El Salvador: A Final Orgy of Insults

The country's deep divisions are accentuated by an election

The country's deep divisions are accentuated by an election

The most crucial election campaign in the history of El Salvador came to a bitter end last week with a stream of venomous accusations. The major parties indulged in a final orgy of personal insults, cries of corruption and charges of treason. The torrent of abuse not only reflected the riven society in El Salvador, where more than 30,000 people have died for political reasons since October 1979; it sadly showed how difficult it will be to build a unified nation in the future.

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