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October 9, 1989
Ending a seven-week odyssey, 48 wounded Salvadoran rebels arrived in Havana to receive medical treatment, the official Cuban news agency Prensa Latina said. The rebels had moved into the Mexican Embassy in San Salvador last Tuesday after a 43-day occupation of the capital's Metropolitan Cathedral. The occupation was begun Aug. 20 by eight wounded rebels, and their numbers gradually multiplied.
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October 9, 1989
Ending a seven-week odyssey, 48 wounded Salvadoran rebels arrived in Havana to receive medical treatment, the official Cuban news agency Prensa Latina said. The rebels had moved into the Mexican Embassy in San Salvador last Tuesday after a 43-day occupation of the capital's Metropolitan Cathedral. The occupation was begun Aug. 20 by eight wounded rebels, and their numbers gradually multiplied.
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April 16, 1991 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mario Argueta bowed his head over a sheet of Braille and gently brushed his lips across the raised letters. With his Cuban teacher watching closely, the slight 21-year-old moved his mouth back and forth in patient repetition. Argueta was learning to read. The former Salvadoran guerrilla fighter was blinded and lost both arms six years ago when the homemade grenade he was about to toss at government soldiers exploded prematurely.
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