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January 26, 1998 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the same plaza where Fidel Castro proclaimed Cuba's Communist revolution nearly four decades ago, at least 500,000 Cubans cheered, wept or simply listened in awe Sunday as Pope John Paul II called for freedom in the name of Jesus Christ.
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January 26, 1998 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the same plaza where Fidel Castro proclaimed Cuba's Communist revolution nearly four decades ago, at least 500,000 Cubans cheered, wept or simply listened in awe Sunday as Pope John Paul II called for freedom in the name of Jesus Christ.
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January 17, 1998 | LEE HARRIS
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Today": Ski wear; adolescent girls and self-esteem; gardens in the bedroom; spinning for exercise, 5 a.m. (4)(39). "John McLaughlin's One on One": Iraqi sanctions, 1:30 p.m. (28). "Evans & Novak": Jim Nicholson, Republican National Committee chairman, 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN.
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January 16, 1998 | RICHARD A. NUCCIO, Richard A. Nuccio was President Clinton's special advisor for Cuba from May 1995 until April 1996. He currently is a visiting scholar at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
When Pope John Paul II visits Cuba next week, many Americans will wonder why U.S. policy cannot overcome its Cold War preoccupation with Cuba and normalize relations with the last dictatorship in the hemisphere. Few Americans know, however, how recalcitrant Cuba can be to the overtures of friends.
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July 20, 2003 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
Almost any way you look at it -- in terms of trade, academic exchanges or international standing -- Cuba's spring offensive against domestic political opponents has cost the nation dearly. Any way you look at it, that is, if you're not Fidel Castro. The crackdown that sent 75 pro-democracy activists to prison and led to the execution of three young hijackers has brought to a screeching halt efforts in the U.S.
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