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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.

Panamanians rally on anniversary of U.S. invasion

PANAMA CITY, Panama — Hundreds of Panamanians rallied here on Dec. 20 to observe the 15th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of their country and to express their growing concern about the Pentagon’s increased activity in the region. They also protested government plans to privatize their social security system.

Abbas elected head of Palestinian Authority

As had been widely expected, Mahmoud Abbas won the election for the presidency of the Palestinian Authority on Jan. 9, filling the vacancy left by Yasser Arafat’s death in early November.

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