It didn’t take long for the Cuban baseball forces to regain the momentum and fully atone for last summer’s embarrassing whitewashing on North American soil versus the USA Collegiate All-Stars. In a renewal five-game set the youth-studded Cuban squad swept to five straight wins.
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The popular Cuban band Los Van Van will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a tour across the country, which began on Saturday in the town of Artemisa, according to the Cuban Institute of Music.
Argentina has reached the last stretch of a decisive economic and political road, facing the end of the term established for the payment of an international debt and a thorny litigation in the United States, DPA reported on Sunday.
The Havana Carnival will be held this year from August 8 to 17 along the city’s “malecon” ocean drive. The people’s popularity award will be bestowed on most original and showy float and dance performance.
When the newspaper industry was still flourishing and about twenty different papers with large readerships were being published in Havana, a local periodical printed in the neighborhood of Los Pinos (named “Proyector”) was also in its heyday.
Cuba’s top leadership at the annual commemoration of the July 26, 1953 attacks on two eastern Cuban garrisons, considered the spark of the 1959 revolution. Several of the surviving participants were present today including President Raul Castro.
Journalist Fernando Ravsberg describes his astonishment at the statement by Leovigildo Jones, vice-director of the Jose Marti International Airport, who justified the closing off of the facility to non-travelers by saying that many airports in the world do the same.
Those who know little about Cuban baseball tradition may be surprised by the new batch of talented players now shining in the big leagues, but the fact of the matter is that Cuba has always been an inexhaustible wellspring of good players. (24 photos)
An open letter authored by Yael Even Or titled “We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve,” announcing that more than 50 former Israeli soldiers have signed a petition declaring their refusal to be part of the Israeli military reserves.”This petition, long in the making, has a special urgency because of the brutal military operation now taking place in our name.”
An old joke says that, had Jesus Christ been Cuban, he would never have been crucified because, if you’re lucky to get your hands on a hammer in Cuba, you’ll soon find out that nails are few and far between and wood is nowhere to be found.