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THE WEEK AHEAD

WASHINGTON : A Salvadoran Visitor

June 11, 1991

Salvadoran President Alfredo Cristiani arrives in the U.S. capital today amid fresh debate in Congress over military aid to his nation and disappointment about stalled U.N.-sponsored talks aimed at ending its ongoing civil war.

Cristiani charges that Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front guerrillas have received new arms from abroad, which would violate a condition set by Congress for freezing $42.5 million in military aid to the government. Democrats want President Bush to maintain the freeze to support the peace process.

The latest round of talks recessed June 2 with no agreement on two key issues: the future of the Salvadoran armed forces and terms of an eventual cease-fire.

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