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Cuba Slugger Frederich Cepeda Signs for $1.5 million with Yomiuri Giants

April 20, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Frederich Cepeda, one of the best hitters in Cuban baseball, will play this coming season in the Professional League in Japan, which just announced his signing for one season with the Yomiuri Giants in a monetary settlement of $1.5 million dollars.




Posada Carriles Court Transcripts

April 20, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Three years ago this month, former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles, now 85, was acquitted on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and immigration fraud. For journalists, scholars and others interested in his case, I’m posting here more than 700 pages of transcripts from Posada Carriles’ trial in El Paso, Texas.




Cuba Customs Publishes List of Agencies Authorized for Package Services to the Island

April 19, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The Cuban customs service published today a list of the foreign courier and package delivery agencies operating legally under contract with Cuban operators, authorized to perform these operations, reported Cubadebate.




Gabriel Garcia Marquez, his Friends Fidel and Clinton, and the Cuban Five

April 19, 2014 | No Comments »

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the famed Colombian novelist who died April 17, 2014, played a fascinating cameo role in the story of the Cuban Five. In the spring of 1998, he carried a secret message about a terrorist plot against Cuba from Fidel Castro to Bill Clinton.




Cuba Faces Condom Shortage

April 19, 2014 | 9 comments

The iffy supply of condoms in Cuban pharmacies and markets in recent months has meant greater risk for some and an impediment to others who prefer to restrain their libidos rather than fall sick or become pregnant. The situation seems to have worsened since early April but has been intermittent for more than a year.




Cuba: The Newborn Cries of Transnational Politics

April 18, 2014 | 2 comments

More than a month ago, in the first half of March, two Cuba-related events took place. This would hardly be news – Cuba-related events take place every single month somewhere in the Western world – were it not for the fact that the two of them shared the same political objective.




Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez in Exclusive Interview

April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment »

In an exclusive interview, Chilean novelist Isabel Allende remembers the life and legacy of late writer Gabriel García Márquez. She reads from his landmark novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and talks about how García Márquez influenced generations of thinkers and writers in Latin America and across the world.




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

April 17, 2014 | 2 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.




Salon Tropical ‘Paladar’ in Santiago de Cuba Is Still Afloat

April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment »

One of the restaurants in Santiago de Cuba that has survived the many ups and downs of private business on the island is the Salón Tropical. Its owner, Nilda Gil, has managed the place from the start, as best as the rules of the game allowed her.