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Monday, August 16, 2004

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  • Venezuela’s President Chavez Survives Recall Vote Rejected by Opponents

    Chavezrecall

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez survived a referendum to recall him Sunday as voters turned out in record numbers. Opposition leaders have rejected the result as a fraud. We go to Caracas to get a report from the streets and we speak with Pacifica journalist Mario Murillo in Colombia about the wider impact of the vote on the region. [includes rush transcript]

  • Global Warming and Extreme Weather: Hurricane Charley Leaves 16 Dead, Thousands Homeless

    Charley

    Hurricane Charley rips through Florida leaving 16 dead many thousands homeless without water or electricity. We speak with David Helvarg and George Monbiot about extreme weather and the effects of global warming. [includes rush transcript]

  • Najaf Fighting Throws National Conference Into Chaos

    Najafrally

    Fighting in the holy Shiite city of Najaf resumed on Sunday after failed efforts to reach a cease-fire. The outbreak in fighting came as a national conference opened in Baghdad that was meant to be a landmark in the country’s movement toward democracy. We go to Iraq to get a report. [includes rush transcript]

  • Palestinian & U.S. Prisoners Stage Hunger Strikes

    Hungerstrike

    Thousands of Palestinian prisoners have entered the second day of a hunger strike to protest conditions in Israeli jails. Meanwhile in New York 200 immigrant detainees are staging a one-day hunger strike at the Wackenhut Detention Center in Queens. [includes rush transcript]