| Mar 9, 2014
In 1980, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter came up with a way to retaliate: stopping grain sales to Moscow. The boycott, said Commerce Secretary Philip Klutznick, would prove to the world that "aggression is costly" and...
| Mar 9, 2014
I expect better from Hillary Clinton.
She is someone I respect a lot. Actually, if they made a life size Fathead of Hillary Clinton, I would put it up on my wall, but that's another story.
Anyway, the Fathead might have to be smaller, because the...
| Jan 30, 2014
Once again there was little mention of Latin America in President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech. One sentence in a speech that lasted more than an hour is not enough.
But don't put all the blame on the President. That has been the norm since...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Beatles fans who want to go the extra mile -- literally -- to mark the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s storming of America can hop on the 101 Freeway on Sunday and head to Camarillo for an exhibition of some rare and in some cases previously...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:31 PM
Huber Matos Benitez, whose disenchantment with the Cuban Revolution he had helped lead brought him the wrath of Fidel Castro and 20 years in prison, died Thursday in Miami after a heart attack. He was 95.
His death was confirmed by his grandson, Huber...
| Feb 20, 2014
Pardon my skepticism on the recent wave of stories and polls giving the impression Cuban Americans now favor lifting the embargo and that the rich on this side of the Florida Straits are willing to go and invest in Castro's Communist island.
| Feb 16, 2014
Answering questions is as unspeakable to Rick Scott as eating pork is to someone who keeps kosher. The governor treats talking with the press and public as tref (Yiddish for tainted food), as though he would be putting himself at risk for the political...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Líderes de América Latina discutieron el martes en Cuba cómo enfrentar las desigualdades sociales que persisten en la región pese a una década de vigoroso crecimiento económico, en una cumbre vista como un espaldarazo a la isla ante el aislamiento de...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:19 AM
La presidenta brasileña, Dilma Rousseff, dijo el martes que el retirado líder cubano Fidel Castro está lúcido, tiene una excelente memoria y habló mucho durante la entrevista de casi dos horas que mantuvo con él.
Rousseff -que participa en La Habana...
| Feb 6, 2014
For the purpose of this column, let's put in a lock box our views on renewed diplomatic and economic relations with Cuba and put the key in a safe place where one cannot find it.
Let us not pass judgment of those historic Cuban American exiles who are...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 1:00 PM
In one of Andrew Moore's photographs of Cuba, on display through Feb. 15 at Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles, a half-dozen men and women are hanging out at an aging ferry terminal.
Their postures are casual and unself-conscious, yet they form a quasi-...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:29 AM
Cuba participará como país invitado en la Serie del Caribe de Béisbol de 2014 tras 53 años de ausencia en ese torneo, al que anunció su regreso en junio aunque su asistencia quedó sujeta a un permiso del Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos resuelto...