El Salvador: Like a Sears, Roebuck Catalogue:

How the Salvadoran rebels order outside help for their revolution

How the Salvadoran rebels order outside help for their revolution

In the debate over U.S. policy in Central America, one of the Reagan Administration's biggest problems has been to make a successful case that there is any kind of superpower meddling in the stricken region—any meddling, that is, aside from its own. Congressmen have leaped quickly upon the Administration's barely concealed support for the guerrilla warfare of disaffected rebels against the Marxist-led Sandinista government of Nicaragua. Legislators have been unwilling to accept Reagan's oft-repeated assertion that the four-year-old insurgency in El Salvador is...

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