| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:00 PM
There were several entertaining bloopers in recent sports headlines, and I'll get to those in a moment.
But let's begin with the death of a gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo and some unusually selective rules about children on a mountain coaster.
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Ya uno no puede hablar de un solo exilio cubano. Hay varios grupos.
Esto no quiere decir que los cubanos que llegaron primero sean mejores o peores que los que han llegado en años recientes.
Digamos que cada grupo es diferente.
Tenemos puntos de...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Carmelo Flores Laura, a Bolivian cattle and sheep herder, was born in 1890 -- 123 years ago -- according to Bolivian public records. That's a year before the invention of the rotary-dial telephone and two years before the first Ferris wheel spun at the...
| Aug 15, 2013
One can no longer refer to the Cuban exile community as homogeneous.
This is not to say that one group of exiles who arrived in the early years of the Castro Revolution is any better, or worse, than those who have come to this country in recent years. ...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Al Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri has vowed in a video released Wednesday to break out Muslim prisoners from U.S. penitentiaries and the heavily fortified compound for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The blustery threat to retaliate for U.S....
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Flying used to be fun. You'd stroll onto an airplane without anyone searching your carry-on luggage. No one scanned your body either. On the plane itself, your kid might get invited into the cockpit, and they'd serve you Alaskan crab and Champagne —...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Jay Cutler’s first pass was an outlier, not foreshadowing:
1. Jose Dariel Abreu is out of Cuba, and perhaps on his way to Chicago. He is an ideal fit for the White Sox’s attempt to re-tool and attempt to build...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:36 AM
El 16 de julio se cumplen 10 años que la poderosa voz que inmortalizó el inconfundible grito de "¡Azúcar!", símbolo de la salsa cubana, calló para siempre, dejando huérfano al género musical de una de sus mayores artistas, la inimitable Celia Cruz....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Since her Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Color Purple” appeared in 1982, the novelist and poet Alice Walker has been one of best-known black women in American literature. Although none of her books has matched “The Color Purple” in...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Jose Fernandez, the Marlins' 20-year-old rookie sensation who fled Fidel Castro's Cuba as a teenager, gave the baseball world its first glimpse at his live right arm in a five-inning outing April 7 at Citi Field in New York.
A week from...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Now that the Blackhawks season is over, it's time for baseball season in Chicago to officially start.
So here's a quick recap of the 2013 season. The Cubs and White Sox have played some games. The Cubs and White Sox have lost most games. A man named...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:52 AM
El manual del perfecto dictador latinoamericano siempre tiene un capítulo en lo importante que es censurar a la prensa libre. Silenciar a la prensa es un paso esencial para poder coartar la libertad de expresión e impedir el desarrollo de la democracia....