Overcoming the Doubts

The Administration makes its pitch for aid to El Salvador

When Thomas Enders, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee last week to present the case for continuing economic and military aid to El Salvador, he was in a difficult spot. Under a measure enacted late last year, the Administration must provide Congress formal certification every six months that El Salvador is improving its record on human rights and expanding economic benefits to the poor in order to maintain foreign aid to that strife-torn nation. But reports had reached members of the committee that human...

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