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June 5, 1985 | JOANNE OMANG, The Washington Post
Cuba has been buying cheap sugar on the world market and reselling it to the Soviet Union, reaping a sevenfold profit on the deal, according to a report that an anti-Castro group said was written by the central bank of Cuba to its Western creditor nations. Cuba has also been reselling cheap oil that it gets from the Soviets at prices high enough to have provided $850 million over two years--40% of its export income, the report said.
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February 12, 2000 | Reuters
Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Mexico's reviled former president who fled into self-imposed exile in 1995, has moved to Cuba from Ireland, La Jornada newspaper said Friday. Salinas' sister, Adriana, confirmed the move after she returned to Mexico from a visit to Havana with Ana Paula Gerard de Salinas, the ex-president's second wife, the newspaper said. The Cuban government refused to discuss Salinas' whereabouts.
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February 12, 2000 | Reuters
Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Mexico's reviled former president who fled into self-imposed exile in 1995, has moved to Cuba from Ireland, La Jornada newspaper said Friday. Salinas' sister, Adriana, confirmed the move after she returned to Mexico from a visit to Havana with Ana Paula Gerard de Salinas, the ex-president's second wife, the newspaper said. The Cuban government refused to discuss Salinas' whereabouts.
NEWS
April 5, 1988 | Times Wire Services
The State Department said today that the dispatch of about 1,300 fresh U.S. troops to Panama is "absolutely not" the invasion strongman Manuel Noriega claims it is. Department spokeswoman Phyllis Oakley also said the agency is monitoring reports that 800 to 1,200 Cubans recently arrived in Panama and are under the control of the Noriega-run Panamanian Defense Force. Oakley could not confirm published reports that the Cubans arrived about two weeks ago. "We have seen these reports.
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April 5, 1988 | Times Wire Services
The State Department said today that the dispatch of about 1,300 fresh U.S. troops to Panama is "absolutely not" the invasion strongman Manuel Noriega claims it is. Department spokeswoman Phyllis Oakley also said the agency is monitoring reports that 800 to 1,200 Cubans recently arrived in Panama and are under the control of the Noriega-run Panamanian Defense Force. Oakley could not confirm published reports that the Cubans arrived about two weeks ago. "We have seen these reports.
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February 23, 1987 | United Press International
Cuba has more political prisoners per capita than any other country and has forced 15% of its people into exile, the United States told the U.N. Human Rights Commission today. A U.S. statement said an investigation by the 43-member U.N. human rights body is long overdue. "Per capita, Cuba has more political prisoners in its jails--estimated variously at between 10,000 and 15,000--than any other country in the world," the U.S. statement said. Political prisoners in Cuba, the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1989 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN are sending large contingents of anchors and reporters to Cuba to cover the visit of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Of the three major networks, NBC is dispatching the smallest on-air delegation, although Tom Brokaw will be there Sunday, when Gorbachev arrives, to file live reports for that day's "Today" and "NBC Nightly News," a spokeswoman said Thursday. He also will anchor "Nightly News" from Havana on Monday and Tuesday, shifting to Miami the next night.
NEWS
July 29, 1986 | WILLIAM R. LONG, Times Staff Writer
Cuba is increasing military aid to Nicaragua's Sandinista government after a U.S. congressional vote for $100 million in new American aid to anti-Sandinista rebels, a high Cuban official said Monday. The official, Deputy Foreign Minister Ricardo Alarcon, told foreign reporters that Cuba is "doing everything in every area" to help the Sandinistas face an "escalation of U.S. action."
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January 30, 1989 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
U.S. officials weighing a possible invasion of Cuba at the height of the 1962 missile crisis were off by a factor of four in their estimate of Soviet troop strength on the island and underestimated the number of Cubans under arms by about 60%, it was revealed here Sunday. "We estimated that (the Soviets) had around 10,000 men there and that the Cubans had around 100,000 men under arms," former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert S.
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July 29, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Western Hemisphere's patriarch of revolution spent seven minutes here Tuesday inside the one-room stone hut that his father fled for a better life in the New World. When he emerged, Fidel Castro headed for the back garden: "I want to see the earth," he said. Castro's return to his roots here in the hot green countryside of Galicia climaxed a remarkable journey through Spain--and time--that has been stalked more by pathos than passion.
BUSINESS
June 5, 1985 | JOANNE OMANG, The Washington Post
Cuba has been buying cheap sugar on the world market and reselling it to the Soviet Union, reaping a sevenfold profit on the deal, according to a report that an anti-Castro group said was written by the central bank of Cuba to its Western creditor nations. Cuba has also been reselling cheap oil that it gets from the Soviets at prices high enough to have provided $850 million over two years--40% of its export income, the report said.
WORLD
March 28, 2012 | By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
HAVANA — Pope Benedict XVI held private talks Tuesday with President Raul Castro and sought an expanded role for the church in Cuban life as part of a broader mission to preach hope and freedom to the communist nation. Senior Cuban officials, however, sounded a defiant note and made it clear that the nation's important and ongoing reforms were directed at its economy, not at its political system. "In Cuba, there's not going to be political reform," Marino Murillo, a senior economy official and rising star, told reporters.
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