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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1992
Many liberals have extolled the benefits that Fidel Castro has brought to Cuba. One must admire the efficiency of their justice system. The exile who was captured in December was executed in January. They have certainly streamlined the appeal process. We could learn from that. GARY A. ROBB, Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1992
If ever the time was right to establish normal relations with Cuba, it is now. The campaign for recognition should be led by major league baseball. I predict, before this century is out, there will be a major league baseball team in Havana. Would that ever be great! IRVING ZEIGER Los Angeles
NEWS
April 26, 2011 | By Jane Engle, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Most Americans would at least consider visiting Cuba if all travel restrictions were lifted, according to an informal survey by Travel Leaders , a Minneapolis-based network of travel agencies. While not scientific, the survey of nearly 1,000 Americans adds fuel to the debate over travel to the Communist-ruled island. The results were released Tuesday, just days after the U.S. Treasury Department issued new guidelines to implement loosened restrictions on travel to Cuba that President Obama announced in January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1999
The recent pieces by Gillian Gunn Clissold (Commentary, Jan. 8) and Wayne Smith (Opinion, Jan. 10) accurately portray the halfhearted new policy initiative on Cuba by the Clinton administration. Our relief agency is fully licensed by the U.S. government to provide medical aid to Cuba. What the new policy fails to do is allow us any better means of providing that aid. On Jan. 8, we were forced to send lifesaving medications to a pediatric hospital in Havana by buying a full-fare airline ticket through Mexico to Havana and having a staff person hand-carry an ice chest with the medicines.
OPINION
February 20, 2000
Recently, I attended a seminar on Cuba today. Reading Shireen Hunter's analysis of contemporary Iran ("Don't Expect Things to Change Overnight," Commentary, Feb. 14) gave me a shock of recognition. Both Cuba and Iran have population majorities born since their respective revolutions. Those young people are largely uninterested in the ideals that drove the revolutions; they have been attracted to a transnational material culture inescapable in a media-saturated world. Old revolutionaries, of all people, should know that you can't freeze time or stop history by fiat--but somehow, they never seem to learn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1994
In response to Alexander Cockburn's Column Left of Oct. 6, regarding our embargo against Cuba: I wonder if Cockburn was as consistent in denouncing our boycott against South Africa in the '80s. And as for his gushing praise of the Cuban health care system, all I can say is "so what?" Since when does that excuse totalitarian and oppressive government? Rather than rail against the U.S. embargo and cry crocodile tears for the poor, deprived citizens (maybe that should be "subjects"?
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