Monday, December 4, 2000

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  • Pentagon Buys From Nicaraguan Sweatshop

    The Pentagon is purchasing large quantities of clothing from a Nicaraguan sweatshop owned by a corporation called Chentex, which labor and human rights groups say is a major human rights and worker rights violator.

  • Gore and Bush Await Decisive Supreme Court Ruling On Recounts

    In a historic hearing Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments from lawyers for Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush on whether the Florida Supreme Court erred in extending the deadline for certifying election results in the state so that hand-counted ballots could be included in the final tally. Lawyers for Bush argued that in so doing, the Florida court rewrote the law after the Nov. 7 election, while Gore’s attorneys insisted that the recount is necessary in order to guarantee fair election results.

  • How a Texas District Attorney Had His Election Stolen

    As Republicans and Democrats trade accusations over vote recounts, a Texas prosecutor refuses to buy Republican accusations that Democrats have tried to steal the election. Juan Guerra, a Mexican American district attorney for Willacy County in southern Texas, had his own election stolen from him by a group of white farmers who decided that he was too radical to be trusted. Today we hear his story.

  • Pinochet Is Arrested in Chile

    Two years after his original arrest in London on charges of murder, torture and other crimes against humanity, former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was re-arrested Friday in Chile, this time on charges of kidnapping and murder during his brutal 17-year rule.

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