Marga Gomez channels Fidel Castro in Berkeley show ‘King of Cuba’

El Comandante is not quite Fidel Castro, but it’s pretty clear whom he’s supposed to represent. He’s the elderly longtime dictator of Cuba pondering …

Latin America

Same-sex marriage in Cuba is a public-relations ploy

For several years, the Cuban regime has been undergoing a series of mutations designed to guarantee the continuity of the system and erase the past. …

Latin America

Cuban 'acoustic attack' report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologists

Claims that US diplomats suffered mysterious brain injuries after being targeted with a secret weapon in Cuba have been challenged by neurologists and other brain specialists.<p>A medical report commissioned by the US government, published in March, found that staff at the US embassy in Havana …

World News

Here’s why this coach’s journey to ancestral home of Cuba was odd, interesting and sad

For the first time in his life, St. Thomas University baseball Jorge Perez drew breath in his ancestral home of Cuba, but the most dominant smell he …

Latin America

American Experience

<b>Narrator</b>: The execution set for the evening of March 11, 1961, was in many ways, unremarkable. More than 200 had taken place at Havana's La Cabaña …

Latin America

Cohen: Saudis and Canadians are equal in hypocrisy

Ten days after Canada’s grievous insult to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, there is enough hypocrisy and ineptitude on both sides to write another …

Human Rights

From Havana to Cayo Ensenachos: the city and beach break you can only find in Cuba

Suspended animation, living history, frozen in time — whatever you want to call it, Havana embodies it.<p>From grand baroque palaces to quaint colonial …

Latin America

Former Argentina President Cristina Fernández Testifies in Court, Denies Wrongdoing

Former Argentina president Cristina Kirchner on her way to court in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images)<p><b>ARGENTINA:</b> …

Latino News

What to Expect on Primary Election Day

“Lastday, Capricorn 29’s. Year of the City: 2274. Carousel begins.” – <i>Logan’s Run</i><p>As voters go to the polls in the August primary, here are some things …

Conservative View

HONEST REVIEW: Camila Cabello x L'Oreal Paris Havana Makeup Collection

The dress code for the event was to be inspired by Cuba, so I immedietly thought of color and pattern! Luckly that’s where my wardrobe thrives. I …

Camila Cabello

Cubans to join public debate on new constitution recognising private enterprise

HAVANA: Cuba called on its citizens on Monday (Aug 13) to join a series of public debates on a new constitution that will recognise the role of …

Latin America

Oprah Busts A Move To Camila Cabello

Just Now<p>It's official, Oprah is just like everyone else.<p>At a recent photoshoot, she busted a move to Camila Cabello's hit "Havana".<p>This is also me on …

Camila Cabello



Kanhaiya, Jignesh: Heroes of Our Times

Saeed Mirza on two young men who have broken barriers and emerged as beacons for a New India.


Cuba's proposed new constitution - what will change

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has begun a public debate on issues ranging from one-party rule and socialism to inequality, gay rights, private property and restructuring of the country’s government as it moves to replace a Cold War-era constitution.<p>Cubans read the draft proposal of changes to the …

Latin America

Cuba begins public debate on modernising Cold War-era constitution

© Reuters. Public political discussion to revamp Cold War-era constitution in Havana<p>By Marc Frank<p>HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba on Monday began a rare …

Latin America

How Daniel Ortega squeezed the life out of his socialist dream - and left Nicaragua on the brink of civil war

Six years after his guerrilla movement swept away a brutal dictatorship, Daniel Ortega stood on stage in his army fatigues and characteristic thick square glasses, vindicated as he celebrated his election as president of Nicaragua.<p>He held his clenched fist high on the podium in front of adoring …


How should history remember Fidel Castro?

To many, he was a heroic champion of the disenfranchised; to others, a cruel tyrant. Following Fidel Castro’s death in November 2016, five historians …


Cubans begin debate on draft constitution

Cubans are about to begin debate on a draft constitution in a series of public forums, which will present their conclusions to lawmakers. The draft …

Latin America

Seabourn Cruises into Cuba in 2019

Carnival Corporation cruise line Seabourn has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, starting November 4, …

Latin America

Cubans debate draft constitution on Fidel Castro's birth anniversary

Shares tumble • Bayer share price drops even as EU stands by glyphosate<p>Lira crisis • Turkey on a wing and a prayer as lira rout spurs contagion …

Fidel Castro

Cuban opposition leader is accused of attempted murder. Activists dispute the charge

José Daniel Ferrer, the leader of the largest dissident organization in Cuba, has been held incommunicado since his detention on Aug. 3, according to …

Latin America

Confusion dampens interest in Cuba

A recent survey from Allianz Global Assistance found that Americans' interest in visiting Cuba is waning, with the majority of respondents stating …

Latin America

M. Volleyball. Spencer Olivier Named to USA Volleyball Junior National Training Team

Long Beach State redshirt freshman outside hitter Spencer Olivier has been named to the 2018 USA Volleyball Men's Junior National Training Team.

USA Volleyball

Cuba's Tourism Numbers Rising Despite US 'Campaigns'

Authorities forecast that number could jump to five million by the end of the year.<p>The number of tourists visiting Cuba is rising, despite US …

Latin America

The L’Oréal Paris x Havana Camila Cabello Collection Is Beyond Gorgeous--See The Swatches!

Camila Cabello is taking her musical talents and love for Havana to the beauty industry and giving us the <b>L’Oréal Paris x Havana Camila Cabello</b> …


You’ll love this day trip to ‘Calle 8’ in Miami – trust me

There's a little pocket in Miami as concentrated with flavor as a spoonful of adobo seasoning. Calle Ocho, (SW 8th Street) in the middle of Little …

Latin America

Today in History for August 13th

Mickey Mantle

On This Day..... August 13


Pop Culture

Arrest of prominent Cuban dissident draws protest and concern

One of Cuba's most prominent dissidents has been arrested and held incommunicado for days, sparking international pleas for his release.<p>Jose Daniel Ferrer, from Cuba's Santiago region, was detained a week ago, his organization, the Patriotic Union of Cuba, said.<p>Ferrer is a longtime critic of Cuban …

Latin America