El Salvador: The Heirs of the Finca Florencia

On an expropriated farm, a proud planter's legacy endures

The torment of El Salvador's civil strife knows no interval. Fighting between government forces and leftist insurgents continued unabated last week, and so did political killings. In a single day, 37 people were assassinated by the country's security forces. In Soyapango, a slum section of San Salvador, police dragged 23 people from their homes and shot them dead in the street; seven others refused to come out and were killed indoors.

Despite the level of violence, the struggling civilian-military junta has continued to pursue...

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