Salvadoran generals face another civil lawsuit in Florida
Salvadoran generals-turned-Florida-retirees found not liable earlier this month in the murder of four missionaries in 1980 will face a similar civil lawsuit early next year.
Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, former Salvadoran director of the National Guard, and former Defense Minister Jose Guillermo Garcia were found not liable in the deaths of the four churchwomen in the recently concluded case of Ford vs. Garcia.
Living in Florida since 1989, both men were sued under the 1992 US Torture Victim Protection Act. They now face a second lawsuit being brought under the same federal law -- this time by four survivors of the Salvadoran civil war. The same judge, Daniel T.K. Hurley, is expected to hear the case in May.