By Juan Montoya
In a story that tells how a former guerrilla fighter against the repressive government of her native El Salvador during her formative years blossomed into a diplomatic representative of that Central American nation, Sandra E. Agreda will introduce her first book after having left that country's diplomatic corps.
The book signing and presentation will be held at Las Delicias Restaurant, 5550 Padre Island Hwy, Brownsville, at noon Saturday.
Agreda served as the first consul from El Salvador in the Rio Grande Valley.
It is a story filled with dramatic and heart-wrenching moments such as when she fought in the guerrilla war against the US-backed repressive military government of El Salvador, seeing her younger brother shot before her eyes by government soldiers, and – after defeating the repressive regime – going on to the university and joining the diplomatic corps to represent her country.
It was largely through her efforts that the plight of Central American immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley began to be addressed.