Central America: End Game

Rivals fight in El Salvador

Under the glare of television lights, Major Roberto d'Aubuisson walked to the center aisle of the Blue Chamber in San Salvador's Legislative Palace and embraced his principal rival, Julio Adolfo Rey-Prendes. The gesture came at the end of the first meeting of the 60 delegates elected last month to El Salvador's new constituent assembly. But the display of friendship was deceptive. Behind the scenes, D'Aubuisson, the head of the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA), and Rey-Prendes, leader of the moderate Christian Democratic group, were locked in a...

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