Posted: January 10th, 2014 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, News | Tags: Alexis Leyva, Cuba, Cuban President, Estudio Romerillo, Eusebio Leal, Fidel Castro, Lam eres imprescindible, Wilfredo Lam | Comments Off on Castro Makes Rare Public Appearance
Reclusive former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in months, attending a local art gallery opening.
Historian Eusebio Leal and Cuban artist Alexis Leyva unveiled a plaque to inaugurate the Estudio Romerillo. Castro toured the gallery presenting an exhibition celebrating the lauded Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam, “Lam, eres imprescindible” – Lam, you are indispensable – which included original works by the artist.
Castro, uncharacteristically wearing a black jacket, trousers and an olive scarf, rather than his iconic combat fatigues, appeared fit in some photos, but other photos, not published by Cuban media, showed him walking with difficulty, leaning on a cane, assisted by escorts.
January 1 this year marked the 55th anniversary of Castro’s triumphant arrival in Havana after toppling the US backed Batista government :: Read the full article »»»»
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 »»»»
Posted: June 15th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., Love and Other Drugs, M.Aaron.Silverman | Tags: Che, Che Guevara Studies Centre, Cuba, Ernesto Guevara, New Book, Ocean Books, Revolutionary | Comments Off on Diary of a Combatant: Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara
Cuba has published the Diary of a Combatant by icon Ernesto – Che – Guevara, the writings the revolutioanry kept during the guerrilla campaign that brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959.
Diary of a Combatant recounts Guevara’s experience in Cuba’s revolution, from the landing, on December 2, 1956, of a band of revolutionaries aboard the yacht Granma, through their three-year armed struggle in Cuba’s Sierra Maestra.
The previously unpublished diary kept by Ernesto “Che” Guevara during the guerilla campaign he fought alongside Fidel Castro has been released released through Australian publisher Ocean Press,.
The book was edited by The Che Guevara Studies Centre, Havana, which is directed by his widow, Aleida March.
Guevara’s diary of the ill-fated guerrilla campaign in Bolivia, where he was executed by the military on October 9, 1967, was a publishing sensation when it appeared in 1968 :: Read the full article »»»»