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La PlazaYou knew it had to happen. As soon as the 30-some regional leaders went behind closed doors at the so-called Summit of Unity in Cancun, Mexico, the fat hit the fire. Venezuela's leftist president, Hugo Chavez, and his right-wing Colombian counterpart,...
La PlazaTimes staff writer Tracy Wilkinson tracks Cuba news. Among the recent items:-- Cuban President Raul Castro made the rare gesture Wednesday of "lamenting" the death of a political prisoner who succumbed after an 85-day hunger strike, according to...
La PlazaRepresentatives of 32 countries, including about two dozen presidents and prime ministers, are meeting in Cancun, Mexico, for a two-day summit. The goal: creation of a regional organization that excludes the United States and Canada. "It is time for Latin...
Top of the TicketDemocrat complains his overtures have been ignored by the island's rulers....
Latin America Digest: Belarus backs Venezuela, Brazil investigates priests and Cuba hears appeal on prisonersLa PlazaToday's One-Line News Briefs: Caracas, Venezuela â Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko offered to help Venezuela strengthen its military, saying Tuesday that President Hugo Chavezâs government should not have to worry about foreign threats....
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...
IN THE TIMES' sporadic New Year's Day tradition of making wishes for the coming year, only a precious few have come true. Last year was no different: Of 36 New Year's wishes, just five were fulfilled; two others were only partially realized. We got the...
After a marathon promotional tour for a slate of new movies, Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro pauses to reflect on the nature of celebrity and his growing fame in America. Linney, Santoros Love Actually costar, gets the story. Laura Linney: Hello, my...
Tags: Jim Carrey, Steven Soderbergh, Brazil, Fraud, Emma Thompson
1 China The Chinese government has changed its mind and will not open Tibet to tourists again on May 1, as it had previously announced. The Tibetan Tourism Bureau told tour operators late last week to stop arranging trips beginning on that date....
When President Obama attends the Summit of the Americas next week, he will encounter a wellspring of goodwill in Latin America toward the young leader who reminds so many there of their favorite American president, John F. Kennedy. And yet he will...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterRebuffing criticism of the warm greetings he exchanged with Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, President Obama said Sunday that the United States, with its overwhelming military superiority and need to improve its global image, could afford to extend such...
Tags: Corruption, George W. Bush, Elections, Hugo Chavez, Charity
Today, Fidel Castro will fire another round in his battle with the United States that began 47 years ago when the Kennedy administration imposed an economic embargo on Cuba. Castro may be on his deathbed, but he has surrogates. In this case, it will...
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