A revolutionary's view of Kabila Famed Argentine once joined forces with Congo's rebels
GUERRILLA MOVEMENTS WEAKENED, NOT ERASED, IN PERU; POVERTY AND JOBLESSNESS CONTRIBUTE TO APPEAL
U.S. DEBATES SANCTIONS ON MEXICO'S DRUG DEALERS; SUCH PENALTIES IMPOSED ON COLOMBIAN TRAFFICKERS
NO ROOM FOR TERRORISM; FUJIMORI'S TRIUMPH: PERU'S PRESIDENT ENDS LEFTIST HOSTAGE SEIZURE WITH LIGHTNING STRIKE.
CRISIS' VIOLENT END DECIMATES REBEL GROUP; MOST OF TUPAC AMARU ARE DEAD OR IN JAIL
An Incan treasure for your feet Road: Although fragmented after 450 years of pedestrian traffic, the Royal Inca Road from Argentina to Colombia is a classic in engineering. These days it's the road less traveled, but still something to behold.
AN INCAN TREASURE FOR YOUR FEET; ROAD: ALTHOUGH FRAGMENTED AFTER 450 YEARS OF PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC, THE ROYAL INCA ROAD FROM ARGENTINA TO COLOMBIA IS A CLASSIC IN ENGINEERING. THESE DAYS IT'S THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED, BUT STILL SOMETHING TO BEHOLD.
Ups and downs of the terrain, life in Ecuador Mountains: Negotiating the precipitous roads by automobile or climbing the steep hills to graze a few sheep, the people of the Ecuadorean highlands live at a tilt.
Ecuadorean president fled with bags of cash Just before his ouster, Bucaram and aides stole $3 million, guards say
Banking on poor women Bankers: A Baltimore Catholic charity's loan programs turn poor Ecuadorean women into entrepreneurs.
Drug seizure may be Md.'s biggest More than a ton of cocaine found in Baltimore warehouse; 3 men arrested in N.J.; Contraband hidden in cylinders shipped from South America
U.S. 'drug war' feeds drug trade Political posturing hypocrisy characterize rite of 'decertifying' Third world countries
Congress chooses interim president for Ecuador again Legislative chief elected, 57-2; executive for 3 days resumes vice presidency
Peruvian president, Japanese official set to talk with rebels But they refuse to free prisoners for hostages
Clinton prepares to loosen the arms spigot
Peru restores contact with rebels Government seeks countries to provide asylum to hostage-takers
Rebels free 20 in Peru Two ambassadors among those released; 83 people still held; First direct contact; Rebels call action 'gesture of good will'; government is silent
Japan once gave in to guerrillas, paper says Payment of extortion reportedly OK'd in 1986
Evita's Argentina Presence: Travelers to Buenos Aires will find signs of Eva Peron everywhere. In this capital city, the former first lady is still revered in death as she was in life.
Terror lives on in Peru Embassy standoff: Fujimori's success in quashing rebels put at risk.
They've got their little lists Rights: An Argentine playwright was exonerated after Argentina's "dirty war" ended in 1983, but the United States has denied him entry because his name appeared on a list of terrorists.
Colombian law tightens grip on TV licenses Measure follows coverage of politicians' drug links
Nuclear menace in outer space Despite the risks, push for nuclear technology in space steps up
Venezuela to legalize mining in fragile areas Damaging practices also OK'd; environmentalists predict ecological disaster
Macarena began with her Muses: Like others who have inspired well-known art, the Venezuelan woman responsible for the Macarena got nothing for it, but she sees no reason to be bitter.
Seniors want to see ruins and jungles Wilds: The problem is that the Amazon and Machu Picchu are rarely included in the same trip.
Latins rebuke Cuba and U.S. Summit in Chile: This club has Spain and Portugal, not Washington, as members.
Chilean observers fear repression may be on rise Party leader's recent arrest for criticizing Pinochet cited
Nasdaq takes Novatek off its market Another pact's terms are disputed, this time by Argentine officials; Company executives silent; Claims of contracts worth millions lifted Columbia firm's stock
A bid to stop cocaine at the soil Farmers: In Peru, the United States is pouring money into programs designed to make legal crops more attractive to growers than the lucrative coca plant.
Democracy puts South American militaries in retreat Armed forces seek new role as power erodes
Changing face of the Shore Latinos: Lured by abundant jobs and good wages, Hispanic immigrants have become a sizable community on the Delmarva Peninsula.
U.S. arms Colombia in drug fight Critics fear risk of role in a 'dirty war' there
Doctor of currency treats hyperinflation Adviser: Steve Hanke is sought by governments worldwide for his expertise on monetary reform.
James F. Kelley,94, who guided Seton Hall...
A day of pride, a day of anger Chile: The military overthrow of an elected president and the subsequent murder and torture of thousands leaves many Chileans divided -- 23 years after the fact.
Ret. Adm. Jose Toribio Merino, 80, a...
Gordon S. Brown, 88, who helped develop...
Jean Broward Shevlin Gerard,58, an adviser to...
FEARFUL FLYING Bad times in the air; Terrors; Any news of an airline disaster prompts one veteran correspondent to recall his and others' narrow escapes.
Americans still being seized as hostages, but no longer at center of U.S. attention Loss of shock effect, lack of a cause diminish interest
Colombians fear government will encourage repression Tarnished administration will not last, some say
Argentina's 2 unsolved bombings Mysteries: Argentine authorities have yet to solve the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center and a similar attack in 1992 on the Israeli Embassy. In the meantime, conspiracy theories flourish.
A political verdict Colombian acquittal: Legislators find president innocent of drug money allegations.
The cities will feed themselves
Soap opera in Brazil helps resolve real-life dramas 76 missing children reunited with families
Wrapped Up In Mummies Science: Preserved human remains stir notions of the afterlife and a fascination with what life was like when this person lived it.
Argentine police visit White Marsh Precinct
She's not just another volunteer Disabled: Christa Bucks of Ellicott City downplays her disability caused by muscular dystrophy, and says there's nothing heroic about her joining the Peace Corps.
Mennonites vs. landless peasants Eviction: A Paraguayan colony of Mennonites with roots in Pennsylvania are being threatened by land-hungry peasants trying to evict them from their farms.