November 14, 1987 |
Eight opposition parties withdrew Friday from a panel formed to implement a Central American peace plan, accusing President of "polarizing" the nation. In a letter of withdrawal from the National Reconciliation Commission read by representative Alfred Cristiani at a news conference, the parties said: "We have seen the irresponsible and unilateral way your (Duarte's) government has sought to comply with the agreement.
June 2, 1994 |
Armando Calderon Sol, leader of a right-wing political party once associated with death squads, was sworn in as president of El Salvador on Wednesday amid warnings that reforms aimed at preserving this country's fledgling peace are dangerously incomplete. As the first president to take office since the end of a brutal, 12-year civil war, Calderon Sol pledged to rebuild his devastated, still polarized country with free-market economics and attention to long-neglected social programs.
February 5, 1990 |
Salvadoran President Alfredo Cristiani, visiting Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., to watch his son play squash, was met by demonstrators who shouted "death squad president" and "murderer." Secret Service agents and police escorted Cristiani through 75 chanting, sign-carrying protesters in a snowstorm outside the gym where the match between Harvard and Princeton was played. Cristiani's son, Alejendro, is a student at Princeton. Police removed about 15 demonstrators
May 28, 1990 |
Leaders of El Salvador's leftist guerrillas opened negotiations in Caracas, Venezuela, with members of the Central American nation's nine political parties to discuss future peace talks with the rightist government. The political leaders are expected to present proposals related to an agreement reached in Caracas last week between the government and the rebels that sets a goal of a cease-fire by mid-September, guerrilla leaders said.
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.
June 3, 1988
Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte, 62, has a large and probably incurable stomach cancer that has spread to both lobes of his liver, and doctors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are to decide today whether to perform exploratory abdominal surgery early next week, according to Duarte's personal physician. Dr. Benjamin Interiano said Duarte is aware of the outlook but remains hopeful. "His spirits are unbelievable," the physician said.