Monday, March 1, 1999

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  • U.S. Role in Genocide in Guatemala

    In a much-anticipated report released last week, Guatemala’s independent Historical Clarification Commission concluded that the United States gave money and training to a Guatemalan military that committed "acts of genocide" against the country’s Mayan population during the most brutal armed conflict in Central America.

  • Civil Rights Leaders Condemn Police Brutality

    New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman ousted the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police this weekend after a published report quoted him as saying that it was naive to think that race was not an issue in drug crimes, and that marijuana traffickers were more likely to be members of ethnic minorities.

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