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August 16, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of Haitians taking refuge at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, rioted Saturday and 65 people--including 20 U.S. military police--were injured by flying debris, the Pentagon said. Two of the 20 American MPs remained hospitalized. The other 18 were treated and released, a Pentagon spokesman said.
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January 29, 1997 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton pledged Tuesday to lead a team of international donors in providing $4 billion to $8 billion to revive the devastated economy of Cuba once it is rid of dictator Fidel Castro and on the road to democracy. In a report for Congress endorsed by Clinton, the White House said the United States would even be willing to give up its Guantanamo naval base on Cuban soil to show that it wants normal relations with a new Cuba.
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May 23, 1992 | MIKE CLARY and MELISSA HEALY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the Bush Administration struggles to develop a policy to cope with the thousands of people fleeing Haiti, the government's refugee camp here on the southeast Cuban coast is taking on an air of permanence. On Friday, Camp McCalla was filled to capacity with 12,500 Haitians who once were headed for the United States in wooden sailboats. Intercepted by the U.S.
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August 25, 1996 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drink selection is limited, but the view is hard to match. Where else but on the red vinyl bar stools atop Mt. Malones could tourists sip rum in Cuba while peering through Soviet-made binoculars at the U.S. naval base on Guantanamo Bay? Here, visitors--mainly Europeans--watch helicopters take off to patrol the base perimeter, or look at residential zones through a viewer made by Sea Coast Manufacturing of Fair Hope, Ala., imported somehow despite a decades-long U.S. trade embargo.
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January 25, 1992 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hours after 1,072 Haitian refugees were picked up at sea--a record one-day total--a Pentagon official expressed concern Friday that a new mass migration from the Caribbean island may be under way that could soon swamp a temporary tent city at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "It'll only take a few days and we're overloaded," the official said. "Five days like this and we're in trouble." After the U.S.
NEWS
September 15, 1991 | Times Wire Services
Cuba said Saturday that a Soviet troop pullout would leave it open to U.S. attack and it demanded a simultaneous withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Guantanamo Naval Base on the island. Signaling a widening rift, Havana bitterly reproached President Mikhail S. Gorbachev for his announcement Wednesday that Moscow is planning to withdraw its 11,000 military personnel.
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January 29, 1997 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton pledged Tuesday to lead a team of international donors in providing $4 billion to $8 billion to revive the devastated economy of Cuba once it is rid of dictator Fidel Castro and on the road to democracy. In a report for Congress endorsed by Clinton, the White House said the United States would even be willing to give up its Guantanamo naval base on Cuban soil to show that it wants normal relations with a new Cuba.
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November 26, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Defense Department began mobilizing hundreds of medical professionals, military police and refugee experts Monday for deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they are to assume a vastly expanded role in the care and feeding of thousands of Haitians fleeing their country's new military government, defense officials said. Responding to the growing flood of Haitian refugees, and to a Florida judge's decision prohibiting the United States from turning them back, Gen. Colin L.
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April 25, 1992 | MARLENE CIMONS and MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal health officials have warned privately that an estimated 300 Haitians infected with the AIDS virus quarantined in a tent city at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay pose "a potential public health disaster" and have urged immigration and military officials to take action to avert a serious outbreak of disease. "An outbreak in this population . . . could have devastating repercussions," according to an internal memo written by an official with the federal Centers for Disease Control.
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February 11, 1993 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Unless the Clinton Administration acts to end a 13-day-old hunger strike among HIV-positive Haitians being held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, deaths may occur within days, two American doctors said Wednesday. The physicians, just back from several days on the island, described living conditions for the 267 refugees at the camp on Cuba's eastern tip as "a medical and public health outrage."
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August 17, 1994 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration, conceding that there is "growing unrest" among Haitian refugees held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, announced measures Tuesday aimed at avoiding a repetition of a weekend riot there. Pentagon officials said efforts are under way to provide more soccer facilities and educational opportunities to help Haitians relieve their boredom and frustration. And the Army is rushing civil affairs experts to the site to help deal with the unrest.
NEWS
August 16, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of Haitians taking refuge at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, rioted Saturday and 65 people--including 20 U.S. military police--were injured by flying debris, the Pentagon said. Two of the 20 American MPs remained hospitalized. The other 18 were treated and released, a Pentagon spokesman said.
NEWS
February 11, 1993 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Unless the Clinton Administration acts to end a 13-day-old hunger strike among HIV-positive Haitians being held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, deaths may occur within days, two American doctors said Wednesday. The physicians, just back from several days on the island, described living conditions for the 267 refugees at the camp on Cuba's eastern tip as "a medical and public health outrage."
NEWS
May 23, 1992 | MIKE CLARY and MELISSA HEALY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the Bush Administration struggles to develop a policy to cope with the thousands of people fleeing Haiti, the government's refugee camp here on the southeast Cuban coast is taking on an air of permanence. On Friday, Camp McCalla was filled to capacity with 12,500 Haitians who once were headed for the United States in wooden sailboats. Intercepted by the U.S.
NEWS
May 21, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bush Administration fears about the Haitian crisis appeared to be coming true Wednesday as a new wave of fleeing refugees threatened to deluge the emergency shelter operation at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, forcing immediate consideration of new measures, all with major disadvantages.
NEWS
April 25, 1992 | MARLENE CIMONS and MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal health officials have warned privately that an estimated 300 Haitians infected with the AIDS virus quarantined in a tent city at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay pose "a potential public health disaster" and have urged immigration and military officials to take action to avert a serious outbreak of disease. "An outbreak in this population . . . could have devastating repercussions," according to an internal memo written by an official with the federal Centers for Disease Control.
NEWS
August 17, 1994 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration, conceding that there is "growing unrest" among Haitian refugees held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, announced measures Tuesday aimed at avoiding a repetition of a weekend riot there. Pentagon officials said efforts are under way to provide more soccer facilities and educational opportunities to help Haitians relieve their boredom and frustration. And the Army is rushing civil affairs experts to the site to help deal with the unrest.
NEWS
August 25, 1996 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drink selection is limited, but the view is hard to match. Where else but on the red vinyl bar stools atop Mt. Malones could tourists sip rum in Cuba while peering through Soviet-made binoculars at the U.S. naval base on Guantanamo Bay? Here, visitors--mainly Europeans--watch helicopters take off to patrol the base perimeter, or look at residential zones through a viewer made by Sea Coast Manufacturing of Fair Hope, Ala., imported somehow despite a decades-long U.S. trade embargo.
NEWS
January 25, 1992 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hours after 1,072 Haitian refugees were picked up at sea--a record one-day total--a Pentagon official expressed concern Friday that a new mass migration from the Caribbean island may be under way that could soon swamp a temporary tent city at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "It'll only take a few days and we're overloaded," the official said. "Five days like this and we're in trouble." After the U.S.
NEWS
December 17, 1991 | Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of Haitians held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo, Cuba, rioted over the weekend, charging across razor concertina wire barriers and destroying 100 tents before being brought under control, a Navy spokesman said Monday. Because of the disturbance, Brig. Gen. George Walls, the camp commander, canceled a scheduled visit by U.S. journalists and camera crews today . Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Pietraopaoli, speaking from U.S. Atlantic Fleet headquarters in Norfolk, Va.
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