Cuba beat Mexico but fails to qualify to Tokyo 2020 Olympic men volleyball tournament

Cuba defeated Mexico at the close of the 2020 NORCECA men´s volleyball Olympic qualifier based in Vancouver, Canada, where the hosts earned the solo berth to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

According to the website of the contest, Cubans won 3-1 (26-28, 25-20, 25-20 and 25-21), with highlight for Miguel Angel Lopez, top scorer of the match with 21 points.

Jesus Herrrera (17), Osniel Melgarejo (15) and Robertlandy Simon (15) also stood out for the winning side, while Daniel Vargas (15) and Gonzalo Ruiz (11) excelled for the losers.

With this result, Cuba finished second in the standings, with 3-0 and 3-1 wins over Puerto Ricans and Mexicans, respectively, and a tight 2-3 loss to Canadians.

In the other match of the third and final day, Canada beat Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-21, 25-15 and 25-15).

Thus, Canada gained the ticket to Tokyo 2020 Olympics for the NORCECA area with 13 points and three victories, followed by Cuba (11 / 2-1), Puerto Rico (5 / 1-2) and Mexico (1 / 0-3), in that order.

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Cuban president congratulates cultural Project 'La Colmenita'

Havana - The President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, sent a message congratulating 'La Colmenita' (lit. 'The Little Hive'), a cultural initiative which has reached its third decade.

In a Tweet, Diaz-Canel called the child ensemble 'the soul of Cuba'.

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Book on Cuban doctors in the fight against Ebola

Havana - Some of the experiences of the Cuban doctors that treated Ebola in Guinea-Conakry, West Africa, are told about was presented in the International Book Fair in Havana.

'Living always on the 21st, face to face with Ebola' is the title of the book by Doctor Carlos Manuel Castro Baras, which tells the personal experiences of the 38 Cuban professionals who conducted their work in the territory during 214.

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I am not different

Pioneers and  teachers from the 17 de Abril Special School, inaugurated the Ceramic and Crafts Itinerant Exhibition, at the Mayorista de Alimentos Enterprise in San Antonio de los Baños.

This activity, an initiative of the plastic arts instructor Daniel Arango ''Anamú'', is aimed at encouraging artistic creation in children with special educational needs. It also enables the socialization of ceramics, as a plastic arts technique, for an audience that usually does not attend this type of exhibition.

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