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Tuesday, January 6, 2004

  • Cheney Facing Prosecution In France For Halliburton Gas Deal In Nigeria

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    A French prosecutor is examining whether to prosecute Vice President Dick Cheney over suspected complicity in the abuse of corporate assets when he was head of Halliburton. At the time, Halliburton was supplying a gas complex in Nigeria. [includes transcript]

  • Presidential Candidate Moseley Braun Denies Support For Past Nigerian Dictatorship; Brother of Slain Nigerian Activist Disagrees

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    When asked in a recent Democratic Presidential debate to describe a mistake in her career, candidate Carol Moseley Braun described a politically "devastating" trip she took to Nigeria in 1996 under the dictatorship of Sani Abacha. Moseley Braun came under criticism for supporting the regime. Abacha had executed activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 others months before. In the first extensive interview she has done on this in years, we speak with Amb. Moseley Braun as well as the late Ken Saro-Wiwa’s brother Dr. Owens Wiwa and Africa researcher Mike Fleshman. [Includes transcript]

  • Las Vegas Hotels, Airlines Ordered By FBI To Turn Over Guest Info

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    We speak with the ACLU about the FBI’s demand for guest and passenger information in Las Vegas over the New Year’s holiday period using the Patriot Act and subsequent rounds of anti-terrorism legislation passed to give the FBI an expansion of its information-gathering powers without judicial oversight. [includes transcript]