On March 24, 1980, the assassination of El Salvador’s Archbishop Óscar Romero rocked that nation and the world. Despite the efforts of many in El Salvador and beyond, those responsible for Romero’s murder remained unpunished for their heinous crime.
Please join the Open Society Foundations for a conversation with Matt Eisenbrandt about his new book, Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice. The book tells the gripping story of an international team of lawyers, private investigators, and human-rights experts that fought to bring justice for the slain hero. Eisenbrandt and his colleagues interviewed eyewitnesses and former members of death squads while searching for evidence on those who financed them, and as these investigators worked toward the only court verdict ever reached for the murder of the martyred archbishop, they uncovered information with profound implications for El Salvador and the United States.
- Carolyn Patty Blum is interim director of the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights.
- Raymond Bonner is the author of Weakness and Deceit: America and El Salvador’s Dirty War.
- Matt Eisenbrandt is the author of Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice.
- Aryeh Neier is president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations.