March 21, 1989 |
Leftist guerrillas lifted their four-day transportation ban Monday as violence subsided after El Salvador's national elections over the weekend, when more than 30 people died. Rightist Alfredo Cristiani, elected president in the Sunday vote, confirmed that he will seek negotiations with the rebels after taking office, and the Defense Ministry promised to investigate several of the weekend deaths.
September 20, 1988
Bus service in El Salvador came to a virtual standstill after leftist rebels called for a nationwide transportation ban and threatened drivers who took to the roads. Despite assurances from the military that transportation would be protected, a vast majority of bus and truck drivers chose to park their vehicles. Only a handful of buses, the main means of mass transit, circulated in the capital of San Salvador, a city of 1 million.
October 31, 1997 |
Long-dueling neighbors Honduras and El Salvador put their differences aside and agreed to build a "dry canal" highway to compete with the Panama Canal, officials said. Salvadoran and Honduran business leaders signed an accord to construct a $1-billion dry canal connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans with highways running between two ports. Honduran President Carlos Reina and Salvadoran President Armando Calderon Sol pledged to support the project and allow private firms to build it.