Central America: A Question of Objectivity

The debate grows over who is killing whom in El Salvador

Anywhere else the court appearance might have been a routine event, but in El Salvador it was momentous. As heavily armed members of the Salvadoran national guard stood by, six of their former colleagues appeared last week before a judge in the town of Zacatecoluca. The judge's task: to decide whether the six should stand trial for the brutal murders 14 months ago of three American nuns, Ita Ford, Maura Clarke and Dorothy Kazel, and a U.S. religious lay worker, Jean Donovan....

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