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Kidnapping of FARC leader provokes turmoil

News Analysis A major storm is brewing between two of South America’s most important countries, and the Bush administration seems to be exploring how to use it for its own ends.

Peace deal in Sudan ends 21-year civil war

The recent peace agreement between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), headed by rebel leader John Garang, has effectively ended a 21-year-old civil war that claimed more than 1.5 million lives, most of them in the southern part of the country.

Peace groups assail Gonzales on torture

WASHINGTON — With the slogan, “Torture is not an American value,” peace groups conducted a “call-in” to senators’ offices Jan. 18, urging them to reject Alberto R. Gonzales as unfit for the post of U.S. attorney general.