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  • Left and Right Vie in El Salvador, and Both Candidates Are Palestinian

    El Salvador’s tightest presidential campaign since the conclusion of its civil war ends Sunday, with the two leading candidates boasting Palestinian roots and diametrically opposed ideologies. Both Antonio Saca, the candidate from the ruling, right-wing ARENA Party, and Schafik Handal, the opposition candidate who was a guerrilla with the left-wing FMLN group, are descended from… More ▸

  • About to Be Extradited for Wwii Acts, Bohdan Koziy Dies in Costa Rica at 81

    Accused Nazi collaborator Bohdan Koziy died Sunday night of a stroke in Costa Rica, just nine days after Poland requested his extradition. He was 81. News of Koziy’s death was received with somber disappointment by top Nazi hunters and Costa Rican Jewish leaders, who had been cheered by the prospect of seeing Koziy finally face… More ▸

  • Extradition Papers Presented for Accused Nazi Helper in Costa Rica

    After years of effort, extradition papers have been presented for an accused Nazi collaborator living in Costa Rica. Poland’s ambassador to Costa Rica, Richard Sthneps, formally presented Costa Rican Foreign Minister Enrique Tovar with extradition papers late last Friday for Bohdan Koziy, a Ukrainian who has lived in Costa Rica since 1987. Koziy was indicted… More ▸

  • For Accused Collaborator, Stay in Costa Rica May Be Ending Soon

    Costa Rican authorities are awaiting the arrival of an extradition request for an accused Nazi collaborator who was indicted on war crimes charges this week. Bohdan Koziy, a Ukrainian national who has lived in Costa Rica since 1987, was indicted this week by a court in Katowice, Poland, at the request of prosecutor Ewa Koj,… More ▸

  • Furor in Argentina over Official’s Allegations of Israeli Invasion Plan

    As Argentine President Nestor Kirchner left this week for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, he hoped to continue making progress on the investigation of the 1994 bombing of Buenos Aires’ main Jewish community center. That probe, he believed, would improve relations with the country’s Jewish community, which had long complained… More ▸