March 4, 1999 |
The Rwandan rebels who killed eight foreigners on a gorilla-watching trek in Uganda were intent on scaring off tourists in a country that depends on the hard cash the adventure-lovers bring, the Clinton administration said Wednesday. But a survivor from California insisted that she will go back. "It's not the Ugandans who did this to us," a visibly shaken Linda Adams, who lives in the upscale Bay Area town of Alamo, said upon arriving at San Francisco's airport Wednesday. U.S.
March 2, 1999 |
Rwandan rebels killed three people and kidnapped 13 foreign tourists--including three Americans--from a campground in southwestern Uganda, officials said. The camp, which the Congo-based rebels attacked late Sunday, is the main starting point for seeing the 320 rare mountain gorillas that remain along the border. Unconfirmed reports from private tour operators said one tourist and two Ugandans were killed.
February 9, 1999 |
A Guatemalan court convicted three men and sentenced them to 28 years in prison each for the rapes and robbery last year of five American students. The three-judge panel in Escuintla found the three men--Cosby Urias, Rony Polanco and Reyes Guch Ventura--guilty of rape and aggravated robbery in the Jan. 16, 1998, ambush of students from St. Mary's College of Maryland.
May 4, 1998 |
The U.S. Embassy again warned Americans of African and Asian descent to beware of violent neo-Nazi thugs after an African American Marine was beaten by a group of skinheads this weekend at a popular outdoor market. Moscow city police on Sunday arrested one of the assailants, who by chance was interviewed by a Russian television crew moments after the incident and bragged that he often beats black people on the city's streets.