| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:23 PM
One can still hope and pray that the New Year brings Cubans democracy, freedom and prosperity. On that we all agree.
As 1958 was coming to a close, Cubans knew that something important was about to happen. Many — dare I say a majority —...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:03 PM
U.S. officials have condemned Cuba's "continued harassment" of dissidents and human rights activists after police prevented a Havana demonstration intended to test whether purportedly improving U.S.-Cuba relations herald greater freedom of expression....
| Jan 4, 2015
| 12:08 PM
Before the Cuban Revolution, Maryland's relationship with the Caribbean island was lots of sugar and spice.
Baltimore-based McCormick & Co. and the defunct Baltimore Spice Co. did business there, and when a sugar refinery opened in 1922, a U.S....
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Field trips can take students to interesting places – parks, museums, and theaters.
Robert Reinauer decided his students deserved something truly special. So the professor at Rollins College organized a trip to a rather different and unique place:...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Three hundred American rabbis have called on President Barack Obama to secure the immediate release of former State Department contractor Alan Gross as family members and advocates expressed growing concern for his physical and emotional health.
| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:42 PM
After the vigil, the remembrances, the tales of heroism recounted, what remains is the sorrow.
On a blustery, bright morning in El Monte, the friends and family of Adrian Castro came together at the Church of the Nativity to say goodbye to the 19-year-...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Friends and family of a teen killed last week when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus full of prospective college students gathered for an emotional vigil Monday night at El Monte High School.
Adrian Castro, 19, was courteous and stubborn in his...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:16 PM
When President Barack Obama looks abroad, he sees only the possibility of frustration and more frustration. He will not be supervising the return of Crimea to Ukraine. He and the West are unable to end the slaughter of Syria's citizens by its government....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:10 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that he is breaking diplomatic relations with Panama, a decision he announced amid commemorations of the first anniversary of predecessor Hugo Chavez's death and continuing protests...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:33 PM
"Ay Obama/Ay Obama
go a little crazy
come to Havana."
Grupo Interactivo (Cuban pop band)
It's often assumed, or even taken for granted, that U.S. policy on Cuba is not dictated in Washington but in Miami by Cuban exiles who would rather die than...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:56 PM
All that's missing is the beard.
An 8-year-old Cuban boy who likes to dress up as Fidel Castro got to meet his idol after Cuba's 88-year-old retired leader invited him and his family to his Havana home for a chat.
"I felt a lot of emotion upon...