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  • Iran's U.N. envoy isn't a threat

     Iran's U.N. envoy isn't a threat
    The United States is irked that Iran has chosen as its representative to the United Nations a diplomat who apparently was involved with a student group that seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. The embassy takeover, a violation of international...
  • Gabriel García Márquez takes his place in the pantheon

     Gabriel García Márquez takes his place in the pantheon
    The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana." I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the...
  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig gets a pass for now among South Florida's Cubans

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig gets a pass for now among South Florida's Cubans
    MIAMI -- The tale of Yasiel Puig's death-defying escape from Cuba has proved so captivating, Hollywood has already bought the movie rights. But there's at least one part his story that hasn't been fully told. Before he defected and signed with the...
  • Dodger Yasiel Puig's long road around the Cuba embargo

    Fleeing Cuba is harrowing and costly, whether it's done in a flimsy boat headed for U.S. shores or a speedboat headed for Mexico. Yasiel Puig, the gifted Dodgers outfielder, set off on the latter route, smuggled out by men who then threatened his life and...
  • British Pathé Uploads Entire 85,000-Film Archive to YouTube in HD

    British Pathé, the U.K. newsreel archive company, has uploaded its entire 100-year collection of 85,000 historic films in high resolution to YouTube. The collection, which spans 1896 to 1976, comprises some 3,500 hours of historical footage of major...
  • Havana in black and white

    Havana in black and white
    Every image in Ramiro Fernandez’s new book of photographs is a postcard to pre-Castro Cuba — an exotic Havana in black and white where a young Desi Arnaz attended a soapbox derby, street performers spat plumes of fire, and exotic racecars...
  • Why sanctions don't really work

    Why sanctions don't really work
    In 1919, after allied sanctions on food shipments had starved the Kaiser's Germany into submission, President Wilson endorsed the continued use of sanctions to settle international disputes as an "economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy." Almost a...
  • Hemingway biopic breaks barrier with location shoot in communist Cuba

    An Ernest Hemingway biopic shooting this month on the streets of Havana is the first feature film with a Hollywood director and actors to film on the island since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power. The Associated Press reports...
  • Outspoken former Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen joins ESPN's Baseball Tonight

    Outspoken former Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen joins ESPN's Baseball Tonight
    ESPN announced on its website that former Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen would be joining the Baseball Tonight crew this season. Guillen was fired by the Marlins on Oct. 23, 2012, after a combustible year where the team went 69-93 in its first...
  • Gary Stein: Now Hillary joins the Hitler parade

    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...
  • Sergio Martinez's disdain for June 7 opponent Miguel Cotto runs deep

    Sergio Martinez is the World Boxing Council middleweight champion, and with the exception of some sanctioning-body shenanigans, has owned the belt since 2010. The 39-year-old Argentinian is 51-2-2 and has beaten the likes of Kelly Pavlik at his peak,...