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 2:42 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 5:36 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Trade trip to Cuba
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will lead a five-member trade group to Cuba in September.
The trip will emphasize dry edible peas and dry beans, staples of the Cuban diet, as well... Posted on 8/18/10 at 4:35 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 11:40 AM
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.
The world is much changed since the early days of 1962, but one thing has remained constant: The U.S. economic embargo on communist-run Cuba, a near-total trade ban that's been around a half-century as of today.
The highly anticipated new rules instantly transform islanders' cramped, dilapidated homes into potential liquid assets in the most significant reform yet adopted by President Raul Castro since he took over the communist country from his brother in 2008.
Disappointed marathon swimmer Diana Nyad gave up on any more attempts to cross from Cuba to Florida after ending her second bid mid-channel today because of wind, currents and health problems. "For two years, I pictured myself walking up on that shore, and I wanted that moment badly," Nyad said after her support boat docked in Key West.
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