Yasmani Tomas, one of the most recent stars of the Cuban baseball league to flee the island, signed a six-year $68.5 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks, reported dpa news on Wednesday.
Cuban authorities are currently working on a new anti-tobacco legislation that will provide the framework for tougher restrictions on smokers and strengthen commercial limitations on tobacco-derived products, in a country where 36 people die every day because of complications related to the dangerous habit.
A total of sixty individuals (including managers and employees) responsible for garbage collection around Havana have been accused of embezzlement, theft and corruption that have caused the State millions in losses and placed the health of citizens at risk.
The last month of the year is nearing and, in addition to the shy Cuban winter, people are looking forward to the Havana Film Festival. From December 4 to 14, the streets of Havana will again feel the revelry of a public hungry for the most recent films of our continent and the rest of the world.
“I have a milk cow – it is no ordinary cow. She walks down Prado, killing flies with her tail.” (Chorus of a popular Cuban song). It’s nine in the morning and the street-lamps are still on. Has the sun not risen yet? (31 photos)
The wage system under State monopoly capitalism, imposed on Cuba in the name of socialism, has always stood in the way and will continue to be an obstacle to free associated or individual labor – the authentically socialist forms of production.
The Nicaraguan government gave a little known Chinese businessman a 100 year+ concession to build and operate an interoceanic canal dividing the country from west to east. Besides the canal itself, the consortium (HKND) has the right to purchase property anywhere it so decides for well below market value and keep it even if the canal isn’t built.
Young Cuban painter Miguel Angel Quintana Amador has found the visual elements for his works in the legacy of prima ballerina Alicia Alonso and ballet, understood as a world of expression. “I don’t cling to new tendencies, I paint on impulse.”
Cuba prepares a preventive vaccine against cholera that it will start using in 2015, and make available to the World Health Organization (WHO), reported dpa news on Sunday.
It was a long-awaited baseball resurrection of sorts and it most appropriately came in an event Cuba has so long dominated. With a resounding five-game sweep of the field at this week’s 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Cuba not only regained a hefty measure of its badly tarnished reputation but did so in an impressive – almost flawless fashion.