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November 21, 1999 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask Hector Silva, the Boston-born gynecologist who is the mayor of San Salvador, about politics in his country, and he is likely, as he did with a Los Angeles audience Saturday, to describe the current situation with a slogan from an American cigarette ad: "You've come a long way, baby." Silva, whose gray-speckled beard evokes a slight resemblance to Fidel Castro, claims to embody a new kind of leader in a country that was once a focal point of the U.S.-Soviet superpower standoff.
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November 21, 1999 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask Hector Silva, the Boston-born gynecologist who is the mayor of San Salvador, about politics in his country, and he is likely, as he did with a Los Angeles audience Saturday, to describe the current situation with a slogan from an American cigarette ad: "You've come a long way, baby." Silva, whose gray-speckled beard evokes a slight resemblance to Fidel Castro, claims to embody a new kind of leader in a country that was once a focal point of the U.S.-Soviet superpower standoff.
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