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2006-03-24 15:58:21

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's prize money from the first World Baseball Classic has become a political football in President Fidel Castro's 4-decade-old sparring match with the United States. Castro said he wanted to donate the money to victims of Hurricane Katrina but U.S. officials say Cuba isn't getting any prize money. Cuba finished second in the 16-nation competition and the runner-up was entitled to 7 percent of the tournament's profits. But under the 1962 U.S. trade embargo,...

2005-11-02 17:08:08

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday effectively withdrew an offer to send a U.S. team to longtime foe Cuba to assess damage from Hurricane Wilma, saying President Fidel Castro had politicized the mission. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the United States would still like to give $100,000 in aid to independent, nongovernmental organizations in Cuba to help those hit by last month's hurricane, which flooded Havana and western shore...

2005-09-27 01:08:10

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - A British High Court judge heard testimony on Monday from heirs of the Cuban composers of 14 songs dating back to the 1930s in a copyright case brought against Cuba by an American company. Justice John Lindsay shed his wig and gown in the tropical heat of Havana, where he held hearings after an attempt to listen to the aging witnesses by video link failed in May. The test case over U.K. publishing rights for the songs could determine the rights...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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