El Salvador: Sudden Death over Dinner

Two more Americans are gunned down, and another is missing

It was a particularly festive night in the 288-room Sheraton Hotel in the hills behind San Salvador. The hotel's new roller disco was crammed with teenagers, many of them students from U.S. schools home for the holidays. In the Izalco Supper Club, older couples danced to an eleven-piece orchestra. Across the hallway, in the Salon Centre America dining room, three men chatted earnestly over coffee. Without warning, two well-dressed men stepped into the nearly deserted restaurant, pulled out automatic pistols and sprayed...

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