Posted: November 6th, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Cuba, Revolute | Tags: Baseball, Cuba, Cuban Baseball League, Professional Sports, Republic of Cuba | Comments Off on Cuba Lifts 50 Year Ban on Pro-sports
Professional sport has returned to Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years , the first pitch was thrown in the communist island’s national baseball league last weekend, in a bid to halt the flow of sporting defectors overseas.
The landmark policy turnaround was announced in September, Cuba said it would relax its strict rules forbidding professional sport in an effort to “perfect sports, generate sources of income, and encourage quality”.
The country’s popular baseball league will be the first to benefit the change in heart, with the 2013-2014 baseball season. The Cuban League was one of the earliest and longest lasting professional baseball leagues outside of the United States, operating in Cuba from 1878 to 1961 when the Communist government shut it down.
For decades, Cuba thumbed its nose at international pro sports, paying hard-working and fabled athletes close to nothing for the honour of representing their proud nation :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 13th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cuba, Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, Revolute | Tags: Cuba, Fidel Castro, Happy Birthday, North Korea | Comments Off on Fidel Castro Sings Praise For North Korea… ps: happy 87th birthday!
Our most favourite revolutionary Fidel Castro has credited North Korea with supplying Cuba with free weapons in the 1980s after the Soviet Union said it could no longer defend the island against an American invasion.
Castro’s reminiscence in an article published Wednesday came as United Nations experts were scrutinizing a shipment of Cuban arms to North Korea to determine if they violated a UN ban.
Castro has dismissed the discovery of the undeclared arms aboard a North Korean freighter – more below -transiting the Panama Canal as an attempt to smear Cuba.
In an article penned by the most beloved former leader today, marking his 87th birthday, Castro did not mention the case but praised North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung for coming to Cuba’s aid near the end of the Cold War :: Read the full article »»»»