The news from El Salvador used to be misery, assassination, and civil war that took 75,000 lives. Now it's four years since a UN-brokered peace overtook the death squads, and the Central American republic has become a model of third-world progress toward democracy and economic stability. It was singled out as such at last month's annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
El Salvador's full recovery is still to come. Meanwhile, a heartfelt Ole!