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US will train guards from Salvador, State Dept. says

Sixty prison guards from El Salvador will be trained in the United States to provide security for the violence-plagued Salvadorean judicial system, the State Department said Saturday. The training program is part of a $3 million project set up by Congress last year to help modernize the criminal justice system in El Salvador, said Anita Stockman, a State Department press officer.

Meanwhile, President Alvaro Magana said Thursday he had vetoed legislation that would have abolished use of a voter registry in the May 6 presidential runoff election. ''The elimination of the lists might result in a larger number of votes, but it would permit the possibility of irregularities, and would run the danger of damaging the confidence of Salvadoreans in the purity of elections ,'' he said.

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