Greece held a historic referendum on Sunday. Voters were asked to decide whether or not the government should accept the terms of a bailout package. A majority of Greeks voted no. What happens next remains unclear. Greece could exit the Euro or manage to negotiate some sort of new loan. In the meantime, the banks are running out of cash and certain essential supplies, including medicine, are already running low. A panel of Greek Americans weighs in on yesterday’s vote and the impact it could have on their families and businesses in Greece. Our panel includes Stavroula Harissis, a Greek American activist in Chicago. She recently organized the ‘Chicago Stands With Greece’ rally in support of no vote. Her grandparents live in Greece. Ted Diamantis is president of Diamond Importers in Chicago and Naturally Greek- they import wine and Greek food items and Alex Papadopoulos is a professor of geography at DePaul University. He’s currently in Greece for research work and pleasure. At the moment he’s vacationing in Mykonos. His family is from Thessaloniki.
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