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"We were all handcuffed and we sat on a pebbly ground. We weren't given any
food, and when we asked for water they poured it over us. The handcuffs were tight
and when the blindfolds were taken off on our arrival I saw some people with
hands black and swollen." Testimony of...

May 23, 2002

At 7:20PM local time in the Court of Justice of the State of Pará in Belém, Judge
Robert Moura announced the sentence that condemned the official, Major Jose
Maria Oliveira, to 158 years and four months of reclusion. Despite the conviction of
04 votes to 03, the officer who...

May 23, 2002

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - Concern is mounting in Washington that more terrorist
attacks on the United States are "inevitable."

But Saudis familiar with the thinking behind the anti-American hatred of
groups like Al-Qaeda, say such attacks on the US are not inevitable.

They...

By Scott Peterson | Staff writer
May 23, 2002

The head of the International Coffee Organisation has acknowledged that there is a
crisis facing the industry.

International coffee prices were now at their lowest in 30 years, said Mr Nestor
Osorio, who beat Kenya's candidate Simeon Onchere to become...

By Paul Redfern
May 22, 2002

The Guardian

Who killed Asaq Mohammed? His uncle watched him die. Soon after the
United States started bombing Afghanistan last autumn the small boy,
just under two years old, fled his home on the back of a donkey with his
parents and other family...

Jonathan Steele in Herat
May 20, 2002

When U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill travels to Africa this week, he
will see the consequences of Africa's debt bondage. O'Neill will spend 10
days in
Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Ethiopia, accompanied by Irish rock star
Bono for
...

By Salih Booker
May 20, 2002

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it fast track or trade promotion authority.
Call it the key to economic prosperity or the tool that will wrench
jobs from American workers and send them abroad. Whatever it is
called, the trade bill now before the Senate could affect every
American...

By Jim Abrams, Associated Press Writer
May 19, 2002

Former President Jimmy Carter made lots of headlines this past
week with his
visit to Cuba and his call for the United States to renew trade
and
diplomatic relations with the island nation.

But a couple of Henderson County residents beat him...

By Chuck Stinnett - Gleaner Business Editor
May 19, 2002

It is said that in the first few years of the Israeli occupation of the West
Bank and Gaza Strip, no one seriously thought of holding on to these
territories forever. It was at the time widely assumed, that these newly
conquered lands were to be handed...

By Michael Sfard
May 19, 2002

Two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, an analysis prepared for U.S. intelligence warned that Osama bin Laden's terrorists could hijack an airliner and fly it into government buildings like the Pentagon.

"Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al Qaeda's Martyrdom...

CBS Worldwide, Associated Press and Reuters Limited
May 17, 2002

Two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, an analysis prepared for U.S. intelligence warned that Osama bin Laden's terrorists could hijack an airliner and fly it into government buildings like the Pentagon.

"Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al Qaeda's Martyrdom...

CBS Worldwide, Associated Press and Reuters Limited
May 17, 2002

Two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, an analysis prepared for U.S. intelligence warned that Osama bin Laden's terrorists could hijack an airliner and fly it into government buildings like the Pentagon.

"Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al Qaeda's Martyrdom...

CBS Worldwide, Associated Press and Reuters Limited
May 17, 2002

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico - A general who spent eight years in
prison as Mexico's "last prisoner of conscience" called on President Vicente
Fox on Friday to remove remaining government troops from Chiapas and let the
Zapatista rebels "live in peace."

Visiting...

By: Alejandro Ruiz
May 17, 2002

While lawmakers in Washington debate whether to expand the United States’
involvement in Colombia’s civil war, the Colombian citizens best positioned to end
their country’s bloody cycle of violence are facing new attacks from Colombia’s
armed actors even as they are ignored by...

By Sandra Alvarez and Jason Mark
May 17, 2002

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University canceled a conference on Cuba's
environment after the State Department denied travel visas to eight
participants.

Cuban researchers and members of Cuba's Ministry of Science,
Technology and Environment and its Ministry of Tourism were...

By Jose Pertierra
May 17, 2002

The Attorney General of Justice for the Federal District of Mexico (PGJDF)
will allow human rights NGOs to review the case of human rights defense
attorney, Digna Ochoa, assured Bernardo Batiz. However, he insisted that
those designated by the NGOs to...

By Susana Gonzalez
May 16, 2002

Pinar del Rio, Cuba, May 16 (PL) US former President James Carter
dedicated the morning of his second to the last day in Cuba to
visit
the Las Terrazas Tourist Complex and its La Moka Hotel, in his
effort
to learn as much as possible during his short visit to the...

May 16, 2002

Human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience General Jose
Francisco Gallardo accused the army of training paramilitary groups in the
conflict-torn state of Chiapas near the Guatemalan border.

In a recent interview, he said the paramilitary...

By Zoltan Simon and Janet Leslie Schwartz
May 16, 2002

Colonel Mário Pantoja, the commander of the military police, was condemned
to 228 years in prison for his role in the massacre of landless peasants
at Eldorado dos Carajás that occurred on April 17, 1996. Military police
Captain Raimundo Lameira was absolved in the case. The...

May 16, 2002

WASHINGTON, May 14 — The Senate scorned the threat of a Bush administration
veto today, voting to amend trade legislation to permit separate votes on any
provisions of new agreements that could weaken existing antidumping laws.

The administration, like its predecessors, seeks...

By Adam Clymer
May 15, 2002