Outfielder Rusney Castillo, 26, is the latest Cuban baseball player beginning the fast-track road for a possible Major League Baseball contract on the free agent market. While still unconfirmed, his apparent escape from Cuba comes after he was suspended from playing with his team Ciego de Avila.
Cuban deputies today begin discussions prior to the second annual regular session of the country’s parliament to be held on December 21. The parliament meets briefly twice a year, mainly to unanimously rubber stamp decree-laws already approved by the government.
The Cuban media published photos today of former President Fidel Castro, showing him during a recent meeting in Havana with the Franco-Spanish journalist Ignacio Ramonet. Castro received Ramonet at his home on December 13, reported dpa. They talked for two hours.
Cuban Claudio Nasco, a newscaster on channel CDN of the Dominican Republic, was found dead Friday night in a motel in Santo Domingo, the motive is and circumstances are under investigation.
Cuba will send a team to participate in the Caribbean Baseball Series to take place February 2-7, 2014 on Margarita Island, Venezuela, commissioner Higinio Velez told the press in Havana. Last season’s Cuban league champions, Villa Clara, will represent the island at the tournament, noted Velez.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) agreed to pay $100 million US dollars for violation of US sanctions on Iran, Sudan, Burma and Cuba. In a statement issued RBS said it “deeply regrets” its violations of the sanctions and promised greater controls in the future.
The thing I appreciate the most about Christopher’s work is her intention of showing a face of Africa different than the one divulged by the media, of telling a hopeful and happy story. “They Are We” had its first screening at the British Embassy residence in Havana and will soon be shown at different festivals.
High temperatures will range around 28° C (82 F) and the lows around 21° C (70 F). Light rains are expected on Thursday and Friday. Partly cloudy skies on the weekend and heavier rains starting Monday.
Few times has a US president and a Castro shaken hands, thus the greeting between Barack Obama and Raul Castro today at the Nelson Mandela funeral in Johannesburg was considered big news, despite any real indication of change in the Cold War relic relationship. Here is the CNN video of the encounter.
A total of 568 US college students on a 15-country semester at sea program arrived yesterday to Cuba aboard the MV Explorer cruise ship and were welcomed at the University of Havana. The students, who had special permission from the US Treasury Department to visit Cuba, are from the Institute of Shipboard Education of the University of Virginia.