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Leftist rebels in El Salvador dynamited an election center near San Salvador, the capital, and threatened to target election workers unless they resign. The rebel Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, which has called for a boycott of the March 19 presidential election, also repeated its warning for vehicles to stay off roads. In a broadcast on the clandestine Radio Venceremos, the rebels said election workers who do not resign will be “considered by our people as part of the counterinsurgency,” which would make them targets of the guerrillas. The rebels have boycotted all five elections this decade, but their threats against election workers and the attack on the election center were unprecedented.


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