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August 21, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pope John Paul II, who embarked in high spirits on a swing through Eastern Europe a week ago, grimly returned home Tuesday, praising former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and praying that liberalizing reforms in the Soviet Union survive his fall. "Faced with the news that comes from the Soviet Union, our prayers become even more intense to ask God that that great country may be spared further tragedy.
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August 21, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pope John Paul II, who embarked in high spirits on a swing through Eastern Europe a week ago, grimly returned home Tuesday, praising former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and praying that liberalizing reforms in the Soviet Union survive his fall. "Faced with the news that comes from the Soviet Union, our prayers become even more intense to ask God that that great country may be spared further tragedy.
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August 20, 1991 | KENNETH FREED
Gorbachev's ouster, Salvadoran officials said, "obviously can affect our situation." After the new, hard-line leaders consolidate their positions, the Soviet leadership may decide to resume high levels of aid to Cuba, which then might pass on assistance to the guerrillas in this war-racked nation, speculated Ernest Altschul, chief adviser to President Alfredo Cristiani. He added, however, that "we hope the process of reform and democratization can still take hold, but it would be totally irresponsible for us to speculate on a fluid situation when it is still developing."
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August 20, 1991 | KENNETH FREED
Gorbachev's ouster, Salvadoran officials said, "obviously can affect our situation." After the new, hard-line leaders consolidate their positions, the Soviet leadership may decide to resume high levels of aid to Cuba, which then might pass on assistance to the guerrillas in this war-racked nation, speculated Ernest Altschul, chief adviser to President Alfredo Cristiani. He added, however, that "we hope the process of reform and democratization can still take hold, but it would be totally irresponsible for us to speculate on a fluid situation when it is still developing."
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