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A U.S. magistrate ordered Col. Inocente Montano extradited to Spain to be tried for 1989 massacre of Jesuit priests, but follow-through looks unlikely after over a year of delays.
The Salvadoran Supreme Court's decision July 13 to strike down an amnesty law enables prosecutions against those suspected in war crimes, but may cause instability.
The prospect of an imminent trial for former Salvadoran Col. Inocente Orlando Montano has dimmed considerably in the last two months.
On Saturday, the Catholic church beatified Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass.