Cuba denies Angolan rumor
The Cuban government denied a media report it was helping the Angolan
military in its civil war against UNITA rebels. The remarks were in
response to a report in a Portuguese newspaper that Havana had up to
200 advisers, including senior military officials, in the Angolan capital of
Luanda. Diplomats in Havana said that despite Cuba's past military role in
Angola, its internationalist ambitions these days were focused more on its
own region of the Caribbean and Latin America.