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February 11, 1991 | Anne Michaud, Free-lance writer
The grandparents of the people who now govern Mexico fought a revolution, in part, to free their country from the colonialism imposed by foreign investors. In October, in a dramatic move that could reverse the protectionism that has been the fashion in Mexico for 80 years, President Bush and Mexico's President Carlos Salinas de Gortari agreed to negotiate a free-trade pact between their countries. Canada said last week that it would join the discussions.
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February 9, 2013
Re "Breaking the family embargo," Opinion, Feb. 3 Parents should not load on their children the baggage of their past suffering when it comes to something as important as their cultural identity and heritage. The "family embargo" that Vanessa Garcia describes only adds more grief to the U.S.-born offspring of Cuban parents, beyond the suffering that America's unjust embargo on Cuba has already caused. After Garcia visits Cuba, she might agree with her parents' vehemently anti-Castro views - or maybe not - but the choice to visit should be hers alone to make.
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OPINION
February 9, 2013
Re "Breaking the family embargo," Opinion, Feb. 3 Parents should not load on their children the baggage of their past suffering when it comes to something as important as their cultural identity and heritage. The "family embargo" that Vanessa Garcia describes only adds more grief to the U.S.-born offspring of Cuban parents, beyond the suffering that America's unjust embargo on Cuba has already caused. After Garcia visits Cuba, she might agree with her parents' vehemently anti-Castro views - or maybe not - but the choice to visit should be hers alone to make.
BUSINESS
February 11, 1991 | Anne Michaud, Free-lance writer
The grandparents of the people who now govern Mexico fought a revolution, in part, to free their country from the colonialism imposed by foreign investors. In October, in a dramatic move that could reverse the protectionism that has been the fashion in Mexico for 80 years, President Bush and Mexico's President Carlos Salinas de Gortari agreed to negotiate a free-trade pact between their countries. Canada said last week that it would join the discussions.
OPINION
August 19, 2012
Re "Assange gets political asylum from Ecuador," Aug. 17 In 1998, the British government faced a Spanish court's request to extradite former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet for the assassination, torture and exile of thousands of people. Pinochet was not extradited. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's treatment byBritain's current conservative government offers a sharp contrast with Pinochet's case. Assange never assassinated or tortured anyone, yet he is facing potentially harsher punishment than Pinochet ever would have.
OPINION
July 3, 2013
Re "Snowden lashes out from limbo," July 2 It seems that the U.S. government has already convicted Edward Snowden by denying him the use of his passport and by obstructing the fundamental human right to seek asylum from prosecution. The absence of any legal due process speaks volumes about how the government views itself - judge, jury and prosecutor - on any and all actions that may reveal the truth about its covert activities and schemes of privacy destruction, especially when they involve billions of dollars for its corporate subcontractors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996
Re Wayne S. Smith's "Isn't It About Time for Washington to Accept That Castro Is in Power?" Opinion, Jan. 14: There will be no solution to the Cuban problem unless all Cubans, in or outside Cuba, can participate in deciding the course of their nation. It may well be that, when Cubans someday get to choose freely at the ballot box the kind of politics that they want for their nation, they may not favor the sort of government Smith believes they should have. Excluding Cuban exiles from this process, whether of the right, left or center of the political spectrum, may not only not solve the Cuban problem, but may prolong it unnecessarily at the cost of many lives.
OPINION
September 28, 2012
Re "Defusing a 'detonator' state," Opinion, Sept. 25 Yes, Israel has a military establishment, but it's not, as Patrick Tyler writes, "prone to propagate a vision of constant threat and peril. " The threat is real. Israel has been invaded; it has faced constant suicide attacks; Hamas fires rockets into civilian areas in the south; and the Jewish state has been hit by thousands of missiles from Lebanon - missiles that were replenished by Iran and Syria. Iran's nuclear threats are but the latest peril.
NEWS
August 13, 1992 | Here's what executives and trade experts in Orange County are saying about the free-trade agreement:
Barbara Ledesma Brown, president, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Orange County: "There will be a demand for Spanish-speaking professionals, such as engineers, accountants, attorneys, administrators for manufacturing ventures, bankers and those in the building trade." Lucia de Garcia, president, Elan International Inc.
TRAVEL
May 5, 2013
Mahalo nui loa ("thank you very much") for the Special Hawaii Issue [April 21]. Fabulous memories of several visits to the islands in paradise were made vivid by the stories, pictures and maps of Oahu, Molokai and the cruise with stops at the Big Island, Kauai and Maui. One bit of cautionary advice: Limit each visit to Hawaii to no longer than five days. By Day 7, island fever sets in and your vacation turns into "Paradise Lost. " Aloha. Dan Anzel Los Angeles Fast passport renewal Regarding "Fast … and Safe" [On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, April 21]
OPINION
June 16, 2012
Jonathan E. Hillman's Op-Ed article Tuesday about the United States' unproductive diplomatic overtures to India prompted Luis Suarez-Villa, a professor at UC Irvine's School of Social Ecology, to write: "Hillman's foreign policy advice on India ignores some fundamental facts. The U.S. government is practically bankrupt and is largely dependent on China to finance its huge debt and deficits. The 'sticks' that Hillman believes should be used on India are not financially sustainable, nor are they in Americans' best interests.
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