TWINS RUBES More International Interest
Twins scouts were in Mexico yesterday, according to Darren Wolfson, to see Cuban prospects Aledmys Diaz and Dariel Alvarez. Diaz, a 22 year old shortstop, is "known for his ability to hit for power an... Posted on 1/6/13 at 1:42 PM
THE DULLUM FILE Chris, Lucy and Cuba
We had another great round of guests on WDAZ News @5 this week, to say the least. Beginning with trumpeter Chris Botti whose latest album Impressions was released this week. Mark Knopfler, Vince Gill ... Posted on 4/20/12 at 4:36 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Peterson, Klobuchar back Cuba sales
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, both Minnesota Democrats, want more food and other exports to Cuba.
Existing law restricts sales to the communist island country.
“American... Posted on 3/12/10 at 10:40 AM
A handshake between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro stole the show at South Africa's memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a resonant tribute to a man who brought old enemies together and straddled ideological divides and eras.
The United States called on Monday for the immediate release of an American contractor jailed for the past four years in Cuba, saying his continued captivity on the communist-ruled island was "gravely disappointing."
Cuba's explanation that it buried antiquated weapons systems under thousands of tons of sugar on a cargo ship and sent the arms back to North Korea for repair is potentially credible but leaves troubling questions unresolved, international arms experts said Wednesday.
Michael Weissenstein and Peter Orsi
, July 17, 2013
Australian long-distance swimmer Chloe McCardel abandoned her quest to become the first person to make the 103 mile swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, after she was severely stung by a jelly fish on Wednesday night.
Australian endurance athlete Chloe McCardel jumped feet-first into calm, balmy waters off Cuba on Wednesday and began stroking steadily out to sea in a bid to make a record swim from Havana to Florida without a protective shark cage.
Former Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jaua said Sunday that he met with aging revolutionary icon Fidel Castro for five hours and showed The Associated Press photos of the encounter, quashing persistent rumors that the former Cuban leader was on his deathbed or had suffered a massive stroke.
The world stood at the brink of Armageddon for 13 days in October 1962 when President John F. Kennedy drew a symbolic line in the Atlantic and warned of dire consequences if Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev dared to cross it.
Cuban President Raul Castro said Thursday that his government is willing to mend fences with bitter Cold War foe the United States and sit down to discuss anything, as long as it is a conversation between equals.
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