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Monday, April 10, 2000

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  • Fujimori Wins First Round of Peruvian Elections

    President Alberto Fujimori apparently led Peru’s elections but it is unclear if he won enough votes to avoid a runoff with a one-time shoeshine boy, who protested possible fraud with a march that turned violent Monday. [includes rush transcript]

  • Starbucks Promises to Sell "Fair Trade" Coffee

    As thousands of protesters were planning to descend upon a Starbucks this Thursday all over the country to protest Starbucks’ unfair treatment of coffee growers, the coffee giant has announced that it will begin selling "fair trade" coffee. The protesters are part of an organized series of protests this week against World Bank-IMF policies. [includes rush transcript]

  • Thousands in Washington Kick Off IMF-World Bank Protests, Demanding Debt Relief for Poor Countries

    As the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund prepare next week to hold their spring meetings, thousands of activists rallied yesterday in Washington, DC, to demand debt relief for the world’s poorest countries. [includes rush transcript]

  • Latino Basketball Player Sentenced to Five Years for Elbowing Player

    This is how the New York Times put it.

    Just over a year ago, 18 year-old Tony Limon was a proud senior starter for the Bobcats, the South San Antonio High School basketball team and weighing the offer of a college basketball scholarship. [includes rush transcript]

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