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  • We've been played

    "One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed." -- Russian Proverb The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
  • Mark Russell

    American Airlines has reached a new chapter in aviation. Chapter 11. Cuban Americans in Florida have endorsed Mitt Romney -- at least until he changes his mind about Fidel Castro. Egypt's high voter turnout is impressive, but I worry about any write-...
  • Alice Walker discusses two new collections

    Alice Walker discusses two new collections
    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...
  • Celia Cruz: a los 10 años de la muerte de la reina de la salsa |FOTOS

    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....
  • Fly the unfriendly skies with 'The Skies Belong to Us'

    Fly the unfriendly skies with 'The Skies Belong to Us'
    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 —...
  • Venezuela government taking control over the media

    Venezuela's government is a dictatorship hiding behind the mask of a democracy. This simple sentence comes from Gladys Rodríguez, who for 15 years anchored the most important newscast at Globovisión, which until three months ago was the one remaining...
  • Cuba's attempt to control professionals is failing

    The Cuban government's decision to allow its top baseball players to play for professional teams is much like the story of the little Dutch boy who wanted to plug a leak in a dam by putting his finger in it. It shows how desperate Cuba is when it sees...
  • Cuban dissidents still show hunger for freedoms

    Cuba's Black Spring began in March of 2003. For three days, government security agents went around the country arresting peaceful dissidents, who Fidel Castro believed would endanger the stability of the longest dictatorship in the history of Latin...
  • Nada detiene a las Damas de Blanco

    La Primavera Negra en Cuba comenzó en marzo de 2003. Fueron tres días en la que los agentes de la seguridad del estado buscaron y arrestaron a 75 disidentes pacíficos Ellos no predicaban violencia, pero Fidel Castro creyó que eran una amenaza a la más...
  • Al Qaeda leader vows to free Muslims from U.S. prisons, Guantanamo

    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....
  • Your Morning Phil: Abreu, Rios, Baker

    Your Morning Phil: Abreu, Rios, Baker
    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...
  • Peace is proclaimed

    It's all settled. Russia and the United States have agreed that Bashar al-Assad's impressive arsenal of chemical weapons will be inventoried, secured and destroyed by the middle of next year, give or take a few months. Or maybe a few decades if...