José Inocencio "Chencho" Alas, one of ten children. He was a Catholic priest for many years, a friend to Archbishop Óscar Romero, and an advocate of peasant rights. Alas founded the Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America, and is currently the director of the Foundation for Sustainability and Peacemaking in Mesoamerica. He lives in the U.S. state of Texas with his wife. His brother is Monseñor Higinio Alas, a well known bishop in Costa Rica.
About Jose Inocencio Alas
Catholic priest and advocate of peasant rights who was prominent in El Salvador during the 1970s and 1980s.
He began working as a priest in El Salvador in 1961.
He founded the Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America in 1996.
He was raised in a family of 10 children in Chalatenango, El Salvador.
He was a friend of Archbishop, Oscar Romero.
Information related to José Inocencio Alas
- Human rights in El Salvador
- Salvadoran Roman Catholic priests
- Salvadoran religious leaders