| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:33 PM
"Ay Obama/Ay Obama
go a little crazy
come to Havana."
Grupo Interactivo (Cuban pop band)
It's often assumed, or even taken for granted, that U.S. policy on Cuba is not dictated in Washington but in Miami by Cuban exiles who would rather die than...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:42 PM
After the vigil, the remembrances, the tales of heroism recounted, what remains is the sorrow.
On a blustery, bright morning in El Monte, the friends and family of Adrian Castro came together at the Church of the Nativity to say goodbye to the 19-year-...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Many Illinois democrats recently showed much concern when Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner unknowingly shook hands at a campaign stop with a biker who wore a confederate flag patch on his jacket.
Remind me, were they similarly outraged when...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:16 PM
When President Barack Obama looks abroad, he sees only the possibility of frustration and more frustration. He will not be supervising the return of Crimea to Ukraine. He and the West are unable to end the slaughter of Syria's citizens by its government....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:10 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that he is breaking diplomatic relations with Panama, a decision he announced amid commemorations of the first anniversary of predecessor Hugo Chavez's death and continuing protests...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Colorful, crumbling and controversial, Cuba is caught between then and now, between communism and capitalism and the challenge of two currencies.
Thanks to a loosening of travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans by President Barack Obama, Cubans are...
| Feb 16, 2014
The United States and Cuba have been locked in the coldest of relationships for more than half a century. But a new poll suggests that the American people think it's time to warm things up a bit. We agree.
The poll, commissioned by the Washington-...
| Dec 13, 2013
The handshake between President Obama and Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service would have made the South African leader smile. It was the latest sign of a gradual thawing in relations between Washington and Havana after a frozen half-century....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Three world leaders -- a white conservative, a black liberal and an unpretentious woman governing the happiest country on Earth -- mirthfully huddled together for a photo capturing a momentous event.
Nelson Mandela would have been pleased.
| Dec 14, 2013
"Partisan politics should stop at the water's edge," said a White House spokesman Wednesday, noting that it "used to be a pretty important principle that originated in the Republican Party, I believe." He was responding to criticism (much of it...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It was one of the most awe-inspiring events of our lifetime: Ninety world leaders joining 100,000 South Africans in Johannesburg's World Cup Stadium for a four-hour-long celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela.
But what did the U.S. media focus on? Not...
| Dec 14, 2013
Judging by the media's coverage of Nelson Mandela's memorial this week, the gathering in South Africa consisted primarily of President Obama appeasing enemies of the United State and snapping juvenile "selfies" with his fellow national leaders. Those...