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July 26, 1998 | Reuters
United Nations officials said Saturday that a drought in eastern Cuba is the worst in at least 40 years and has caused an estimated $60 million in losses to food crops, directly affecting more than half a million people. The officials of the U.N. World Food Program, reporting on an assessment visit to the affected Cuban provinces, said they had drawn up a proposal for emergency food assistance for Cuba to be approved by WFP headquarters.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1998
City Councilman William Paparian arrived in Cuba on Thursday with more than $150,000 in medical supplies collected by a Los Angeles relief organization for hospitals. Paparian's frequent visits to Cuba began two years ago while he was mayor and have ignited controversy among local conservatives. The former mayor said he is participating in a humanitarian mission to save the lives of Cuba's children.
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NEWS
November 21, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal agents allowed a relief convoy for Cuba to cross into Mexico after a scuffle and standoff at the border. The 44-vehicle caravan, carrying medical and school supplies, food, Bibles and other goods, began rolling into Mexico from Laredo, Tex., after working out an agreement with Treasury Department officials. Under a longstanding U.S. embargo against Cuba's communist government, a permit is required to move goods into or out of the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1998 | Religion News Service
The National Council of Churches has sent $143,200 in medical and other supplies to Cuba on its first "direct flight" relief shipment in two years. "After long pressing for the restrictions on direct flights [from the United States] to Cuba to be lifted for humanitarian supplies, we are grateful that we can avoid the extra expense and time to get these supplies to the people where they are needed," said the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, general secretary of the council.
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August 24, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Cuba-bound school bus crossed the International Bridge at Laredo, Tex., into Mexico, after the end of a three-week standoff between U.S. Customs and religious activists protesting the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba. Amid cheers by the vehicle's 30 passengers, the yellow bus was driven into Mexico en route to Tampico, Mexico, where it will be ferried to Havana. The bus had been parked in a U.S.
NEWS
October 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A flotilla loaded with 40 tons of powdered milk, vegetable oil and candy arrived in Cuba, the second such trip this year. Seventeen boats crossed the Straits of Florida to deliver the goods, said John Young, director of Basta!--Spanish for "enough." Cuban government officials received the group, he said. Because of the battered Cuban economy, many in the island nation are suffering from symptoms of malnutrition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1998
Councilman William Paparian will travel to Cuba next week to attend a conference on U.S.-Cuba relations and deliver $100,000 worth of medical supplies for a charitable group. Paparian, who ignited controversy two years ago by traveling to Cuba and publicly addressing officials while serving as Pasadena's mayor, is part of a group seeking to end the U.S. economic blockade of the Communist island.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1998 | Religion News Service
The National Council of Churches has sent $143,200 in medical and other supplies to Cuba on its first "direct flight" relief shipment in two years. "After long pressing for the restrictions on direct flights [from the United States] to Cuba to be lifted for humanitarian supplies, we are grateful that we can avoid the extra expense and time to get these supplies to the people where they are needed," said the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, general secretary of the council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1998
City Councilman William Paparian arrived in Cuba on Thursday with more than $150,000 in medical supplies collected by a Los Angeles relief organization for hospitals. Paparian's frequent visits to Cuba began two years ago while he was mayor and have ignited controversy among local conservatives. The former mayor said he is participating in a humanitarian mission to save the lives of Cuba's children.
NEWS
November 3, 1996 | From Associated Press
The Cuban government said Saturday that it will return to American donors boxes of rice, beans and powdered milk destined for hurricane victims that it says were marked with "counterrevolutionary propaganda." The rest of the 32 tons of U.S.-donated food--about 24 tons--will be distributed, Prensa Latina, Cuba's official news agency, said in a dispatch from Havana. The dispatch was monitored in Mexico City.
NEWS
July 26, 1998 | Reuters
United Nations officials said Saturday that a drought in eastern Cuba is the worst in at least 40 years and has caused an estimated $60 million in losses to food crops, directly affecting more than half a million people. The officials of the U.N. World Food Program, reporting on an assessment visit to the affected Cuban provinces, said they had drawn up a proposal for emergency food assistance for Cuba to be approved by WFP headquarters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1998
Councilman William Paparian will travel to Cuba next week to attend a conference on U.S.-Cuba relations and deliver $100,000 worth of medical supplies for a charitable group. Paparian, who ignited controversy two years ago by traveling to Cuba and publicly addressing officials while serving as Pasadena's mayor, is part of a group seeking to end the U.S. economic blockade of the Communist island.
NEWS
November 3, 1996 | From Associated Press
The Cuban government said Saturday that it will return to American donors boxes of rice, beans and powdered milk destined for hurricane victims that it says were marked with "counterrevolutionary propaganda." The rest of the 32 tons of U.S.-donated food--about 24 tons--will be distributed, Prensa Latina, Cuba's official news agency, said in a dispatch from Havana. The dispatch was monitored in Mexico City.
NEWS
October 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A flotilla loaded with 40 tons of powdered milk, vegetable oil and candy arrived in Cuba, the second such trip this year. Seventeen boats crossed the Straits of Florida to deliver the goods, said John Young, director of Basta!--Spanish for "enough." Cuban government officials received the group, he said. Because of the battered Cuban economy, many in the island nation are suffering from symptoms of malnutrition.
NEWS
August 24, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Cuba-bound school bus crossed the International Bridge at Laredo, Tex., into Mexico, after the end of a three-week standoff between U.S. Customs and religious activists protesting the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba. Amid cheers by the vehicle's 30 passengers, the yellow bus was driven into Mexico en route to Tampico, Mexico, where it will be ferried to Havana. The bus had been parked in a U.S.
NEWS
August 21, 1993 | LIANNE HART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small band of ministers on a 23-day hunger strike protesting the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba won permission Friday from federal officials to ship their busload of supplies to the Communist island via Mexico. The agreement followed two days of negotiations in Washington, D.C., between leaders of the Minneapolis-based Pastors for Peace and officials of the Treasury and State departments.
NEWS
August 21, 1993 | LIANNE HART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small band of ministers on a 23-day hunger strike protesting the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba won permission Friday from federal officials to ship their busload of supplies to the Communist island via Mexico. The agreement followed two days of negotiations in Washington, D.C., between leaders of the Minneapolis-based Pastors for Peace and officials of the Treasury and State departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1998
A city councilman plans to tell a congressional committee today that his controversial trips to Cuba were to coordinate the shipments of medical supplies and equipment to the embargoed nation. Councilman William Paparian is expected to discuss his role in a plea to the House trade and ways and means subcommittee in support of lifting a ban on the sale of food and medical supplies to Cuba, according to a copy of his testimony.
NEWS
November 21, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal agents allowed a relief convoy for Cuba to cross into Mexico after a scuffle and standoff at the border. The 44-vehicle caravan, carrying medical and school supplies, food, Bibles and other goods, began rolling into Mexico from Laredo, Tex., after working out an agreement with Treasury Department officials. Under a longstanding U.S. embargo against Cuba's communist government, a permit is required to move goods into or out of the country.
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