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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    Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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