Thursday, January 29, 1998

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  • Mandela in America

    President Clinton recently announced that he will visit South Africa in March. President Mandela, meanwhile, has postponed a visit to Russia and is reportedly recuperating from exhaustion after a trip to Uganda.

  • Cuba Wrap-Up

    On the 145th anniversary of the birth of independence hero Jose Marti, Cuba’s defense minister, Raul Castro, announced plans Wednesday to build a monument to heroes of the uprising and the wars of independence. He stood before the Moncada Barracks, site of the 1953 attack led by his brother Fidel Castro that marked the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.

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