Slugger Yasmani Tomas defects from Cuba, authorities say

HAVANA - Hard-hitting outfielder Yasmani Tomas, of Havana's powerhouse ballclub Industriales, has defected, Cuban authorities said Friday.News of Tomas' defection came in a single paragraph at the end of an article in Communist Party newspaper...

Orlando Hernandez feels pain in Havana

HAVANA -- Cuban defector Livan Hernandez on Saturday...playing in the Latin American Stadium" in Havana, said Orlando, who boasts a lifetime record...Cuba's best teams, the Industriales of Havana, as well as the national team that traveled...

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Hemingway's haunts plan events in honor of his birthday

...tours have included Hemingway landmarks in Havana.Visitors are not allowed inside the...watering hole was El Floridita bar, the Old Havana birthplace of the daiquiri, where legend...as a mini-museum.Across the Bay of Havana in Cojimar, a sleepy fishing village...

At the Movies: 'Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights'

...Baby in the corner in "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights." For that, you can be thankful...prim, studious American who moves to Havana in 1958 with her parents (Sela Ward...just feel the music." Never mind that Havana is on the verge of revolution - these...

Odds and Ends

...Great Falls man heard from people like the English cigar fan who sent two Havanas. "They were $12 cigars and they were good," Breuning said. "You can't get good Havana cigars like that out here." He also got a birthday note and a few more...

XXX Bizarre

...and better benefits. Humidors hold water If you're serious about your cigars, and you want a humidor that will keep your Havanas in optimum condition, you could spend $8,000 or a few bucks, according to Cigar Aficionado magazine. Cigar Aficionado...

Cuba might start trademark wars

...Navarro's taste buds sing when he sips Havana Club, the sweet spirit distilled in this...island's nine certified rum experts. "Havana Club can't exist anywhere else." Another Havana Club does exist, however, one made by Bermuda-based...

Castro watches Orioles edge his Cuban All-Stars

HAVANA -- He walked onto the field like he owned...with a purpose, this old University of Havana right-hander. And by the time Fidel Castro...Saturday night's playoff game between the Havana Industriales and Santiago. No cheerleaders...

Museum a tribute to Cold War espionage

HAVANA -- Poisoned cigars, poisoned pills and...sinister devices and many more are described in Havana's Interior Ministry Museum, a tribute...mansion on a broad residential avenue of Havana, glass cases are filled with confiscated...

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With Orioles gone, what's on deck for Cuba?

HAVANA -- Baseball people of all sorts were buzzing...The Baltimore Orioles' weekend trip to Havana worked so well that more clubs should follow...playing in the current series between the Havana Industriales and Santiago for the country's...