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January 22, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An economist might diagnose the conditions in Cuba today as a depression. President Fidel Castro prefers to call it a "special period," urging his people to unite through hard times to preserve the Caribbean island as a "bulwark of socialism." Many of Cuba's problems result from oil shortages. People are restricted to 10 gallons of gasoline per car each month. Those who live within 12 miles of their jobs are required to travel by bicycle, 200,000 of which recently were imported from China.
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June 13, 1997 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With an agility surprising for his bulk, Alberto slipped into the shadows of an archway just as a patrol car cruised past a block of crowded apartments here. When the same car drove by again, 15 minutes later, he whispered, "I gotta go" and disappeared into a crumbling, two-story building. Alberto is an illegal immigrant in his own country. He is among the hundreds--maybe thousands--of Cubans who must leave this capital because of a migration law that took effect in May.
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June 13, 1997 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With an agility surprising for his bulk, Alberto slipped into the shadows of an archway just as a patrol car cruised past a block of crowded apartments here. When the same car drove by again, 15 minutes later, he whispered, "I gotta go" and disappeared into a crumbling, two-story building. Alberto is an illegal immigrant in his own country. He is among the hundreds--maybe thousands--of Cubans who must leave this capital because of a migration law that took effect in May.
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January 22, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An economist might diagnose the conditions in Cuba today as a depression. President Fidel Castro prefers to call it a "special period," urging his people to unite through hard times to preserve the Caribbean island as a "bulwark of socialism." Many of Cuba's problems result from oil shortages. People are restricted to 10 gallons of gasoline per car each month. Those who live within 12 miles of their jobs are required to travel by bicycle, 200,000 of which recently were imported from China.
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November 22, 1990 | MARY POWERS, REUTERS
Migdalia Echevarria and Michel Morales sat at a table surrounded by family and friends in the Rose Room of the elegant Palace of Weddings. "Michel, do you take this woman?" asked Estanislao Garbay, an auxiliary registrar who has performed thousands of marriages in his 23 years at the palace in central Havana. "Migdalia, do you take this man?"
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April 18, 1989 | From Times wire services
A MIG-21 fighter jet crashed into a house in the eastern Cuban city of Holguin today, killing its pilot, the official national Cuban news agency AIN said. At least four people were injured on the ground, one of them badly burned after the house was set on fire. No other details were given on the crash of the Soviet-made Cuban military plane, which occurred shortly after 9 a.m. Holguin, a city of about 500,000 people, is the capital of Holguin province, an agricultural and industrial center.
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August 26, 1985 | WILLIAM R. LONG, Times Staff Writer
After renting their apartment from the government for 19 years, Omar and Elia Marin have now put about $3,000 into some long-needed home improvements. The investment makes sense to them, for they will soon become owners of the apartment. Under a new housing law, Cubans who rent apartments and houses are to receive title to them. The law will take the government out of its role as landlord and make Cuba more of a nation of homeowners.
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November 22, 1990 | MARY POWERS, REUTERS
Migdalia Echevarria and Michel Morales sat at a table surrounded by family and friends in the Rose Room of the elegant Palace of Weddings. "Michel, do you take this woman?" asked Estanislao Garbay, an auxiliary registrar who has performed thousands of marriages in his 23 years at the palace in central Havana. "Migdalia, do you take this man?"
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April 18, 1989 | From Times wire services
A MIG-21 fighter jet crashed into a house in the eastern Cuban city of Holguin today, killing its pilot, the official national Cuban news agency AIN said. At least four people were injured on the ground, one of them badly burned after the house was set on fire. No other details were given on the crash of the Soviet-made Cuban military plane, which occurred shortly after 9 a.m. Holguin, a city of about 500,000 people, is the capital of Holguin province, an agricultural and industrial center.
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