League Notes: New Cuban Travel Law Excludes 'Sports Stars'
Most Cubans next week "will have the right to travel without government permission for the first time in decades, but sports stars will still require permission to leave." High-ranking Migration and Foreign Nationals' Ministry official Lamberto Fraga said, "Professionals who are deemed essential, technicians, sports people, and [Communist Party] staff and leaders" have been informed that they still face curbs on foreign travel. They also "will need a special permit" (AFP, 1/9). ... French sports car legend Henri Pescarolo confirmed that his Le Mans Series team "has been liquidated." Recent seasons "have seen the team struggle financially, however, with the new Pescarolo 03 being beset by problems that meant it was an early retirement in the last year and didn't compete again" (CRASH, 1/9).