- Making News: Analysis of Southland Strikes
After a month of picket lines at 900 stores in Southern California, grocers and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union have agreed to federal mediation. Meantime, the Metropolitan Transportation Agency is considering a proposal for not-quite-binding arbitration. Daniel Mitchell, professor of economics and public policy at UCLA-s Anderson School, assesses the ongoing pressures and high stakes of the ongoing labor disputes.
- Reporter's Notebook: Goodbye to Guatemalan Dictator Rios Montt
Despite fears of violence, record numbers of Guatemalans went to the polls yesterday in what was regarded internationally as a test of that country's democracy. Efraim Rios Montt, a former dictator accused of genocide, was a presidential candidate. Erick Solares of the Guatemala Unity Information Agency, a which provides social and legal services to LA's Guatemalan immigrant community, interprets the results as a sign of hope.