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February 2, 1984



San Salvador

US official to El Salvador to probe illegal food sales

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Charles Gladson, deputy director of the US Agency for International Development, is due to arrive here from Washington today to investigate the illegal sale of US-donated food in Salvadorean markets, reports Monitor contributor Chris Hedges.

A group of Salvadorean government and military officials, along with top-ranking AID officials, visited the marketplace in San Vicente Monday, conducting what they termed an ''exhaustive'' search for AID-donated food. ''We found no significant diversions of US-donated food,'' one official said.

Salvador-based AID officials Tuesday visited the marketplace in Cojutepeque and said that although they again found violations, they did not feel a significant amount of US food had been diverted.