By ST EVEN FELDMAN
Dr. Juan Almendares, a Honduran
Iopposition leader, urged the U.S. and
the Nicaraguan Contra rebels to pull
out of his country yesterday in a lo-
cal press conference.
The conference, co-sponsored by
the Latin American Solidarity Com-
mittee and the Rackham Student
Government, was held at the Guild
House where Almendares detailed his
involvement in opposing the U.S.
military and Contra presence in
Almendares blasted the Contra
movement and the United States
support for them. There are currently
about 20,000 Contra troops based in
Honduras in addition to the U. S.
military bases and several advisors,
"Why have they chosen our
country?" Almendares asked. "Our
most fertile lands are occupied by
United States military bases." He
said that although the U.S. contends
the bases are only temporary instal-
lations, their foundations are immo-
bile and suggest permanent opera-
tions. The maneuvers and war games
frequently held by U.S. forces usu-
ally end up destroying large parts of
the Honduran countryside.
"This year over 50,000 acres have
been destroyed by construction and
fires resulting from the maneuvers,"
Almendares said that the Contras
operate openly in many parts of the
country with the government's
approval, unlike in Nicaragua-.
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"The major leaders of the Contras
held meetings in the In s tit uto
Central, the central high school in
Tegucigalpa, the capital. There are
places in Honduras where citizens
cannot go because the Contras are
there. People have been displaced by
the Contra activity, creating Hon-
duran refugees in Honduras," he said.
Because of his opposition to theo
Contra presence in Honduras and
sues, A endares is rumore to b
high on the Contra '"hit list."
From 1979 to 1982, when Al-
mendares was serving as the director
of the University of Honduras, his
offices where strafed with machine-
gun fire from the street, and at home,
his windows were repeatedly shot
out, forcing him to move - along
with his wife and three children.
In addition to opposing the Con-
tras, Almandares is also personally
and professionally concerned with
pesticides and chemical warfare.
"Transnational companies like
United Fruit are using pesticides in
Honduras that are banned in the
United States because they are dan-
gerous. Also, the police have also
recently used a yellow powder that
causes runny noses, hemorrhages,
and diarrhea to put down demon-
strations," he said.
Almendares' biggest goal is to
generate concern toward humanitarian
issues in Honduras, and ultimately
see the Contra and United States
military presence in Honduras end.
By RYAN TUTAK
In a lecture marking the bicen-
tennial of the U.S. Constitution,
University Prof. Carl Cohen scruti-
nized the Supreme Court's decision
to legalize abortion in light of the
right to privacy.
Cohen said the bicentennial is an
opportunity to look at vexed quest-
ions in the Constitution, and "none
is more vexed than abortion."
He asked whether the Roe vs.
Wade Supreme Court ruling of 1973
legalization of abortion should have
been based on "a right to privacy in
the Constitution and how far (that
Cohen said the right to privacy
was not enumerated in the Consti-
tution, but instead was found "in the
(interpretations) of other guarantees
in the Constitution."
Cohen's restless gestures and
tight statements expressed his dis-
comfort with the grounds of the de-
cision. "It's not always good for
society when judges find things that
are not specifically stated in the
Constitution," he said.
LSA senior Tobin Smith, editor
of the Michigan Journal of Political
Science, said Cohen was "making a
case for judicial restraint."
The solution to constitutional
interpretation, Cohen said, is to
strike a balance between reading the
Constitution literally and figura-
tively. "I'm troubled when judges
become too creative and too little,
Cohen said the Supreme Court
should appeal to public opinion to
resolve issues not addressed by the
University Philosophy Professor Carl Cohen lectures on the role of
privacy in the Supreme Court decision on abortion.
Reagan, Duarte discuss
Ipe ace in C. America
* W A SHING TON (AP) -
*President Reagan welcomed Sal-
vadoran President Jose Napoleon
Duarte to the White House yesterday
and they agreed there can be no
lasting peace in Central America
without democratic rule throughout
the region. .
Duarte was offered an enthusiastic
official reception as he began a state
visit and he showed his appreciation
for U.S. support by kissing a n
American flag displayed on the
White House south lawn.
"If peace is to prevail, so must
democracy," the president said, add-
ing that a successful outcome of the
Aug. 7 accord remains "far from cer-
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be compromised by ties to political
Weine responded, saying that "I
would hope that there are divergent
viwodintson theboard.. They sure
Kanter and Seiden are concerned
that PIRGIM will be altered now
that it is, in their view, no longer
As Weine sees it, the group's
autonomy will not be compromised.
"The means for students to become
PIRGIM board members has to be
done through the MS A process. Af-
ter that, PIRGIM is autonomous,"
According to Weine, the envi-
ronmental lobbying group initially
wanted to conduct its elections under
its own election ccAe, but he said he
THE UNDERGRADUATE LAW CLUB
LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS:
DEAN OF ADMISSION
Thursday, October 15,
What do these people have
in common with the U of M ?
Emiliano Zapata Muriel Lester John Sinclair
Minne Wallace Eugene Debs Stephen Vail
Bertrand Russell Paulo Friere Chief Black Elk
Moses Coady Luther Buchele Gabriel Richard
[Harold Osterweil A.K. Stevens Lenny Bruce
member houses of the
InterCooperative Council at the
University of Michigan have been
never saw a copy of that code, and so
Siden amand Kanter said PIRGIM
was revising its election code, and
had not completed it by last Tues-
Weine said he did not believe
PIRGIM would run underhanded
elet ion thhout this provision,
be put in a scenario where they will
give money to PIRGIM unless they
check a box (on a refund form),
MSA has the responsibility to see
that the board of PIRGIM is elected
in the fairest and most democratic
matter," he said.
Assembly Rackham representa-
tive Bruce Beleher said MSA would
not have the power to fill vacancies
on the PIRGIM board, as it does for
other University boards and com-
mittees. He added that decisions on
the number of positions on the board
and their term length are still up to
PIRGIM and their constitution.
PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE PROGRAMS
an informal discussion with
representatives of both the-
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Public Policy Program
Woodrow Wilson School
of Public and International Affairs
DATE: Friday, October 24
TIME: 9:00 & 10:00 a.m. groups
LOCATION: P.lease contact your Career-
Placement Office for this information.
All years, all majors welcome.
For additional information, please contact
your school's Career Development/Placement Office.
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