Friday, May 3, 1996

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  • Getting Out the Latino Vote

    An Historic voter registration drive is underway to bring more than a million new Latino voters to the polls this November. As Latinos make up an increasing percentage of the U.S. population, the Republicans and Democrats are taking Latino political power more seriously.

  • Journalist Roundtable, National Free Press Day

    This week, much U.S. attention continued to be focused on the tense situation in the Middle East and the U.S. relationship to the peace process there, as both Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Yassir Arafat came to Washington to meet with President Clinton. Today we look at how the media have been portraying the Israeli conflict with Lebanon. Last week more than a hundred civilians were killed after Israeli bombed an UN base housing refugees; the incident has been been widely treated as a retaliatory attack against Hezbollah.

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    Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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