International

Where are they now?

International | What ever happened to Harry Wu, Scott McChrystal, Branko Lovrec, Ura Tchekhovski, and Allison Culpeper?
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/14/96, 12:00 am

When Harry Wu spoke with WORLD a year ago, he was a folk hero of the human-rights establishment (see WORLD, Jan. 6). The Chinese-born American citizen was accused by Chinese authorities of "stealing state secrets" after a series of clandestine trips back to his homeland. The last one, in the summer of 1995, landed him in prison for three months. When he emerged he had attracted a new level of international attention to China's extensive prison camp system and its use of forced labor in the production of cheap products for export.

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Diminished returns

International | Families of hostages practice lowering their expectations
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/23/96, 12:00 am

In the flush of summer Nancy Mankins, Patti Tenenoff, and Tania Rich hoped to see their husbands soon. "There are certain indications that things are in motion. We just pray that this might be the beginning of seeing our men come out of the jungle," said an upbeat New Tribes spokesman, Mel Wyma, in June of the agency's three kidnapped missionaries.

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The anthropologists' "paradise"

International | It's more interesting for those who study primitive cultures to keep these peoples in the dark
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Posted 11/23/96, 12:00 am

in Venezuela

The white Cessna 185 seems a mere speck of lint drifting over an endless green carpet. It's flying southeast from Tama Tama toward a high savanna in the Serra Parima mountains bordering Brazil. This southern reach of Venezuela is equidistant from Colombia and Brazil. Marxist rebels and drug smugglers from Colombia pose a constant physical threat from the west; Brazilian miners in search of El Dorado come from the east. But a band of northern invaders pose another sort of problem.

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