Roberto D'Aubuisson Arrieta
(23 August 1944 - 20 February 1992) was the Salvadoran Army officer and political leader who founded the Nationalist Republican Alliance
(ARENA), which he led from 1980 to 1985. He was known as "Chele", or "light-skinned face", and was accused by opponents of being an organizer-leader of the death squads
who tortured and killed thousands of civilians before and during the Salvadoran Civil War
. To political prisoners, he was known as "Blowtorch Bob", due to his frequent use of a blowtorch in interrogation sessions
Romney’s Death Squad Ties: Bain Launched With Millions From Oligarchs Behind Salvadoran Atrocities
According to Reagan’s own ambassador, Robert White, their [ARENA] solution to the crisis 'was apocalyptic: the country must be ’destroyed totally, the economy must be wrecked, unemployment must be massive,' and a 'cleansing' of some '3 or 4 or 500,000 people' must be carried out," he says.