Ex-BayStars player Gourriel defects from Cuba

Feb 9, 2016

Ex-BayStars player Gourriel defects from Cuba

Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball. The departure of Yulieski ,a former Yokohama BayStars player, and his brother Lourdes ...

Fewer than 100 Guantanamo prisoners left as 10 leave to Oman

Jan 15, 2016

Fewer than 100 Guantanamo prisoners left as 10 leave to Oman

Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman for resettlement, officials said Thursday, portraying it as a significant milestone in the long-stalled effort to shutter the detention center. The ...

Jan 9, 2016

Dummy U.S. missile mistakenly shipped to Cuba

A dummy training version of a U.S. Hellfire missile was shipped to Cuba after an apparent mix-up by commercial cargo handlers in Europe, a source said Friday, confirming media reports. The source said the shipment was made in 2014. The Hellfire is produced by ...

Dec 29, 2015

Central America states agree breakthrough on stranded Cuban migrants

Central American countries on Monday agreed on a breakthrough in the case of thousands of U.S.-bound Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica, after weeks of often acrimonious regional diplomacy. In a meeting in Guatemala City, representatives from several of the countries said they would ...

Cuban baseball defectors visit home

Dec 16, 2015

Cuban baseball defectors visit home

A lineup of Cuban baseball stars, including some of the most famous defectors in recent memory, made a triumphant return Tuesday as part of the first Major League Baseball trip to the island since 1999. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, White Sox first ...

Dec 16, 2015

White House hopes to wrap up Cuba aviation talks 'very, very soon'

The United States hopes to conclude aviation talks with Cuba about the resumption of scheduled commercial airline flights “very, very soon,” a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday. The official was speaking ahead of Thursday’s one-year anniversary of the United States and ...

Dec 4, 2015

Torre, Winfield to lead goodwill tour of Cuba

Joe Torre and Dave Winfield will be leading a baseball goodwill tour of Cuba this month. Major League Baseball and the Players Association said Thursday the Dec. 15-18 trip will include children’s clinics and a charity event. This is Major League Baseball’s first visit ...