Sounding like many in California during the Proposition 187 immigration wars, which ultimately wrought severe damage in Republican California, Garcia, who left CANF
to become senior adviser in Florida to the New Democrat Network, foresees a similar fate for the GOP in the browning Sunshine State.
Bardach is undoubtedly correct that by the Clinton years Mas Canosa and the CANF
had virtual veto power over U.
Dennis Hays, CANF
executive vice president and head of the group's Washington office, predicted the rump group of directors would lose the "tussle" over the CANF
In September 1997, Cuban authorities presented evidence that Luis Posada had planned, with Mas and other CANF
members, to recruit Salvadoran thugs to bomb Cuban tourist sites.
Nichols, a Penn State communications professor and a long-time professional colleague of Smith, argued in the article that when CANF
received a windfall of NED grants to carry out activities it would have otherwise supported with internal funds, its associated PAC (which is funded by essentially the same pool of donors) has a greater percentage of existing funds to contribute to political campaigns.
Congressman Torricelli was persuaded by CANF
largesse to sponsor the bill tightening the U.
A nonprofit public interest group founded in the early 1980s, the CANF
is considered the most influential interest group from this community.
n Editor's Note clarified a point in the story The CANF
held a press conference to call that note a 'retraction.
Gingrich is also popular in the Cuban community because "he wouldn't change the regulations much," said the CANF
leader, who plans to meet all GOP candidates this month.
For instance, amid the anti-immigrant hysteria of the 1994 Florida gubernatorial race, CANF
backed a Clinton Administration plan to set up camps at the US base at Guantanamo and in Panama to hold the flood of Cubans intercepted at sea, in exchange for get-tough policies against Castro.
USAID this summer approved the three-year grant to the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC), a Miami nonprofit created by CANF
members, to help support civil society and democracy on the communist-ruled island.
To the rest of us, it looks like a family feud colliding with a vestigial cold war cult, as CANF
and its allies turn this 6-year-old's trauma into a legal Bay of Pigs: a courtroom war that Elian's Miami handlers are almost certain to lose.