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Friday, March 5, 1999

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  • Lori Berenson: U.S. Journalist in Peruvian Prison

    Today, we look at the case of Lori Berenson, the American who is serving a life sentence in Peru on charges of "treason to the fatherland." For the first time since she was arrested three years ago, the former Massachusetts Institute of Technology student was able to meet with a group from the United States, and Amy Goodman was able to join the delegation for the visit to Socabaya Prison, where she is being held.

  • Kussinich and Chevron

    Last week, Rep. Dennis Kussinich (D-OH) met with Chevron officials in his office, including its general manager for public affairs in Nigeria, Sola Omole. Omole had previously admitted on tape to Democracy Now! that Chevron had flown the Nigerian military and the mobile police to the Parabe platform in the Niger Delta this past May 28th, where the soldiers had opened fire, killing two protesters and seriously injuring one.