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November 17, 1999

Host Jerome McDonnell talks with Marshall Goldman, professor of Russian Economics at Wellesley College and Associate Director of Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard about current events in Chechnya. Then, leaders of 14 Latin American countries, along with those of Spain and Portugal, have gathered in Havana for the annual Ibero-American Summit. This week in his regular human rights commentary, Doug Cassel of Northwestern's Center for International Human Rights warns that excessive enthusiasm for economic reform may pose a greater threat to human rights than do the existing regimes. And Eamonn Fingleton on Japan and heavy industries

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