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Cuba-U.S. baseball meet in Havana’s Latin American Stadium. Photo: Otmaro Rodríguez.

Cuban baseball sets off alarms

Few times has the training of a Cuban baseball team for the principal international event left so many doubts. The island’s team that is in Barranquilla was not good at all in its preparatory meets and has set off the … Continued

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The World Cup trophy during the FIFA Congress just before the Championship’s inauguration in Moscow, Wednesday June 13, 2018. Photo: Pavel Golovkin / AP.

Four reasons why this World Championship was political

Money and Passports While European countries are closing the door to hundreds of thousands of refugees and letting many of them drown in the Mediterranean, its soccer federations are taking advantage of the immigration. 24 of the 32 teams had … Continued

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Victoria Burgess will attempt to paddle from Cuba to Key West next June. Photo: Island Thyme Photography.

“Chica libre”: Paddleboarding from Havana to Key West

With just a board and a paddle to sail in the open sea, Victoria Burgess aims to achieve what no other woman has done before: cross the Straits of Florida, from Cuba to Key West, in a surf variant. Burgess … Continued

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Lisandra Ordaz in a tournament in Mexico. Photo: @lisychess / Facebook.

Cuba’s first woman International Master

Lisandra Ordaz, from Pinar del Río, is the first Cuban woman with the title of International Master (IM) in chess with no distinction of sex. The Presidential Board of the International Chess Federation, gathered in Minsk, Belorussia, confirmed the title. … Continued

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El Duque and his brother Liván. Photo: MLB Cuba on Facebook.

Cuban stars in Miami

  Orlando El Duque Hernández, his brother Liván, Yadel Martí, Enriquito Díaz: baseball players who played in Cuba and in the Major Leagues, met this January 6 in the Seventh Meet of the Cuban Stars. For the fans, beyond the … Continued

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Photo: by Luis Manuel Azua Torres / MontainCuba.

Bicycles: Havana at a Different Speed

To move easily the best speed is that of a bicycle. It beats the slowness of walking and at the same time it does not sacrifice the experience of living a place, of looking around without vertigo. A car’s speed … Continued

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Jeremy Guthrie, a pitcher in 13 U.S. Major League Baseball seasons, chats with Cuban children. Photo: Otmaro Rodríguez.

A big leaguer reveals his “secret” to Cuban baseball players

  “I played every day, that’s my secret,” said Jeremy Guthrie, a pitcher in 13 U.S. Major League Baseball seasons, to dozens of children who were listening to him in Havana’s 50 Aniversario baseball field. A 2015 World Series champion … Continued

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Arrival at José Martí Airport of the inaugural flight of the Pilot Plan for the reestablishment of direct postal service between the United States and Cuba, Havana, March 16, 2016. Photo: Abel Padrón /ACN.

Direct postal service with the U.S. has been held up since March

  Direct postal service for the exchange of correspondence and packages between Cuba and the United States has been held up since last March, the Correos de Cuba business group reported last week. The company’s first vice president, Zoraya Bravo, … Continued

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Julio César La Cruz won his fourth world gold medal. Photo: Cubasí.

Cuba won the World Boxing Championship “blow by blow”

The Cuban team cleanly won a juicy booty in the Hamburg 2017 World Boxing Championship: five gold and two silver medals. The island went to Hamburg with nine boxers and didn’t leave much for the other countries because it came … Continued

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Lewis Hamilton during his visit to the island. Photo: Lewis Hamilton’s Instagram.

Lewis Hamilton “in love” with Cuba

“Falling in love with Cuba,” the F1 three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wrote in Instagram about his visit to the island. On holiday in the Caribbean, Hamilton arrived in Cuba to get to know the programs that UNICEF (he has … Continued

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