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Monday, May 5, 1997

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  • The Republic of Texas

    The seven day standoff between police and an armed Texan independence group headed by Richard McLaren ended after the group, The Republic of Texas, surrendered near the town of Fort Davis in west Texas. Other Republic of Texas members escaped into the mountains. Amy is joined by Debbie Nathan to talk about The Republic of Texas. The Republic of Texas is a right wing anti-government movement that believes that Texas is not legally a part of the United States, and that Texas citizens should take it back. Debbi Nathan believes that the members of the Republic of Texas are confused about their own argument.

  • President Clinton visits Mexico

    President Clinton will visit Mexico later today. It will be his first visit to a Latin American country. Representatives of Zapatista guerilla movement have released statements that Clinton is not welcome in Mexico. Amy is joined by Enrique Somo to discuss the significance to Cinco de Mayo in Mexico as well as Mexican-American relations. Amy is later joined by Hector de la Cueva to speak about the effects of NAFTA.

  • Indonesian Elections

    Amy is joined by two guests, who do not reveal their real names, discusses the trials and sentences of pro-democracy activists in Indonesia, the role of journalists in Indonesia as well as the upcoming elections. Indonesia will hold elections soon, although they are considered a sham and the current government is expected to win 70% of the vote.