El Salvador: Second Round

Peace talks in a lower key

When government and rebel representatives convened for peace talks in El Salvador's provincial town of La Palma six weeks ago, the mood was festive as thousands of expectant Salvadorans celebrated under the protection of smiling Boy Scouts. But the first meeting produced mainly promises to meet again, so when the two sides resumed their discussion last week in the village of Ayagualo, twelve miles from San Salvador, the atmosphere was tentative and tense. And when the two parties came down from their hilltop retreat after more than...

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