Historical Memory Dates


March 3, 2016: Berta Cáceres, a Lenca indigenous leader, feminist and Honduran environmental activist, is murdered.

March 8: International Women’s Day. It was established in 1910 in memory of the New York workers that died on March 8, 1857 while demanding better working conditions.

March 24, 1976: Military coup in Argentina against President María Estela Martínez de Perón.

March 24, 1980: Monsignor Oscar Romero is assassinated in El Salvador.

April 1, 1964: Military coup in Brazil against President João Goulart.

April 26, 1998: Monsignor Gerardi murdered in Guatemala, after publishing the “Never Again ” report, which documented 55,000 human rights violations. 80% of the report was atrributed to the army.

April 30, 1977: The Mothers Association of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina is created.

May 1: International Workers Day.

June 26: Support and Solidarity Day with Victims of Torture

June 27, 1954: Coup d’etat in Guatemala against President Jacobo Árbenz.

June 28, 2009: Coup d’etat in Honduras against the constitutional president Manuel Zelaya.

August 9: International Day of Indigenous Peoples.

August 30: International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances

September 11, 1973: Coup d’etat in Chile against President Salvador Allende

September 26, 2014: Disappearance of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa, Mexico

October 2, 1968: Massacre of students in Tlatelolco, Mexico

November 16, 1989: Commemoration of the Martyrs of the Central American University (UCA). We recall that members of the Atlacatl battalion of the Salvadoran army entered the UCA and killed Elba Ramos, Celina Ramos, and the Jesuit priests, Ignacio Ellacuría, Ignacio Martín-Baró, Segundo Montes, Amando López, Juan Ramón Moreno, Joaquín López y López. This date is very important and is a source of the foundation of SOAW in 1990.

November 25: Commemoration of the struggle of the Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic and which was subsequently established as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

December 2, 1980: Nuns Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Dorothy Kazel and Lay Missionary Jean Donovan are killed by Salvadoran government agents.

December 10: International Human Rights Day.

December 18: International Migrant Day.



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