November 13, 1989 |
Bush Administration officials on Sunday labeled the weekend offensive by leftist guerrillas in El Salvador "a move of desperation" that shows their weakness rather than new military strength.
November 21, 1990 |
Hundreds of leftist rebels attacked more than a dozen military positions across El Salvador on Tuesday, leaving at least 27 people dead and 141 wounded, authorities said. Rebel and military sources said the overnight clashes took place in the provinces of Morazan, Usulutan, Chalatenango, La Paz, San Salvador, Cuscatlan and La Libertad.
April 15, 1988 |
Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez charged the Soviet Union on Thursday with aiding leftist rebels in defiance of a Central American peace accord and urged President Reagan to press the issue with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev at their Moscow summit meeting late next month. Speaking to the annual meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Arias said he is "very disappointed" with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze.
October 26, 1989 |
Hinting broadly at an extraordinary snub of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, Secretary of State James A. Baker III said Wednesday that he is reluctant to change his Middle East peace proposals in response to Israeli demands because that would only produce other demands from the Arabs.
August 21, 1987 |
Spokesmen for Nicaragua's contras and for El Salvador's political exiles said Thursday that they are considering sending high-level representatives back to their respective countries to take part in a legal opposition under the terms of a preliminary peace accord signed by the presidents of the five Central American nations.
August 14, 1987 |
President Jose Napoleon Duarte offered Thursday to meet with Salvadoran guerrillas to discuss a cease-fire, and he called on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to sit down with the contras fighting the Managua government on the same day. Duarte proposed holding the simultaneous talks on Sept. 15, the day Central America celebrates its independence from Spain. He did not make it clear whether the Nicaraguan talks are a condition for the Salvadoran meeting.