Monday, January 5, 1998

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  • Ogoni Day

    Nigerian security forces this weekend raided several Ogoni villages in the southeastern part of the oil rich West African country and arrested dozens of independence activists in a bid to stop annual Ogoni Day celebrations.

  • Cuba

    Four thousand journalists and support workers from the United States will be headed to Havana, Cuba, later this month to cover the visit of Pope John Paul II.

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    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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