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El Salvador remembers Archbishop Oscar Romero's murder

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Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero was murdered 20 years ago as he celebrated Mass on 24 March 1980.

His death marked a turning point in the El Salvador's history. Oscar Romero had urged an end to the brewing violence and defended the right of the poor to demand political change.

His death and the violent clashes during his funeral in San Salvador's main square sparked international condemnation, and in the following decade 70,000 Salvadoreans died during a bloody civil war.

Julian Miglierini looks at Oscar Romero's legacy.

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