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The Cuban effect

by Zachary Abate
Posted 7/01/13, 09:35 am

When Yasiel Puig walked to home plate for his final at-bat Sunday afternoon, the crowd of 42,405 started chanting his name in anticipation of what the Cuban phenom might do next. Despite a lopsided score, the majority of fans remained at Dodger Stadium, electing to see the 22-year-old one more time instead of heading for an early exit to beat traffic. 

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Signs and Wonders: Happiness, hippie Jesus, gubernatorial girth, and Cuba

by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 2/08/13, 09:45 am

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Remembering Castro

Cuba | Former allies say the former dictator knows only one title: the boss
by Priya Abraham
Posted 3/08/08, 12:00 am

As Fidel Castro first slipped his grip on power following intestinal surgery in 2006, 88-year-old Huber Matos remembered the day he met the bearded revolutionary chief nearly half a century ago, on March 31, 1958.

Matos had made it to Cuba's Sierra Maestra mountains with a stash of weapons from Costa Rica, and Castro hugged him and showed his delight until Matos said he wanted to stop his gun-running and stay in Cuba. Then Castro said sternly, "Look, I am the boss."

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