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April 1998 Military News

  • GUATEMALA / BISHOP 30 April 1998 - Voice of America -- GUATEMALAN POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A 24-YEAR-OLD MAN SUSPECTED OF KILLING A PROMINENT CATHOLIC BISHOP WHO WAS A LEADING HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER.
  • MEXICO / CHIAPAS VOA 29 April 1998 DURING HIS TWO-DAY TOUR OF CHIAPAS, PRESIDENT ZEDILLO HAS PROMISED THE GOVERNMENT WILL AVOID USING FORCE, REPRESSION OR VIOLENCE TO RESOLVE THE FOUR-YEAR CONFLICT IN THE STATE.
  • GUATEMALA / BISHOP Voice of America 28 April 1998 - GUATEMALA IS GOING TO ACCEPT U-S ASSISTANCE IN INVESTIGATING THE MURDER OF CATHOLIC BISHOP JUAN GERARDI, A HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPION.
  • GUATEMALA / BISHOP Voice of America 28 April 1998 - BISHOP GERARDI WAS KILLED LATE SUNDAY. THE KILLER SHATTERED HIS SKULL WITH A CONCRETE BLOCK. THE KILLING CAME JUST TWO DAYS AFTER THE BISHOP HAD ISSUED A SCATHING HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT ON GUATEMALA'S 36-YEAR CIVIL WAR.
  • INDONESIA / DISAPPEARED 27 April 1998 -- Voice of America AN INDONESIAN ACTIVIST, WHO DISAPPEARED FOR EIGHT WEEKS, SAID HE WAS TORTURED BY HIS MYSTERIOUS AND UNIDENTIFIED CAPTORS.
  • GUATEMALA/BISHOP 27 April 1998 -- Voice of America A GUATEMALAN BISHOP WHO HAD CRITICIZED MILITARY HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES HAS BEEN ASSASSINATED.
  • NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SALVADORAN NUNS MURDER Voice of America 04/15/98 - FOUR SALVADORAN TROOPS, SERVING 30-YEAR-PRISON TERMS FOR THE CRIME, HAVE IMPLICATED TOP COMMANDERS OF THE SALVADORAN ARMY AS ORDERING THE EXECUTIONS.
  • NAPALM TRAIN Voice of America 4/15/98 A FREIGHT TRAIN CARRYING MORE THAN 45-THOUSAND LITERS OF VIETNAM-ERA NAPALM IS MOVING SLOWLY THROUGH THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
  • [EXCERPTS] DoD News Briefing Tuesday, April 14, 1998 Napalm headed on a train toward Indiana, but it looks like Indiana doesn't want it now.
  • MEXICO/CHIAPAS Voice of America 4/13/98: MEXICO HAS DEFENDED THE EXPULSION OF 12 MORE FOREIGNERS FROM CHIAPAS STATE FOR ALLEGEDLY MEDDLING IN INTERNAL MEXICAN POLITICS.
  • INDONESIA/ MISSING Voice of America 4/9/98 -- OFFICIALS FROM THE INDONESIAN DEMOCRACY PARTY, THE P-D-I, HAVE URGED POLICE AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE DISAPPEARANCE OF A PARTY OFFICIAL. OTHER ACTIVISTS ARE MISSING IN A GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN ON THE OPPOSITION.
  • THE PALESTINIAN VERSION: HARD TO BELIEVE (Commentary by Oded Granot, "Ma'ariv", Apr 7, 1998, p. A5) The claim that Muhi a-Din Sharif was murdered by his Hamas colleagues sounds so imaginative that there is only one claim that, on the face of it, sounds even more refutable: that that he was murdered by his senior partner in Hamas terrorism, Adel Awadallah.
  • COLOMBIA REBELS Voice of America 4/7/98 COLOMBIA SAYS THE DEATH OF A LEFTIST GUERRILLA LEADER ENDS A CHAPTER IN THE COUNTRY'S LONG AND BLOODY ARMED CONFLICT.
  • COLOMBIA REBELS Voice of America 4/7/98 THE NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY REVEALED ON MONDAY THAT ITS LEADER, MANUEL PEREZ, DIED ON FEBRUARY 14TH OF HEPATITIS.
  • MEXICO/CHIAPAS Voice of America 4/3/98 : MEXICAN AUTHORITIES HAVE ARRESTED A RETIRED ARMY GENERAL IN CONNECTION WITH LAST DECEMBER'S MASSACRE OF 45 INDIAN PEASANTS IN CHIAPAS STATE.
  • MEXICO/CHIAPAS Voice of America 4/2/98: MEXICO'S CHIEF NEGOTIATOR IN THE UNRESOLVED CHIAPAS CONFLICT IS ACCUSING A PEACE COMMISSION LED BY ROMAN CATHOLIC OFFICIALS OF BIAS IN FAVOR OF ZAPATISTA REBELS.
  • CAN SUDAN BREAK UP? VOA 4/1/98 -- THE UNITED STATES HAS CLEARLY THROWN ITS SUPPORT BEHIND THE REBELS WHO ARE BATTLING THE REGIME IN KHARTOUM THE UNITED STATES ACCUSES OF HARBORING TERRORISTS.
  • HAMAS KILLING VOA 4/1/98 -- PALESTINIAN POLICE SAY ONE OF THE MEN KILLED IN AN EXPLOSION IN RAMALLAH SUNDAY WAS A TOP LEADER OF THE MILITANT PALESTINIAN GROUP HAMAS



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