Thursday, March 30, 2000

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  • Father of Elian Gonzalez Will Travel to U.S.

    The father of Cuban shipwreck survivor Elian Gonzalez will travel to the United States to prepare to bring his son home pending a final custody appeal in a U.S. court, President Fidel Castro said yesterday.

  • More Stories of Police Brutality Emerge in New York City

    Democracy Now! technical director Errol Maitland remains in the cardiac care unit at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. Maitland was beaten and arrested last Saturday at the funeral protest for Patrick Dorismond, the latest unarmed Black man shot to death by undercover officers.

  • Struggles of the Lakota Nation

    Native American activist Leonard Peltier underwent surgery last week at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Peltier had been suffering for the last four years from a severe condition which caused his jaw to be frozen open 13 millimeters. X-rays taken on Monday, March 20 showed that Leonard Peltier suffered from ankylosis, meaning that his jaw was completely frozen and immobile. Peltier’s doctor reported today that the 5 hour surgery went smoothly and Peltier’s jaw has been returned to normal.

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