Caribbean Report 16-05-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. Proposed legislation in Washington to provide millions in aid to opposition groups in Cuba. Director of Research of the Cuban-American National Foundation Camila Ruiz and Executive Director of the Cuban-American National Foundation Joe Garcia are interviewed and Daniel Schrweimler reports (00:28-05:17)
3. Dutch Caribbean membership of the ACS is hailed as a major step forward. Caricom Chief Negotiator Sir Shridath Ramphal and Former Prime Minister Eugenia Charles are interviewed (05:18-08:16)
4. Governor of the Trinidad and Tobago Central Bank Winston Dookeran says Caricom has not given up on creating a common currency to facilitate trade among member countries. Governor Winston Dookeran is interviewed and Tony Fraser reports (08:17-10:33)
5. Allegations of police brutality in the Dominican Republic. Jean-Michel Caroit of the Dominican Republic reports (10:34-13:24)
6. United States Drug Enforcement Administration has begun investigating reports that its Caribbean Office in Puerto Rico exaggerated the numbers of drug seizures and arrest it made in the last two years. Thomas Hinojosa from the DEA Office is interviewed and Rosie Hayes reports (13:25-14:57)
7. Cuba President Fidel Castro has arrived in Libya on the latest leg of the tour of Arab and Asian countries for talks with Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi (14:59-15:42)