CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1985
This letter carries a message that I hope might stir a reaction. I see a greater challenge for the President of the United States and the many organizations trying at the moment to help the brave people who are fighting for democracy and freedom in Nicaragua. On June 20, a very interesting article appeared in The Times, "Colombia's M-19 Guerrillas Becoming a Major Force in Urban Slums," where correspondent Juan de Onis informed us about the organizing role that the M-19 movement is fulfilling.
August 20, 1989
This is in response to "A Continental Shift." In today's world, Christian faith is an option which evokes other options. Faith matures as this option is faced. Protestantism may have the attraction of being a new option for many Latin Americans. If, in exploring this option, a deepened Christian faith results, the Catholic Church is enriched. What benefits Christianity is good for both Protestants and Catholics. Conversion is the turning toward God and away from sin. Only in a superficial way does conversion have to do with changing one's denomination.
October 20, 2004
The often-overlooked Organization of American States has done much in recent years to rehabilitate itself and begin delivering on its promise to be a strong advocate for democracy and human rights in the Americas. That's why it is so important that the OAS get beyond its current leadership crisis, preferably by finding a new secretary-general who has the requisite stature and integrity to advance the organization's mission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1990
President Bush's highly touted effort to soothe Latin American resentment over the U.S. invasion of Panama is off to a bad start. This week both Mexico and Venezuela, two of the most important and friendly Latin American nations, politely declined to schedule official visits by Vice President Dan Quayle, who is to be Bush's point man in the campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1989
Within the framework of a sound policy recommendation, that the United States should pay more attention to nations other than Cuba, Nicaragua and El Salvador in formulating its hemispheric foreign policy, William Pfaff has perpetrated misconceptions about Latin American history that the last generation of scholarship on the region has struggled to overcome ("Confronting the Real Latin Crisis," Op-Ed Page, Jan. 30). Building on a correct characterization of Iberian imperial policy as one of extracting wealth from their colonies, a function primarily of the historical period during which these empires operated, Pfaff hypothesizes that this left an intractable legacy that precluded the modernization of the region.
May 5, 2004 |
Otto Reich, White House special envoy for Latin America, said he would leave to create his own consulting firm. Reich, who said he also planned to work on President Bush's reelection campaign, was appointed special envoy in 2003 after failing to receive Senate confirmation for his nomination as assistant secretary of State for Western Hemisphere affairs.
November 28, 1987 |
Latin American presidents Friday sharply criticized industrialized nations for ignoring their crushing economic problems and called for joint action to confront "the dragons of our decline" in the march for prosperity. "The era of waiting for saving help from the outside has ended," said Brazilian President Jose Sarney in the opening session of an eight-nation summit in this Pacific coastal resort.
April 7, 2003
Last spring, after discovering that Argentina's economic crisis had spurred the government to freeze all bank assets, Norma Albino doused her head in rubbing alcohol and set herself on fire. Albino, who survived, is just one dramatic example of the despair hammering Latin America. The U.S. government would be wise to consider her self-immolation a symbolic reminder: No matter how many global crises the U.S.
April 20, 1986 |
Fear of terrorism in Europe and the Mediterranean area is diverting U.S. and Canadian tour groups to safer playgrounds in Latin America, tourist agents and hotel managers here say. Dan Edson, marketing director of Rio's Intercontinental Hotel, said that in just two hours of a single day last week, "I was on the phone with tour directors in St. Louis, Dayton, Ohio, Toronto and Atlanta, all asking for space for groups that had been planning to go to Europe. They are asking for 20 to 200 rooms.