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Friday, April 12

Guardian / AP Justice Sought for Slain Journalists: "The three women who testified Thursday cast scorn on the Vargas Llosa commission. They charged that it had based its findings on the official police report and had never sought to investigate deeply what had occurred in Uchuraccay." Nearly two decades later, the Uchuraccay massacre still raises its head. The novelist Mario Vargas Llosa was just too intelligent for his -- and Peru's -- own good in his investigation. With sketchy information, partial cooperation of the military and outright fear from the peasants around Uchuraccay, he could not reach firms conclusions. But he wrote over and under all the holes in the evidence and testimony to try to make sense of the killings.

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