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August 9, 1995 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They describe themselves as poor teen-age girls from Central America who, as shirt factory laborers in their homelands, endured brutal working conditions while earning less than 60 cents an hour. But now, brought to this country to put a human face on offshore labor abuses, Claudia Leticia Molina and Judith Yanira Viera are challenging big U.S. retailers to stop stocking their shelves with clothing sewn in rogue overseas plants. At the same time, the two teen-agers--and the U.S.
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July 2, 2008 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
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.
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January 28, 1997 | Baltimore Sun
A newly declassified CIA training manual details torture methods used against suspected subversives in Central America during the 1980s, casting doubt on agency claims that no such methods were taught there. "Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual--1983" was released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The CIA also declassified a Vietnam-era training manual that also taught torture and is believed to have been a basis for the 1983 manual.
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January 28, 1997 | Baltimore Sun
A newly declassified CIA training manual details torture methods used against suspected subversives in Central America during the 1980s, casting doubt on agency claims that no such methods were taught there. "Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual--1983" was released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The CIA also declassified a Vietnam-era training manual that also taught torture and is believed to have been a basis for the 1983 manual.
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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.
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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.
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February 10, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
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.
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January 17, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
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.
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September 30, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
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 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1995 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They describe themselves as poor teen-age girls from Central America who, as shirt factory laborers in their homelands, endured brutal working conditions while earning less than 60 cents an hour. But now, brought to this country to put a human face on offshore labor abuses, Claudia Leticia Molina and Judith Yanira Viera are challenging big U.S. retailers to stop stocking their shelves with clothing sewn in rogue overseas plants. At the same time, the two teen-agers--and the U.S.
NEWS
February 10, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 17, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
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September 30, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
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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September 24, 1989 | DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writer
The United States and the Soviet Union, declaring that they have reached "a new stage" of cooperation, announced Saturday that President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev will hold their first summit meeting during the first half of next year. The announcement, setting the first U.S.
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December 13, 1993 | GEORGE RAMOS
Roberto Lovato is a new, unique leader emerging from Los Angeles' large Salvadoran community. He's the first Salvadoran to head up the L.A.-based Central American Resource Center, the largest advocacy and social services organization for Central Americans in the United States.
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