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July 26, 1998 | Reuters
United Nations officials said Saturday that a drought in eastern Cuba is the worst in at least 40 years and has caused an estimated $60 million in losses to food crops, directly affecting more than half a million people. The officials of the U.N. World Food Program, reporting on an assessment visit to the affected Cuban provinces, said they had drawn up a proposal for emergency food assistance for Cuba to be approved by WFP headquarters.
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July 26, 1998 | Reuters
United Nations officials said Saturday that a drought in eastern Cuba is the worst in at least 40 years and has caused an estimated $60 million in losses to food crops, directly affecting more than half a million people. The officials of the U.N. World Food Program, reporting on an assessment visit to the affected Cuban provinces, said they had drawn up a proposal for emergency food assistance for Cuba to be approved by WFP headquarters.
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March 11, 1988
The U.N. Human Rights Commission accepted an invitation from Cuban President Fidel Castro to send its first delegation to Cuba to investigate allegations of human rights abuses. The 43-member body approved without a vote the decision drafted by four Latin American countries to accept the Cuban invitation.
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April 22, 1998 | From Reuters
The U.N. Commission on Human Rights dealt the United States a major diplomatic blow Tuesday, defeating its resolution criticizing Cuba over human rights and political prisoners. The 53-member body also condemned "systematic, widespread and extremely grave violations" in Iraq and renewed the mandate of its investigator, former Dutch Foreign Minister Max van der Stoel.
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October 18, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cuba is expected to be elected to the U.N. Security Council for the first time since before Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. Cuba will join Romania, South Yemen, Ivory Coast and Zaire for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1. 1990. The five permanent members of the Security Council, each with the power of veto, are the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain, China and France. Cuba served two terms on the Security Council in the early days of the United Nations--in 1949-50 and in 1956-57.
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May 13, 1987
Vernon A. Walters, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, charged that several Latin American countries voted in support of Cuba on a U.N. human rights resolution in March after receiving threats from Cuban authorities. He said Cuba threatened to unleash "far-left elements" in these countries if they voted in support of U.S. efforts to bring Cuba's rights record before the United Nations. The U.N.
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July 27, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.N. Security Council adopted a cautiously worded resolution stating that Cuba's downing of two unarmed U.S. civilian planes Feb. 24 was unlawful and violated the principle that weapons should not be used against civil aircraft in flight. The resolution, sponsored by the United States, stopped short of condemning Cuban President Fidel Castro's government. Four people aboard the two Cessnas, operated by a Miami-based Cuban exile group, were killed when the Cuban air force fired on them.
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November 3, 1995 | Associated Press
By the largest margin ever, members of the United Nations called on the United States on Thursday to end its three-decade-old trade embargo against Cuba. It was the fourth consecutive year that the General Assembly has adopted the non-binding resolution. The vote was 117 to 3, with 38 abstentions. Only Israel and Uzbekistan voted with the United States to oppose the resolution. U.S. allies, including Canada and France, voted for the measure, while Britain, Japan and Germany abstained.
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April 22, 1998 | From Reuters
The U.N. Commission on Human Rights dealt the United States a major diplomatic blow Tuesday, defeating its resolution criticizing Cuba over human rights and political prisoners. The 53-member body also condemned "systematic, widespread and extremely grave violations" in Iraq and renewed the mandate of its investigator, former Dutch Foreign Minister Max van der Stoel.
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November 11, 1992 | Times Staff Writer
The U.S. government has expelled the third secretary of Cuba's mission to the United Nations on charges of spying, the State Department announced Tuesday. Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the diplomat, Carlos Manuel Collazo Usullan, must leave the country within 48 hours. He declined to reveal any details of Collazo's activities. According to a statement, the Administration ordered Collazo's expulsion Monday.
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July 27, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.N. Security Council adopted a cautiously worded resolution stating that Cuba's downing of two unarmed U.S. civilian planes Feb. 24 was unlawful and violated the principle that weapons should not be used against civil aircraft in flight. The resolution, sponsored by the United States, stopped short of condemning Cuban President Fidel Castro's government. Four people aboard the two Cessnas, operated by a Miami-based Cuban exile group, were killed when the Cuban air force fired on them.
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November 3, 1995 | Associated Press
By the largest margin ever, members of the United Nations called on the United States on Thursday to end its three-decade-old trade embargo against Cuba. It was the fourth consecutive year that the General Assembly has adopted the non-binding resolution. The vote was 117 to 3, with 38 abstentions. Only Israel and Uzbekistan voted with the United States to oppose the resolution. U.S. allies, including Canada and France, voted for the measure, while Britain, Japan and Germany abstained.
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October 27, 1994 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abandoned by close allies such as Canada and Denmark, the United States found itself more isolated than ever Wednesday as the U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn the continuing American trade embargo against Cuba. The vote was 101 to 2 with 48 abstentions, the most lopsided vote against the United States since the General Assembly began voting on the issue two years ago. Only Israel voted with the United States this time.
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November 25, 1992 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States found itself embarrassed and deserted by its allies Tuesday as the General Assembly voted by a wide margin to demand the lifting of the latest American economic embargo against Fidel Castro's Cuba. The vote in favor of the Cuban resolution was 59 to 3, with 71 abstentions. Only Israel and Romania supported the United States. America's NATO allies such as Canada, France and Spain voted with Cuba. Such staunch friends as Britain, Germany and Belgium would do no more than abstain.
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November 11, 1992 | Times Staff Writer
The U.S. government has expelled the third secretary of Cuba's mission to the United Nations on charges of spying, the State Department announced Tuesday. Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the diplomat, Carlos Manuel Collazo Usullan, must leave the country within 48 hours. He declined to reveal any details of Collazo's activities. According to a statement, the Administration ordered Collazo's expulsion Monday.
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July 3, 1991 | Reuters
Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar appointed a Colombian diplomat and law professor Tuesday to investigate alleged human rights abuses in Cuba, a move immediately rejected by Havana. Cuba's U.N. ambassador told reporters that Havana will not cooperate.
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July 3, 1991 | Reuters
Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar appointed a Colombian diplomat and law professor Tuesday to investigate alleged human rights abuses in Cuba, a move immediately rejected by Havana. Cuba's U.N. ambassador told reporters that Havana will not cooperate.
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October 18, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cuba is expected to be elected to the U.N. Security Council for the first time since before Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. Cuba will join Romania, South Yemen, Ivory Coast and Zaire for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1. 1990. The five permanent members of the Security Council, each with the power of veto, are the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain, China and France. Cuba served two terms on the Security Council in the early days of the United Nations--in 1949-50 and in 1956-57.
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January 12, 1989 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
The Cuban government has launched a new crackdown against human rights activists and for the first time stands accused of using electric shock treatments and psychoactive drugs against forcibly hospitalized political prisoners, according to leaders of the country's two major human rights groups.
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