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Cuba lets athletes sign pro contracts in foreign leagues, but MLB invasion still a ways away

HAVANA – Could a new wave of Cuban baseball players be headed for the majors in America without having to defect from the communist island? Cuba announced Friday that athletes…

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Cuba lets athletes compete in foreign leagues

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Friday that its athletes will be allowed to sign contracts to compete in foreign leagues, a shift from decades of policy that held professional sports…

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Canada beats Cuba 53-40, remains unbeaten entering FIBA Americas semifinals

XALAPA, Mexico – Canada’s defence made up for a sluggish offence to keep the women’s basketball team undefeated at the FIBA Americas Championship. Forward Tamara Tatham had a game-high 17…

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Canadian women rout Venezuela to improve to 3-0 at FIBA Americas tournament

XALAPA, Mexico – Canada’s women’s basketball team took another step closer in its quest for a world championship berth. Kendel Ross scored 16 points to lead the undefeated Canadians to…

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Cuba sets tax exemptions for commercial zone at Port of Mariel, set to open around year's end

HAVANA – Cuba has approved rules for a special commercial zone at Mariel, a massive port under construction west of Havana. The goal is to lure increased foreign investment as…

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Canada records second rout of FIBA Americas tournament, beating Chile 93-51

XALAPA, Mexico – Shona Thorburn scored 15 points to lead Canada’s women’s basketball team to its second straight lopsided victory at the FIBA Americas Championship, a 93-51 rout of Chile…

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Cubans granted visas under eased travel laws back home get a taste of tourism in foreign land

MIAMI – At 67, Cuban taxi driver Benito Perez had never been on a plane. For years, friends in Miami had invited him to visit, yet he couldn’t afford to…

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Catholics react to pope's remarks on 'small-minded rules' concerning homosexuality, abortion

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Catholics around the globe are reacting mostly positively to Pope Francis’ recent remarks that the church has become too focused on “small-minded rules” on hot-button issues…

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In Miami, Cuban travelers get taste of US tourism

MIAMI (AP) — At 67, Cuban taxi driver Benito Perez had never been on a plane. For years, friends in Miami had invited him to visit, yet he couldn’t afford…

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Prominent Cuban dissident economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe dead at 72

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) – Oscar Manuel Espinosa Chepe, the dissident Cuban economist whose work was censored by the government, died in Spain on Monday at age 72 after…

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