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Twelve Americans were among those killed when suicide bombers attacked the embassy on Aug. 7, 1998. Thousands of Kenyans were injured. Terrorists killed 11 Tanzanians and injured 85 in a simultaneous attack on the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam.


Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


Oscar Arias, a former president of Costa Rica; Vinicio Cerezo, a former president of Guatemala; and Eduardo Stein, a former vice president of Guatemala. They address a forum at the Organization of American States on the 25th anniversary of the Esquipulas Agreements, which pledged Central American leaders to work for peace and democracy in the region.

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