EL SALVADOR: No Reprieve in an Ugly War

No one is safe from the mindless spiral of violence

The seasonal rains have come to El Salvador, washing away the dust and grime of an unusually harsh dry season. But the ugly civil war that has racked the country for nearly a year goes on. The violence has already claimed 3,000 lives since January—more than four times the number killed in all of 1979. No one is safe. Some victims have been dragged from hospital beds and executed. Catholic priests have been brutally murdered. In March, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero was assassinated while celebrating Mass. Earlier this month Father Cosme...

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