Friday, June 2, 2000

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  • Ruling in Elian Gonzalez Case

    A federal appeals court sided with the government yesterday and denied an asylum hearing for 6 year old Elian Gonzalez, a hearing his distant Miami relatives were petitioning for without the consent Elian’s father Juan Miguel Gonzalez. The ruling means Elian could return to Cuba with his father within weeks.

  • Tito Puente Remembered

    Mambo giant Tito Puente died two nights ago in New York City. As we remember the Latin musician, we bring you a tape of a jam session recorded in 1991 at Pacifica station WBAI in New York. The session includes Puente, Celia Cruz, Machito, Bill Cosby and others.

  • Independent Party Activists Gather in Madison, Wisconsin

    A team of candidates for Congress, deeply rooted in the environment, is trying to strike a blow against incumbency. But these challengers have to overcome unique disadvantages, such as an inability to speak and a need for watering.

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    "The Look of Silence": Will New Film Force U.S. to Acknowledge Role in 1965 Indonesian Genocide?
    October 1 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the 1965 genocide in Indonesia that left over one million people dead. Human rights groups are circulating petitions calling for the U.S. government to acknowledge its role in the genocide and to release CIA, military and other governmental records related to the mass killings. The United States provided the Indonesian army with financial, military and intelligence support at the time of the mass killings. Today we look at the pursuit of one Indonesian man confronting his...