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  • Seeing a transformation in full rein in Trinidad, Cuba

    Seeing a transformation in full rein in Trinidad, Cuba
    TRINIDAD, Cuba — The taxi from Cienfuegos to Trinidad takes a little more than an hour. It's a breakneck ride on a beautiful road, with densely forested hills rising above cultivated fields. Ambling horse carts veer to the side of the nearly empty...
  • Panama hotel really walks the planet-friendly talk

     Panama hotel really walks the planet-friendly talk
    PANAMA CITY, Panama — It's easy to be skeptical about whether a hotel that claims to be "green" is really eco-friendly when you hang up your towel to reuse it and the maid replaces it. I was happy to discover that the Tantalo Hotel in Casco Viejo, a...
  • Uruguay: Coastal reveries, away from it all

    Uruguay: Coastal reveries, away from it all
    COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, Uruguay — Straddling the crest of a sand dune, my back to the Atlantic Ocean, I watched a Uruguayan boy net fish in a river lagoon. He waded through the chest-high water, dragging behind him the reflection of the setting sun....
  • Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say

    Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say
    When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...
  • Your Scene: Cave dwelling in India

    Your Scene: Cave dwelling in India
    Dana Baldwin visited the Ajanta Caves, about 200 miles northeast of Mumbai, during a trip to India in November. The caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were carved out of a cliff about 2,000 year ago and house early Buddhist artworks, some of which are...
  • U.S. returns more than 4,000 stolen antiquities to Mexico

     
    MEXICO CITY -- U.S. officials Thursday returned more than 4,000 pieces of stolen and looted pre-Columbian art and artifacts to the Mexican government, the result of 11 investigations. The recovery of the items, which include statues, hatchets and pottery,...
  • Australians torn over promises, risks of coal-seam 'fracking'

     
    Global Focus: Fracking Australia -- Lock the Gate appears to be a fitting name for Australia’s protest movement against hydraulic fracturing. It took activists years to identify threats to public health from "fracking," a classic case of getting...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Alessio Romenzi

     
    “reFramed” is a feature showcasing fine art photography and vision-forward photojournalism. It is curated by Los Angeles Times staff photographer Barbara Davidson. twitter@photospice Alessio Romanzi was born in Colle Sant'Angelo, a small...
  • Cómo conocer a El Viejo San Juan en un día

    Cómo conocer a El Viejo San Juan en un día
    Dar un paseo por una ciudad colonial, apreciar su arquitectura, caminar por calles empedradas y disfrutar de su amable gente y de su deliciosa gastronomía, era una oportunidad que no me podía perder. Hace poco tuve la dicha de conocer el distrito...
  • Valencia opens 'Graphic Guts' by social-activist/artist Luba Lukova

     Valencia opens 'Graphic Guts' by social-activist/artist Luba Lukova
    Valencia College opens "Graphic Guts," an exhibit by internationally acclaimed artist and social activist Luba Lukova, this Friday, Aug. 16. The exhibit runs through Sept. 27 at Valencia's Anita S. Wooten Gallery. Valencia will hold a gallery...
  • Egyptian antiquities looted, damaged in unrest, reports say

    The latest political unrest in Egypt has resulted in the theft and destruction of more than 1,000 artifacts in a museum south of Cairo, according to multiple published reports. The looting is believed to have taken place over several days starting last...