A Litany of Latin American Troubles

Mexico is not alone among Latin American nations, both as a target of economic opportunity and as a hotbed of continuing social and political conflict. A sampling of other trouble spots:

GUATEMALA. A series of governments have failed to put an end to a sputtering, 32-year-old civil war that has taken an estimated 100,000 lives; new talks began last week.

EL SALVADOR. A two-year-old peace is threatened by a new outbreak of killings attributed to right-wing death squads; about two dozen leftists have been murdered since the war ended.

NICARAGUA. Despite the transition to a multiparty democracy, the Sandinistas still control...

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