Sumpul River

The Sumpul (Río Sumpul) is a river in north-western El Salvador on the border of Honduras. It flows through the Chalatenango Department.

Sumpul River
Río Sumpul near Las Pilas, Chalatenango

The river and the nearby village of Las Aradas were the site of a 14 May 1980 massacre by the Salvadoran Armed Forces that left 600 people dead.[1]


  1. Kane, Adrian Taylor (1 April 2013). Pettinaroli, Elizabeth M.; Mutis, Ana Maria (eds.). "Blood in the Water: Salvadoran Rivers of Testimony and Resistance" (PDF). Hispanic Issues On Line. 12: 163–179. Retrieved 16 May 2018.

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