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My name is Fr. Ignacio Ellacuria. l was president of the Jesuit University in San Salvador at the time of my death and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Santa Clara University in 1982. I was the most well known and respected public figure in El Salvador and used my status to condemn injustice and promote a negotiated settlement to the Civil War that took the lives of over 75,000 Salvadorans. For this l Was murdered.