Cuba gets second victory in the Men´s Volleyball NORCECA

Havana - The Cuban Men´s Volleyball team got their second win, this time against Dominican Republic in three sets (25-20, 25-17, 25-15), in the NORCECA Continental Volleyball Championship at the University of Winnipeg, in Manitoba, Canada.

Once again, the Cuban offense was led by Osniel Melgarejo, who scored 17 points, the same amount that scored his rival, Henry Tapia, and they were the only players in double digits in the match.

For the Cuban side, also contributed to the victory Marlon Yang (9), Robertlandy Simon (8) and Miguel Angel Lopez (8). Cuba was superior to their rivals in Attack (44-17),     but in Blocking both teams had similar numbers (7-8) as well as in Aces (8-6).

The Cuban team has already guaranteed a spot in the next NORCECA Pre-Olympic Championship, to be played in January 2020, but they keep their sight on dominating Pool B and advancing straight to the Semi-Finals. For doing so, they will need to defeat the also unbeaten United States.

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The complex Simple Verses of José Martí

Havana - José Martí spent the hot month of August, 1890 far from New York City, in wooded mountains sparsely inhabited at the time, north of the homonymous state.

Thus, he followed the advice of doctors and friends, and while he savored that intimacy with nature, he took advantage of that moment away from his many daily chores to write verses. There, in the Catskill Mountains, he conceived the second and last book of poems that he would publish months later: Simple Verses.

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Cuban minister criticizes US media campaign against Cuban artists

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Cuba's young violinist wins in France's online competition

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