January 21, 1995 |
Javier Perez de Cuellar, the former U.N. secretary general now running for the Peruvian presidency, has injected his campaign with all the excitement of a 300-page U.N. report on South American shipping regulations. Opponents of President Alberto Fujimori had hoped that a diplomat of Perez de Cuellar's stature would inspire the confidence of Peruvian voters, thwarting Fujimori's try for a second term in power. But it hasn't happened so far.
January 2, 1992 |
Tired of war and unfulfilled promises of peace, Salvadorans on Wednesday greeted the announcement of a United Nations-brokered cease-fire to end 12 years of civil war with cautious expressions of hope and customary skepticism. In the streets and on radio talk shows, Salvadorans said they are confused about the accord for a Feb. 1 cease-fire that was hammered out before midnight on New Year's Eve by U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar during his final minutes in the international post.
January 1, 1992 |
In a tribute to the persistence and diplomatic skills of retiring U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, Salvadoran President Alfredo Cristiani and rebel commanders reached agreement before midnight New Year's Eve on a cease-fire designed to end the country's 12-year civil war. The agreement on the cease-fire, which will take effect on Feb. 1, came just before Perez de Cuellar officially left the international post that he has held for two five-year terms.
December 12, 1991 |
President Bush will meet today with U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar and five Americans recently freed from captivity in Lebanon, the White House and the United Nations announced. The secretary general will be honored at a White House ceremony attended by Terry A. Anderson, Thomas M. Sutherland, Joseph J. Cicippio, Jesse Turner and Alann Steen.
November 17, 1991 |
New movement on the Beirut hostage crisis was foreshadowed Saturday by the reported arrival of a key United Nations negotiator in Damascus, Syria, and an Iranian press dispatch saying that two Western captives, an American and a Briton, would be released soon. The report in today's editions of the Tehran Times said the releases would be made "on humanitarian grounds" and that the kidnapers would "most probably give priority to a British hostage." It did not speculate on the timing.
September 24, 1991 |
President Alfredo Cristiani said the main obstacles to ending El Salvador's 11-year-old civil war have been removed, but U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said negotiations are still at an impasse. Perez de Cuellar, in a statement read by his spokesman, said progress was made in the weeklong talks between the government and senior commanders of the rebel Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front but that "roadblocks" remain.