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Tuesday, July 21, 1998

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Recently revamped road already languishing

SAN RAMON, Costa Rica - Potholes, irregularities in the surface, as well as the threat of landslides in several sectors of the way are part of the premature deterioration of the 35 kilometers (21.9 miles) of the San Ramón-Barranca road that were recently reconstructed.

Guatemala faces ecology problems

GUATEMALA CITY - Since 1950, Guatemala has lost 50 percent of its forestal coverage, while between 25 and 35 percent of the country's soil is degraded, according to a report on human development from the United Nations.

Twenty-six people burned to death in road accidents

TEGUCIGALPA - At least 20 died and 24 were seriously injured when a bus caught fire on a remote road in the province of Lempira, western Honduras, authorities reported yesterday.

Natives begin trial of Christopher Columbus

La Esperanza, Honduras. Some 300 indigenous Hondurans began a symbolic trial of Christopher Columbus yesterday in this small town, 180 kilometers (111 miles) from the capital. The man credited with the discovery of America in 1492 is being charged with genocide and a long list of other crimes.

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