Cuba

Politics
9:27 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Cuba Policy Change Draws Praise And Anger

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 5:29 pm

Changes proposed by President Obama to ease the Cuba trade embargo sparked strong reaction in New Orleans. Views came in favor — and strongly opposed — to resuming diplomatic relations.

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Sports
2:05 am
Thu November 28, 2013

After 50 Years, Cuba Says Its Baseball Players Can Go Abroad

A player for Havana's Industriales baseball team winds up to throw a ball during a training session in Havana on Sept. 27. Cuba recently lifted a ban on its athletes' signing contracts to play overseas professionally.
Ramon Espinosa AP

Originally published on Thu November 28, 2013 3:45 am

Baseball season is over in the United States, but it's just getting started in Cuba. It's the first season since Communist authorities lifted a 50-year-old ban on players' signing professional contracts abroad.

The move could bring even more Cuban defections to the U.S. major leagues, but fans on the island aren't booing the change.

Going to a baseball game at Havana's Latin American stadium is a little different from the typical experience in the U.S.

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Music
12:00 am
Fri May 4, 2012

En Luisiana, Los Cubanos Tocan Ranchera

Mariachi Jalisco toca en un restaurant mexicano en Baton Rouge. (Photo credit: Robert Beaird)

Como consecuencia de Katrina, la población Mexicana en Luisiana ha crecido substancialmente y con ella, la demanda de grupos de Mariachi.  Luisiana solo tiene un grupo de mariachi, pero no son mexicanos.  Son cubanos.


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