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  • Cinco de Mayo  its not just history

    Cinco de Mayo its not just history

    April 30, 2004

    Opinion The celebration of Cinco de Mayo, commemorating the May 5, 1862, victory of the Mexican people’s army over French intervention in the battle of Puebla, has much significance for the U.S. people this election year....

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  • Proud, happy Israeli whistleblower released

    Proud, happy Israeli whistleblower released

    April 30, 2004

    An unrepentant Mordechai Vanunu – the Israeli whistleblower who confirmed the existence of the country’s nuclear weapons program – left Ashkelon’s Shikma Prison April 21 after serving an 18-year sentence, 11 years of it in solitary...

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  • INDIA  Right-wing govt facing setbacks

    INDIA Right-wing govt facing setbacks

    April 30, 2004

    NEW DELHI – Exit polls following India’s third round of voting on April 26 suggest that Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vaypayee’s ruling right-wing party, the BJP, may lose its majority in Parliament. An exit poll by...

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  • International notes

    International notes

    April 23, 2004

    Guam: Indigenous people protest military build-up The Colonized Chamorro Coalition of eight organizations upholding indigenous people’s rights on Guam is protesting the Pentagon’s plans to boost the U.S. military presence on the island. The coalition warns...

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  • Cuba guarantees paid leave for parents

    Cuba guarantees paid leave for parents

    April 23, 2004

    HAVANA – Cuban law now protects mothers and fathers who want to share child-rearing after the breast-feeding period, without having to worry about irate bosses. Experience shows it is preferable that babies be cared for at...

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