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Cuba Baseball 2014-15 Schedule Set

September 2, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The Cuban National Series schedule has now been officially announced, with the season opening on September 21 and following the same two-part season structure as utilized the past two seasons. The first phase will involve all 16 league teams (each playing 45 games) and will end December 16.




Protein Products for Havana Residents for Sept. 1-7

September 1, 2014 | No Comments »

We present the list of rationed protein products that can be purchased by Havana residents in their local “bodega” stores during the week of September 1-7. The portions are distributed by month on a rotation basis in the 15 municipalities of the capital.




US Swimmer Diana Nyad Recognized by Cuba

September 1, 2014 | No Comments »

US long distance swimmer Diana Nyad received the Order of Sporting Merit granted by the Council of State of Cuba on Saturday, in the capital.




Gold for Cuba’s Idalis Ortiz in World Judo Championship

September 1, 2014 | No Comments »

The Cuban ldalis Ortiz won a gold medal on Saturday with her performance in the XXX World Judo Championship held in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.




International Tourism in Cuba Slumps, but National Tourism Up

September 1, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The arrival of foreign tourists to Cuba continued a slowing trend in July, down 0.5% from the same month of 2013. On the bright side, the domestic tourism market grew 21 percent at the Vardero resort, Cuba’s top beach destination, compared to the same period of 2013.




Cuba Launches Controversial Customs Law

September 1, 2014 | 3 comments

Cuban Customs begins to enforce today the new highly controversial regulations that further limit what travelers can bring into the country, amid the rejection of the population. The measure is geared to protecting the government/military monopoly on domestic commerce.




Jorge Soler’s Smash Debut with the Cubs

August 31, 2014 | No Comments »

Jorge Soler is the latest in a string of Cuban baseball stars and prospects to have a smashing start in Major League Baseball. The 22-year-old outfielder homered in his first at bat on Tuesday in Cincinnati and went 8-for-15 in his first four games (against the Reds and St. Louis), including three homers and seven RBIs.




Cuba Calls Meeting with EU Constructive

August 29, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The Cuban government today described as “constructive” a meeting held on Wednesday and Thursday in the second round of negotiations for a Political Dialogue and Cooperation with the European Union (EU), reported dpa news.




Cuba’s Patron Virgin Enthroned at the Vatican Gardens

August 29, 2014 | 2 comments

The Virgen de la Caridad (“Virgin of Charity”) whose replica was enthroned at the Vatican Gardens this past Thursday has a very special significance. During a ceremony held in the morning of Thursday, an image of Cuba’s patron virgin was placed in an area close to the Jubilee Bell in the presence of 60 attendees, including 10 Cuban bishops.




Pitcher Diosdany Castillo Flees Cuba, Training in Mexico

August 29, 2014 | No Comments »

Cuban pitcher Diosdany Castillo Vergel has fled Cuba and is currently training in Mexico, driven by the dream of playing in the US Major Leagues, sources close to the baseball player told Café Fuerte. He played for Villa Clara in the Cuban league.