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Friday, January 2, 1998

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  • Cuba Report

    Amy Goodman is joined in Havana by Puerto Rican guerrilla fighter William Morales. If Morales returns to the United States, he faces a 99-year jail sentence. Morales was the subject of one of the largest manhunts in US history. In May 1979, William Morales escaped from a guarded third floor room in New York’s Bellevue Hospital prison by climbing down an elastic bandage he dangled outside a window. His escape made him a folk hero to many Latinos. It also infuriated law enforcement officials who couldn’t figure out how Morales, who lost his fingers when a bomb he was making blew up, managed to climb down from the window.

  • Mexico

    Yesterday marked the fourth anniversary of the Zapatista rebel uprising in Chiapas, Mexico. And thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City demanding the withdrawal of some 35,000 Mexican army troops presently stationed in the province. Protesters also called for the prosecution of those responsible for the December 22 massacre of some 40 people in the Chiapas village of Acteal.