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  • Jared Leto to play Ukraine; Oscar speech edited in Russian telecast

    Jared Leto to play Ukraine; Oscar speech edited in Russian telecast
    "Dallas Buyers Club" star and newly crowned Academy Award winner Jared Leto was the only Hollywood figure to address the current political unrest in Ukraine during the award show Sunday, but his words of support for the former Soviet republic weren't...
  • Despite Venezuela link, sensational Bahia Orchestra Project of Brazil proves irresistible

    Despite Venezuela link, sensational Bahia Orchestra Project of Brazil proves irresistible
    Venezuela's state-supported music education marvel, El Sistema, offering free instruction to nearly 600,000 young people in all corners of the country, is not without controversy. With an increasingly restive Venezuelan public protesting human rights...
  • Critic's pick: Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    Critic's pick: Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    The Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, which will be a major component of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s TchaikovskyFest this weekend and next week, is the youngest, newest, biggest and, for sure, the hottest (in terms of sheer...
  • At North American trade summit in Mexico, talks don't go far

    At North American trade summit in Mexico, talks don't go far
    TOLUCA, Mexico — They came to talk about their roles as powerhouses in world trade, but President Obama and his two North American counterparts made little progress Wednesday in boosting their ambitious plans to ease borders and expand into new...
  • President Obama condemns violence, supports trade during Mexico trip

    President Obama condemns violence, supports trade during Mexico trip
    TOLUCA, Mexico -- President Obama acknowledged Wednesday the hand of Russian President Vladimir Putin in two of the day’s most violent hot spots -- Ukraine and Syria -- but said the conflicts should not be viewed as a “Cold War chessboard.&...
  • Furor follows L.A. Phil's Gustavo Dudamel

    Furor follows L.A. Phil's Gustavo Dudamel
    Wherever he goes, Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel is hailed as a symbol of El Sistema, Venezuela's model music education program. But Tuesday Dudamel arrived in L.A. as the subject of criticism for not speaking out against...
  • Dudamel defends appearance in Venezuela on day of deadly protests

    Dudamel defends appearance in Venezuela on day of deadly protests
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Facing criticism in social media for his appearance with President Nicolas Maduro on the day that violent clashes across Venezuela left three dead, Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel has defended his appearance,...
  • Gustavo Dudamel drawn into debate over political unrest in Venezuela

    Gustavo Dudamel drawn into debate over political unrest in Venezuela
    Gustavo Dudamel has found himself in the midst of a political debate in his native Venezuela over a recent concert he conducted that was attended by the country's controversial leader, President Nicolas Maduro. The Times' World Now blog reported...
  • Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez surrenders, urges protests

     Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez surrenders, urges protests
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez turned himself in to authorities Tuesday to face what he calls trumped-up homicide charges, after urging supporters to stay in the streets and protest peacefully against the...
  • Venezuela's fugitive opposition leader surrenders to authorities

    Venezuela's fugitive opposition leader surrenders to authorities
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez turned himself in to authorities Tuesday to face what he says are trumped-up homicide charges, after urging supporters to stay in the streets and protest peacefully against the government....
  • Venezuela braces for protest led by fugitive; U.S. diplomats expelled

    Venezuela braces for protest led by fugitive; U.S. diplomats expelled
    CARACAS, Venezuela — An opposition leader being hunted by authorities on homicide charges announced plans to lead a protest march Tuesday and then turn himself in to police. Leopoldo Lopez, a former Caracas borough mayor, denies the criminal...