April 10, 1984 Our Man in Havana “Everyone who comes to Cuba has been brainwashed. Skillful propaganda has told them Havana is a haven of heaven.” That’s Steve Ryan talking; see his indispensable “Havana: Sucker Trap of the Caribbean,” published for your edification in the February 1957 issue of Exposed magazine (the one with Diana Dors on the cover). “Forget the Maine” is Ryan’s message. Remember the dirt, the beggars, the shoeshine urchins, the porno postcard vendors, “the thin, ragged women carrying babies too hungry to cry,” the guy who makes his living exhibiting a bedraggled, cawing perico trained to fire a cap gun, the hordes of hookers who can barely wait for nightfall so they can “flow over the city like a tidal wave in search of americanos.” What’s the story? “When Batista took over in 1952,” Ryan explains, “he sat on an empty wallet.” … [Read more...] about Our Man in Havana: Face-to-Face with Fidel Castro
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Sports By Tribune News Service | Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:53 a.m. Share this story Wailuku, Maui's Duke Aloy drives in two runs with a double off River Ridge, La.'s Marshall Louque on Friday during the first inning at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Hawaii won 5-2. River Ridge of Louisiana did everything it could in its last at-bat to beat Central East Maui with one big swing. But winning pitcher Jaren Pascual managed to escape. With the bases loaded and the winning run at the plate in star hitter Marshall Louque, Pascual watched a lazy fly ball land in the glove of center fielder Kaleb Mathias for out No. 3 as the youngsters from Wailuku secured a 5-2 win in Friday’s opening round of the Little League World Series held in Williamsport, Pa. ADVERTISING The victory sends the West Region representative into the coveted winner’s bracket, where Maui will face Mid-Atlantic Region winner New Jersey on Sunday at 8 … [Read more...] about Little League: Maui wins opener at World Series
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Get There Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Michelle Singletary by Michelle Singletary Email the author April 24 at 5:49 PM Email the author Children do not need credit cards. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner/AP Photo) When identity theft hits adults, it can be a long and frustrating battle to restore their good name. But imagine the confusion that ensues when a young adult tries to get a credit card for the first time only to find out he has several delinquent accounts in his credit file, some dating … [Read more...] about Why does a 2-year-old have a credit card? How to protect your children from identity theft.
LOS ANGELES—I first met news reporter Yong Chavez in action. She was in the middle of coverage and was clearly a master at what she does. She was quick to think of an angle, smart in asking questions and decisive when to wrap up the interview. But most of all, what was palpable from this bundle of energy is her passion—a vital factor to succeed in one’s vocation but one that cannot be learned. To be honest, I found Yong intimidating at the start. She was after all the first Filipino journalist to cover the Oscars in Hollywood, since I started following her career. When we began this interview, however, gone was the serious news reporter persona from the field to reveal a warm and open personality. Yong was friendly, sincere and had a beautiful story to share. Beginnings Every story begins somewhere and Yong’s started far away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, back in the Philippines, in San Antonio, San Pascual, Batangas. ong Chavez’ story … [Read more...] about The Hollywood reporter as mom, wife and fighter
A video of a crying two-year-old child left inside an unattended car has sparked a conversation about unlawful acts against children. The video was initially shared on social media, where its uploader Jasper Pascual narrated that he saw the child inside a Toyota Fortuner that was parked beside his own car. “Heavily tinted ‘yung car niya so ‘di ko mapansin if may kasama siya or wala. But then bago ako sumakay sa car ko, hinahampas ng baby ‘yung salamin ng car and mas lalong lumakas ‘yung pag-iyak niya. It’s a cry for help!” he shared. Pascual discovered that the child was left unattended by his parents, who had fun at Metrowalk — a place usually frequented by adults in the Ortigas area who wanted to catch drinks, eat or watch live acts after work. The car’s air conditioning unit was not turned on as well, the uploader shared. Reports say that a security guard arrived at the scene 10 minutes or so after Pascual’s discovery, … [Read more...] about When parents leave a 2-year-old child inside a car at Metrowalk
Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino has reached an agreement to coach Greek basketball power Panathinaikos, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly until the deal was signed. Pitino is expected to join the team after Christmas. Panathinaikos, which is in Athens, fired its coach Xavi Pascual and moved quickly to lure Pitino. The team is 8-0 in the Greek league but is 6-7 and in 10th place in the prominent Euroleague. Read more: Next 2 weeks will tell us a lot about Kentucky's NCAA Tournament hopes Names on the team that might be familiar: Former Florida and NBA guard Nick Calathes, former Kansas guard Keith Langford and former Ohio State forward DeShaun Thomas. Pitino served as Kentucky's basketball coach from 1989 to 1997 and coached at Louisville from 2001 to 2017. He was fired last October after Louisville was named in the FBI's investigation into college basketball … [Read more...] about Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino expected to take job in Greece