Havana, May 16 (IANS) After a four-year absence, Cuba will send a team to participate in America group III of Davis Cup tennis to be held June 17-22 in La Paz, Bolivia, the National Tennis Commission (NTC) announced here. NTC Commissioner Juan Antonio Ramos said Cuba's squad comprises four players - national champion Randy Blanco, William Dorante, Roberto Cruz, and Alberto Victor Fernandez. They will compete in both singles and doubles events, Xinhua reports
The Spice Boyz, crowned Windward Islands' football champions last month, climbed 20 spots to 121 in the global rankings and 16 in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football (CONCACAF). The movement is owed in part to the two victories in the Windward Islands Football Association (WIFA) Tournament in St Vincent
Guatemala City, April 30 (IANS/EFE) A time capsule that will not be opened until 2065 has been created by officials in Guatemala who drew their inspiration from the ancient Mayan civilization. The green marble time capsule contains letters and messages from leading members of society and is intended to give those living half a century from now an idea of what life was like in
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The lower house of the Russian parliament has passed a bill in its final reading, banning public officials, lawmakers and judges from having foreign bank accounts or holding stocks or bonds abroad. In February, President Vladimir Putin submitted the bill to the State Duma as part of the Kremlin's much touted anti-corruption drive
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian state officials should not own real estate abroad, as it could leave them open to "pressure", a spokesman for the Kremlin has said.
Guatemala City, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Guatemala will advertise the country as a destination for foreign visitors with the aim of boosting the economy. The markets of the US, Canada and Mexico, as well as El Salvador and Honduras, are the primary areas for promoting Guatemala as a vacation destination, Guatemalan Tourism Institute, or Inguat, director Pedro Duchez told reporters
Mexico City, April 5 (IANS/EFE) Sigma Alimentos, a unit of Mexico's Grupo Alfa, acquired Corporacion de Empresas Monteverde, Costa Rica's leading producer and marketer of cheese, Grupo Alfa representatives told EFE. The deal, whose value was not released, will expand Sigma Alimentos's presence in Central America since Corporacion de Empresas Monteverde exports cheese to Nicaragua, Panama and El Salvador
Kingston, March 30 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) chief Horace Burrell says he is not daunted by the country's loss to Costa Rica in their CONCACAF World Cup qualifier. The last English speaking Caribbean country in the running for World Cup qualification, Jamaica suffered a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Costa Rica at the Estadio Nacional, Tuesday. The loss plunged the Reggae Boyz, who drew one all with Panama four days earlier, to the bottom of the six-nation round-robin play-offs on two points
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The sounds of Indian drums and music resounded in Belize during a cultural festival held earlier this month to commemorate the arrival of Indians in the Central American country more than 150 years ago. Indians were taken to Belize in the mid-19th century to work on the sugarcane and banana plantations and in the logging industry. Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is the only English-speaking country in Central America.
Panama City, March 23 (IANS) World football body FIFA has fined Panama a $18,000 penalty for its fans' bad behaviour during the Feb 6 match against Costa Rica, the Panamanian Football Federation (Fepafut) confirmed. In the match against Costa Rica, part of the Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifying tournament, the Panamanian fans threw objects onto the field, reports Xinhua. Fepafut warned if the bad behaviour happened again in the match against Honduras March 26, the next qualifying game against Mexico in Panama City June 7 will be played behind closed doors.