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Monday, April 3, 2000

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  • Jean Dominique, Director of Radio Haiti, Killed

    We have this late-breaking news. Two gunmen shot and killed Haiti’s most prominent radio journalist as he pulled into the courtyard of his radio station for a Monday morning newscast. Jean Dominique, who was in his sixties, died at the Haitian Community Hospital in suburban Petionville, where Radio Haiti Inter is located. A station worker also was killed in the attack. There were no immediate arrests. [includes rush transcript]

  • Castro Says Elian’s Father Ready to Travel to US

    In an apparent bid to show flexibility in the campaign to return Elian Gonzalez to Cuba, President Fidel Castro said the boy’s father has offered to travel alone today to the United States to pick up his 6-year-old son. [includes rush transcript]

  • Medea Benjamin Runs for U.S. Senate On Green Party Line

    Medea Benjamin is Founding Director of the San Francisco-based human rights organization Global Exchange. Her books, reports and articles have examined global issues of hunger and poverty at home and abroad. Medea worked for ten years as an economist and nutritionist in Latin America and Africa for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Health Organization, and the Swedish International Development Agency to develop more sustainable models of development. She was also a senior analyst with the Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First) in California, working on poverty and agricultural policy in the United States. [includes rush transcript]