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NEWS
February 3, 1990 | Associated Press
President Alan Garcia said Friday he will attend the Feb. 15 anti-drug summit with President Bush in Colombia, reversing his decision to boycott the meeting. Garcia said he decided to go after Bush announced his intention Wednesday to withdraw by the end of the month troops sent to Panama to remove Gen. Manual A. Noriega from power in December. Garcia had pulled out of the meeting after the troops landed, saying, "I cannot meet with the leader of an invading nation."
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NEWS
February 28, 1990 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Less than a month before the start of the 1990 Census, Mitch Snyder, perhaps the nation's best-known advocate for the homeless, is urging homeless people to boycott the census, arguing that the counting process will vastly understate the number of people without homes and play into the hands of politicians seeking to minimize the problem.
NEWS
March 17, 1989
Major U.S. Jewish groups are calling on Jews around the world to boycott meetings with Pope John Paul II because the Vatican has failed to remove a convent from the site of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, the World Jewish Congress announced. The U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1990
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously endorsed an international boycott of coffee from El Salvador to pressure the government of that Central-American nation to negotiate a settlement of its 10-year civil war. With the 12-0 vote, Los Angeles became the first city in the nation to support the boycott and direct municipal departments to stop buying coffee products from the strife-torn nation.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of media watchdog and minority groups has sent a letter to CBS advertisers asking them not to buy commercial time for the pilot of the "Driving Miss Daisy" television series that the network is airing Friday. The letter, dated Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1991
A Calabasas activist has called for a boycott of the 1992 Calabasas Pumpkin Festival scheduled to be held at Soka University, which is moving forward with controversial plans to expand its Santa Monica Mountains campus. The Chamber of Commerce Pumpkin Festival Committee voted 13 to 2 Tuesday night to hold the community event at the local campus of the Tokyo-based university, whose administrators offered to allow the chamber to use the site for the festival free.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1997 | Reuters
Britain's Labor government may help launch a boycott of Central American bananas to protest working conditions on the region's plantations, a spokeswoman said. The boycott could help Caribbean growers who fear a loss of sales to Britain because of a World Trade Organization rule forcing the European Union to import cheaper bananas from Central America. International Development Minister George Foulkes is to announce a plan today to promote a "fair trade" label on Caribbean bananas.
NEWS
March 8, 1994 | Associated Press
The African National Congress and the Bophuthatswana government were on a collision course Monday after the black homeland confirmed it will boycott South Africa's first all-race elections. A senior ANC official immediately accused Bophuthatswana of hindering democracy and defying the will of its own people. He said the ANC now has no choice but to throw its weight behind public workers' strikes that have begun to cripple the government of President Lucas Mangope.
NEWS
August 12, 1991 | Reuters
Indian representatives passed a resolution Sunday calling for a boycott of any multinational corporation that helps celebrate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to America. Tribal leaders and delegates representing Indian nations in Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Panama and the United States attended the International Indian Treaty Council's 13th annual General Assembly.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1999 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, as expected, backed away Wednesday from threats to stage a boycott of one of the four major broadcast networks this month and instead said it would hold hearings in Los Angeles, beginning Nov. 29, on the lack of racial and ethnic diversity at the networks.
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