Larry Burns, executive director with the Council on Hemispheric Affairs condemns a $1.7 billion dollar aid package for Colombia's military recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Burns warns of the danger of becoming entangled in Colombia's decades long civil war that pits two well-armed rebel groups against an army and paramilitary units accused of corruption and gross human rights abuses.
Contact the Council at (203) 216-9263 or visit their Web site at: www.coha.org
Wayne S. Smith, former chief of the U.S. Interest section in Cuba discusses the ongoing political battle over the custody of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez as Miami city officials pledge noncooperation by their police force if federal marshals should intervene.
Melissa Bonham of Project Censored summarizes some of the past year's most important news stories not covered by mainstream media.
Contact the Project by calling area code (707) 664-2500 or visit their Web site at www.projectcensored.org. The Project's annual report is contained in a book titled "Censored 2000," published by Seven Stories Press.