MEXICO CRITICIZES HAITI RESOLUTION Mexico strongly attacked the UN Security Council resolution yesterday that authorizes a US-led force to overthrow Haiti's military leaders (story, Page 1). Arguing that economic sanctions had not been given enough time, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Mexico ``deplores'' the resolution adopted in a 12 to 0 vote with two abstentions. The ministry said Mexico ``rejects the use of force except in cases of a threat to peace, its violation, or acts of aggression'' and added that the Haiti crisis did not fall into any of those categories. Mexico had earlier joined Brazil, Cuba, Uruguay, and Venezuela in criticizing the resolution. Arafat seeks Jerusalem talks
Yasser Arafat demanded yesterday that Israel start negotiating Jerusalem's future immediately, now that it has reaffirmed Jordan's control of Muslim shrines in the disputed city. Israel refused. But by reaffirming Jordan's trusteeship of the shrines in the peace declaration the two countries signed last week in Washington, Israel forced the issue to the forefront, Mr. Arafat said. Warsaw anniversary
As Poland solemnly marked the 50th anniversary yesterday of the Warsaw Uprising, the controversy over the Russians' failure to aid the insurgents reemerged. President Boris Yeltsin of Russia sent his chief of staff, Sergei Filatov, who set a conciliatory tone by saying Poles and Russians alike were victims of totalitarianism. But Pravda accused Polish historians of ``trying to rewrite history'' by stressing that the uprising against German occupation failed chiefly because the Soviet Army halted at the Vistula River and watched as the Nazis wiped out the insurgents. Women's rights in India
India's wealthiest and most progressive state has broken with Hindu tradition to legislate equal inheritance rights for women. The legislature of Maharashtra in western India amended the Hindu Succession Act of 1966 to enable a daughter to inherit property in the same manner as a son. Tentative agreement in L.A.
Striking bus mechanics reached a tentative contract agreement yesterday with the transit authority, but they didn't immediately end the walkout that has hobbled commuters for a week. The announcement came as the strike was entering a second week. It has left many of the MTA's 500,000 riders stuck in traffic or waiting for hours for the few buses running. Talks on Sarajevo
Bosnian Serbs, increasingly isolated in their refusal to accept an international peace plan, met their Muslim foes yesterday for talks on reopening routes into Sarajevo, releasing prisoners, and ending sniping. Increasing tension in and around Sarajevo coincides with intensified international pressure on the Bosnian Serbs to reconsider their rejection of the peace plan drawn up by a ``contact group'' made up of the United States, Russia, Germany, France, and Britain.