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  • Vieques: Celebration and commitment

    Vieques: Celebration and commitment

    May 9, 2003

    Hundreds of people stood waiting outside the gates of Camp Garcia, the U.S. Navy’s firing zone in the island municipality of Vieques. They were waiting until 12:01 AM, May 1, the first full day when the...

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  • Cinco de Mayo has many lessons

    Cinco de Mayo has many lessons

    May 7, 2003 By Emile Schepers

    Cinco de Mayo is an important national holiday for the Mexican people.It is a celebration of the victory of freedom and national sovereignty. Often, commemorations focus on the military victory by a Mexican people’s army over...

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  • International Notes

    International Notes

    May 7, 2003

    France: General strike planned May 13 French trade unions, outraged over the Chirac government’s plans to reform the pension system, said last week that public and private sector workers will hold a one-day general strike May...

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  • International notes

    International notes

    May 7, 2003

    S. Africa: Farm workers fight back Some 2,400 tomato farm workers are fighting in the courts to win their jobs back. The workers, employed by ZZ2 – one of the world’s largest tomato producers – were...

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  • Vietnam beats SARS, but Asia still at risk

    Vietnam beats SARS, but Asia still at risk

    May 7, 2003

    NEW DELHI – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a form of pneumonia, is spreading across Asia. Thousands are in hospitals and the death toll is several hundred. The most affected nations are China including Hong Kong,...

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