El Salvador: The Making of a President

An election hinges on death squads, land reform and gringos

His way cleared by eight bodyguards, Salvadoran Constitutional Assembly President Roberto d'Aubuisson struck an aggressive pose last week as he approached a specially erected platform in the remote Salvadoran farming cooperative of Parra Lempa. D'Aubuisson wore white and a .38-cal. revolver, an emblem by which he is familiarly known. "Some people write that we are barbarians and bloody," he shouted to an audience of some 400 campesinos. "But today, you have seen that we stand for land reform. In return for your vote, we Nationalist Republicans promise to work for...

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