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Bosnia-Herzegovina at a Crossroads

Friday, Aug. 11, 2006

SARAJEVO -- Campaign rhetoric and political infighting are heating up as Bosnia and Herzegovina heads toward general elections this fall, the sixth such vote since the war-torn nation bloodily seceded from the former Yugoslavia in 1992.

With the May secession of tiny Montenegro from what's left of Yugoslavia -- now known simply as Serbia -- the challenge of staying united has never been so great for Bosnia and Herzegovina's two entities, the Serb-leaning Republika Srpska (RS), and the predominantly Muslim-Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBH). ...

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