Major League Pitcher Jose Ariel Contreras Grants Interview to OnCuba in Pinar del Rio

Jan 31, 2013, 13:04 ET from CBDG

MIAMI, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of reporters from OnCuba magazine visited this Wednesday baseball star Jose Ariel Contreras in his mother's house in westernmost Pinar del Rio province.

The Cuban pitcher, who resides in the United States since 2001, is visiting Cuba for the first after a decade outside the country.

After the new Cuban migratory law came into force last January 14, allowing sportspeople that defected to enter Cuba, Jose Ariel is back.

Yesterday, relatives and friends gathered in his hometown of Las Martinas in Pinar del Rio to welcome him. They waited anxiously for hours and the OnCuba team talked with many of them, who visibly moved, spoke of the love and admiration they feel for the baseball player.

Contreras arrived in the afternoon with his wife Isabel. "I am very thrilled, I can't believe I am here with my family, at home, with my friends and my mother, who is pretty much recovered," he said minutes before the interview.

Today OnCuba magazine will publish the full version of the interview with one of the greatest players in the history of baseball.

OnCuba is a monthly magazine with a printed version in English and Spanish and in the digital version it goes out in German and Mandarin. OnCuba is the in-flight magazine for Skyking airline and it is sold in Books and Books and Barnes & Noble bookstores. It is edited by Fuego Media Group, which belongs to Cuba Business Development Group, Inc (CBDG), a leading enterprise in cultural and social information about Cuba. The magazine with an outstanding design and photographic work, and each month offers you a look of Cuban reality through the eyes of great journalists and writers.

Besides the printed version, OnCuba has a website with daily updates on the latest Cuban news, and encourages interaction with its readers through Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and our Ipad app, with our main goal being to be a better bridge between Cuba and the United States.

OnCuba for iPad free download is avaailable in iTunes AppStore (

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