Tuesday, January 25, 2000

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  • Iowa Caucuses: A Look at the Republicans

    Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush yesterday posted victories in the first voting of the 2000 presidential campaign, the Iowa caucuses, and quickly turned their attention to the next contest in New Hampshire. [includes rush transcript]

  • Ecuador’s Indigenous Say They Were Betrayed by Army After Coup

    Ecuador’s largest indigenous organization, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), has accused the Ecuadorian military of betraying them after thousands of indigenous people and a group of mid-level military officers took over the country’s congress and overthrew its president. [includes rush transcript]

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