April 1, 1987 |
Selling government-operated enterprises to private investors may be a way of "getting the government off the backs of the taxpayers," as President Reagan and other conservatives claim so enthusiastically. But the privatization last week of the government-owned Conrail freight railroad sounds like a raw deal for taxpayers. And surely it isn't a good example of what the government's role should be in a relatively free-market economy. It was the largest sale of government property in U.S.
February 9, 1999 |
More than 1,000 ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc. workers walked off the job in Yugoslavia on Monday to support their boss, Milan Panic, in his fight to take back a factory seized by the Yugoslav government. But police here turned the screws still tighter on ICN's Yugoslav subsidiary by arresting six of his local vice presidents, Panic said. "I think this is not about business anymore," Panic, chairman and chief executive of the Costa Mesa-based company, said in a telephone interview Monday from Hungary.
September 13, 1991 |
Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin flexed his expanding political muscle on Thursday by taking over control of his vast republic's government and nationalizing all energy facilities on Russian territory. With his decree making the Russian Council of Ministers subordinate to the presidency, Yeltsin put into law the broad powers conferred on him by the crumbling Soviet leadership since he defied a Communist coup attempt and spared the country another era of hard-line rule.
February 15, 1990 |
Nelson R. Mandela, submitting to dozens of interviews with television journalists from around the world, said Wednesday the African National Congress is willing to compromise and consider constitutional guarantees for South Africa's white minority but will not budge on the issue of full black voting rights.
December 22, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's leftist politicians have watched hopelessly in recent days as a center-right coalition secured passage of a sweeping energy reform bill that will allow foreigners to drill for oil on Mexican territory for the first time in several decades. It was a move that once would have been unthinkable in a country that still celebrates the 1938 nationalization of the oil industry with a national holiday. And it remains a sore topic for many Mexicans: In a nationwide poll released in June, 65% said they opposed opening Pemex, the state-run oil company, to private investment.
July 4, 1990 |
Reluctantly drawn from his saunter along linen-draped banquet tables groaning with fruit and finger foods, Viktor Kolomiyets brushed pastry crumbs from his Western-made suit and frowned uncomfortably at a question about Communist Party privilege. "Almost nobody in the party believes that what belongs to the party should be taken away," said Kolomiyets, who runs a special military health spa in the Caucasus Mountain resort of Kislovodsk. "Our majority considers this just a lot of sloganeering."
June 23, 1990 |
In a historic day for South Africa's black liberation struggle, Nelson Mandela on Friday took his case to United Nations diplomats and to captains of American industry, drawing vigorous standing ovations as he pleaded for emotional and financial support. The political prisoner turned world statesman, addressing the most influential audiences since his arrival in the United States three days ago, urged the United Nations to resist any temptation to ease Pretoria's isolation.
February 13, 1999 |
Milan Panic, chairman of ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc., appealed to President Clinton on Friday to condemn the "wholly illegal" seizing of the company's Belgrade factory by the Yugoslavian government. In an open letter published in the New York Times, Panic claimed the government had no right to seize the plant, and he urged Clinton to demand that the factory be returned to the 11313775246, accusing ICN of not abiding by its 1991 purchase agreement.
February 2, 2007 |
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez set a May 1 deadline for the world's biggest oil companies to surrender control of multibillion-dollar crude oil projects, accelerating his raft of nationalizations. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said the state would seize the Orinico Belt fields if the deadline was missed, threatening U.S. companies such as Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips, British firm BP and Norway's Statoil. In Washington, the White House said it hoped that U.S.
September 28, 1992
As I read Rholan Wong's "Full-Time Fatherhood: Hardest Job of All" (Sept. 6), I was relieved to know that there are other fathers who love their children as much as I do. I could relate to Wong in many ways as I have been home taking care of my son (to be 4 in December) when my wife had to work. I have grown to love him like I never knew (love) before. I sometimes think about him when he is not with me and wonder what I would do if something bad happened to him.