COHA Presents Dr. Francisco Acosta’s “Priests, Hookers, and Guns: Tales from Cuscatlán”

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) is proud to announce the completion of the English edition of Dr. Francisco Acosta’s autobiography, Priests, Hookers, and Guns: Tales from Cuscatlán.   Acosta, who currently serves as a COHA Senior Research Fellow, is a prominent member of Washington’s metropolitan Latino community.  He has served as the President of CASA Maryland and took part in the negotiations in Washington that ultimately terminated the Salvadoran Civil War.  In addition to such activism within the United States, Acosta founded the Bishop Oscar Romero University in Chalatenango, El Salvador.

Priests, Hookers, and Guns: Tales from Cuscatlán is a highly emotional and humorous account of Acosta’s life on El Salvador’s Guazapa Volcano.  This captivating series of vignettes catalogues more than three decades of Salvadoran history, ending with the outbreak of the Salvadoran Civil War in the early 1980s.  A delightful mix of historical analysis and personal anecdote, this compelling work truly captures the inspirational as well as the horrific moments in recent Salvadoran history.

The Spanish edition of Priests, Hookers, and Guns: Tales from Cuscatlán will be published by the University of Central America in the fall of 2011 and will be presented at the Salvadoran Embassy in Washington, D.C on October 5th at 6pm. The English edition of Priests, Hookers, and Guns: Tales from Cuscatlán is still seeking representation in the United States.  COHA will release further information upon publication.

For more information on Priests, Hookers, and Guns: Tales from Cuscatlán, please contact Jennifer Nerby at coha@coha.org or (202) 223 4975.

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6 thoughts on “COHA Presents Dr. Francisco Acosta’s “Priests, Hookers, and Guns: Tales from Cuscatlán”

  • July 29, 2011 at 10:03 am
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    I know that Francisco Acosta is a very thoughtful person with the progressive values I admire. I look forward to reading his new book.

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  • July 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm
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    I am very excited that this book has come into being. I know Francisco and the sacrifices he and his family have made to bring justice and hope to El Salvador. Because of his dedication, his analytical mind, and his warm personality, he has been a key player in El Salvador's history, before, during and after the civil war. His stories will bring us information that no one else knows. For this reason, I hope that Francisco's network of colleagues, family and friends will help to distribute this book, and those that will follow.

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  • July 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm
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    So where can you get a copy of the book?

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  • July 31, 2011 at 7:27 pm
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    This is welcome news indeed!!! If there is anyone who can give a true people's history of this pained land, it is Francisco Acosta, my personal friend of 25+ years. I eagerly wait to read it, and will be happy to assist in its distribution!

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  • November 23, 2011 at 3:00 am
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    When and where can we get the book? I've been looking forward to reading it for a while now!

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