EL SALVADOR: One Step Closer to Anarchy

Leftist extremists provoke the new junta to violence

It was just past noon in the capital city of El Salvador, the little Central American country that had undergone a coup d'état only two weeks earlier. As merchants in San Salvador's central business district pulled down their steel shutters for the traditional two-hour siesta, a group of 180 young men suddenly jogged down the street, followed cautiously by a small band of foreign journalists. The joggers, all members of a Trotskyite political group called the LP-28, shouted "Unity!" and carried antigovernment banners....

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