Where Guerrillas Turn Hoteliers...And Street Gangs Are A Threat

Visitors to the airy Oasis guesthouse in San Salvador may be surprised to learn that Carolina Alegria, the motherly 31-year-old serving them eggs and coffee, is also handy with an anti-missile launcher. Her husband Damian, 43, who these days helps backpackers get their e-mail, was once a spokesman for the rebel forces of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, or FMLN. "When the war ended, we had to find a way to make a living, so we decided to open a hotel," says Damian.

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