Friday, December 27, 1996

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  • Corporate Crime

    The FBI reports that corporate crime costs the country more than $200 billion a year, or 50 times as much as burglary and robbery combined. And more than twice the number of people die from job-related causes than homicide. Each year, the Multinational Monitor publishes a list of the top ten worst corporations and the journalist who investigates and compiles that list joins us now:

  • Peace Agreement in Guatemala

    Forty years ago, the United Fruit Company and the C.I.A engineered a bloody coup d’etat against the democratically elected government of Guatemala. The coup unleashed one of the most brutal military regimes in the hemisphere. Some 140,00 people have been killed and another 45,00 disappeared in a U.S. backed scorched earth campaign to wipe out dissidents, rebels and activists for peace and social justice in Guatemala. The abuses by the Guatemalan military and its death squads were do horrific that even Amnesty International reported that they "Strained credulity."

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