El Salvador: Hapless Peacemaker: Jose Napoleon Duarte: 1925-1990

Jose Napoleon Duarte: 1925-1990

He was a man possessed of a messianic conviction that he and he alone could bring peace and democracy to his bloodstained nation. And for a long time after Jose Napoleon Duarte became President of El Salvador in 1984 Washington shared his belief that he could make a difference. Six years later, however, El Salvador remains as desperate as ever. The bitter civil war lurches on, with the country's 5 million people still hostage to the brutal campaigns of the far-right death squads and the left-wing guerrillas. Duarte's economic and social reforms are mostly in ruins, and his pledges to punish...

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