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December 3, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush embarked Sunday night on a weeklong visit to South America, seeking to promote the economic restructuring now under way throughout the continent by building support for his free-trade proposals.
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BUSINESS
January 12, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Brazilian markets reeled as the federal government cut off aid to a state that suspended debt payments, threatening the same retaliation against other regions seeking to renegotiate billions of dollars of obligations to Brasilia. The escalating conflict among Brazil's cash-strapped governments makes it tougher for the federal government to narrow its projected $64-billion deficit and reduce interest rates that topped 32%.
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January 31, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
South America's civilian leaders breathed a sigh of relief last week after the elected president of Ecuador survived an abduction by air force paratroopers and an impeachment attempt by congressmen. But many Ecuadoreans and foreigners say the crisis, rooted in intense personal rivalries as well as ideology, weakens the democratic institutions that re-emerged here in 1979 after seven years of military dictatorship.
NEWS
December 3, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush embarked Sunday night on a weeklong visit to South America, seeking to promote the economic restructuring now under way throughout the continent by building support for his free-trade proposals.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Brazilian markets reeled as the federal government cut off aid to a state that suspended debt payments, threatening the same retaliation against other regions seeking to renegotiate billions of dollars of obligations to Brasilia. The escalating conflict among Brazil's cash-strapped governments makes it tougher for the federal government to narrow its projected $64-billion deficit and reduce interest rates that topped 32%.
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January 6, 1995 | Associated Press
A leading environmental group wants an investigation into why thousands of migratory birds are dying at an artificial lake in central Mexico. More than 20,000 wild ducks, herons and a dozen other species of migratory birds have perished since Dec. 11 at the Silva Dam in Guanajuato state, said the Group of 100. The birds stop at the lake en route from Canada and the United States to Mexico and Central and South America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2000 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marine experts are requesting $100,000 in emergency state funds to fight the highly invasive seaweed known as "killer algae" found in a saltwater pond alongside Huntington Harbour. The discovery marks only the second time that the bright-green seaweed has been found on the west coasts of North and South America. Government officials in July announced the first occurrence of Caulerpa taxifolia in Carlsbad's Agua Hedionda Lagoon, 35 miles north of San Diego.
NATIONAL
January 5, 2004 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
Adapting a concept that supermarkets have perfected, U.S. immigration authorities today will begin using a digital inventory control system to keep tabs on millions of foreign visitors who enter the country with visas. Instead of bar codes and scanners that shopkeepers use to track cereal boxes, the government will take digital fingerprints and photos to register visitors as they arrive in the United States, and eventually to confirm their departure.
NEWS
January 31, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
South America's civilian leaders breathed a sigh of relief last week after the elected president of Ecuador survived an abduction by air force paratroopers and an impeachment attempt by congressmen. But many Ecuadoreans and foreigners say the crisis, rooted in intense personal rivalries as well as ideology, weakens the democratic institutions that re-emerged here in 1979 after seven years of military dictatorship.
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