No Danger of Being Polluted

As a founder of the Contadora group, Mexican Foreign Minister Bernardo Sepúlveda Amor, 41, has been actively involved in seeking a peaceful solution to the conflicts in Central America. The stylish, eloquent former professor of international law met with TIME Mexico City Bureau Chief James Willwerth and Reporter Laura López last week to offer his analysis of the region's troubles. Excerpts from the interview:

On Mexico's interest in Central America. We are worried by the political turmoil, the economic crisis and the resulting instability. We cannot disregard the arms buildup. We have been very clear on the need to ensure that there...

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