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June 29, 1990 | ELENA BRUNET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Jose and Nora Cueto unwittingly beat the exodus from Cuba by nearly a decade. Jose received a scholarship ("we were not a wealthy family, never owned our own home") from the University of Havana for a year's travel. He took advantage of it first by going to Niagara Falls on his honeymoon in 1952. The couple intended to return to Cuba, but Jose spent two years completing his surgery internship in Detroit, and Nora stayed with him.
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June 29, 1990 | ELENA BRUNET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Jose and Nora Cueto unwittingly beat the exodus from Cuba by nearly a decade. Jose received a scholarship ("we were not a wealthy family, never owned our own home") from the University of Havana for a year's travel. He took advantage of it first by going to Niagara Falls on his honeymoon in 1952. The couple intended to return to Cuba, but Jose spent two years completing his surgery internship in Detroit, and Nora stayed with him.
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TRAVEL
April 19, 1998
Regarding "Off the Walls," (March 8): The quotation missing from Sergio Ortiz's beautiful article about Granada and "The Moor's Sigh" were the terrible words of Boabdil's mother, Ayeshah: "Weep as a woman over what you could not defend as a man." JOSE M. CUETO Santa Ana
MAGAZINE
October 21, 1990
As a Latin American, I am proud that a Nobel prize was bestowed on Garcia Marquez. But, because of my ancestry, I find it justified that the honoree felt humbled on being cast in Cervantes' company. He has reasons to feel humble. As a contemporary of el Bogotazo , I remember it well: While Garcia Marquez was breaking windows, Castro (on a trip paid by Peron!) was blamed for 32 of the 3,000 deaths. JOSE M. CUETO Santa Ana
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 1990
Thank you to Quincy Jones for his Feb. 11 remembrance of Nat King Cole on the 25th anniversary of his untimely death. Perhaps because of lack of space, while mentioning Cole's successful tours he missed the ones to Mexico, South America and Cuba, where he was extremely popular. He recorded in Spanish and Portuguese many still-popular favorites. "A mis Amigos" (To My Friends), "Cole Espanol" and "More Cole Espanol" are still best sellers. He sang at the opening of Rio's opera house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1987
It is sad that Castaneda is quick to applaud the Latin nations rejection of a move to condemn Cuba for human rights violations. But after all, who is left in Cuba to protest?. There you either adapt or perish! There is no Cuban Civil Liberties Union. All the heroes are dead. The relatively few brave ones are either in jail or in exile. Paraphrasing Harvard historian Adam Ulam: "Those who care only about the suffering of people under rightists, do not care about the suffering of people in general"--and much to the applause of many intellectuals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1990
In response to "For Exiled Nuns, It's Too Late," Part A, Jan 20: Dan Fisher's report about the exiled nuns of Czechoslovakia reminded me of the even sadder fate of the Poor Clares of Cuba. Those cloistered souls, most of them elderly, were expelled and ended up in the outskirts of Corpus Christi, Tex. One of them was my aunt who died there few years after arriving. I visited the small chapel, in the middle of nowhere and seeing the Cuban flag in the altar, I tell you it was difficult not to swear against the diabolical tyrant who displaced the poor ones, many of them senile to a foreign land (the only one that accepted them)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1985
Congratulations to The Times for balancing the naivete of George McGovern with the common sense of Jeane Kirkpatrick. It is absolutely ridiculous for McGovern to give any significance to the mentioning of God by Gorbachev during his interview with Time magazine and more so since Tass changed such reference to the Almighty from "God on high" to "honestly . . . ." At any rate, since when should mentioning God by anyone from the left or the right or anywhere in between be taken at face value?
MAGAZINE
May 16, 1993
Time and again, criticism is leveled at the conservative Cuban-American community in Miami ("Cuban Riffs & Songs of Love," by Lydia Chavez, April 18). If I had gone through their experiences, I would probably share their views. I was in Miami during the showing of "Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," and the whole audience was dancing with the actors. No one knew or questioned Oscar Hijuelos' political views. There's no dishonor in changing political views. Staying a liberal or a conservative all life long could be indicative of stubbornness.
OPINION
March 28, 1999
Thank you for your March 19 editorial regarding Fidel Castro's abuses. Forty years of a cruel dictatorship is too long for any country! And it is sad to have so many people praise him yet, as Jose Saramago, recent Nobel Prize winner, did. Vladimiro Roca is in jail. His late father, Blas Roca Calderio, had been among the leaders of the Cuban Communist Party, along with Juan Marinello, Salvador Garcia Aguero, Lazaro Pena and many leaders of the Workers Party and members of the long-dissolved Cuban Congress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2000
The matter of Elian Gonzalez could have and should have been resolved in the first two weeks after his rescue from the sea. The father, who we are now told loves and wants his son to return to Cuba, should have promptly applied for a visa and Fidel Castro should have released the father for this trip so he could have claimed his child. This didn't happen and instead we saw orchestrated demonstrations in Cuba and the appointment of a guardian in Miami. The father still didn't come; instead we saw two grandmothers.
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