Wednesday, January 21, 1998

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  • Pope Arrives in Cuba Today

    Pope John Paul is on a 12-hour flight to Havana, where he is scheduled toarrive this afternoon. Meanwhile, final preparations are being made forthe Pope’s historic visit.

  • Former Black Panther Exiled in Cuba

    As the Pope touches down in Cuba, Democracy Now! continues its"Conversation in Cuba" series. Over the winter holidays, host Amy Goodmantraveled to Havana and spoke with a number of people, including WillliamLee Brent. She met him at his home, a comfortable apartment in Miramar,one of the more prosperous sections of the capital.

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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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