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February 24, 1990 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Napoleon Duarte, who became El Salvador's first democratically elected president in half a century but who was not able to end the civil war that still afflicts this tiny Central American nation, died Friday after a long fight against cancer. He was 64. Doctors had given Duarte only six months to live after they diagnosed his condition as untreatable liver cancer in May, 1988.
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February 24, 1990
Vice President Dan Quayle canceled a Sunday appearance at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove to attend the funeral of former El Salvador President Jose Napoleon Duarte, who died Friday after a long battle with stomach cancer. Quayle was scheduled to appear at the church at 9 a.m. The remainder of his appearances during the West Coast visit were private functions, a spokesman for Quayle said Friday.
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May 30, 1988
Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte will travel to the United States early this week for treatment of a serious stomach problem, his spokeswoman said. Duarte, 62, was diagnosed in San Salvador late last week as suffering from a bleeding ulcer, spokeswoman Ana Maria Ruiz said. He is expected to depart for Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland on Tuesday after giving a speech to the National Assembly.
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February 24, 1990 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Napoleon Duarte, who became El Salvador's first democratically elected president in half a century but who was not able to end the civil war that still afflicts this tiny Central American nation, died Friday after a long fight against cancer. He was 64. Doctors had given Duarte only six months to live after they diagnosed his condition as untreatable liver cancer in May, 1988.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1990
Vice President Dan Quayle canceled a Sunday appearance at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove to attend the funeral of former El Salvador President Jose Napoleon Duarte, who died Friday after a long battle with stomach cancer. Quayle was scheduled to appear at the church at 9 a.m. The remainder of his appearances during the West Coast visit were private functions, a spokesman for Quayle said Friday.
NEWS
September 22, 1989
Former Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte, who is dying of liver cancer, said farewell from his deathbed to his successor, President Alfredo Cristiani, according to his personal physician. Dr. Jose Luis Saca also said that Duarte had asked for other friends and colleagues to be sent to his room for brief goodbys. "He is completely aware that he is dying," said Saca, who added that the 63-year-old former president is now refusing medication that could prolong his life.
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August 17, 1989
El Salvador's former president, Jose Napoleon Duarte, has returned $113,200 to the nation's treasury that the Finance Ministry contends was money intended to aid victims of a 1986 earthquake, according to a top-ranking member of the Christian Democratic Party, of which Duarte was a member. "Indeed, the former president deposited that sum in the nation's treasury, through his attorney Pablo Mauricio Alvergue," said Eduardo Colindres.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1989 | RICHARD N. GOODWIN, Richard N. Goodwin, who was an assistant special counsel to President Kennedy and a special assistant to President Johnson, is now a writer and commentator in Concord, Mass.
Sitting with friends, watching pictures of ponderous, metal-sheathed vehicles crush life from the young Chinese, I joined the general expressions of horror and shock. But not surprise. For if there is one unforgettable lesson of our blood-stained century, it is that the savagery of mankind has not been tamed--as some once hoped--by the advance of science and reason. That monster, which has no home, which lives everywhere within the entire race, is continually ready to strike wherever the bonds of social order are loosened.
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March 5, 1989 | KENNETH FREED and MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writers
El Salvador's rebels Saturday proposed "a last opportunity" meeting with the government Tuesday and Wednesday to negotiate a peace settlement and called on the United States to end its opposition to postponing a presidential election to Sept. 15.
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March 2, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
A Salvadoran army call for a cease-fire in the country's nine-year civil war was answered Wednesday by Marxist guerrilla bombs, bullets and hard words. Within hours after the army had said it was suspending all offensive operations as of midnight Tuesday until June 1, units of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front struck at several military and civilian targets.
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February 28, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of leftist and rightist political parties Monday rejected as unacceptable a compromise peace proposal by President Jose Napoleon Duarte that would postpone a presidential election until April 30. Ricardo Alvarenga Valdivieso of the ultra-rightist Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena), who is president of the National Assembly, pointed out that the election has already been set for March 19 and said this date "has to be observed." He said that any deviation would be unconstitutional.
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February 27, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
President Jose Napoleon Duarte on Sunday proposed delaying El Salvador's presidential elections for six weeks as a response to guerrilla demands for a six-month postponement of the voting. He added that a national plebiscite might be necessary on a sweeping rebel peace plan.
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