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March 8, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Security Council imposed an embargo Wednesday on Liberia's trade in weapons and diamonds in an effort to halt the country's arms-for-gems support for rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone. The weapons ban is an extension of an embargo put in place in 1992 during Liberia's civil war.
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March 8, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Security Council imposed an embargo Wednesday on Liberia's trade in weapons and diamonds in an effort to halt the country's arms-for-gems support for rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone. The weapons ban is an extension of an embargo put in place in 1992 during Liberia's civil war.
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August 8, 2003 | Ann M. Simmons, Times Staff Writer
Blowing kisses and waving white handkerchiefs, West African peacekeepers made their first advance into Liberia's capital on Thursday, raising hopes that a corridor for food and fuel would soon be reopened from the rebel-held port. Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets as the small convoy of three armored personnel carriers, a truck and a couple of SUVs snaked through the center of town.
NEWS
May 19, 2002 | By Times Staff Writers
The files on Victor Bout in government agencies around the world brim with accounts of how he hunted game with rebel leaders, threw beer parties on jungle landing strips and consorted with dictators to build his business empire. For a decade, his armada of aircraft has hauled almost anything for a price: fish, coffee, relief supplies, flowers, and heads of state and their wives. International authorities say the 35-year-old Russian also operates the world's largest private weapons transport network, carrying military goods as small as Kalashnikov assault rifle rounds and as large as helicopter gunships.
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