- Making News: Jay Garner Meets with Iraqi Delegates in Baghdad
On this birthday of Saddam Hussein, 250 Iraqis met with former General Jay Garner to help determine what their country-s new government will look like. The meeting may have been as important for who did not attend as it was for who did. Peter Ford, who reports from Baghdad for the Christian Science Monitor, says there is great disagreement over how the transitional government should be formed.
- Reporter's Notebook: Argentines Look to Peronists Menem, Kirchner in Runoff
Yesterday, voters in Argentina chose two candidates for a run-off presidential election. Former President Carlos Menem, who many blame for the country-s staggering problems, was the top vote-getter in the 5-candidate race. His opponent in the three-week run-off campaign will be fellow Peronist Nestor Kirchner. H-ctor Tobar of the Los Angeles Times looks at the candidates, the race ahead and its implications for US-Argentine relations.
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