Thursday, September 17, 1998

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  • Senate Evaluates Bankruptcy Act

    The Senate is set to debate today the passage of the Bankruptcy Bill. If passed, the measure would make it more difficult to declare fresh-start bankruptcy.

  • Congress Ignores Human Rights in Anti-Drug Funding, Considers Releasing Human Rights Documents

    Yesterday the House of Representatives passed the Western Hemisphere Drug Elimination Act, which authorizes $2.3 billion in equipment and programs aimed at drug interdiction over the next three years. Critics say the Act does not include measures for human rights protection, and that without them, military aid could end up in the hands of human rights violators.

  • Iran/Afghanistan Conflict Intensifies

    Army divisions from nine Iranian provinces are heading for the border with Afghanistan for military maneuvers that could begin as early as this weekend. This follows weeks of increased tension between the two countries, which may go to war in the next few weeks.

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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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