Overcoming Antagonisms

A short, leathery-looking baker turned Communist organizer. A graying law professor who was once the country's moderate Vice President-elect. An attractive, dark-haired ex-medical student turned fierce guerrilla fighter.

The leadership of El Salvador's revolutionary left is a diverse, sometimes unlikely group, as varied in its personalities and ideologies as the alphabet soup of its political parties, grass-roots organizations and guerrilla armies. It is only within the past year that the leftists have tried to overcome their old antagonisms and unite under the umbrella of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (F.M.L.N.) for...

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