USA Today
January 20, 1999

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.