"US Fears Alliance of FMLN and Hugo Chavez." That's the front-page headline of El Salvador's leading newspaper, El Diario de Hoy.
Which is why the US should make sure the FMLN never is in a position to threaten democracy and freedom in the region.
Salvadorans voting the FMLN into power will be making a costly mistake. They will provoke the US into enforcing its own counterterrorism interests, and this means de-funding economies whose governments support terrorists.
El Salvador and the United States have a great partnership. It will be a terrible mistake for the Salvadoran voters to mess with it, since our countries have become so interdependent.
We're a group of Salvadorans and Americans concerned with promoting a stable democracy in El Salvador and preserving the freedoms gained there since the victory over the communist FMLN guerrillas in 1992.