Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Author of 100 Years of Solitude Dies at 87

April 17, 2014 | No Comments »

Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize for Literature 1982 and author of the monumental “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, one of the most translated and read novels in the world, died today at age 87 in Mexico City,

Pinar del Rio Wins Cuba Baseball Title

April 17, 2014 | No Comments »

Pinar del Rio won the Cuban baseball championship on Wednesday with a 9-6 win to take their series four games to two before a highly disappointed Matanzas home crowd. Luis A. Valdes was the hero with his sixth inning grand slam.

Cuba’s Low-Budget Film Festival: Coming Attractions

April 16, 2014 | No Comments »

Not that many years ago, Gibara, was a quiet little town in Cuba’s east-laying province of Holguin, boasting a natural beauty that drew a small number of adventurous souls seeking to get away from the boisterous streets of the big city. Today, Gibara is a cultural center that brings together filmmakers and audiovisual artists at the International Low-Budget Cinema Festival, created by Cuban cineaste Humberto Solas in 2003.

Cuba Establishes Special Exchange Rate for Mariel Employees

April 16, 2014 | 2 comments

Workers employed at Cuba’s Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM) will be paid 80 percent of the salaries agreed to under their contracts between the Cuban government’s employment agencies and the investors. The payments are to be made in Cuban pesos (CUP), under an extraordinary exchange rate of 10 CUP to 1 Cuban Convertible Peso (or CUC).

Cuba to Host Regional Gay Conference

April 16, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Cuba will host a regional conference in May of partnerships and gay rights activists in Latin America and the Caribbean, organizers said Friday in Havana. The five-day conference will take place at the Varadero beach resort.

Cuba Baseball League Announces 2014 National Series Award Winners

April 15, 2014 | No Comments »

On the eve of the final stage of the National Series playoffs unfolding in Matanzas, the Cuban Baseball Federation has announced this year’s individual ballplayer award winners, and prime pennant challenger Pinar del Río has already proven to be the biggest winner.

Pinar del Rio Makes Spectacular Extra Inning 9-8 Win over Matanzas

April 14, 2014 | No Comments »

Down 8-5 going in to the bottom of the ninth inning Pinar del Rio was looking at the discomforting prospect of going back to Matanzas down three games to two in their championship Cuban baseball series. Then the tables turned, reported Baseballdecuba.com.

France Expects More Progress in Cuba on Political Rights

April 13, 2014 | 8 comments

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in Havana on Saturday that his country supports negotiations to revive relations between Cuba and the European Union (EU ), but also expects further progress in political rights on the island, reported dpa news.

Cuba Wins Boxing Clash with USA, One Fighter Abandons Team

April 13, 2014 | 2 comments

The Cuban Domadores (Tamers) boxing team competing in the semi-pro World Series of Boxing quarterfinals won three of five scheduled bouts in Salem, New Hampshire on Saturday evening to finish 8-2 and eliminate the USA Knockouts squad. The Cubans next rival in the semifinals will be Russia. Photo: worldseriesboxing.com

Pinar Impresses with 7-3 win and Takes Series Lead over Matanzas

April 12, 2014 | No Comments »

Everything that happened on the diamond Friday at the Captain San Luis Stadium in Pinar del Rio was included in the preliminary final series script. It proved that the first line Pinar pitching is superior and the team, supported by a delirious crowd, multiplied their strength.