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October 27, 1989 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After helping persuade the U.S. Congress to stop arming the Contras and "give peace a chance," President Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica penned an audacious proposal to Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev early last year. "I pointed out to him that if he did not do what the Congress had done and stop sending weapons to Central America, he would be responsible for many years of sterile warfare," the Nobel Peace Prize winner said at the time. What he got was a disheartening rebuff.
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December 22, 1989 | MASHA HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Union said Thursday that American attempts to explain why the United States intervened militarily in Panama were little more than a "propaganda smoke screen" that could not disguise Washington's gross violation of the norm of humane relations between countries. Elsewhere, reaction to the American military initiative divided along ideological lines, with Western allies expressing understanding while East Bloc and nonaligned nations generally condemned the attack.
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March 31, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of State James A. Baker III, in a challenge to Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev who visits Havana next week, said Thursday that the democracies of the Western Hemisphere are determined to prevent Moscow and its allies from using Latin America as "a dumping ground for their arms or their failed ideologies."
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October 27, 1989 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After helping persuade the U.S. Congress to stop arming the Contras and "give peace a chance," President Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica penned an audacious proposal to Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev early last year. "I pointed out to him that if he did not do what the Congress had done and stop sending weapons to Central America, he would be responsible for many years of sterile warfare," the Nobel Peace Prize winner said at the time. What he got was a disheartening rebuff.
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April 4, 1989 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev began his first full day of talks with Cuban President Fidel Castro on Monday amid indications that the two may be looking for a fresh approach to fighting the growing flow of drugs from Latin America. During their first 90 minutes of formal talks in the morning, both Gorbachev and Castro addressed the drug problem, according to Soviet spokesman Gennady I. Gerasimov, who sketchily described the meeting to reporters afterward.
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December 22, 1989 | MASHA HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Union said Thursday that American attempts to explain why the United States intervened militarily in Panama were little more than a "propaganda smoke screen" that could not disguise Washington's gross violation of the norm of humane relations between countries. Elsewhere, reaction to the American military initiative divided along ideological lines, with Western allies expressing understanding while East Bloc and nonaligned nations generally condemned the attack.
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April 4, 1989 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev began his first full day of talks with Cuban President Fidel Castro on Monday amid indications that the two may be looking for a fresh approach to fighting the growing flow of drugs from Latin America. During their first 90 minutes of formal talks in the morning, both Gorbachev and Castro addressed the drug problem, according to Soviet spokesman Gennady I. Gerasimov, who sketchily described the meeting to reporters afterward.
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March 31, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of State James A. Baker III, in a challenge to Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev who visits Havana next week, said Thursday that the democracies of the Western Hemisphere are determined to prevent Moscow and its allies from using Latin America as "a dumping ground for their arms or their failed ideologies."
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