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Bush defends policy on Central America

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Linda Feldmann / June 28, 1983


Vice-President George Bush defended Washington's role in Central America, saying its policy was to encourage fledgling democracies to behave more democratically.

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The US involvement in El Salvador and neighboring countries was a key issue during Mr. Bush's meeting with Prime Minister Olof Palme at the start of his five-nation tour of Nordic countries. Several hundred demonstrators gathered in a central square in the capital to protest against the Bush visit and US policies in Latin America. Police said there were no incidents.