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La PlazaHere are stories that made headlines this week in Latin America, and highlights from our coverage of the region by Times reporters and your blogger here at La Plaza: Small businesses in Cuba Reporting from Havana, correspondent Tracy Wilkinson examines...
HAVANA (AP) -- Raul Castro was in a jovial mood on the eve of his 80th birthday, joking that he's in better shape than many 60-year-olds. The Cuban president bantered with reporters Thursday at the Havana airport as he saw off Brazilian ex-President Luiz...
KTLA NewsECHO PARK- Actor Andy Garcia led a march with hundreds of people to show solidarity and support of Cuba's political prisoners. The march in Los Angeles was one of many around the country to commemorate the seventh anniversary of "Black Spring," the Cuban...
Tags: KTLA, Human Rights, Corporate Crime, Gloria Estefan, Prisons
Airport officials in Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Key West and possibly Orlando plan to seek federal permission to establish direct flights to Cuba under new travel rules implemented last month by the Obama administration to reach out to the Cuban people....
áHAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government has authorized local banks to offer credit to private small business owners and agricultural producers as part of a sweeping economic overhaul announced last year. áHavana is dismissing hundreds of thousands of...
Tags: Small Businesses, Elections, Raul Castro, Cuba, Business
Special to the Los Angeles TimesAlice Neel The Art of Not Sitting Pretty Phoebe Hoban St. Martin's Press: 479 pp., $35 Here comes that old question, the one that pops up when a new biography of a prominent artist or writer is published: Do we judge an artist by the life or the work?...
Associated PressNEW YORK -- Revelers smooched and cheered the famous ball drop in New York's Times Square as the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the U.S. ushered in 2011. Most tried to set aside concerns about the worldwide economic downturn as partiers from New...
La PlazaFormer President Jimmy Carter is on a three-day visit to Cuba amid speculation he may try to win the release of a 61-year-old American convicted by a Cuban court of activities aimed at undermining the Communist-led government. Carter, a Nobel Peace...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelBy William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau The unofficial word in Washington is that the Obama administration plans to relax limits on travel to Cuba for professional, educational and artistic purposes. Some travel promoters are gearing up to handle...
La PlazaCuba's plan to lay off half a million state workers is another bid to save its economy through gradual but strictly controlled reforms that lean toward, if not fully embrace, capitalism, Tracy Wilkinson reports in The Times. Since it lost its chief patron...
Jun 17, 2011 |Story| Associated Press
Aug 12, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
May 29, 2011 |Story| Associated Press
Jun 2, 2011 |Story| Petoskey News
Mar 28, 2010 |Story| KTLA-LTV
Feb 6, 2011 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Mar 30, 2011 |Story| Aberdeen News
Jan 30, 2011 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 1, 2011 |Story| KTLA-LTV
Mar 28, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
Sep 2, 2010 | Orlando Sentinel
Sep 21, 2010 | Los Angeles Times
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