Central America: The Blitz

Keeping the U.S. off balance

A full-court diplomatic press was afoot last week, aimed at bringing an end, on paper at least, to strife in Central America—and intended by some of its participants to keep the Reagan Administration on the defensive. In New York City, the foreign ministers of the so-called Contadora group of countries (Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Panama) appeared before the United Nations General Assembly to declare their confidence that a peace treaty for the region will be ready to be signed as of Oct. 15. Their U.N. appearance followed that of Daniel Ortega Saavedra, coordinator of Nicaragua's...

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