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March 7, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Guatemalan President Vinicio Cerezo Arevalo, responding to the recall of U.S. Ambassador Thomas Stroock for consultations on a deteriorating human rights situation in Guatemala, charged that U.S. policy is unfair and inconsistent. "The attitude of the United States is unjust and unfairly critical," Cerezo said. "We didn't hear this kind of criticism with dictatorships in the past." Cerezo was elected in 1985, ending 17 years of military rule.
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March 11, 1999 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Reflecting on the break in Central America's cycle of repression and revolution, President Clinton apologized Wednesday for U.S. support of the rightist regimes that ruled Guatemala for three decades. He also promised "to do everything I possibly can" to eliminate discriminatory provisions in U.S. immigration laws that favor refugees from Cuba and Nicaragua over those who fled to the United States to escape right-wing governments in Guatemala and El Salvador that were supported by Washington.
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March 8, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
Joel Montes lay motionless Wednesday on a sidewalk at Cal State Fullerton, his head and torso covered by a white sheet splattered with red paint. On top of the sheet covering Montes, 19, and four other students were two homemade blue-and-white flags, symbolizing the flag of El Salvador. "We just want people to stop, see the bodies and read the signs," said Pauline Kamiyama, 23, who helped organize the protest. The students sponsored the event to protest U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
Joel Montes lay motionless Wednesday on a sidewalk at Cal State Fullerton, his head and torso covered by a white sheet splattered with red paint. On top of the sheet covering Montes, 19, and four other students were two homemade blue-and-white flags, symbolizing the flag of El Salvador. "We just want people to stop, see the bodies and read the signs," said Pauline Kamiyama, 23, who helped organize the protest. The students sponsored the event to protest U.S.
NEWS
March 11, 1999 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Reflecting on the break in Central America's cycle of repression and revolution, President Clinton apologized Wednesday for U.S. support of the rightist regimes that ruled Guatemala for three decades. He also promised "to do everything I possibly can" to eliminate discriminatory provisions in U.S. immigration laws that favor refugees from Cuba and Nicaragua over those who fled to the United States to escape right-wing governments in Guatemala and El Salvador that were supported by Washington.
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March 7, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Guatemalan President Vinicio Cerezo Arevalo, responding to the recall of U.S. Ambassador Thomas Stroock for consultations on a deteriorating human rights situation in Guatemala, charged that U.S. policy is unfair and inconsistent. "The attitude of the United States is unjust and unfairly critical," Cerezo said. "We didn't hear this kind of criticism with dictatorships in the past." Cerezo was elected in 1985, ending 17 years of military rule.
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