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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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August 17, 2000 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Visiting a continent where democracy is faltering after a decade of progress, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright sought Argentine support Wednesday for a U.S. anti-drug initiative in Colombia that has caused concern in South America. Albright met with Argentine President Fernando de la Rua on the second stop of a high-speed trip that can be seen in two stages, reflecting the bifurcated fortunes of this continent. Albright, who visited Brazil on Tuesday, will leave here for Chile today.
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December 9, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush completed a weeklong tour of South America on Saturday, lauding it as a "profile in courage" whose leaders and people have "thrown off the shackles" of state-run economies in exchange for reborn private enterprise.
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
February 9, 1989
President Bush and a Pentagon official denied any plans to send U.S. troops to destroy South American drug laboratories, but Bush said he wouldn't rule it out in the future. Asked about an NBC News report that such an effort was being prepared, Bush said: "Nobody's discussed that with me," and added that he is "very wary of committing U.S. troops overseas." He said he would never take such action "until I've given it a lot of thought."
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA
About 20 members of Veterans for Peace Inc. and other Orange County groups began a two-day vigil and fast on the steps of the Santa Ana Federal Building on Monday in opposition to the U.S. Army's School of the Americas, which activists describe as a "school for assassins." The local protest coincides with the start of a 40-day fast by an American priest on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
NEWS
February 12, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush will travel to Colombia this week for a highly symbolic drug summit that is unlikely to have a quick impact on the flow of cocaine from South America, according to officials involved in pre-summit negotiations. Months of preparations for the long-awaited meeting, intended to coordinate a multi-pronged attack on cocaine at its source, have produced only a 16-page communique that "could have been signed last fall," one source said. In the meantime, U.S.
NEWS
March 16, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Life on the road for Vice President Dan Quayle these days is full of symbols--appropriately so in a job that is perhaps more symbolic than any other at the top of an American Administration. But the symbols aren't always those he would want. Take, for instance, the smartly wrapped box he was handed on an earlier stop in Buenos Aires after a hastily arranged tour of the frigate Libertad, a prize-winning sailing ship tied up in the harbor.
NEWS
August 17, 2000 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Visiting a continent where democracy is faltering after a decade of progress, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright sought Argentine support Wednesday for a U.S. anti-drug initiative in Colombia that has caused concern in South America. Albright met with Argentine President Fernando de la Rua on the second stop of a high-speed trip that can be seen in two stages, reflecting the bifurcated fortunes of this continent. Albright, who visited Brazil on Tuesday, will leave here for Chile today.
NEWS
October 8, 1997 | JIM MANN
When President Clinton visits South America next week, here's what he could propose to the region's leaders: How about agreeing to a moratorium on buying new warplanes and other advanced military hardware? Over the last few months, such an idea has been endorsed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias, the former president of Costa Rica, and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter as a way of heading off the possibility of an arms race among the leading governments of Latin America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA
About 20 members of Veterans for Peace Inc. and other Orange County groups began a two-day vigil and fast on the steps of the Santa Ana Federal Building on Monday in opposition to the U.S. Army's School of the Americas, which activists describe as a "school for assassins." The local protest coincides with the start of a 40-day fast by an American priest on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
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
December 9, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush completed a weeklong tour of South America on Saturday, lauding it as a "profile in courage" whose leaders and people have "thrown off the shackles" of state-run economies in exchange for reborn private enterprise.
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.
NEWS
March 16, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Life on the road for Vice President Dan Quayle these days is full of symbols--appropriately so in a job that is perhaps more symbolic than any other at the top of an American Administration. But the symbols aren't always those he would want. Take, for instance, the smartly wrapped box he was handed on an earlier stop in Buenos Aires after a hastily arranged tour of the frigate Libertad, a prize-winning sailing ship tied up in the harbor.
NEWS
February 15, 1990 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As President Bush and three Andean colleagues prepared to converge here today for a drug-war summit, Colombian traffickers reinforced calls for peace by turning over three cocaine laboratories. It was the biggest gesture yet in a monthlong series of attempts by the notorious drug lords to blunt a government crackdown by showing that they are mending their venal and violent ways.
NEWS
February 15, 1990 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As President Bush and three Andean colleagues prepared to converge here today for a drug-war summit, Colombian traffickers reinforced calls for peace by turning over three cocaine laboratories. It was the biggest gesture yet in a monthlong series of attempts by the notorious drug lords to blunt a government crackdown by showing that they are mending their venal and violent ways.
NEWS
February 12, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush will travel to Colombia this week for a highly symbolic drug summit that is unlikely to have a quick impact on the flow of cocaine from South America, according to officials involved in pre-summit negotiations. Months of preparations for the long-awaited meeting, intended to coordinate a multi-pronged attack on cocaine at its source, have produced only a 16-page communique that "could have been signed last fall," one source said. In the meantime, U.S.
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