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双语新闻 (2015年8月6日)

  • 美国之音

**前阿根廷总统梅内姆受审**

前阿根廷总统梅内姆和另外12人星期四将出庭受审。他们被控阴谋阻碍对1994年一个犹太社区中心致命爆炸案的调查。

检察官指控梅内姆和其他被告,包括前情报局长和一名前联邦法官,试图阻挠检察官将阿根廷犹太互助协会爆炸案同生于叙利亚的男子埃杜尔联系在一起。埃杜尔被怀疑参与了袭击。被告中包括梅内姆政府的情报机构首脑和一名前联邦法官。

梅内姆现年85岁,他是叙利亚后裔。他于1989当选总统,10年后卸任,目前在阿根廷议会担任参议员。梅内姆否认对他的指控。

发生在1994年7月18日的爆炸袭击案造成85人死亡,此前没有人因这一案件被逮捕或受审。

Former Argentine President Menem on trial

Former Argentine President Carlos Menem and 12 other people are going on trial Thursday for allegedly conspiring to derail the investigation into the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

Prosecutors allege that Mr. Menem and his co-defendants, including his former intelligence chief and a former federal judge, tried to steer prosecutors from linking the bombing of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association building to a Syrian-born man, Alberto Kanoore Edul, who was suspected of taking part in the attack.

The 85-year-old Menem, who became Argentine president in 1989 and served a decade, is of Syrian descent. Currently serving as a senator in the Argentine legislature, Mr. Menem has denied the charges.

No one has ever been arrested or tried for the July 18, 1994 attack in the capital, Buenos Aires, which left 85 people dead.

**美国选举权法案签署50周年**

具有里程碑意义的美国选举权法案本周四签署满50周年。法案当中规定联邦对寻求行使投票权的非裔美国人提供保护。

1965年8月6日林登·约翰逊总统签署该法案,在几个州清除了美国黑人投票的法律障碍,尽管之前他们的投票权在美国宪法第15修正案中已被承认。许多存在选举权障碍的州位于美国南部,当地种族歧视的历史可以追溯到奴隶制时代。

1965年3月,警察在阿拉巴马州塞尔马粗暴袭击了在埃德蒙·佩特斯大桥举行的投票权和平示威。这一事件引发了全国哗然,导致约翰逊总统在议会两院发表历史性的演讲,敦促通过选举权法案。

投票权法案被认为是美国民权法案颁布以来最有效的一个法案。它标志着长达十年之久的民权运动的高峰,当时非洲裔美国人公开要求结束美国社会所有方面的种族歧视和种族隔离。

Historic US Voting Rights Act Turns 50

Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the landmark U.S. Voting Rights Act, which provided federal protections for African Americans who sought to exercise their right to vote.

The August 6, 1965 signing of the bill by President Lyndon B. Johnson outlawed legal barriers erected by several states that effectively barred African Americans from the voting booth, despite them being granted those rights

under the 15th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Many of those states were located in the southern United States, which had a long history of racial discrimination dating back to region's era of slavery.

Passage of the Voting Rights Act came after police brutally attacked demonstrators who had begun a peaceful voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in March of that year. The incident sparked a national outcry, leading to a historic speech by President Johnson before a joint session of Congress urging passage of the law.

The Voting Rights Act is considered to be the most effective piece of civil rights legislation ever enacted in the United States. It marked the high point of the decade-long Civil Rights Movement, when African Americans publicly demonstrated to bring an end to official racial discrimination and segregation in all aspects of U.S. society.

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