Talking About Talking

Signs of flexibility on Central American negotiations

All of a sudden, a flurry of diplomatic activity made it appear as though everyone was willing, even anxious, to sit down and discuss the complex crises in Central America. Nicaragua claimed that it was eager for talks with the U.S. The top U.S. diplomat in El Salvador proposed that the country's government should "consider options to end the massacre," which was interpreted to mean talking with the rebel leaders. Earlier, an American envoy had flown to Havana for talks with Cuban President Fidel Castro, suggesting to...

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