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Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo, a rebel leader in the Cuban revolution who went from fighting alongside Fidel Castro to spending 22 brutal years in prison after trying to overthrow him, has died. He was 77. Gutierrez Menoyo died Friday of a heart attack at a...
Tags: Francisco Franco, Prisons, Punishment, Heart Attack, Cuba
Gen. Julio Casas Regueiro, an accountant who fought in Cuba's revolution and then used his training to run the military's lucrative economic enterprises for two decades before becoming defense minister, has died. He was 75. Casas died Saturday in...
Alberto Granado, who accompanied Ernesto "Che" Guevara on a 1952 journey of discovery across Latin America that was immortalized in Guevara's memoir and on screen in "The Motorcycle Diaries," has died in Cuba. He was 88. Granado, an Argentine...
Peter Haskell 'Bracken's World' star Peter Haskell, 75, a prolific stage, screen and TV actor who starred in the TV series "Bracken's World," died April 12 at his Northridge home, said his daughter, Audra. He played writer-producer Kevin Grant on...
Cuba What Everyone Needs to Know Julia E. Sweig Oxford University Press: 304 pp., $16.95 paper Despite decades of heated rhetoric from Washington and Miami, most of the time Americans don't give a lot of thought to Cuba. Then, once or twice a decade,...
Associated PressJuan Almeida Bosque, a comrade of Fidel Castro since the start of his guerrilla struggle more than half a century ago, died of a heart attack Friday in Havana, government media announced. He was 82. One of three surviving rebel leaders who still bore the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt was a long fight, but the Cubans have finally conquered this forlorn Andean hamlet, four decades after Ernesto "Che" Guevara was executed in the adobe schoolhouse here. Cuban physicians provide healthcare, Cuban educators oversee literacy classes, and...
In the early '90s, when I was living in Havana with my family, my eldest daughter, Bella, who was then about 6 years old, came home from school one afternoon in a state of excitement. She asked me, in Spanish: "Daddy, do you know what 'amor' means?" I...
Well into the fourth hour of "Che," the extraordinary and challenging new work by director Steven Soderbergh, the film's subject -- the Argentine-born political insurgent Ernesto Guevara -- strikes a recalcitrant horse. Wheezing and depleted from severe...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHAVANA -- Here we are on Day 13,286 of the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, another day of humidity and nostalgia in Fidel Castro's capital. Beneath the flaking pastel-hued walls of Old Havana, old men peddle the government newspaper and young men...
"Not Left but East," was Andre Gide's disillusioned comment when he returned from a visit to the Soviet Union in the 1930s. Like many of his fellow European intellectuals, he had thought of it as a utopia of progress. He concluded that the fabled...
Tags: Heads of State, Joan Didion, Philosophy, Activism, Diplomacy
William PfaffPARIS -- A Gallup poll issued this month says that 99 percent of the American public now has become convinced that Iran's civilian nuclear program will threaten "the vital interests of the United States in the next ten years." Eighty-three percent say...
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