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The 25 Strangest Unsolved Crimes From Latin America

One of Latin America’s most beloved priests, Óscar Romero’s murder is said to have sparked mass support for the leftists and protestors during the Salvadoran Civil War. Romero was the Archbishop of El Salvador and was leading Mass when he was fatally shot in the heart in 1980. The country erupted in mourning, but that was not to be the end of his followers’ suffering. During his funeral in Plaza Barrios in San Salvador, a bomb exploded and shots were fired into the crowd. The ensuing panic killed more people. Despite over 30 deaths at the time, mourners continued to line up to pay their respects as Romero was buried.

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