Thursday, July 17, 1997

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    The Senate hearings into campaign finance abuses yesterday focused once again on former Democratic fund-raiser John Huang.


    The first person to be tried and convicted of war crimes by an international criminal court since the end of World War II was sentenced earlier this week to 20 years in prison. Judges at the UN’s Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in the Hague convicted Bosnian Serb Dusko Tadic in May of crimes against humanity for his role in the ethnic persecution of Bosnian Muslims and Croats in the Prijedor region of northwest Bosnia.

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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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