Today is World Book and Copyright Day. It was first organized and celebrated by UNESCO in 1995. The date April 23 was selected to coincide with a Spanish festival honoring legendary author Miguel de Cervantes and also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Today, more than 100 countrie ... More >>
Never much of a fan of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is more peeved than usual at the NGO. Today she blasted UNESCO for preserving the works of Che Guevara in its "Memory of the World Register."
We might equate tequila with lime chasers, tropical cocktails, and a hazy night or two. But to Francisco Gonzalez, president of the National Chamber of the Tequila Industry, it means a taste of Mexico, even when he's far away from home.Home for Gonzalez is Los Altos, the highlands of Jalisco, a stat ... More >>
Tango Conspiracy's Jimena Fama.The tango has a gloriously twisted history. And Tango Conspiracy, led by Buenos Aires-bred, Miami-based singer, songwriter, and taskmaster Jimena Fama, is only the latest chapter. Invented by ex-slaves and peasants, the tango was born on the banks of the Río d ... More >>
The three dozen "Ladies in White" who took to the streets of Havana on Human Rights Day on Thursday hoped to bring attention to husbands, fathers, and friends serving time in Cuban jails for speaking out. But it was the government that made the strongest case that human rights are being trampled dai ... More >>
Photos at the Spanish Cultural Center remind us wars linger.
Aristocracy in Vietnam, she lives in a Collins Avenue condo and attends a synagogue
Composer Livio Tragtenberg melds performance art and world music
In his native Cuba he was a film star. Here in the States he's just another car salesman with a dream.
Cuba's Minister of Culture Abel Prieto faces a daunting challenge: Sell Cuban culture to the world, but don't sell out the revolution
It's straight from contemporary Cuba and it has taken root in a most unlikely place: Little Havana