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In the Football War between El Salvador and Honduras, the El Salvador claimed that genocide had occurred in Honduras. However, was anybody actually prosecuted for these actions, or were these claims unfounded?

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Do you mean "prosecuted" rather than "persecuted"? – Keith Thompson Jan 7 '13 at 7:19
@KeithThompson Yes, I did, thanks for spotting the error. – Reliable Source Jan 7 '13 at 10:14
Going by the wikipedia page, it doesn't look like a credible claim. Note that it was made before the start of the hostilities. It seems that the Honduran government was engaged in a sort of nasty and brutal land grab versus ethnic Salvadorans who lived there but genocide is way too tall a word for that. But that's just based on wikipedia - maybe there is a dimension I missed here. – Felix Goldberg Jan 7 '13 at 11:03
Could someone please explain how Salvadorans are ethnicly different from Hondurans? Isn't it rather like the ethnic difference between... oh, North and South Dakotans? – jamesqf Mar 26 at 0:37
which of the few dozen genocide definitions do you mean? – mart May 25 at 6:14

This wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_War#Buildup) states:

"stating that 'the government of Honduras has not taken any effective measures to punish these crimes which constitute genocide, nor has it given assurances of indemnification or reparations for the damages caused to Salvadorans'" - Wikipedia, Football War, Buildup, and Anderson, Thomas P. The War of the Dispossessed: Honduras and El Salvador 1969. p.105 Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1981.

It's possible they might have, but they haven't released any such figures.

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