 where he met with a group of Salvadorian investors who had ties to the Salvadorian right wing death squads.
In the early 80's El Salvador passed land reform legislation that
would break up some of the landholdings of the elite and distribute
the land to landless claimants. The oligarch's response was to finance
and,in some cases, lead death squads that over a decade killed 70.000
Salvadorians. Roberto D'Aubussian was among the most prominent in
their ranks. He later formed the right wing Arena party and was the
man who ordered the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero.
On March 24.1980 Archbishop Romero was delivering mass and he made an
impassioned plea to the army to stop the opresssion. "You are killing
your own brothers and sisters" and ignoring the words of God "Thou
shalt not kill." Romero was silenced by a buller through the heart.
Former members of the Arena party were among those investors with ties
to the death squads that met with Romney in Miami (1984). Still today
they remain significant investors in Bain Capital.
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