Apr 6, Melida Anaya Montes (“Comandante Ana Maria”), Salvadoran FMLN guerrilla leader, was killed in Nicaragua, where many Salvadoran guerrillas took refuge under its leftist government. In 2007 her body was exhumed and buried in her homeland.
Apr 6, In Peru Leonor LaRosa revealed her torture and beatings to a television station.
Apr 6, In Massachusetts Maria Grasso (54), a Chilean immigrant working as a baby sitter for a millionaire, won the $197 million Big Game jackpot.
Apr 6, The University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team beat Tennessee 70-61 to win a third consecutive NCAA title, a day after UConn also won the men’s championship.
Apr 6, US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) apologized for an altercation in which she’d entered a Capitol building unrecognized, refused to stop when asked by a police officer and then hit him.
Apr 6, Health officials said teenage girls in Cambodia and Indonesia have died of bird flu as the virus continues to stalk across Asia.
Apr 6, In Kenya justice minister Martha Karua resigned in protest of Pres. Kibaki’s decision to appoint judges without consulting her.
Apr 6, Wilma Mankiller (64), the first woman chief of the Cherokee Nation, died.
Apr 6, In London three women from the United Arab Emirates were in hospital after being savagely attacked in their room at the four-star Cumberland Hotel by a man wielding a hammer. On April 8 officers arrested three men aged 56, 34 and 32 on suspicion of attempted murder following raids at addresses in north London. A woman (31) was also arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.