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AN END TO MILITARISM? DEMOCRACY AND THE ARMED FORCES IN CENTRAL AMERICA
"Reform of civil-military relations in [Central America] still has far to go before the transition to effective civilian rule and meaningful democracy is complete. Weak civilian leadership, paralyzed judicial systems, struggling economies, and rampant criminal activity provide the temptation to return to some form of authoritarian rule...While significant progress has been made, the future remains unclear, and the potential for a disastrous reversal of current trends still exists." (CURRENT HISTORY)
"The Economic Situation of Most People Has Worsened"
This interview with Salvador Sanchez Ceren, secretary general of the Farabundo Marti Liberation Front (FMLN), El Salvador's opposition party, provides his opinions on El Salvador's economic situation, its relationship with the United States, and the FMLN's chances in the upcoming presidential elections on March 21, 2004.