October 17, 1995
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BARILOCHE, Argentina (CNN) -- The three-decade-old United States economic embargo against Cuba has been a leading issue this week as more than a dozen Latin American heads of state meet in Argentina for the fifth Ibero-American presidential summit.
The presidents are expected to issue a general statement calling for an end to the embargo, similar to statements made in years past. Most Latin American nations now have full diplomatic relations with Cuba, and their leaders see the trade sanctions as a Cold War relic. But Cuban president Fidel Castro said Monday he doubts the summit support would help persuade the United States to end the embargo.
Representatives of the 21 nations at the summit also have emphasized the need to improve education in Latin America, and discussed that threats that drug trafficking and social inequality pose for democracy and political stability in the region.
NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- Youths from feuding tribes have clashed and faced riot police for a third day in Kenya's capital. Nairobi police shot and wounded two people on Tuesday.
Four people have died in the violence, which began Sunday after two people were killed in the poor Nairobi area of Kibera. Residents said the police have used excessive force -- including rape -- to quell the riots. The police vowed to restore order, while members of each tribe vowed to finish off each other.
BOMBAY, India (CNN) -- A film star was released from prison Tuesday after India's Supreme Court granted him bail. Sanjay Dutt had been in custody for 14 months in connection with terrorist attacks in Bombay that killed more than 300 people two years ago.
Dutt is charged with buying an assault rifle from the Bombay underworld, which police say masterminded the bombing campaign. He is one of 189 suspects charged. Dutt claims he bought the weapon to protect his family during the Hindu-Muslim riots that preceded the bombings.
Hundreds of fans and film industry supporters crowded near the prison as they awaited Dutt's release. The actor is dubbed the "Sylvester Stallone" of the Hindi movie world.
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