| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Yoani Sanchez has become the international poster girl for a new generation of Cubans trying to promote democratic reforms in their homeland — one tweet at a time.
Sanchez, who is scheduled to speak at two public events Monday during her first...
| Nov 18, 2012
HAVANA — "It's been 51 years since the event you Americans call the Bay of Pigs, but now Playa Girón is a popular beach destination for foreigners," the guide tells me. It is hard to imagine that the words "Bay of Pigs" could do anything but fill...
| Nov 18, 2012
At last count, there are more than 160 tour operators with licenses from the Treasury Department to run people-to-people Cuba trips. Here are three:
Insight Cuba, (800) 450-2822, http://insightcuba.com/cuba-tours. I was on the Classic Cuba trip, with...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Elisabetta Fantone is a model and actress who shot to fame in 2006 on "Loft Story," a French-Canadian version of "Big Brother."
Since then, she and her family have made South Florida home — all choosing to live at the "beach." Her parents are in...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:06 AM
An intriguing note came tucked into the copy of Libby Fischer Hellmann’s latest novel, “Havana Lost.” The note explained, tersely, that this is Hellmann’s first fully self-published book. This is a bold step for Hellmann, the...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 5:19 AM
When international rock star and humanitarian Juanes began putting together his new memoir, “Chasing the Sun,” he started with pictures. The handsome book, nearly 300 pages, is filled with the kind of candid shots that fans will eat up, from...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:00 PM
When Natalie Cole and Chucho Valdés share a bill Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl, it will mark a long-delayed reunion of two languages and two musical dynasties.
More than half a century ago, on the eve of the Cuban Revolution, Cole's father,...
| Mar 25, 2013
Even in translation, Juan Rulfo's superb and highly influential short novel "Pedro Paramo" is a powerful, haunting experience. Published in 1955, this famous Mexican story of a young man, Juan Preciado, who journeys to a ghostly desert town in search of...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:49 AM
MOSCOW — A plane from Hong Kong believed to be carrying the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden landed in the Russian capital late Sunday afternoon, and authorities said he was en route to Cuba.
There were conflicting reports...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As anti-drug-trafficking agents closed in on a North Korean freighter about to enter the Panama Canal this month, the crew from the rogue communist country took evasive action.
They sought to outrun the swift Panamanian patrol boats with their 450-...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:36 AM
MOSCOW--Russia's foreign minister said there are "no legal grounds" for the United States to exert pressure on Russia to return Edward Snowden, whose whereabouts remained a mystery Tuesday, two days after his arrival in Moscow from Hong Kong.