| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Two 20-year-old stars of the Havana-set drama "Una Noche" (One Night) disappeared on a layover in Miami last Wednesday as they were traveling to the Tribeca Film Festival from Havana to New York....
| Sep 15, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Ninety Miles music brings Cuba closer to the Lehigh Valley...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 4:37 PM
No one taught a young Arturo Sandoval more about the mysteries of bebop and how to approach a life in music than Dizzy Gillespie. At times during their long friendship, the jazz trumpeters referred to each other as father and son. “He was more...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 9:21 AM
MIAMI - On a breezeless downtown day, the Miami Art Museum seemed like an obligatory stop. Until I got there, and realized that a big chunk of the space was closed for installation. After a quick spin through an exhibit on the influence of the vinyl...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Havana -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived Monday in Cuba for surgery just days after saying his cancer had returned.
State-run VTV showed Chavez embracing Vice President Nicolas Maduro and other top Venezuelan officials before his plane took off...
| Nov 22, 2012
Last weekend, during a presentation of the book "Cubans: An Epic Journey," which Sam Verdeja and I co-edited, a man in the audience asked the most expected question: "Why doesn't the United States lift the embargo on Cuba?"
My response had little to...
| 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...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:39 AM
SANTIAGO, Cuba — Norma Arias Puente has been learning the hospitality business for more than a decade from a perch overlooking this city's Parque Cespedes and the Cathedral of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion with its statue of a trumpeting archangel....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Havana -- Cuba has stepped up efforts to douse speculation over the health of its former leader Fidel Castro by publishing an article under his name in state-run media in which he scoffs at recent rumors and those who circulated them.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 11:57 AM
In the past, once a year I deviate from my usual Community & Clubs column for the Thanksgiving Turkey of the Year column and with this column, I will deviate again.
A trip to Cuba
I was among a group of 65 who flew on a charter flight from Los...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:19 AM
It might be the first Cuban restaurant to come to the Williamsburg area.
Centro Havana Cafe has opened up in the Market Place Shops in the Kingsmill area. Owned and operated by Sulee Lugo and her son, Adonis, who came from Cuba and have been living in...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 8:15 PM
Millions of people suddenly lost power Sunday night around the island of Cuba -- including all of Havana.
More than 2 million residents of the capital were in the dark late Sunday, except for those at hospitals and elsewhere with generators, according to...