Tony Cragg, an important English sculptor living in Germany, traveled to Cuba to open his personal exhibition: Toni Cragg. Sculptures and drawings, at Havana’s National Fine Arts Museum.
The World Baseball Classic ended for Cuba on Wednesday after losing an embarrassing 14-1 to the Netherlands in seven innings, shortened on the mercy rule.
Three times Cuba had the lead over Japan in their World Baseball Classic clash on Tuesday in Tokyo. However, it wasn’t enough. With three runs in the bottom of the eighth, including the second homer of the game by Tetsuto Yamada, Japan took an 8-5 lead that held.
Team Cuba improved its image in Group B of the IV World Baseball Classic, obtaining its first victory, 6-0 over China, in the Tokyo Dome on Wednesday afternoon before 39,102 fans. The victory gave the Cubans a 1-1 record after losing 11-6 to Japan the day before. They now face Australia in their final First Round contest.
Mexico, the host team, beat Cuba 1-0 Monday night in the second semifinal contest of the Caribbean Series and will play tomorrow against Puerto Rico to define this year’s champion.
Confusion in the method to define the classification of the teams in the Caribbean Baseball Series led to changes in the semifinals rivals in the games to take place on Monday. Cuba will now play the Mexican team while Venezuela plays Puerto Rico. The finals among the winners is on Tuesday.
If something had been missing to put Cuban baseball in a coma state, it was an institution like Real Madrid coming to Havana to give it the final blow. “We know that there is a lot of interest in soccer here in Cuba. It already seems to be the most important sport here and we want this to continue like this,” said Joaquin Sagues.
US film directors Brian De Palma and Oliver Stone will be two of the special guests at the upcoming 38th Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana.
The work Dub Love premiered in Cuba on the openin day of the Havana Ballet Festival (Oct. 28-Nov.6) performed by the French dancers Ana Pi, Francois Chagnaud and Cecilia Bengoles. (10 photos)