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CAPTION ONLY: JENNIFER CASOLO EMPHASIZES THAT SHE WAS SUBJECTED

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Jennifer Casolo emphasizes that she was subjected to three interrogations in El Salvador as she talks to reporters on her arrival Thursday at La Guardia Airport in New York. Later, she received a hero's welcome in her hometown of Thomaston, Conn., and proclaimed she was innocent of hiding munitions in her yard in El Salvador as she greeted 350 residents who turned out in freezing cold to cheer her return. Casolo, who said she maintained neutrality while giving visiting Americans tours of El Salvador during four years there, said she will speak out against U.S. aid to the Salvadoran government now that she has been expelled. She left El Salvador Wednesday after a judge dropped terrorism charges against her for lack of evidence and ordered her deported. Casolo, who worked in El Salvador for the Christian Educational Seminars, was arrested Nov. 26 after authorities raided her rented house and unearthed dynamite, grenades and more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition from the garden.