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1997 Stories by Elise Ackerman

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  • Cause For Return

    published July 10, 1997

    A surprising number of Haitians still remember the date the Duvalierist police came for Marcus Garcia. It was November 28, 1980. More than a dozen... More >>

  • His Music Rules in Haiti

    published May 29, 1997

    Two years ago, when a Haitian magazine identified entertainer Michel Martelly as one of the most popular men in Haiti along with then-president... More >>

  • Freedom of Speech in Handcuffs

    published May 1, 1997

    Angel Dominguez and Anthony Romano are organizers with the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE). On April 9 they were... More >>

  • Lawsuit? What Lawsuit?

    published April 24, 1997

    Gerardo Loret De Mola had been working as a computer programmer for the Dade County Aviation Department for almost eight years when he was... More >>

  • Images of Exile

    published April 10, 1997

    A Cuban rafter sits on a bed in a darkened room, legs tightly crossed and arms folded together in a position that is almost fetal. He is leaving... More >>

  • Notes from the Underground, Part 2

    published March 13, 1997

    One evening in early December, journalist Jose Rivero Garcia left the office of CubaPress in Central Havana and hailed a cab to take him to his... More >>

  • Freezer Burned

    published February 27, 1997

    Felicia Lopez's household economy was a matter of simple math. On a good day she could earn $21 picking buckets of tomatoes at a farm in South... More >>

  • How's That for School Spirit

    published February 13, 1997

    Robert Joffee, veteran journalist turned much-quoted pollster and civic activist, was on a tear. Determined to improve the quality of public... More >>

  • A Prisoner of Circumstance

    published January 30, 1997

    When the lawyers first saw Rachel Better, she was on a cot at the Fort Lauderdale City Jail, hunched over a book. The small blond woman was... More >>

  • No, You Listen to ME!

    published January 16, 1997

    State Rep. Steven Geller had a disturbing experience last October. He turned on his radio for a news update, only to find that the format on... More >>

  • Juris Without Prudence

    published January 2, 1997

    Like any other profession, law is practiced by both zealots and goof-offs, overachievers and slackers, crusty experts and inexperienced novices.... More >>

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