March 21, 1988
The Central American Refugee Center (CARCEN) will hold its fourth annual dinner to honor actor David Clennon, Rabbi Sheldon Marder and Temple Israel and Antonia Hernandez of the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund at its fourth annual dinner and fund-raiser. The dinner will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Embassy Room of the Ambassador Hotel, 3400 Wilshire Blvd. The recipients will be honored for their contributions to safeguarding the rights of Central American refugees.
February 8, 1989
Nicaragua, mounting a public relations offensive that could prove awkward to the Bush Administration, will propose today that officials from the United States and the five Central American nations meet in Managua in April to devise a strategy to combat illicit drug traffic. Although President Bush has emphasized his concern about drugs, the U.S. government has been reluctant to afford Nicaragua the recognition that goes with such international meetings.
February 10, 1989 |
Central American foreign ministers, establishing an upbeat tone for next week's regional summit meeting, vowed Thursday to revive the dormant peace process but failed to agree on a mechanism for verifying the human rights and democratization provisions of the 1987 Arias plan. Concluding a two-day meeting in New York, representatives of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua fixed the agenda for the meeting of presidents scheduled to begin Monday in San Salvador.
January 17, 1989 |
U.S. congressional monitors Monday praised the just-concluded European security and human rights conference for strengthening moral standards against political and religious repression. "The most optimistic of us in November, 1986 (when the conference began), would not have anticipated the progress that has been made," Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) told a press conference.
September 30, 1987 |
The governments of North America and Western Europe, including the United States, "have become increasingly restrictive in granting asylum" to political refugees, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Where the problem is "most critical," the London-based human rights organization's refugee coordinator, Nicholas J. Rizza, said in a news conference in Los Angeles, is in the efforts of political refugees from El Salvador and Guatemala to seek asylum in the United States.
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July 2, 2008 |
Donald White, a former schoolteacher and social activist who helped organize and coordinate dozens of initiatives involving human rights in Central America and antiwar efforts around the world, has died. He was 71. He died of an apparent heart attack June 19 at his home in Los Angeles, said Blase Bonpane, a longtime friend. White, who was born in 1937 in Mount Vernon, Wash., studied political science at the University of the Pacific in Tacoma, Wash.