Wednesday, November 26, 1997

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  • Lori Berenson and Peru

    Nearly two years ago — on January 11, 1996 — hooded judges in a secret Peruvian military tribunal sentenced Lori Berenson, a 27-year-old American political activist, to life imprisonment for alleged terrorist activities. She was not permitted to call or cross examine witnesses, or present evidence in her defense.

  • Teamsters

    Teamsters President Ron Carey announced yesterday that he would take an unpaid leave of from the 1.5 million member union.

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