September 22, 1996 |
It was a lesson in free-market economics that might make the most seasoned capitalist proud. Onetime enemy soldiers Ahmet Colic and Milenko Vukovic sat shoulder to shoulder atop a flatbed truck parked at a muddy roadside market here. Their legs dangled from huge sacks of Canadian sugar stacked four deep and four wide. Colic hadn't moved a bag all day, and he was getting antsy. Vukovic, joining his newfound friend for a smoke, suggested upping the price.
July 31, 1996 |
A passenger train sputtered out of Sarajevo on Tuesday, reopening a key north-south railway and prospects of an economic recovery in Bosnia after 3 1/2 years of war. Bosnian officials and foreign diplomats boarded the five-coach train headed for the Adriatic port of Ploce, Croatia, after a ceremony in which Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic proclaimed: "This, today, is the second opening of the city."
January 27, 1996 |
For 3 1/2 years, as he manned a mortar position near the front line, Eldar Mujezinovic was obsessed with one thing--survival. But now, as his confidence grows in the prospects for peace in the former Yugoslav federation, Mujezinovic is plagued by a new worry. "During all that time, I had only one thought on my mind: How do I keep myself--and my son--alive?" Mujezinovic, 28, said, gesturing toward his 3-year-old son, who was born underground during the height of the shelling in Tuzla.