Monday, October 20, 1997

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  • Global Culture

    There were a number of critical conferences in New York City this weekend. Later in the week we’ll bring excerpts from the Yari Yari conference, the first major gathering of women writers of the African diaspora.

  • Clinton and South America

    President Clinton and First Lady Hilary Clinton returned this weekend from their first official trip to South America. During the week-long trip to Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina, President Clinton largely focused on promoting free trade relations for U.S. corporations, particularly the ideaof a pan-American free trade deal.

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