| Oct 22, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Havana -- Cuba has stepped up efforts to douse speculation over the health of its former leader Fidel Castro by publishing an article under his name in state-run media in which he scoffs at recent rumors and those who circulated them.
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:59 PM
After years of planning and months of campaigning, the most expensive presidential race in history comes down to a final five-day whirlwind of speeches and television ads in the eight states still up for grabs.
President Barack Obama and Republican...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Among Latin American dictators that South Florida exiles love to hate, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez was a distant second to Cuba's Fidel Castro.
But Chavez beat his ideological comrade Castro to the grave, and the Venezuelan president's death from cancer --...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:58 PM
The number of Venezuelan-born residents in Broward and Palm Beach counties more than doubled between 2000 and 2011, according to the U.S. Census. Just a year after Chavez first entered office in 1999, there were an estimated 12,034 Venezuelan-born...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died on Tuesday, had a substantial impact on South Florida, driving thousands of his citizens here to escape his reign.
Middle-class and affluent Venezuelans, fearing they would lose their wealth and freedom, fled to...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:47 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Wednesday.
Here's what we're reading this morning.
has a piece on...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Classical conductors spend a lot of time on airplanes flying from one job to the next and are thus used to the frustrations that come with modern-day air travel. But for Gustavo Dudamel, a recent episode during a trip to Israel seems to have gone beyond...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The grand old names—the ones we gave to places before somebody invented “naming rights” for sports venues—can still stir the American spirit with their roughhewn poetry: Camden Yards, Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Candlestick Park,...
| Jul 10, 2011
Reporting from San Salvador and Mexico City -- Argentine songwriter and singer Facundo Cabral, an icon of Latin American folk and protest music, was shot to death early Saturday by unknown gunmen who intercepted his car in Guatemala City and pumped it...
| May 16, 2012
If Carlos Fuentes could have invented the perfect character to star in one of his novels, he might have come up with a protagonist named Carlos Fuentes.
That character would be a glamorous global citizen who was born in Panama as a diplomat's son, then...
| Mar 9, 2011
Singer had No. 1 hit with 'Running Bear'
Johnny Preston, 71, who had a No. 1 pop single in 1960 with "Running Bear," died Friday at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, his son Scott told the Associated Press. The elder Preston had bypass...
| Aug 8, 2012
American exceptionalism—which is fun to say (all those syllables!)—is grabbing some headlines this summer, thanks to the intersection of a heat-filled presidential campaign and a much-hyped, much-watched Olympics.
We're devouring these Summer...