Guerrillas in talks over embassy siege

A guerrilla leader is believed to have met members of the Peruvian government for talks on the Japanese embassy siege yesterday. A man entered a white car with Red Cross markings to make the short ride from the Japanese compound where 72 hostages are being held to a house across the street.

The man was believed to be Roli Rojas Fernandez, second in command of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement. Members of special police units, dressed in black and armed with automatic weapons, were stationed close to one another along the street. AP - Lima