August 23, 2011
Cuba at the Bowl With: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club with Omara Portuondo; Arturo Sandoval with Natalie Cole and the L.A. All Star Big Band; Ninety Miles Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Tickets: $1 to $130 Information: (323) 850-2000 or http://www.laphil.com
March 16, 2013
Re "Cross Cuba off the blacklist," Editorial, March 13 I toured Cuba last week as part of a college alumni educational exchange and saw firsthand the effects of the 50-plus-year-old U.S. embargo. Cuba is changing slowly, and it is time for the U.S. to reevaluate its hostility to this imperfect island nation. Cuba has made some egregious blunders, but our record is not spotless either. Carolyn A. Scheer Irvine ALSO: Letters: Prayer for the pope Letters: A stand-alone MOCA Letters: A taxing debate on gun control
November 22, 2009 |
ITALY Presentation David Farley discusses his new book, "An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church's Strangest Relic in Italy's Oddest Town," an account of his time living in a Bohemian hill town near Rome. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. CUBA Slide show Mort Loveman will present "Cuba: A Cultural Experience." When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.
May 30, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Cuba further distanced itself from terrorist activities last year but the U.S. government still considers it a state sponsor of terrorism along with Syria, Iran and Sudan, according to the State Department's annual report. The report for 2012, released Thursday, says the government in Cuba last year reduced support for Basque separatists in Southern Europe, joined a regional group that seeks to block terrorism financing, and sponsored peace talks between Colombia and an armed rebel group.
June 30, 2009 |
The images were decidedly retro and jarring in their distant familiarity, as if a grainy old family film long left in the attic had been brought out for a screening. In defense of la patria, army troops overpowered el palacio at dawn and placed el presidente on an airplane to be flown into exile, still wearing his pajamas. Sunday's coup in Honduras followed a script once so familiar it acquired cliche status, material even for a Woody Allen sendup.
November 4, 1990
I fail to grasp the pertinence of the article about Cuba's heyday of yesteryear ("Cocktails and Millionaires," Traveling in Style, Oct. 21). It certainly has no relevance to Traveling in Style, since not only can few Americans expect to go there, but any who went would discover there's nothing left but the fine climate and the hapless Cuba of today. Where's the "style?" OLIVER BERLINER Beverly Hills