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August 15, 1992 | JEFF LEEDS and JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada celebrated the completion of a draft North American Free Trade Agreement among themselves, officials of some of their neighbors in the southern half of the hemisphere Friday expressed apprehensions about the pact.
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March 30, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drug enforcement officials Wednesday unveiled the results of what they called the biggest international effort ever to stem the tidal wave of Colombian drugs flowing through the Caribbean to U.S. shores. Dubbed "Operation Conquistador," the 17-day crackdown that ended Sunday involved 26 Caribbean and Central and South American countries, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said.
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NEWS
June 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An advisory panel will recommend to Congress next month the use of foreign aid to curtail illegal immigration from parts of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, according to a New York Times report. The 12-member Commission for the Study of International Migration and Cooperative Economic Development, headed by Diego Asencio, a former ambassador to Brazil and Colombia, concluded that some U.S.
NEWS
October 15, 1999 | From Reuters
Anti-drug agents from more than a dozen nations and territories arrested 1,290 people, including suspected ringleaders, in a drive on the Caribbean region's growing drug trade, a U.S. official said Thursday. Hundreds of people were arrested in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, "hot spots" of the Caribbean traffic in illicit drugs, said Michael Vigil, special agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Caribbean field division.
NEWS
March 16, 1990 | Associated Press
President Bush has announced that he will nominate G. Philip Hughes as U.S. ambassador to Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1987 | United Press International
A group of congressmen will visit Haiti on Jan. 20 to assess the effectiveness of President Reagan's Caribbean Basin Initiative, U.S. Embassy officials said.
NEWS
March 22, 1998 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The unadorned office in the heart of this sleepy West Indies capital appears an unlikely beachhead in a budding "cyber war" between the U.S. government and tiny Caribbean states struggling to defend their sovereignty and economies. When Jay Cohen opened his World Sports Exchange 18 months ago, the 29-year-old Long Island-born stockbroker didn't even put up a sign.
NEWS
October 15, 1999 | From Reuters
Anti-drug agents from more than a dozen nations and territories arrested 1,290 people, including suspected ringleaders, in a drive on the Caribbean region's growing drug trade, a U.S. official said Thursday. Hundreds of people were arrested in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, "hot spots" of the Caribbean traffic in illicit drugs, said Michael Vigil, special agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Caribbean field division.
NEWS
October 23, 1989 | DON A. SCHANCHE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than a decade as the main strategic battlefront in the U.S. war on drugs, the mini-states of the Caribbean, led by Jamaica and the Bahamas, have opened a campaign to draw the United Nations into an active anti-drug combat role. The aim is to ease sensitivities over too great an American presence in drug-troubled countries such as Colombia, Bolivia and Peru. Prime Ministers Michael Manley of Jamaica and Lynden O. Pindling of the Bahamas have called for a rapid U.N.
NEWS
July 8, 1998 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Freed from a Soviet threat in its own backyard, the U.S. appears to have shifted its foreign policy in the Caribbean from artful diplomacy to near-arrogance, alienating many of its closest neighbors on such crucial issues as drug trafficking, immigration and even communism itself, according to analysts and political leaders in the region.
NEWS
July 8, 1998 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Freed from a Soviet threat in its own backyard, the U.S. appears to have shifted its foreign policy in the Caribbean from artful diplomacy to near-arrogance, alienating many of its closest neighbors on such crucial issues as drug trafficking, immigration and even communism itself, according to analysts and political leaders in the region.
NEWS
April 6, 1998 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the most tranquil of tropical isles, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright found herself confronted Sunday with the harsh reality that even the closest allies of the United States look askance at the insistent American isolation of Cuba.
NEWS
March 22, 1998 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The unadorned office in the heart of this sleepy West Indies capital appears an unlikely beachhead in a budding "cyber war" between the U.S. government and tiny Caribbean states struggling to defend their sovereignty and economies. When Jay Cohen opened his World Sports Exchange 18 months ago, the 29-year-old Long Island-born stockbroker didn't even put up a sign.
NEWS
May 11, 1997 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton met Saturday with 15 Caribbean leaders in the first summit of its kind and agreed to work toward closer relations in trade and better cooperation in anti-drug efforts. Addressing a news conference on a sunny lawn, Clinton stressed to his "fellow Caribbean leaders" that as the United States works to create a free-trade zone throughout the hemisphere, he intends to ensure that the changes are fair to their countries.
NEWS
August 31, 1994 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Clinton Administration won rhetorical backing from Caribbean republics Tuesday for an invasion of Haiti but came away virtually empty-handed in its attempt to sign up allies for military action to restore ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power. "Our governments are equally united in their determination to take all necessary means to carry out the (U.N.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1992 | JEFF LEEDS and JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada celebrated the completion of a draft North American Free Trade Agreement among themselves, officials of some of their neighbors in the southern half of the hemisphere Friday expressed apprehensions about the pact.
NEWS
May 11, 1997 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton met Saturday with 15 Caribbean leaders in the first summit of its kind and agreed to work toward closer relations in trade and better cooperation in anti-drug efforts. Addressing a news conference on a sunny lawn, Clinton stressed to his "fellow Caribbean leaders" that as the United States works to create a free-trade zone throughout the hemisphere, he intends to ensure that the changes are fair to their countries.
NEWS
March 30, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drug enforcement officials Wednesday unveiled the results of what they called the biggest international effort ever to stem the tidal wave of Colombian drugs flowing through the Caribbean to U.S. shores. Dubbed "Operation Conquistador," the 17-day crackdown that ended Sunday involved 26 Caribbean and Central and South American countries, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said.
NEWS
June 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An advisory panel will recommend to Congress next month the use of foreign aid to curtail illegal immigration from parts of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, according to a New York Times report. The 12-member Commission for the Study of International Migration and Cooperative Economic Development, headed by Diego Asencio, a former ambassador to Brazil and Colombia, concluded that some U.S.
NEWS
March 16, 1990 | Associated Press
President Bush has announced that he will nominate G. Philip Hughes as U.S. ambassador to Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
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