EL SALVADOR: Campaign from the Patio

Like most Latin American revolutionary juntas, the team of army majors and lawyers that took charge of El Salvador after last year's uprising promised the country popular elections. Unlike some other rulers (notably Venezuela's and Peru's), the Salvadoran bosses kept their promise. This week, in its first democratic election in almost 20 years, the tiny republic voted for a new President and Congress. Though final results might not be known for a month, short, fat Major Oscar Osorio, 39, was almost certain to win the presidency. Osorio's middle-of-the-road Partido Revolucionario de...

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