May 5, 1989 |
Plans to create a state-subsidized Cuban exile "think tank" have run into strong opposition from Florida officials who fear that it would use taxpayer dollars to push its right-wing political agenda. Charles Reed, chancellor of the state university system, has called the center, to be controlled by a powerful anti-communist lobbying group, "an assault on academic freedom." He has vowed to fight establishment of the proposed Cuban studies institute at Florida International University in Miami.
June 16, 1989 |
Republicans today commended GOP National Chairman Lee Atwater for his aggressive leadership and said he had been subjected to "unremitting attacks" from Democrats. Members of the Republican National Committee adopted a resolution commending Atwater's leadership. In debate on the resolution, Jack London, the GOP national committeeman from Arizona, praised what he called Atwater's courage and asked, "Why do you think the Democrats want to get rid of him?" 'Promote This Party' Atwater pledged that "every ounce of energy I have is going to be dedicated to doing the best job I can to promote this party."
May 12, 2002
The moment former President Jimmy Carter sets foot in Havana today, the eyes and ears of Cubans will be on him. Fidel Castro, the nation's dictator for four decades, will be poised to applaud if, as expected, Carter condemns the U.S. trade embargo, a cruel and useless sanction endorsed by 10 consecutive U.S. administrations.
November 2, 2000 |
Joseph I. Lieberman, the Yiddish-speaking vice presidential candidate, is a major hit in this swampy state's large Jewish community--an unsurprising fact campaign officials have been milking ever since Al Gore tapped him as his running mate. But Democrat Lieberman also has been warmly received by an unexpected constituency--the traditionally Republican Cuban American exile community. Whether Lieberman can actually deliver many Cuban American votes remains to be seen.
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July 14, 1998 |
When is it all right to blow up restaurants and kill tourists? Anytime, according to Luis Posada Carriles, who masterminded last year's attacks on Cuba's booming tourist industry, terrorizing disco dancers and diners alike. In a startling revelation this week, the 70-year-old Posada revealed that key Cuban American lobbyists in this country financed his activities, in apparent violation of U.S. law, while the FBI and CIA looked the other way. Once again, history won't keep its mouth shut.
May 24, 2001 |
THE ARTS Less-Seen Barnes Works Will Tour The Barnes Foundation has won a court order allowing it to have seldom-seen paintings, many in storage for up to 50 years, displayed at other museums. The tour, the first since a mid-1990s traveling show of better-known Barnes paintings that drew record crowds worldwide, will be limited to works kept in storage and hung in the cash-strapped educational foundation's administrative offices.
August 12, 2001 |
When the 8-year-old son of Jorge Mas Santos heard his father described in a recent radio broadcast, there was one term he didn't understand. So he asked his father. "The word," recalls Mas Santos with a thin smile, "was 'dictator.' " With Mas Santos at its eye, a hurricane is raging in Miami's Cuban American community over the correct strategy and tactics for opposing Cuban strongman Fidel Castro and returning democracy to the island.
May 21, 2002 |
It was Cuban Independence Day in Little Havana on Monday, and rum-laced Cuba libres were on the house at the Versailles restaurant. Jose Lago, who fled the island in the 1960s, had just listened to President Bush on the radio. And he had tears in his eyes. "He is the only president who will liberate Cuba," the 61-year-old businessman said. "He is my president."
May 3, 1992 |
JORGE MAS CANOSA, 52, IS A MIAMI BEEKEEPER AND former milkman who made his fortune planting telephone cable and has a very busy-looking passport. It is stamped with the names of far-flung ports-of-call: Brazil. Nicaragua. Czechoslovakia. Argentina. El Salvador. Panama. Hungary. Honduras. Chile. Costa Rica. Guatemala. Portugal. Angola. The Soviet Union.
September 11, 1997 |
The government announced the arrest of a Salvadoran man in connection with recent explosions in Havana that killed an Italian businessman. The Interior Ministry also accused the Cuban American National Foundation, a Miami-based exile group, of organizing the blasts and paying Salvadoran Raul Ernesto Cruz Leon to carry them out.