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“Adequate Social Behavior” Is The Requirement For A Sports Contract Abroad for a Cuban Athlete

“Adequate Social Behavior” Is The Requirement For A Sports Contract
Abroad for a Cuban Athlete

14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 18 March 2017 — To the voices that
call for more autonomy for athletes, the Cuban government has just
responded with a clear message. “To enter into a contract abroad, the
athlete” must have “adequate social behavior,” according to Ramiro
Domínguez,… Continue reading

What I Want Most Is To Get Back To Volleyball

“What I Want Most Is To Get Back To Volleyball” / Cubanet

I was a volleyball player in the last golden era of the sport in Cuba. I
played alongside the best in the world: Marshal, Dennis, Pimienta,
Diago, Iosvany Hernández. I played on the national team in the 1999
Tournament of the Americas in the United States, and in… Continue reading

Fake news

FAKE NEWS

This title is now a common phrase in our daily living. But in reality
had been around since many years back.

When I was living peacefully in my native Country (Cuba) Bohemia
Magazine, José Pardo Llada, Mario Kuchilán and others in the media were
expelling their lies to make the Cuban people to succumb to their
extermination by… Continue reading

FIGHTING CUBA’S BOXING BAN

FIGHTING CUBA’S BOXING BAN
By Emily Rhyne March 23, 2017

In 2016, thirty-six female boxers competed at the Summer Olympics, in
Rio. It was only the second time that women had competed in the sport in
the Olympic Games, but already twenty-five countries, including boxing
powerhouses such as the United States and Russia, were represented. One
country known for its… Continue reading

Hopes too high, too soon?

Cuba: Hopes too high, too soon?
PUBLISHED: 03/16/17 05:21 PM EDT. UPDATED: 03/19/17 07:27 AM EDT.

It’s been almost a year since President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba,
the first American President to visit the Communist island in almost 90
years.

As I look back on the trip I took that week in 2016 to Havana, my hopes
for Cuba… Continue reading

New Skate Park Opens in Havana

New Skate Park Opens in Havana, 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez

14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 16 March 2017 – Manolito spends his
afternoons chasing buses to grab onto as he rides down the street on his
skateboard, or rehearsing new stunts. The young man left school a couple
of years ago and every day he spends fewer hours in the house in… Continue reading

Great Baseball News

Great Baseball News
DDC | Madrid | 16 de Marzo de 2017 – 18:04 CET.

Cuba’s collapse at the World Baseball Classic is great news for several
reasons.

First, because at times it is beneficial to hit rock bottom. A national
team outperformed in every aspect of the game reveals the true extent of
the debacle. The few victories in… Continue reading

Want to visit Cuba before it’s commercialized? You can’t, says ‘Havana’ author

Want to visit Cuba before it’s commercialized? You can’t, says ‘Havana’
author
BY CONNIE OGLE
cogle@miamiherald.com

Journalist Mark Kurlansky has a sobering message for Americans who say
they want to visit Havana before it’s ruined.

“You can’t go before it’s wrecked because it’s already wrecked,” he
says. “It’s not the place it was in the 1950s or even the 1970s… Continue reading

Tampa cruises will add millions to Cuban economy

Tampa cruises will add millions to Cuban economy
Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer
Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:12pm

TAMPA — Major cruise lines will start sailing from Port Tampa Bay to
Havana in the coming months, with possibly more than 40,000 passengers
spread out over 22 voyages who could add more than $5 million to the
Cuban economy this year… Continue reading

Planning a visit to Cuba? You better find a guy to help you

Planning a visit to Cuba? You better find a guy to help you
Steve Persall, Times Movie Critic
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:00am

Anyone traveling on their own in Cuba needs to “know a guy.”

Could be a woman, but enterprising locals typically offer a guy.

Looking for a casa particular, a comfy room rented by friendly, licensed
homeowners? Someone… Continue reading

Un agente deportivo y su socio niegan haber traficado peloteros cubanos

Un agente deportivo y su socio niegan haber traficado peloteros cubanos
AGENCIAS | Miami | 3 de Febrero de 2017 – 18:36 CET.

Un agente deportivo y un socio realizaban negocios legítimos para que
peloteros cubanos firmaran contratos en las Grandes Ligas, pero no se
involucraron con una operación para trasladar a esos jugadores de forma
ilegal desde la Isla,… Continue reading

EEUU abre juicio contra agente y entrenador de béisbol por tráfico con cubanos

EEUU abre juicio contra agente y entrenador de béisbol por tráfico con
cubanos
Enfrentan cargos por fraude, entre otros delitos
Viernes, febrero 3, 2017 | CubaNet

MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- Un agente deportivo del sur de la Florida y un
entrenador de béisbol acusado de tráfico humano con peloteros cubanos
respondieron ante una acusación formal de la fiscalía federal el
miércoles,… Continue reading

Women demand Cuba support 1st female boxing team

Women demand Cuba support 1st female boxing team
BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ

HAVANA (AP) – Cuban men have won more Olympic boxing medals than
fighters from any other country. Now a group of up-and-coming female
boxers on the island have their eyes on the gold.

They want government support to form Cuba’s first female boxing team and
help dispel a decades-old… Continue reading

What does Trump mean to Cubans? It’s complicated

What does Trump mean to Cubans? It’s complicated
By STEVE LIPSHER
January 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm

My hostess in Havana, speaking in English, frequently invoked a phrase:
“It’s complicated.”

Whether giving directions to navigating the narrow streets of historic
Habana Vieja or describing the intricacies of operating a private hostel
in an officially socialistic country, Aida would start her… Continue reading

Only 45% Of Cuban Teens Watch National Television

Only 45% Of Cuban Teens Watch National Television / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 23 January 2016 — New technology and the consumption
of audiovisual material a la carte are gaining ground among Cuban
teenagers. Only 45% of teenagers claim to watch national television,
according to a study conducted in November 2015, which the official
Press has reported on this week.

Research… Continue reading

Cuban immigrants facing humanitarian crisis near U.S. border, Tampa helping out

Cuban immigrants facing humanitarian crisis near U.S. border, Tampa
helping out
Non-profit sending non-monetary donations to help
Isabel Rosales
3:28 PM, Jan 22, 2017

TAMPA, –
A pair of wrinkled hands are proof of a long fight in escaping a regime.

“11 years in an inferno. In hell,” said Oscar Rodriguez, a Cuban exile.

For 11 years in 1960s he… Continue reading

Cuba 2016 – The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro

Cuba 2016: The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2017 — A spring rainstorm with light gusts of
wind fell over metropolitan Havana on Sunday, March 20th, when at 4:30
PM Air Force One landed at the first terminal of the José Martí
International Airport carrying President Barack Obama to… Continue reading

End of Program for Resettlement in the US Causes Anxiety Among Cuban Doctors Who Have Fled Missions

End of Program for Resettlement in the US Causes Anxiety Among Cuban
Doctors Who Have Fled Missions / 14ymedio, Mario Penton

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 13 January 2017 — Thirty Cuban doctors
met Friday in Bogota to protest the ending of the Cuban Medical
Professional Parole (CMPP) program, which until yesterday allowed Cuban
medical personnel working in third countries to… Continue reading

The Three Kings Are Also Sexist

The Three Kings Are Also Sexist / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar

14ymedio, Havana, Luz Escobar, 6 January 2016 — Half a hundred people
crowded around the outside of the store. Some shelves display dolls,
play tea sets and teddy bears: an explosion of pink and lilac. In
others, plastic wagons, swords and firefighters’ equipment appear darker
and bluish. There is no… Continue reading

Prospect Luis Robert Leaves Cuba

Prospect Luis Robert Leaves Cuba
By Jeff Todd | January 9, 2017 at 10:37pm CDT

Top Cuban outfield prospect Luis Robert left his home island in
November, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. His whereabouts
are not given in the report, but it seems he is working towards joining
a major league organization.

Clubs figure to line up for… Continue reading

Housing Construction In Cuba Remains Very Slow

Housing Construction In Cuba Remains Very Slow / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata

14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 3 January 2017 – This week Luisa Bermejo’s biggest headache will be getting the rebar she’s lacking. For months she’s been piling up stacks of cement, bricks and other materials to build an improvised room in the Cerro district of Havana. If she’s lucky she’ll… Continue reading

Can Cuba Overcome the Prejudice against Investment?

Can Cuba Overcome the Prejudice against Investment?
January 5, 2017
by Fernando Ravsberg

HAVANA TIMES — Ending the year, President Raul Castro announced to the
legislature that financial constraints in 2017 “could even get worse in
certain circumstances” but even then we would be able to get the “GDP
growing at a moderate rate around 2%.”

One of the key… Continue reading

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