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August 7, 1987
Voters in the Pacific island state of Palau decisively scrapped their anti-nuclear status in exchange for what President Lazarus Salii calls economic survival. Nearly complete returns from a constitutional amendment referendum Tuesday show that about 71% of Palauans voted for lifting a constitutional prohibition against nuclear weapons and technology. They also eliminated a requirement that 75% voter approval is needed to approve a proposed compact of free association with the United States.
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NEWS
August 24, 1987
Voters in the western Pacific island chain of Palau have overwhelmingly approved a political and economic agreement with the United States. The unofficial tally from the Friday referendum showed 73% of the voters supporting the Compact of Free Association. Under the pact, Palau would receive nearly $1 billion in U.S. economic aid over a 50-year term and the 400-mile-long archipelago would become self-governing. Palau, with about 14,000 residents living on eight inhabited islands, is the last U.
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July 3, 1987 | Associated Press
The government of this Pacific nation announced Thursday that it is laying off two-thirds of its employees because it has run out of money to pay salaries. President Lazarus Salii said he took the action because a proposed compact of free association with the United States, which would have brought in U.S. aid if approved, apparently was headed for defeat.
NEWS
August 7, 1987
Voters in the Pacific island state of Palau decisively scrapped their anti-nuclear status in exchange for what President Lazarus Salii calls economic survival. Nearly complete returns from a constitutional amendment referendum Tuesday show that about 71% of Palauans voted for lifting a constitutional prohibition against nuclear weapons and technology. They also eliminated a requirement that 75% voter approval is needed to approve a proposed compact of free association with the United States.
NEWS
August 24, 1987
Voters in the western Pacific island chain of Palau have overwhelmingly approved a political and economic agreement with the United States. The unofficial tally from the Friday referendum showed 73% of the voters supporting the Compact of Free Association. Under the pact, Palau would receive nearly $1 billion in U.S. economic aid over a 50-year term and the 400-mile-long archipelago would become self-governing. Palau, with about 14,000 residents living on eight inhabited islands, is the last U.
NEWS
June 29, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
There is a scale model here of what some people hope will become the capital city of independent Palau. It is in an impressive glass case, with buttons that light up to identify the National Government Building, the Civic Center, the industrial area, the amusement center, the sewage treatment plant and the residence of the paramount high chief. None of these exist.
NEWS
July 3, 1987 | Associated Press
The government of this Pacific nation announced Thursday that it is laying off two-thirds of its employees because it has run out of money to pay salaries. President Lazarus Salii said he took the action because a proposed compact of free association with the United States, which would have brought in U.S. aid if approved, apparently was headed for defeat.
NEWS
June 29, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
There is a scale model here of what some people hope will become the capital city of independent Palau. It is in an impressive glass case, with buttons that light up to identify the National Government Building, the Civic Center, the industrial area, the amusement center, the sewage treatment plant and the residence of the paramount high chief. None of these exist.
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