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UoSo may train. Colombian troops
From Associated Press reports
WASHINGTON' The Bush ad
ministration is willing to send military
advisers to Peru and Bolivia to help in
the war against narcotics, drug czar
William Bennett said Sunday.
Bennett, however, denied published
reports that the administration has a
secret plan to send U.S. Special Forces
on drug-fighting missions in combat
fcones in the two Andean Mountain
neighbors of Colombia.
"There is no plan for any Special
Forces to accompany troops in Peru or
Bolivia into combat missions," Ben
nett said in the ABC-TV program "This
Week with David Brinkley."
"We see now in Colombia the pres
ence of American trainers working with
the Colombians, giving them advice,
training them on equipment. This is the
kind of thing we would anticipate if
Peru and Bolivia take the steps," Ben
' Bennett was responding to a report
in Sunday editions of the Washington
From Associated Press reports
CALCUTTA, India Doctors
implanted a pacemaker in Mother Ter
.esa to steady her heartbeat, but they
feared she might be developing pneu
monia, a hospital source said Sunday.
Doctors at Woodlands Nursing
Home gave the 79-year-old Roman
Catholic nun a temporary pacemaker
.Saturday night after her heartbeat be
came irregular, said the hospital source,
who spoke on condition of anonymity.
While the pacemaker corrected her
heart problem, Mother Teresa had a
high fever and was not responding to
antibiotics, he said.
"The fever is causing the doctors
more concern right now than her heart.
From Associated Press reports
BEIJING China has issued 40
slogans to mark the 40th anniversary of
its Communist revolution, including
one celebrating the recent suppression
,of the student pro-democracy move
The slogans, compiled by the Com
munist Party and published Sunday by
. the official Xinhua News Agency, are a
mixture of self-praise for the nation's
accomplishments and admonishments
to do better in such areas as corruption
Since the revolution 40 years ago,
China has made heavy use of slogans in
newspapers, on billboards and signs to
express policy and exhort people to
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Post that President Bush had signed a
secret National Security Decision Di
rective including new "rules of engage
ment" for U.S. Special Forces in the
three Andean countries.
. He would not specifically deny that
Bush had signed the directive, but in
sisted the administration does not in
tend to send troops into combat in Latin
About two dozen members of the
U.S. Special Forces based in Panama
have been rotating into Colombia, train
ing military forces there, for about two
The directive that the Post said Bush
signed apparently would expand that
role. Details of the plan would be
worked out in greater detail over the
next two weeks, the newspaperreported.
The report quoted a senior admini
stration official as saying that "several
hundred" U.S. military advisers could
be sent to the three nations under the
"Andean initiative' announced by Bush
in his nationally televised address last
Her fever is very high and she has not
been responding adequately to antibi
otics. They think she might have pneu
monia," the source said.
He said the frail, soft-spoken nun
was conscious but heavily sedated.
Meanwhile, Dr. Vincenzo Bilotta,
Mother Teresa's longtime cardiologist
in Rome, said he was preparing to travel
"I'm going to comfort her and also,
if I can, to do something, though I am
sure that my colleagues in Calcutta are
doing everything they possibly can,"
Bilotta said in a telephone interview.
He said he had asked the Italian
One slogan, opening with declara
tions hailing the 40th anniversary of the
founding of the People's Republic of
China and its "great achievements" in
modernization, calls on people to
"warmly hail the successful quelling of
the turmoil and the counterrevolution
China claims the bloody June 3-4
military crackdown on students and
their supporters in Beijing was neces
sary because demands for democratic
reform had become a counterrevolu
tionary rebellion attempting to over
throw the government.
Another slogan calls on people to
"salute the People's Liberation Army
men, police and armed police who have
performed remarkable feats in the
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A secret section of the plan would
authorize the U.S. Special Forces to
accompany military patrols into so
called "safe areas" in the three nations,
including Peru's Upper Huallaga Val
ley, the report said. The region is a
coca-growing jungle that U.S. officials
say is dominated by leftist "Shining
"As we have said about the troops on
the ground in Colombia, it is a danger
ous environment," Bennett said Sun
day. "They are not going to seek out
combat or conflict. And we just all
hope that nothing befalls them."
The proposed step drew mixed re
views from Democrats in Congress.
"It could be a good idea," said Sen.
Joseph Biden, D-Del., who has emerged
as Democratic spokesman on Bush's
plan for a war on drugs.
"I can say that I do not dismiss the
notion of using U.S. troops in certain
circumstances in the Andean effort,"
Foreign Ministry for help in expediting
preparations for the trip but was unsure
exactly when he would leave for India.
Mother Teresa, whose devotion to
the destitute and dying earned her the
1979 Nobel Peace Prize, became ill
Sept. 3. She was admitted to the
hospital's intensive care unit Tuesday
with a high fever and irregular heart
beat. She suffered a heart attack Friday.
Born in Yugoslavia, Mother Teresa
received several honors for her work
with the poor in this Eastern Indian
city, including the Presidential Medal
of Freedom, the highest U.S. Civilian
award, which was bestowed on her in
1985 by President Ronald Reagan.
Bilotti said Mother Teresa has had
marks' 40th anniversary with new slogans
struggle to defend the People's Repub
lic." Chinese also are urged to retain
loyalty to socialism and the Commu
nist Party, and to "firmly fight against
bourgeois liberalization," or attraction
to Western ideas and political systems.
They are told to support economic
reforms and an open-door policy while
fulfilling the task of "straightening out
the economic order" a reference to
From Associated Press reports
GUATEMALA CITY The bod
ies of a university professor who led a
teachers' strike and three kidnapped
students were found Sunday in a can
yon near San Carlos University, police
They said an anonymous telephone
caller told authorities where the bodies
could be found. Notes attached to the
bodies referred to the destruction of the
leadership of the student organization
to which the victims belonged.
The victims, all of whom had been
kidnapped within the past three weeks,
were identified as professor Carlos
Humberto Cabrera Rivera, 48, who was
abducted Saturday; Carlos Chuta
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Biden said the administration has
not yet given him a report on the role of
the military in the drug war, and that as
recently as Friday, Bennett told him the
National Security Council staff had not
sent Bennett a report-onjhe .classified
section of the plan.
The notion of involving U.S. ground
troops in the war on drugs drew imme
diate fire from another Democrat, Rep.
Charles Rangel, who represents Har
lem, a section of New York City that
has been hit hard by drug-related vio
lence. "It outrages me to think that every
time there is an international problem,
we have to talk about the introduction
of American troops. And anyone who
knows anything about Latin American
politics would know that the worst thing
to do to embarrass any Latin American
leader is to say that American soldiers
are going to resolve the problem' said
Rangel. Biden and Rangel appeared on
the ABC-TV program.
similar ailments in the past, due in part
to her refusal to rest.
Mother Teresa, who gave up a com
fortable life as a convent teacher to live
and work among Calcutta's poor,
founded the Missionaries of Charity in
an abandoned run-down hostel donated
by city officials. The order, recognized
by the Vatican in 1965, now has 3,000
nuns working in 87 countries.
Despite heart problems and failing
eyesight in recent years, she has trav
eled widely and has vigorously spoken
out against abortion.
"Mother being the person she is has
never wanted to stop and now, unfortu
nately, she is ill," Bilotti said.
the current policy of reasserting central
controls and halting new reforms in the
wake of inflation and other economic
One new slogan calls for self-reliance,
hard work and building up the
country through thrift and hard work.
Another repeats Mao Tse-tung's
1956 promise of free expression, "Let a
hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred
schools of thought contend," that was
Carney, a 35-year-old law student kid
napped Friday; and Victor Rodriguez
Jaramilla, 38, a political science stu
dent, and his wife, 33-year-old psy
chology student Silvia Maria Azurdia
de Rodriguez, abducted Aug. 23.
Police said all had been shot repeat
edly. No individual or group has asserted
responsibility for the kidnappings and
slayings, and police said they had no
suspects. The government has accused
right-wing extremists of carrying out a
number of bombings in recent weeks.
Cabrera Rivera was the president of
a teacher's union that went on strike for
81 days demanding more money. The
government refused their demands, and
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Hong Kong shifts boat people
following cholera outbreak
From Associated Press reports
, HONGKONG The government
removed 2,500 Vietnamese boat
people from an outlying island Sun
day after a riot and an outbreak of
cholera and moved them to an island
that once served as a leper colony,
Five boats were used to move the
boat people from Tai A Chau island
to nearby Heiling Chau island. An
other 2,000 Vietnamese living in tents
on Tai A Chau will be evacuated to
Heiling Chau on Monday, the offi
Late last month, a dispute over the
distribution of rice touched off a riot
on Tai A Chau during which 1,000
Vietnamese hurled stones at police,
who fired tear gas to quell the distur
bance. Shortly after the violence, police
detected the first case of cholera on
the island. The disease has so far
stricken 2 1 Vietnamese, officials said.
Officials said Tai A Chau will be
used as a detention center again once
it has been cleaned up and huts are
Iranians censure congressmen
NICOSIA, Cyprus The parlia
ment of Iran on Sunday condemned
nearly 190 U.S. congressmen for
endorsing Iranian resistance groups
and declared their moves would un
leash unspecified "consequences."
Official Tehran radio quoted Par
liament Speaker Mahdi Karrubi as
saying that "U.S. leaders will take the
wish of overthrowing the Islamic
Republic to their graves."
The U.S. lawmakers requested that
the United States support Iranian
In a vitriolic speech to the parlia-
followed in 1957 by a crackdown on
those who spoke out against the party.
The phrase is again suspect because
many intellectuals who spoke out for
democratic reform earlier in the year
have been arrested or publicly con
demned since the June crackdown.
Chinese are urged to "build an hon
est and clean government (and) punish
and eliminate corruption,' ' a major issue
during the spring demonstrations.
the teachers returned to work Aug. 21
without winning a pay increase.
Unsigned notes found with each of
the four bodies said: 'Today with the
decomposition of the AEU (a univer
sity student organization) leadership,
we are obligated to take radical meas
ures against all those leaders who have
lined their pockets with our money and
handed over our group to extreme sec
tors connected to repression ... We will
search for others who have falsified
and produced a roadblock in the reha
bilitation of the student movement."
The three slain students, all from San
Carlos University, were active in the
Five other San Carlos University
students have disappeared in recent
weeks, and it is believed they also were
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ment, or Majlis, Karrubi described
the statement as "stupid." He said it
demonstrated the "failure to realize
the depth and dignity of the Islamic
revolution," the radio reported.
The U.S. congressmen's proposal
was also condemned by the entire
270-member Majlis, which released
a statement telling the U.S. leader
ship that "the responsibility for the
consequences of such acts lies with
the signatories to this letter,", the
Valdez overhaul scheduled
SAN DIEGO Repair work
begins Monday on the tanker Exxon
Valdez, which caused the nation's
worst oil spill when its hull was ripped '
open on a reef, and one of the first
objectives is removing big chunks of
One rock "about the size of a
Volkswagen Bug" and another rock
estimated to weigh about 6,000
pounds are still wedged in torn sec
tions of the tanker's hull, said Dick
Vortmann, president of National Steel
& Shipbuilding Co.
Both rocks are from Bligh Reef in
Alaska's Prince William Sound,
where the ruptured tanker spilled
nearly 1 1 million gallons of crude oil
NASSCO Vice President Fred
Hallet said more than 300 workers
were expected to cut away and re
place about 3,200 tons of steel. The
damaged area represents more than
75 percent of the tanker's bottom.
Twelve of the ship's 25 compart
ments need repairs.
They are also told to "maintain the
sovereignty of the country and national
dignity and firmly oppose any foreign
interference in China's internal affairs,' '
an apparent reference to Western con
demnation of the violence used to sup
press the student protests.
On Oct. 1, China marks the 40th
anniversary since MaoTse-tung, stand
ing on Beijing's Tiananmen Square,
declared the founding of the People's
Republic of China.
Two bombs exploded Saturday night
in Guatemala City but there were no
casualties, according to police.
They said one bomb damaged 13
shops in the commercial Santa Calara
II area in the southern part of the capi
tal. The second bomb was thrown at the
Hotel Camino Real and exploded harm
lessly on the front lawn.
The explosions brought to 28 the
number of bombings in Guatemala City
since July 19. The bombs have killed
two people and wounded 20. No or
ganization has claimed responsibility
for the attacks, and conservative politi
cal leaders have denied government
claims that the bombings were carried
out by right-wing militants. .