Honduras: The Ham in the Sandwich

Honduras takes steps to protect its borders

Because Honduras is bordered on the south by revolutionary Nicaragua and on the west by strife-torn El Salvador, Hondurans like to call their country "the ham in the sandwich." Leftists at both ends of the sandwich last week accused the ham of interference in their affairs, warning that a new policy of Honduran militancy could touch off a region-wide conflagration.

In El Salvador, leaders of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (F.M.L.N. in its Spanish abbreviation), an umbrella organization that includes El Salvador's five guerrilla groups,...

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