Wednesday, August 20, 1997

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    Prosecutors looking into the torture and brutalization of a Haitian immigrant in New York earlier this month say that the refusal of police witnesses to come forward and testify about the actions of their fellow officers has impeded their investigation.


    From the Hale-Bop comet to the Mars Pathfinder and the Mir Space Station, extra-terrestrial activity seems to be capturing headlines around the world.

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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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