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December 27, 1988 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
The husky white diplomat sped into town from his South African jet, past the big road sign reading "Apartheid Is a Crime Against Humanity," and embraced a roomful of black dignitaries as "my African brothers." Afterward, at the presidential palace, he cracked open a case of South African wine and poured glassfuls of hints to his French-speaking hosts: How about putting this fine wine on the store shelves here? The polite, if chilled, response: The Congo has quite enough wine already, Mr.
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April 21, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Middle East Airways plane that leaves here every Wednesday for Beirut is generally fully booked as West Africa's Lebanese pile in for vacations and family visits in their troubled homeland. The cargo hold is also full, but amid the goods and supplies being flown to Lebanon, there is often a different kind of freight: coffins bearing the bodies of Lebanese whose families are sending them home for the last time--sometimes for the first time. "We don't bury them here," Msgr.
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April 21, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Middle East Airways plane that leaves here every Wednesday for Beirut is generally fully booked as West Africa's Lebanese pile in for vacations and family visits in their troubled homeland. The cargo hold is also full, but amid the goods and supplies being flown to Lebanon, there is often a different kind of freight: coffins bearing the bodies of Lebanese whose families are sending them home for the last time--sometimes for the first time. "We don't bury them here," Msgr.
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December 27, 1988 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
The husky white diplomat sped into town from his South African jet, past the big road sign reading "Apartheid Is a Crime Against Humanity," and embraced a roomful of black dignitaries as "my African brothers." Afterward, at the presidential palace, he cracked open a case of South African wine and poured glassfuls of hints to his French-speaking hosts: How about putting this fine wine on the store shelves here? The polite, if chilled, response: The Congo has quite enough wine already, Mr.
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