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April 26, 1999 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Offering Vietnamese emigres a primer on influencing foreign policy, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) Sunday advocated lobbying Congress to win human rights concessions from Vietnam. The campaign has a new opportunity because Congress must approve the trade pact the Clinton administration is negotiating with the Southeast Asian nation. "The place where you can have an impact on human rights is in Congress.
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May 8, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rep. Tom Campbell (R-San Jose), the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, was greeted warmly Friday by leaders and members of the Vietnamese community in Westminster. At a luncheon sponsored by the Vietnamese American Voters Coalition and Assemblyman Ken Maddox (R-Garden Grove), Campbell was praised for his interest in human rights and desire to learn more about Vietnamese issues.
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March 15, 1999 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Demonstrators yelling obscenities continued a weekend protest Sunday outside a Garden Grove restaurant owned by Westminster Councilman Tony Lam. "They are cursing and harassing our customers," said Lam, who stayed away from the Vien Dong restaurant Sunday. "They are using intimidation tactics." Lam's daughter, Cathy, said the protesters object to her father's support of normalization of the United States' relations with Vietnam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1999 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Offering Vietnamese emigres a primer on influencing foreign policy, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) Sunday advocated lobbying Congress to win human rights concessions from Vietnam. The campaign has a new opportunity because Congress must approve the trade pact the Clinton administration is negotiating with the Southeast Asian nation. "The place where you can have an impact on human rights is in Congress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1999 | NANCY WRIDE and HARRISON SHEPPARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A flashlight vigil Friday drew an estimated 15,000 people to Little Saigon for an evening of prayer and protest against what speakers called continued human rights violations in Vietnam, Westminster police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1994 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wearing red and yellow cloth headbands in mourning for lost freedoms in Vietnam, 300 people gathered Saturday in Little Saigon to demonstrate for those who have no voice in the Southeast Asian nation. In conjunction with United Nations International Human Rights Day, Vietnamese religious and political leaders led the rally along Bolsa Avenue to bring attention to what they said were violations of human rights in Vietnam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rep. Tom Campbell (R-San Jose), the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, was greeted warmly Friday by leaders and members of the Vietnamese community in Westminster. At a luncheon sponsored by the Vietnamese American Voters Coalition and Assemblyman Ken Maddox (R-Garden Grove), Campbell was praised for his interest in human rights and desire to learn more about Vietnamese issues.
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August 6, 1995 | Reuters
Vietnam raised its red and yellow flag over its new embassy in Washington for the first time Saturday as Secretary of State Warren Christopher paid a historic visit to Hanoi. A small group demonstrated outside the dignified building near Washington's Embassy Row in protest against Vietnam's human rights record. A simple sign reading "Embassy of Vietnam" went up at the building Saturday, but there was no formal public ceremony and the telephone number was not listed yet.
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November 29, 2001 | Associated Press
Vietnam's National Assembly on Wednesday ratified a landmark trade agreement with the United States, the last step in a decades-long process of normalization of ties between the former wartime enemies. But in a sign of continuing tensions, it warned that any U.S. interference in Vietnam's internal affairs could jeopardize implementation. Vietnam's Communist government has bitterly complained over the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of a Vietnam Human Rights Act that would tie future U.S.
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November 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
A U.S. Navy ship is expected to stop in Vietnam after a Nov. 8-12 visit to the United States by Vietnamese Defense Minister Pham Van Tra, the U.S. Embassy said Friday. Both visits will be the first of their kind since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. Tra will hold talks with U.S. officials on victims of the Agent Orange defoliant and on U.S. soldiers listed as missing in action. He will meet with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin L.
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March 15, 1999 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Demonstrators yelling obscenities continued a weekend protest Sunday outside a Garden Grove restaurant owned by Westminster Councilman Tony Lam. "They are cursing and harassing our customers," said Lam, who stayed away from the Vien Dong restaurant Sunday. "They are using intimidation tactics." Lam's daughter, Cathy, said the protesters object to her father's support of normalization of the United States' relations with Vietnam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1999 | NANCY WRIDE and HARRISON SHEPPARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A flashlight vigil Friday drew an estimated 15,000 people to Little Saigon for an evening of prayer and protest against what speakers called continued human rights violations in Vietnam, Westminster police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1994 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wearing red and yellow cloth headbands in mourning for lost freedoms in Vietnam, 300 people gathered Saturday in Little Saigon to demonstrate for those who have no voice in the Southeast Asian nation. In conjunction with United Nations International Human Rights Day, Vietnamese religious and political leaders led the rally along Bolsa Avenue to bring attention to what they said were violations of human rights in Vietnam.
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December 4, 2004 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
Plans by Rep. Loretta Sanchez to meet with Vietnamese dissidents during her current trip to Southeast Asia have been blocked by authorities there. A message posted on Vietnam's National Assembly website said the congresswoman was denied an entry visa because her visit "would not serve Vietnam-U.S. relations." According to the announcement, U.S. Embassy officials in Hanoi were told Sanchez "lacks objectivity and goodwill toward Vietnam."
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