Artists, athletes cling to their dreams on Havana's rooftops
Havana (AFP) - These are hot, humid days in Havana. When the afternoon breeze sweeps in off the sea, William Roblejo steps onto the roof of his building, draws his bow across the strings of his violin, and runs through his repertoire of music to soothe an anxious city.Access to a rooftop and a breeze is a coveted luxury in the Cuban capital, areas of which have been in lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic for several weeks.On other Havana rooftops, the country's top ballet dancer rolls out a mat and runs through his positions and pirouettes, an Olympic pentathlete lunges at an imaginary riva...
Ex-Honduras president disgraced by FIFAgate dies aged 76
Tegucigalpa (AFP) - Honduran ex-president Rafael Callejas, who pleaded guilty in the United States for his part in the sweeping FIFAgate football corruption scandal, died Saturday aged 76, his family said. Callejas passed away of a heart attack in a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, his family said. "We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved husband, father and grandfather has flown into the arms of the Lord," his wife Norma Gaborit de Callejas said in a statement.Callejas was born on November 14, 1943 in Tegucigalpa.A former student of the University of Mississippi in the United States,...