Sunday, July 11, 2010

In Bosnia, Census Raises Specter of War's Horrors


Bosnia's last census was in 1991, a year before it seceded from the former Yugoslavia. At the time, its population of 4.4 million consisted of 43 percent Muslim Bosniaks, 31 percent Eastern Orthodox Serbs and 17 percent Catholic Croats, many of them living in a patchwork of mixed communities. But then came the spring of 1992 and a war that would leave 2.2 million uprooted and at least 100,000 dead by the time it ended three years later. FULL STORY