El Salvador,Break In A Triple Murder: Arrests at Last


Break in a triple murder

It was the sort of assassination that has become a terrifying commonplace in war-torn El Salvador. One evening last January, two American labor lawyers, Michael Hammer and Mark David Pearlman, were having dinner in San Salvador's Sheraton Hotel with José Rodolfo Viera head of the country's controversial land reform program. Suddenly, two men armed with automatic pistols walked into the dining room and opened fire, killing the three men, then turned and unperturbedly walked out. Like thousands of other killings, these seemed destined to go unsolved. Last week,...

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