Friday, October 15, 1999

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  • Senate Defeats Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    Nations around the world have expressed deep concern about two events this week that could have a serious impact on efforts to stop nuclear proliferation: the military coup in Pakistan, and the US Senate’s defeat of the nuclear test ban treaty.

  • Why to Care About Y2K

    According to a U.S. State Department survey of 161 nations, half of those countries have a medium to high risk of Y2K breakdowns in sectors such as telecommunications, transportation and energy, any one of which could impact international trade.

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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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