El Salvador Guerrilla Tactics

A rebel offer drives a wedge between Duarte and the U.S.

The startling twelve-point proposal was conveyed first to Archbishop Arturo Rivera Damas of San Salvador, who passed it on to the government of President Jose Napoleon Duarte. After nine years of refusing to lay down their arms, the guerrillas of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front last week declared their willingness to participate in El Salvador's presidential balloting and abide by the results, win or lose. The F.M.L.N. asked that the March 19 polling be postponed until Sept. 15 so the rebels would have more time to rally supporters. The group, which tried to sabotage the last five national elections, said...

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