El Salvador fights a brief war with Honduras. Thousands of Salvadoran illegal immigrants are evicted from Honduras. El Salvador retaliates.
Anti-government guerrilla activities intensify. Reports of increased human rights violations by government troops and death squads. General Carlos Romero is elected president.
Jesuit priest Rutilio Grande, S. J. is assassinated by a death squad.
Spanish and Portuguese:1. from a personal name, byname, or nickname, dos Santos (from Spanish Todos los Santos ‘All Saints’, Portuguese Todos os santos), typically bestowed on a child born on All Saints’ Day. 2. in many cases, a habitational name from any of the places named Santos, from the dedication of a local church or shrine to all the saints. This is a very common Portuguese surname.