Monday, November 30, 1998

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  • Interview with Iraq’s Prime Minister

    United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan said today that he fears if a new crisis over weapons inspections occurs, the United States and Britain would strike Iraq without prior UN Security Council clearance. Annan said that Washington and London believe that they can act militarily under the cover of existing UN resolutions. Annan said he hoped that Baghdad would continue to cooperate with UN weapons inspectors, and that sanctions against Baghdad could eventually be lifted.

  • Iraq Holds Conference On Gulf War-Related Health Issues

    Iraq will host this week a conference to focus attention on the enduring health and environmental disaster caused by depleted uranium munitions used by the United States and Britain in the 1991 Gulf War.

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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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