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Robert E. White, diplomat who cited Salvadoran atrocities, dies at 88
Robert E. White, diplomat who cited Salvadoran atrocities, dies at 88

His was one of the first and most credible voices to criticize human-rights atrocities by a Salvadoran regime that the U.S. was backing. And it cost him his career as an American diplomat. Robert E. White, a former ambassador who became an outspoken critic of some of his government's policies, died Tuesday in Arlington, Va., according to the Center for International Policy, a think tank where he worked. He was 88. The cause of his death was bladder and prostate cancer, his family said. In the years following his dismissal by then-President Ronald Reagan, White became an active champion for bringing Salvadoran perpetrators of heinous crimes to justice. White served as U.S....

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