Aug 18, 2016

Abe considers landmark visit to Cuba in September

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Cuba late next month, a government source said Thursday. The visit, which would be the first by a Japanese leader, would coincide with his attendance at the U.N. General Assembly in New York and give him a ...

Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

Aug 13, 2016

Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

A Cuban cigar-maker broke his own record on Friday by rolling the world’s longest cigar, dedicating the 90-meter (295-foot) smoke to Fidel Castro ahead of the retired leader’s 90th birthday. Castro, who took power in Cuba’s 1959 revolution and ruled for nearly half a ...

Lofty ambition: Cuban rower wants to be No. 1

Aug 6, 2016

Lofty ambition: Cuban rower wants to be No. 1

Cuba is better known for baseball and basketball than rowing, while the name of Guantanamo has become synonymous with the U.S. military prison there, but Cuban rower Angel Fournier Rodriguez wants to change all that. Fournier is Cuba’s most successful rower ever and he ...

Gurriel signs with Astros

Jul 17, 2016

Gurriel signs with Astros

Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow first saw Yulieski Gurriel play a decade ago in a tournament in Amsterdam. He imagined him playing in the major leagues and made that dream a reality Saturday when he signed the Cuban free agent to a five-year deal ...

Eight U.S. airlines nominated for scheduled Havana services

Jul 8, 2016

Eight U.S. airlines nominated for scheduled Havana services

U.S. transport authorities nominated eight airlines to begin regularly scheduled services to Havana, to end a nearly six-decade break. The Department of Transportation said the airlines proposed for the service would share 20 round-trip flights a day already approved by the two governments, to ...