| Nov 23, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Dusk had settled on virtual Los Angeles, and I'd just hit a few pedestrians and smashed my stolen roadster near City Hall. The sound of police sirens was getting closer, and the nearest vehicle was an idling delivery truck. I pulled the driver out, kicked...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:30 PM
TACLOBAN, Philippines — Rising from a sea of debris, the small, rickety shell of a new house already was beginning to take shape.
Rolito Solayao worked swiftly Monday, using pieces of wood and nails scavenged from the wreckage of this coastal...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The Caribbean is targeting a new kind of tourist -- film and TV productions.
At least nine film commissioners from key Caribbean nations, including Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago, are teaming up to create an...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Gourmet stores and specialty markets stock hard-to-find ingredients, including ethnic goods.
Abu Maher International Grocery: 6148 Hanging Moss Road, Orlando; 407-677-8000 (Mediterranean, Mid-Eastern, Turkish, Persian, Indo-Pak and Asian groceries,...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 6:38 AM
Hector “Macho” Camacho, a former three-division boxing champion who had 88 professional fights against a who’s who of legendary opponents stretching from Ray Mancini (whom he defeated in 1989) to Oscar De La Hoya (who beat him by...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Dramatists Naomi Wallace, Stephen Adly Guirgis, and Yale School of Drama grad Tarell Alvin McCraney are the nine recipients of the new writing prize — and one of the most lucrative — the Windham Campbell Prizes, a new global writer’s...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 10:12 PM
Mervyn M. Dymally, the Trinidad-born former teacher whose ground-breaking if sometimes-controversial political career spanned more than four decades and included a stint as California's only black lieutenant governor, has died. He was 86.
| 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
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...
| May 27, 2013
| 4:05 AM
Monday-Friday, May 27-31 -- “Being Biden” is going on a road trip.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s eclectic blogsite will follow his sweep through Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil this week as he carries out a mission to...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:00 AM
No escaping the conundrum of Syria's war
Monday-Tuesday, June 3-4 – Russian and European leaders face an agenda packed with economic and political issues at their two-day summit in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg. But as with most...