El Salvador: Blunt Words

Angry reaction to a warning

"A slap against the already injured and bloody face of our country."

"Arrogant omnipotence." "Unworthy foreign intervention." Those epithets, and others, blared from a full-page advertisement last week in one of El Salvador's largest newspapers, El Diario de Hoy. Sponsored by the 702-member Salvadoran Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the broadside reflected a swelling tide of outrage in the conservative business community against U.S. Ambassador Deane Hinton, 59. Reason for the uproar: in the toughest speech he has made in his 17 months in El Salvador, Hinton cautioned...

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