| 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 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 29, 2013
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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 26, 2013
Pianist and bandleader who fled Cuba
Bebo Valdes, 94, a renowned Cuban pianist who recorded with Nat King Cole, was bandleader of Havana's Tropicana nightclub during its glittering heyday and was considered the last luminary from the...
| Jun 21, 2013
When artist Catalina Jaramillo visits the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, she will come bearing boxes of all the journals, diaries, sketchpads, Museum of Modern Art textbooks and study manuals from her life since age 16. The worn editions,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Wednesday night's game between the Dodgers and the Padres wasn't held at Dodger Stadium, as scheduled. It took place at Yasiel Puig World.
Disney might try to buy the place and raise ticket prices some more.
Hours before the Cuban overnight...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Welcome to "Westonzuela," where the arepas are fresh and plentiful, flags of yellow, red and blue fly high, and Spanish-language periodicals like "El Venezolano" can be found at the corner gas station.
In this western suburb on the edge of the...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Barbara Walters is saying goodbye to TV journalism.
After more than half a century in the industry, the veteran ABC News anchor plans to retire next summer, ABC announced Sunday night. Walters, 83, is set to make it official Monday morning on "The View....