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Tuesday, November 25, 1997

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  • Amnesty International and Pennsylvania

    Citing serious concerns over the racist application of the death penalty in Pennsylvania, the head of the world’s premier human rights organization visited Pennsylvania’s death row yesterday. Pierre Sane, the secretary general of Amnesty International, met with condemned prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal and Scott Blystone at State Correctional Institute Greene in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. SCI Greene houses 107 of the state’s 232 condemned prisoners.

  • Cuba and US Policy

    The most well known — and feared — anti-Communist Cuban leader, Jorge Mas Canosa, died this past weekend in Miami. He was 58-years-old. Since fleeing the Cuban revolution in 1960 and coming to the United States, Mas Canosa built both an enormous business empire and a powerful — and some say repressive — political machine in Miami. Indeed, the Cuban American National Foundation — Mas Canosa’s organization — has been credited with developing most of the key anti-Cuban legislation over the past decade,including the Helms-Burton Amendment.

  • APEC, Korea and the Asian Crisis

    Pacific Rim leaders put the finishing touches on a 68 billion dollar rescue package for host of Southeast Asian countries who have been facing a series of currency and financial crises. In return, those countries must give a more powerful role to the International Monetary Fund, which will be demanding sharp austerity programs in return for the financial backing.

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