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December 2, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As aides warned that it would be at least a week before the new Administration begins to take shape, President-elect Bill Clinton spoke Tuesday to Latin American leaders and reassured them of his desire to strengthen economic ties with the region. The telephone conversation between Clinton and members of the Rio Group of Latin American leaders meeting in Buenos Aires symbolized the degree to which the demands of foreign affairs have added to the burdens of forging a new government.
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December 2, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As aides warned that it would be at least a week before the new Administration begins to take shape, President-elect Bill Clinton spoke Tuesday to Latin American leaders and reassured them of his desire to strengthen economic ties with the region. The telephone conversation between Clinton and members of the Rio Group of Latin American leaders meeting in Buenos Aires symbolized the degree to which the demands of foreign affairs have added to the burdens of forging a new government.
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NEWS
December 1, 1992
The ups and downs of democracy in Latin America, including last week's bloody coup attempt in Venezuela, will be the hot topic at a regional summit meeting today and Wednesday in the Argentine capital.
NEWS
December 1, 1992
The ups and downs of democracy in Latin America, including last week's bloody coup attempt in Venezuela, will be the hot topic at a regional summit meeting today and Wednesday in the Argentine capital.
NEWS
February 25, 1988 | STEVE HENSON, Times Staff Writer
It is not that Jerry White needed a pre-packaged, add-to-boiling-water bag of baseball talent last year. White, whose teams have won four Western State Conference championships in 10 years, can cook up a quality junior college baseball team as expertly as any coach. Usually he takes a little of this from the Ventura area, a little of that from the Oxnard area and a pinch each from the Conejo and Simi valleys to whip up something wonderful on the diamond.
NEWS
October 9, 1990
Presidents of the "Rio Group," seven Latin American countries including the biggest ones in the region, hold their annual summit meeting in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, on Thursday. The "Initiative for the Americas," President Bush's proposal for increased inter-American economic cooperation, is expected to be high on the agenda. Bush's plan calls for greater U.S. aid, trade and investment in Latin America.
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
August 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Nineteen Latin American leaders rallied behind cash-strapped Argentina at a summit in Santiago, urging international lenders to come up with more emergency aid to ease the nation's debt crisis. Separately, Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, host of the two-day Rio Group gathering in the capital, also asked his partners to find a common front on hemispheric free trade and World Trade Organization talks.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Rio Tinto Group rejected a sweetened $147-billion offer from BHP Billiton Ltd. because the company said it "significantly" undervalues the copper and iron-ore producer. BHP raised the bid by 13% after Aluminum Corp. of China bought a stake in Rio to block the takeover. The combination of BHP and Rio would create the world's biggest producer of copper and vie with Brazil's Cia Vale do Rio Doce as the largest supplier of iron ore.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
BHP Ltd. of Australia agreed today to acquire London-based mining group Billiton in a transaction that would create the world's biggest mining company with a market capitalization of about $28 billion. Shares in the new company, called BHP Billiton, will trade in London and Sydney, Australia, and be split 58% to 42% in BHP's favor, BHP said in a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange. BHP Chief Executive Paul Anderson will become chief executive of the new company.
NEWS
February 25, 1988 | STEVE HENSON, Times Staff Writer
It is not that Jerry White needed a pre-packaged, add-to-boiling-water bag of baseball talent last year. White, whose teams have won four Western State Conference championships in 10 years, can cook up a quality junior college baseball team as expertly as any coach. Usually he takes a little of this from the Ventura area, a little of that from the Oxnard area and a pinch each from the Conejo and Simi valleys to whip up something wonderful on the diamond.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 1994 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There are roots and then there are roots . On a night when a collection of songs by a '70s Los Angeles rock band won the Country Music Assn.'s album of the year award, the real deal at Wednesday's ceremonies in Nashville came with naming Merle Haggard to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Country's popularity boom of the past few years has been attributed in part to the arrival of a generation of artists who grew up with pop and rock as well as country influences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1986
The foreign ministers of the eight biggest democracies in Latin America gathered last week in Brazil for a meeting that has important implications for the crisis in Central America and that could also have a profound effect on future U.S.-Latin American relations.
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