Md. Man Formerly Imprisoned in Cuba Welcomes Castro’s Death – CBS Baltimore
Carryout owner, 63, goes on trial for shooting customer – Baltimore Sun
Pitt rides revamped defense past Maryland in ACC-Big Ten Challenge – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Normalizing relations between Cuba and the U.S. are opening up all sorts of new possibilities (remember those non-stop flights between BWI and Havana?). Now Johns Hopkins is taking advantage of the changing status of Cuba by offering a semester-long study abroad program on the island, in partnership with a consortium of other schools.
First Iceland, now Cuba: BWI’s international flights are getting really exciting.
In 1999, the Orioles played the Cuban national team in a home-and-home exhibition. Fifteen years later, Obama announced a diplomatic thaw with Cuba. Orioles fans (like us) started reminiscin about the last series dreaming of another one. Now that things are all “normalized” and it’s cool to play Cuba, though, the Red Sox want a piece.
American aid worker and Maryland resident Alan Gross was released from a Cuban prison after five years this morning. By noon, President Barack Obama announced a “new chapter” in relations with our Caribbean neighbor, which includes easing the ban on traveling to Cuba, and making moves to lift America’s longtime economic embargo against the Communist nation. The morning developments marked a swift turnaround after 50 years of hard-line stances toward Cuba that were filled with plenty of tense moments and high political theatre. In 1999, the Orioles were a part of the diplomatic dance.