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June 5th

Cuban star Soler declared a free agent

Jorge Soler, 20, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound corner outfielder, considered by many to be the next big Cuban prospect on the scene after Oakland outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, has been declared a free agent and is expected to sign with a club in the next few weeks Read More

June 3rd

Raul Castro's 81st anniversary on Sunday a reminder of aging leadership

But even with the actuarial inevitabilities looming, there is no indication that Cuba's leadership is moving quickly to prepare any younger possible successors. Read More

Baseball trainer Edgar Mercedes arrested in Dominican Republic

Mercedes, who is not a registered baseball agent, worked with Yoenis Cespedes after he defected. Cespedes signed a $36 million, four-year contract with Oakland. Read More

Cubans athletes undergo doping checks for London

Cuban athletes participating in the 2012 Olympic Games have undergone at least one anti-doping test and will undergo more prior to leaving for London Read More

Robles may miss hurdles showdown in Oregon but he will be at New York

Olympic champion Dayron Robles is likely to miss a highly-anticipated hurdles showdown this weekend because of a delay in obtaining a US visa, the Cuban's coach said on Wednesday. Read More

June 2nd

Luis Armando Peña jailed for 1968 hijack to Cuba to be re-sentenced

A man serving a 15-year prison term for participating in a 1968 hijacking of a Pan American airliner to Cuba was improperly denied the possibility of parole and must be re-sentenced Read More

June 1st

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez is requesting the Interior Ministry of Cuba about why she is not allowed to travel abroad

Yoani Sánchez asks Interior Minister Abelardo Colomé Ibarra to explain why the ministry office that is in charge of exit permits never answered her Nov. 18, 2010 request for the reasons behind the refusals. Read More