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Friday, July 28, 2000

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  • Peru’s Illegitimate Government Takes Power Again

    Today, Alberto Fujimori is going to be re-inaugurated for his third term as Peru’s President. Only two foreign presidents will be attending the official swearing in ceremony at Congress, fourteen Latin American leaders have already turned down their invitations to attend. Outside the streets of Lima have been bursting with massive demonstrations from all sectors of Peruvian society in what have been called the largest mass protests in the history of Fujimori’s 10-year authoritarian regime. [includes rush transcript]

  • Showdown in Minneapolis: The Battle Over Genetic Engineering of Animals

    Genetic engineering is not just confined to crops and food. This past week in Minneapolis the International Society for Animal Genetics held their annual international conference. Scientists have been mapping the genome of common livestock, they say to determine new and cutting edge methods of disease resistance and to improve the animals for market and laboratory uses. [includes rush transcript]

  • Fox Network On Trial

    We now turn to an update of a story that we covered a couple of years ago on Democracy Now! It’s the story of fired Fox news reporters Steve Wilson and Jane Akre. [includes rush transcript]