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October 27, 1999 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carlos. Fransisco. Rene Pinto Polaco. Prisoner Sauceda. Mario was here. Carved roughly into the bricks of an abandoned jail cell a few yards from an airstrip that U.S. forces built in 1983, the names symbolize the mystery of El Aguacate. The United States used this air base in eastern Honduras to supply and train Nicaraguan counterrevolutionaries, known as Contras, fighting their country's leftist Sandinista government in the 1980s.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1999
Kenneth Khachigian's Sept. 26 column tells of the political roots he shares with Pat Buchanan. Though the two may disagree on whether there is much difference between Democrats and Republicans, they are kindred spirits when it comes to understanding history. While Buchanan thinks the Nazis were not such bad guys, Khachigian writes of the freedom-fighting Contras. The received history from people like Khachigian is that the Sandinistas were evil communists who forcibly overtook Nicaragua, which had its savior in the democratic-minded, freedom-loving Contras.
NEWS
August 8, 1999 | JOANN LOVIGLIO, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Their correspondence started when she was 13 and he was a dashing Hollywood actor, and it lasted for more than a half-century. Ronald Reagan shared candid details of his life, love, family, politics and careers in 276 letters to Lorraine Wagner, a Philadelphia woman who recently sold the collection to a dealer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1999 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County ranks fourth in the state in the amount of toxic herbicides sprayed along its roadsides, according to a study released Thursday by an environmental group. The report by Californians for Alternatives to Toxics listed Ventura County behind Los Angeles, Orange and Contra Costa counties as having the highest concentration of chemical weed killers applied per mile by Caltrans and county workers.
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March 25, 1999 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing first-hand experiences with the Iran-Contra and Watergate scandals, two prominent investigators urged Congress on Wednesday to keep inquiries into activities of top government officials in the hands of prosecutors independent of the White House. But former independent counsel Lawrence E.
OPINION
February 7, 1999 | DINESH D'SOUZA, Dinesh D'Souza is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of "Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader" (Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster)
"How are we going to recover from this one?" This was the gloomy question raised in the White House Office of Policy Development in the spring of 1987. A few months earlier, the Iran-Contra scandal had erupted, representing what conservative columnist Fred Barnes termed "the de facto end of the Reagan presidency." I had just joined the Reagan White House as a senior domestic policy analyst, brimming with new ideas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Justice Department's internal watchdog said Thursday that he found no evidence that U.S. government officials protected a California drug-trafficking ring whose members contributed money to the Nicaraguan rebels known as the Contras during the 1980s. Inspector General Michael R.
NEWS
July 24, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Justice Department's internal watchdog said Thursday that he found no evidence that U.S. government officials protected a California drug-trafficking ring whose members contributed money to the Nicaraguan rebels known as the Contras during the 1980s. Inspector General Michael R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1998 | DOYLE McMANUS and JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Central Intelligence Agency said Thursday that a 17-month internal investigation has found no evidence that the U.S.-supported Nicaraguan rebels of the 1980s received significant financial support from drug traffickers. CIA Inspector General Frederick P. Hitz, releasing the first volume of a two-part report on the drug issue, said his findings contradict widespread charges that the agency was involved in drug trafficking as a means of funding the Contras.
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