El Salvador Another Fragile, Isolated Truce

Neutrality amid civil strife

Life is slowly returning to the town of Tenancingo. The grade school has reopened its doors, as have the youth club and the carpentry workshop. Once again women call to one another from window ledges as they sit weaving palm straw into strips for hats and bags. Two weeks ago, bus service resumed to the capital city of San Salvador, 16 miles away, and last week running water started to flow again. Next month, if all goes according to plan, electricity will be restored. If Tenancingo's progress is modest, its ambition is not. The townspeople aim to make their hamlet a...

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