Ex-Salvadoran general accused in nuns' 1980 deaths, other rights abuses appeals deportation

  • by: MATTHEW BARAKAT , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 6, 2014 - 3:25 PM

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — In the 1980s, the U.S. government considered Salvadoran Gen. Eugenio Vides Casanova a hero, twice awarding him the Legion of Merit for leading a battle against left-wing rebels in his country. Now, the U.S. government considers him a pariah, and wants him deported for his role in a series of human rights abuses.

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