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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1989
Many Latin American nations have, as a matter of principle, objected to the United States' invasion of Panama. I await their refusal, as a matter of principle, to accept American economic aid. GARY A. ROBB Los Angeles
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OPINION
August 21, 2013 | By Peter Hakim and Cameron Combs
The United States' take-no-prisoners (or, perhaps more aptly, take-too-many-prisoners) approach to drug control has few fans in Latin America, long the most violent battleground in the U.S. war on drugs. Uruguay, the smallest country in the region, has been the first, however, to openly rebel. It is expected soon to be the only nation to legalize the cultivation, sale and use of marijuana on a national scale. President Obama has said on several occasions that "legalization is not the answer.
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NEWS
March 23, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Eight Latin American nations Tuesday called on the United States to immediately withdraw about 3,150 troops that it deployed to Honduras last week after Nicaraguan soldiers conducted a major offensive against a Contra base there. At a U.N. Security Council session, Mexico, Colombia, Panama and Venezuela--the four so-called Contadora nations--demanded "an immediate reversal of the escalation of foreign military presence in the territory of Honduras."
WORLD
December 20, 2012 | By Emily Alpert
Latin American countries are among the most upbeat in the world, while Singapore, Armenia and Iraq fall at the bottom in “positive emotions,” according to a Gallup poll released this week. Researchers who surveyed people in 148 countries found that Panama, Paraguay, El Salvador and Venezuela landed at the top when people were asked whether they had smiled, laughed and felt respected, rested and other positive emotions the previous day. In Panama and Paraguay, 85% of those surveyed said they felt such emotions the day before; only 46% said the same in Singapore.
NEWS
December 17, 1985
Latin American nations will have to take bolder action to confront the global debt crisis, President Julio Sanguinetti of Uruguay told the foreign and economic ministers of the region's 11 most indebted nations. Opening a three-day conference of the debtor nations in the Uruguayan capital, Sanguinetti said that poor terms of trade and high interest rates have led to an enormous transfer of resources out of Latin America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1991
Thank you, President Bush, from Poland for canceling $2.7 billion of debt and promising an additional $470 million for next year's loan. Thank you, President Bush, from Saudi Arabia for canceling over $7 billion in debt last year. Thank you, President Bush, from the remaining Middle East nations, from the Latin American nations and all the other nations to whom you have loaned hundreds of billions of dollars, knowing full well they will never be repaid. But no thanks, President Bush, from the millions of Americans across this nation who are homeless, hungry and in need of medical care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1988
The events are continuing that may in the end push Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega from power in Panama. But it looks as if his departure will be neither swift nor easy, especially if he has anything to say about it. That President Eric Arturo Delvalle's courageous attempt to fire Noriega as head of the armed forces, and actual ruler of the country, ended in failure may be due to miscalculation, ineptitude or plain bad luck, in proportions yet unknown.
NEWS
October 18, 1988 | Associated Press
The head of a leading Japanese opposition party apologized Monday for calling Latin American workers "dregs." Saburo Tsukamoto, secretary general of the Democratic Socialist Party, visited the Nicaraguan Embassy in Tokyo to apologize, a spokesman said. At a political seminar last Wednesday, Tsukamoto said that "only the dregs remain" in Latin America because "the good workers are enticed to the United States." He said this was a cause of social unrest in the region.
NEWS
September 9, 1994 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attempting to increase pressure on Haiti's military dictatorship, U.S. State Department officials Thursday asked a coalition of major Latin American nations meeting here to call jointly for the Haitian regime to leave power, and to support military intervention if it does not. They will get the statement, but not much else.
NEWS
January 18, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a direct slap at President Bush, Mexico and several other Latin American nations are balking at receiving Vice President Dan Quayle for the Administration's much-promoted diplomatic mission to smooth resentment of the Panama invasion. Bush announced Quayle's mission Jan. 5, presenting it as a major American effort to persuade Central and South America that the military operation in Panama was a unique situation and that the Administration has no aggressive intentions in the region.
WORLD
February 23, 2010 | By Chris Kraul
Unsleek and unsupersonic, the Super Tucano hardly fits most people's concept of a modern warplane. But Brazilian manufacturer Embraer is finding a growing market for the retro "light attack" propeller-driven aircraft among nations looking to secure their borders, fight drugs and support counterinsurgency operations. Ecuador is one such customer. The two Super Tucanos that flew into Manta air base late last month were the first delivered on a 24-plane order that President Rafael Correa placed shortly after Colombian armed forces entered Ecuador's airspace in March 2008 to kill a high-ranking FARC rebel leader, Raul Reyes.
WORLD
December 12, 2009 | By Paul Richter
The Obama administration signaled its intention Friday to push for new sanctions against Iran, warning that tough new measures are likely now and urging reluctant nations not to circumvent them. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who is visiting Iraq, said world powers soon would agree on "significant additional sanctions." Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile, warned in Washington that Latin American countries, in particular, will face "consequences" if they "flirt" with the Islamic Republic.
OPINION
September 2, 2009
Apanel led by former presidents of Brazil, Colombia and Mexico recommended a new paradigm for the war on drugs earlier this year, and now Latin America is heeding their advice. Mexico and Argentina have begun to relax penalties for possession of small quantities of illegal drugs, treating personal use as a victimless crime and husbanding resources for the fight against big-time narcotics traffickers in a global business that the United Nations values at more than $300 billion annually.
NATIONAL
October 25, 2007 | Scott Martelle and Times Staff Writer
Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson on Wednesday called for a mix of diplomacy and economic intervention to try to improve relations with Latin American nations "alienated" by current Bush administration policies. Speaking before about 200 students and supporters of the progressive political advocacy group NDN on the UCLA campus, the New Mexico governor said the U.S.
OPINION
September 29, 2005 | Jose Enrique Idler, JOSe ENRIQUE IDLER, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, is writing a book on federal ethno-racial classification and Latino identity.
WE'RE IN THE middle of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 each year. Since the celebration's inception during the Lyndon Johnson administration, it has been, along with other ethnic celebrations, a staple of the cultural diversity movement. As the appreciation for diversity has become stronger, so has the length of the celebration -- from a week in 1968, it was extended to a month in 1988. But do we need it at all? What exactly does Hispanic Heritage Month celebrate?
WORLD
June 7, 2004 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
Most of the books on Adelor Vieira's desk are what you'd expect for a congressman busy with the machinery of state: a copy of the civil code, a handy reference guide to laws on local governance. But tucked to one side, within easy reach, lies the book that, for Vieira, trumps all the others: the Bible. Everything necessary for moral conduct is contained in the pages between Genesis and Revelation, Vieira believes.
OPINION
April 13, 1986
The Fuentes article accurately points out that the political choice for the United States should be between the contras and the governments of Latin America. He also wondered how Roosevelt or Kennedy would have handled the problem. An answer is to look at what Roosevelt did when the world was faced with the menace of Hitler's Germany. When Roosevelt was inaugurated in 1933 he was faced with a hostile group of nations that stretched from the Rio Grande to Cape Horn, a result of our repeated interventions in their affairs.
BUSINESS
January 31, 2004 | Marla Dickerson, Times Staff Writer
Mexican workers living in the United States sent a record $13.3 billion home last year, the first time that remittances from individuals outstripped direct foreign business investment in Latin America's second-largest economy. Statistics from the Bank of Mexico issued this week show that 2003 remittances surged 35% from 2002 levels, underscoring the increasing numbers of Mexican workers toiling in the United States as well as persistent weakness in the Mexican economy.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1999 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Warning that Latin American currencies are ill-equipped to withstand the pressures of the high-speed global economy, the Inter-American Development Bank on Sunday issued a report urging the region to consider linking its currencies to the dollar or replacing them with greenbacks altogether.
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