While I was a correspondent in Havana, I worked out of a beautiful building called the Lonja de Comercio. It was in Old Havana, a neighborhood that was in constant renovation. A famed Cuban historian named Eusebio Leal headed the restoration efforts. I had seen him and shook his hand a few times. I had
The provincial capital of Kunduz was back in the news this week after the Taliban regained control of the city. Kunduz was the first major city to fall to U.S.-backed Northern Alliance troops in November 2001. Now, nearly 14 years later, the Taliban is back in control. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told reporters that security forces were staging a
When I went hunting for my first newspaper job, I carried a dark brown leather portfolio. A meager selection of my stories and photos were inside. In those early days, I saved every story I wrote, evidence I really was a full-time staff writer, paid to do something I loved. And if a story was good enough, I cut it
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