LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Police used tear gas to break up a demonstration today against President Alberto Fujimori, who appears headed for a runoff against a popular opponent who accused him of widespread fraud in his attempt to win an unprecedented third term.
Shouting ''down with the dictatorship,'' about 4,000 protesters led by challenger Alejandro Toledo lobbed rocks and smoking tear gas canisters into the courtyard and onto balconies of Fujimori's presidential palace.
Six people were injured before the crowd dispersed nearly two hours later.
Thousands of Bolivian farmers clash with soldiers
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Five people were killed and dozens injured in confrontations across Bolivia as thousands of people protested again rising water rates, unemployment and other economic problems.
In Achacachi, 80 miles north of the capital La Paz, farmers blocked roads and threw rocks at soldiers who responded with rubber bullets and tear gas. Hundreds of the protesters then stormed government offices, destroying furniture and documents and setting fires. Some of them entered a hospital, dragged an injured army captain from his bed and killed him on the main square.
Barak not optimistic for revival of Israel-Syrian peace talks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Ehud Barak says parts of the West Bank abutting Jerusalem will ultimately come under Palestinian control, fueling hopes for progress in peace talks with the Palestinians as he heads to a summit with President Clinton.
Stalled negotiations with Syria remain a key concern, however. Barak, who was leaving today for Washington, said he doesn't foresee a resumption of those talks anytime soon.
Barak told his Cabinet on Sunday that the Palestinians will ultimately control parts of the West Bank abutting Jerusalem, although a large Jewish West Bank settlement near the disputed city will be annexed to Israel.
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