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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a gifted writer but no hero

The obituary of Garca Mrquez that I would most like to read will never be written.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Opinion

6 hrs ago | Fausta's blog

Well, there's at least one person out there who dislikes Gabriel Garcia Marquez more than I,

One of the great phonies and bootlickers of leftist dictators has passed from the scene.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America,

10 hrs ago | EDGE

Becoming Cuba

How a tight-laced, middle-class widow became a revolutionary propels Melinda Lopez's out-of-the ordinary family drama "Becoming Cuba," currently in a New England premiere at Huntington Theatre Company.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts

15 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Cuba film festival to pay tribute to Garcia Marquez

Cuba is dedicating this year's Havana Film Festival to the late Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


Tue Apr 22, 2014

Babalu Blog

On this Date in History: Elian Gonzalez's only chance of freedom is stolen from him

In the early morning hours of April 22, 2000, President Bill Clinton and his Justice Department sheepishly submitted to the demands of Cuba's Fidel Castro and violently seized a six-year-old boy from his uncle's home.


Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

The Japan Times

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 'lost' political legacy

I met writer Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez and Fidel Castro at the Convention Palace in Havana during a medical meeting I attended in Cuba in the early 1980s.


Related Topix: Opinion


Havana's infectious atmosphere is not the Caribbean of the holiday brochures

Cuba's captivating and vibrant capital Havana wows Nigel Thompson with hot rhythms, retro style and its famous booze and tobacco I, on the other hand, have been attempting to persuade two left feet to vaguely co-operate for just five minutes.


Related Topix: Travel

The Miami Herald

He thought Fidel was bigger than his sins

Myles Chefetz does a tasting in the kitchen at Prime Fish with chef Todd Zimmer, April 14, 2014.


Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Journalism

Mon Apr 21, 2014


Mexican, Colombian presidents hail Gabriel Garcia Marquez in lavish Mexico City memorial

"Garcia Marquez is the greatest Latin American novelist of all time," Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto told a packed crowd in the ornate vestibule of the Palace of Fine Arts.


Related Topix: South America, Colombia, World News, Mexico, Arts, Literature, Raul Castro,

India Talkies

China to deepen cooperation with Cuba - Indiatalkies.com

Havana, April 22: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said that his country will deepen its mutually beneficial cooperation with Cuba in various fields and refresh bilateral ties.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News

National Review Online

SlideshowThe Island of California

California's climate, remoteness, and left-wing politics can make it seem to many like a separate country.


Related Topix: California, Stanford University, Castro (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco, CA

Babalu Blog

Reinaldo Arenas on Gabo: Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Esbirro o es burro?

The following is a translation by Asombra of a text by the highly acclaimed Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas .


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Conservative Political News, US News

National Review Online

Armando Valladares: Garc a M rquez: Castro Stooge

Perhaps the most heinous in that fauna supporting dictatorships are writers, poets, and artists.


Related Topix: Activism, Prison

Sun Apr 20, 2014

War Is A Crime

Ukraine in Context of Other Major Missed Opportunities

The unnecessary and regrettable conflict between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine brings to mind sad remembrances of important junctures at which I watched - as a citizen and a CIA analyst - chances for genuine peace with Russia frittered away.


Related Topix: Washington, DC, Vladimir Putin, US Military, Fort Benning, US Army, US News, Liberal Political News


Hannah Berkeley Cohen for The Globe Cuba, US are warily, slowly improving relations

The imposing, seven-story structure with darkened windows sits just across from the Malecon, or sea wall, central Havana's communal hangout.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Prison, US Politics, James McGovern, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Sat Apr 19, 2014

WNFL-AM Green Bay

Cuban Cepeda signs pro deal with Japanese team

Leading outfielder Frederich Cepeda has become the first player from the Cuban baseball league to sign for a Japanese professional team since the communist government relaxed its player rules last year.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America

Common Dreams

The Lost Legacy of Gabriel Garc a M rquez

I met Gabriel Garca Mrquez and Fidel Castro at the Convention Palace in Havana during a medical meeting I attended in Cuba in the early eighties.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Buenos Aires Herald

Garc a M rquez: look back and forward

How will we remember people whose death rapidly makes them forgettable? How will the figure fare in history? Or will they remain "great" in our rather remote place in the world.


Free Republic

Cuban government makes Good Friday official holiday

After granting temporary permission for Cubans to celebrate Good Friday in 2012 and 2013, the Cuban government has decided grant a request made by Pope Benedict during his visit to the country in 2012 to make it a permanent official holiday.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Life, Holidays, Good Friday, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI,

Daily Kos

Kitchen Table Kibitzing: "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him."

I had something prepared that was full of sweetness and light, when I learned that Gabriel Garcia Marquez had walked on.


Related Topix: Dick Cheney, George Bush