- Making News: Brits Try to Win the Swinging Vote
Yesterday, France and Russia came close to threatening a Security Council veto against any new resolution about Iraq. Today, Britain-s foreign minister, Jack Straw, outlined the case against Saddam Hussein. David Usborne, New York correspondent for Britain-s Independent newspaper, says Straw is trying to muster enough votes to pass one final resolution that will shift pressure from a very fragile coalition to Iraq.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Nicaraguan Child-Rape Abortion Splits Central Americans
Though her real name is secret, -la ni-a Rosa- is, perhaps, the best known child in all of Central America. The 9 year-old Nicaraguan girl received a therapeutic abortion after a rapist made her pregnant. Nancy San Martin is reporting the tragic story and the controversy surrounding it for the Miami Herald.
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