On the eve of the final stage of the National Series playoffs unfolding in Matanzas, the Cuban Baseball Federation has announced this year’s individual ballplayer award winners, and prime pennant challenger Pinar del Río has already proven to be the biggest winner.
Down 8-5 going in to the bottom of the ninth inning Pinar del Rio was looking at the discomforting prospect of going back to Matanzas down three games to two in their championship Cuban baseball series. Then the tables turned, reported Baseballdecuba.com.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in Havana on Saturday that his country supports negotiations to revive relations between Cuba and the European Union (EU ), but also expects further progress in political rights on the island, reported dpa news.
The Cuban Domadores (Tamers) boxing team competing in the semi-pro World Series of Boxing quarterfinals won three of five scheduled bouts in Salem, New Hampshire on Saturday evening to finish 8-2 and eliminate the USA Knockouts squad. The Cubans next rival in the semifinals will be Russia. Photo: worldseriesboxing.com
Everything that happened on the diamond Friday at the Captain San Luis Stadium in Pinar del Rio was included in the preliminary final series script. It proved that the first line Pinar pitching is superior and the team, supported by a delirious crowd, multiplied their strength.
The Ecuadorian police informed today of the rescue of 72 Cuban women forced into prostitution by a band dedicated to sexual exploitation and migrant smuggling, reported dpa news service.
Alan Gross, the US agent serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba, called off his week-long hunger strike on Friday, reported dpa news. The highly paid contractor was caught in the act back in 2009 of breaking Cuban laws while working for a USAID “democracy building” project.
Game three in the best of seven championship series between Matanzas and Pinar del Rio takes place tonight at 7:15 p.m. in Pinar. The game will be televised nationwide and on Cubavision International for Internet viewers.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has dismissed statements by US officials warning about the possibility of sanctions against his country and even dared the superpower to carry out its threats, DPA reported.
The presence of a group of Cuban doctors in Peru, where they allegedly practice without the necessary permits, has generated an outcry from local physicians, reported EFE.