El Salvador: Slow Justice

New facts on a triple murder

Preparing for a convention of electrical engineers, workers at San Salvador's Sheraton Hotel last week covered up some grisly mementos: bullet holes in a wall of the dining room, where a Salvadoran labor leader and two Americans working for agricultural reform were murdered one night 21 months ago. Even as paint and plaster were being applied, there were complaints of another cover-up in what has come to be known as the "agreform murders." On grounds of insufficient evidence, Salvadoran Judge Héctor Enrique Jiménez Zaldivar on Oct. 1...

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