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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1986
When was South Africa's Foreign Minister Pik Botha elected to the U.S. Senate? I think it is unconscionable that he has interfered with our legislative process. The mere fact that he even attempted to influence votes on the issue of sanctions against South Africa is all the more reason to impose the sanctions. KELVIN D. FILER Compton
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December 6, 2013 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - His greatest impact was as a moral leader, but Nelson Mandela also left a legacy in diplomacy by helping popularize the use of international sanctions to pressure a government to change its policies. Since sanctions were imposed in an effort to end apartheid and bring down South Africa's white-minority government, they have been used hundreds of times, especially by Western countries. President Clinton, who ordered sanctions against Cuba, Libya, Iran and Pakistan, mused near the end of his second term that the United States had become "sanctions-happy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1993 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an acknowledgment of democratic reforms under way in South Africa, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to end its anti-apartheid policy, which directed tens of millions of dollars away from companies doing business in the country. The policy--which divested city pension funds from South Africa and disallowed contracting with companies doing business there--took effect in August, 1986. It made Los Angeles one of the first U.S.
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February 5, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
British Prime Minister John Major called today for the lifting of sports sanctions against South Africa in a further reward to President Frederik W. de Klerk for his program to abolish apartheid. Major, during question time in Parliament, said he had spoken with Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke earlier today and they agreed the Commonwealth must begin lifting sanctions imposed on South Africa's minority white government.
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