October 9, 1989 |
A fiery Catholic priest is mourning the plight of war-ravaged Central Americans before an auditorium full of college students. "One out of every four babies starves to death in El Salvador," he says. "One out of four. The U.S. spends $1 million a day down there. (But) U.S. foreign aid doesn't buy food. It buys weapons. The army has them. The rebels have them. The death squads have them. What do the people have? They have poverty, no sanitation, no land reform and their schools under siege.