Friday, May 31, 2013

Tonight at 8:15 p.m. Fourth Semifinal Game: Cienfuegos vs. Villa Clara


Play-by-Play Link, in Spanish:

http://zonadestrike.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/cuarto-partido-del-play-off-semifinal-villa-clara-cienfuegos-jugada-a-jugada-en-vivo/

Villa Clara leads the series, two games to one.

The Conclusion of the Prestigious London's The Guardian Regarding Barack Obama's and John Kerry's Shameful Decision

"There is no legitimate reason to use the arbitrary terrorism list as a political weapon against Cuba. To continue to do so simply exposes the State Department to charges of hypocrisy and manipulation of a serious threat based solely on ideological differences. Most importantly, it gives insult to all those who have been actual victims of terrorism."

Source: The Guardian, London

Cuba Journal Repudiates Barack Obama and John Kerry

Stop your extra-judicial executions with drones.

You are the true terrorists!

The Shameful Decision of Barack Obama and John Kerry

News agency Reuters is reporting that he United States on Thursday kept Cuba on its list of "state sponsors of terrorism."

I repudiate Barack Obama and his water-carrier, John Kerry. I agree with the opinion of the Cuban government calling it a "shameful decision" based in politics, not reality.

Below, in Spanish, is the declaration of Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. When the English translation is available, I will incorporate it to this post.

English Translation

Declaración del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores


El 30 de mayo, el Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos repitió la insólita acusación de que Cuba es un "Estado Patrocinador del Terrorismo Internacional".

Nuevamente, esta decisión bochornosa ha sido tomada faltando de manera deliberada a la verdad e ignorando el amplio consenso y el reclamo explícito de numerosos sectores de la sociedad estadounidense y de la comunidad internacional para que se ponga fin a esa injusticia.

El único propósito de este ejercicio desprestigiado contra Cuba es intentar justificar el mantenimiento del bloqueo, una política fracasada que el mundo entero condena. También pretende complacer a un grupo anticubano, cada vez más pequeño, que se aferra a apuntalar una política que ya no tiene sustento y que ni siquiera representa los intereses nacionales de los Estados Unidos, de la mayoría de la población estadounidense y de la emigración cubana residente en ese país.

El Gobierno de los Estados Unidos insiste en mantener esta designación arbitraria y unilateral, a pesar del desplome total de las acusaciones ridículas y de los argumentos endebles que tradicionalmente ha utilizado en los últimos años como excusas para ello, como la presencia en nuestro país de fugitivos de la justicia estadounidense, ninguno de los cuales, por cierto, ha sido acusado de terrorismo. También alega que Cuba acoge a militantes vascos de ETA, desconociendo que esto respondió a una solicitud de los gobiernos concernidos en el tema. Señala, además, que miembros de la guerrilla de Colombia viven en nuestro país, lo cual constituye una acusación absurda pues desde el 2011, Cuba acompaña, como garante, el proceso de paz en Colombia.

El territorio de Cuba nunca ha sido utilizado y nunca se usará para cobijar a terroristas de ningún origen, ni para organizar, financiar o perpetrar actos de terrorismo contra ningún país del mundo, incluyendo los Estados Unidos. El Gobierno cubano rechaza y condena inequívocamente todo acto de terrorismo, en cualquier lugar, bajo cualquier circunstancia y cualesquiera que sean las motivaciones que se aleguen.

Por el contrario, el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos emplea el terrorismo de Estado como un arma contra países que desafían sus intereses, causando muertes en la población civil. Ha usado aviones no tripulados para perpetrar ejecuciones extrajudiciales de supuestos terroristas, incluso estadounidenses, resultado de lo cual han muerto cientos de civiles inocentes.

Los Estados Unidos han sido históricamente refugio de terroristas y asesinos confesos de origen cubano y hasta el día de hoy cobija a Luis Posada Carriles, autor intelectual del primer atentado terrorista contra la aviación civil en el Hemisferio Occidental, que provocó la explosión en pleno vuelo, frente a las costas de Barbados, de un avión de Cubana de Aviación, el 6 de octubre de 1976 y el fallecimiento de sus 73 pasajeros, incluyendo a los integrantes del equipo nacional juvenil de esgrima. Posada vive libre y tranquilamente en Miami, mientras Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero y Fernando González permanecen encarcelados injustamente por luchar contra el terrorismo en los Estados Unidos, acusados de delitos que no cometieron.

Cuba ha sufrido durante décadas las consecuencias de actos terroristas organizados, financiados y ejecutados desde el territorio de los Estados Unidos, con un saldo de 3 478 muertos y 2 099 discapacitados. El Gobierno cubano no reconoce al Gobierno de los Estados Unidos la más mínima autoridad moral para juzgarlo.

Desde el año 2002, el Gobierno de Cuba propuso al de los Estados Unidos adoptar un acuerdo bilateral para enfrentar el terrorismo, oferta que reiteró en el 2012, sin haber recibido respuesta.

El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores rechaza enérgicamente la utilización con fines políticos de un asunto tan sensible como el terrorismo internacional, demanda que se ponga fin a esta designación vergonzosa que ofende al pueblo cubano, tiene como único objetivo intentar justificar a como dé lugar el bloqueo anacrónico y cruel contra Cuba y desacredita al propio Gobierno de los Estados Unidos.

La Habana, 30 de mayo de 2013

Villa Clara Defeats Cienfuegos 3-0. Leads Semifinal Series 2-1.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Villa Clara Scores Two Runs in the Bottom of the 7th Inning. C'ya in the Morning.

Pitchers Duel. No Score. Start of The 7th Inning.

No Score After Three Complete Innings

The Third Game Between Cienfuegos and Villa Clara Started at 9:00 pm. Score 0-0.

Cuba and Russia Signed Today a Political Consultation Plan

Click on the link below to read the article:

The Courage of Medea Benjamin: "You are the Commander in Chief, you could close Guantanamo tommorrow" she told Barack Obama. BRAVO!

I am glad that there is at least one honest and courageous American that is willing to confront and speak against the atrocities that are being committed in Guantanamo Concentration Camp.

Barack Obama want's to have his cake and eat it too.

His whining that "the Congress doesn't let me do it" is one more of HIS MANY LIES!

He continues to trample the Constitution of the United States on a 24/7 basis.

SHAME!





After three consecutive rain-outs Cienfuegos and Villa Clara will attempt to play tonight at 8:15 p.m.

The Play-By-Play (and the score) can be seen at Zona de Strike (in Spanish) at the following URL address:

http://zonadestrike.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/tercer-partido-del-play-off-semifinal-villa-clara-cienfuegos-jugada-a-jugada-en-vivo/#more-19129

Another big stupidity of the Yankee imperialists: Cuba could use rat poison in a bioterrorism attack against the U.S.


The U.S. Center for Disease Control is very worried that “Biorat” a rat poison manufactured in Cuba and sold in Vietnam could be be used in a biological terrorist attack against the United States.

They said that in 2004.

Can they get more paranoid than that?


Here is what the article said:

“A 2004 report by the American agency [Center for Disease Control] even warned that it could be used in a bioterrorism attack.”

Superb Statistical Article By Peter C. Bjarkmnan: Cuba’s Major League Roster Now Reaches 170 and Shows No Signs of Falloff


Miami’s José Fernández is Cuban big-leaguer number 170.
Photo: BaseballdeCuba.com

Sancti Spiritus Defeats Matanzas 6-5. Leads Series 2-0. [Yulieski Gourriel Brought Home the Winning Run]

Yulieski Gourriel decidió espectacularmente en el noveno capítulo.
 FOTO:RICARDO LÓPEZ HEVIA (Granma)

Los Gallos (the rosters) were behind in the bottom of the ninth inning against Los Cocodrilos (the alligators).

But they did not give up. With two outs on the scoreboard, they proceeded to manufacture five runs. The key hit was produced by Yulieski Gourrriel, who became the big hero of the night.

Boxscore (from FCBA, Federación Cubana de Bèisbol Aficionado, Cuban Federation of Amateur Baseball.

Coverage (in Spanish) by Cubadebate:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Second Day of Rain Cancels the Baseball Semifinal Game Between Cienfuegos and Villa Clara


It will be played today at 4:00 p.m. Maybe?

Pero Jiorgi Viera, del Instituto de Meteorología en esta ciudad, indicó que las probabilidades de lluvia son grandes, de entre un 80 y un 90 por ciento en el horario de la tarde-noche.

Translation: According to Jiorgi Viera, of the Metereological Institute, the probabilities of rain are great; between 80 and 90 percent (Cuban Federation of Amateur Baseball.)


Nuevo Mausoleo al Libertador, Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela




Texto y fotos: Yaimí Ravelo Rojas, enviada especial del Periódico Granma.

Desde lejos se impone en el paisaje urbano de Caracas el nuevo Mausoleo, reciente ampliación del Panteón Nacional de Venezuela, que por iniciativa del líder bolivariano Hugo Chávez resguarda los restos mortales del Libertador Simón Bolívar.

La edificación se asemeja a la vela de un barco; toda una curva lateral cubierta de cerámica blanca se destaca a simple vista y permite el ingreso de luz natural e ilumina el sarcófago de Bolívar. El silencio estremecedor impone a los visitantes el máximo respeto a la solemnidad del recinto.

Granma: 28 de Mayo del 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

La cara más dura: diplomático de EEUU en encuentro de bloggers en Cuba

Chess Game of Grandmaster Leinier Domínguez (Cuba) (ELO 2723) vs. Peter Svidler (Russia) (ELO 2769)

Leinier Domínguez (Cuba)

The following game was published in Granma's Printed Edition of May 27, 2013.
The game took place at a Chess tournament that is being played currently in Salonica, Grece.

To make it easier for me, I am keeping the Spanish notation. You should use the English translation for each applicable chess piece.

Abrebiaviations (Spanish – English)

A – Alfil = Bishop
C – Caballo = Knight
D – Dama = Queen
R – Rey = King
T  – Torre = Rook

Round 4: Leinier Domínguez (2723) vs. Peter Svidler (2769)

1.                  e4 e5
2.                  Cf3 Cc6
3.                  Ab5 a6  (This is the classic Ruy López or Spanish opening) [JG: My favorite]
4.                  Aa4 Cf6
5.                  0-0 Ae7
6.                  d3 b5
7.                  Ab3 0-0
8.                  Cc3 d6
9.                  a3 Ae6
10.              Cd5 Cd4
11.              Cxd4 exd4
12.              Cxf6+ Axf6
13.              Axe6 fxe6
14.              a4 Dd7
15.              b3 c5
16.              Dg4 Df7
17.              Ad2 c4
18.              Ab4 Ae7
19.              axb5 axb5
20.              Txa8 Txa8
21.              f4 Ta2
22.              e5! h5
23.              Dh3  d5
24.              Axe7 Dxe7
25.              Dxh5 Txc2
26.              Ta1 Db7
27.              De8+ Rh7
28.              Dh5+ Rg8
29.              f5! cxb3
30.              De8+ Rh7
31.              Dh5+ Rg8
32.              De8+ Rh7
33.              Dg6+ Rh8
34.              f6! Tc7
35.              Tf1! Tf7

36.              Tf3 Resigns

Yankee Imperialists @ CNN Are Calling Openly for a Coup D'tat in Venezuela (Report Is in Spanish)

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La versión española de la cadena estadounidense de noticias CNN en lugar de cubrir lo que ocurre en el mundo, trata de provocar un golpe de Estado en Venezuela, aseveró el lunes el presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro.

“CNN en español es una televisora puesta al servicio de la desestabilización, que llama abiertamente a golpe de Estado en Venezuela, que tergiversa la vida política y social de nuestra patria (…) se ha convertido en la punta de lanza para promover una intervención en contra de nuestra patria. Transmite 24 horas del día no para informar sobre el mundo (…) para malponer a Venezuela”, denunció Maduro, durante un discurso pronunciado en el acto inaugural de un centro recreativo en la parroquia San Agustín, en la capital Caracas.

De igual forma sostuvo que los intentos de la CNN forman parte de las acciones de la prensa para emprender una guerra psicológica contra su Administración y desprestigiar al Gobierno bolivariano.

Asimismo, el mandatario venezolano criticó, una vez más, a los medios privados que censuran y mantienen silencio a la hora de informar sobre los avances del Plan Patria Segura, un proyecto basado en el despliegue de efectivos del Ejército en las calles con el fin de reducir la delincuencia.

A pesar de estos ataques, Maduro dijo que es agradable recibir muestras de cariño y solidaridad del pueblo en sus viajes internacionales. Esta es la derrota de la derecha fascista, manifestó.

El jefe de Estado venezolano asegura que la violencia vinculada a la delincuencia expandida en el país latinoamericano se debe a los contenidos difundidos por los medios de comunicación privados; motivo que le obligó a reunirse el pasado lunes con los directivos de las televisiones privadas para buscar las vías a fin de restaurar la paz y la estabilidad en el país.

HISPAN TV (As published @ http://www.contrainjerencia.com)

The Hyper-Greed of American Capitalism

Below is the link (it may or it may not work) of a person who is trying to sell one pair of Tomeguines del Pinar for $350.00. Totally insane! Capitalist greed raised to the third power.

SHAME ON THE UNITED STATES SENATE!

The spectacle was performed in almost secrecy. The American people had to find out what happened by reading the foreign press. It was not published in the front pages of any U.S. newspaper. Google did not bother to put it in its news agregator.

It is like if the 99 U.S. Senators were ashamed of what they were doing. They almost huddled in secret on a dark corner of the U.S. Congress and they did it.

It is now the official policy of the United States government to promote a new war. Mothers of America, do you know what is going on? Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress want your children for cannon fodder!

The U.S. Senate gave unanimous approval to Senate Resolution 65, which gives the go-ahead to the warmongering Jews of the state of Israel to start a new world war conflagration. The Jews of Israel have the green light from their imperialist masters to start new and bigger genocides. They are now the newly appointed U.S. mercenaries.

The resolution states that it will support militarily those foreign Jews when they start a new war against Iran, a country that has not attacked the U.S., and which has a right to protect and defend itself against the wars of aggressions of Obama and his subservient Jews of Israel.

Message to Barack Obama and the U.S. Senate: the blood which will be shed in this new war will be on your hands and consciences. I greatly doubt that you have either consciences, morals or ethics.

SHAME ON YOU!

First Game: Sancti Spiritus Defeats Matanzas 5-4 (Sunday, May 26 Game)

JG: The second game on Monday was rained out. They will play today, Tuesday, at 8:15 p.m.

The Roosters lead the semifinal series, one win, no defeats.

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Los Gallos pican primero 

Texto y Foto: Oscar Alfonso Sosa

El equipo de Los Gallos de Sancti Spíritus ganó  su primera presentación ante Matanzas en el inicio del play off semifinal de la Serie Nacional de Beisbol.

Ismel Jiménez, como se esperaba, fue la selección del alto mando de Los  Gallos para este enfrentamiento, mientras que Víctor Mesa optó por Yoel Martínez.

Yunior Paumier conectó cuadrangular por los Gallos, que dio ventaja de 5 por 4 a los locales, quienes en la apertura del último tercio del partido soportaron par de anotaciones más.

Source: Radio Sancti Spiritus


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Joel Suárez: Fourteen Wins and Only One Loss with the Cocodrilos of Matanzas. SUPERB!

Joel Suárez
Cocodrilos de Matanzas
14 Wins, One Loss
ERA: 1.73
Photo: Juan Moreno

U.S. Judge Repudiates Anti Hispanic Sheriff in Arizona

 
Anti Hispanic and Arizona Sheriff Joe 'profiled' Hispanics, says judge.

Is the U.S. Senate Encouraging the Israeli Warmongering Zionists to Start a New World War?

It appears that way to me after reading something that was not a direct article from Cuba's Granma daily.

The article in question came from Russia Today (RT), and I am not convinced or sure that Russians can be trusted after what happened to the now defunct U.S.S.R.

The first paragraph from RT states:

WASHINGTON, May 23 — The Senate of the United States approved a resolution that states that the U.S. will provide military support to Israel in the case that a conflict starts with Iran. The initiative moved forward with 99 senators voting in favor and one opposing it.”

The RT report (published in the first page of Granma's printed edition of May 24) did not provide the name of the courageous U.S. senator who dared to oppose giving U.S. military support to the warmongering Israelis. They are seeking to start a new war, one that would draw the U.S. in. It could very rapidly turn into World War 3. If nuclear weapons are used, Mother Earth could be incinerated in a matter of days or weeks.

Were this war to start, it would provide huge profits for America's greedy corporate capitalists.

I do not remember Google's news agregator telling the American people about this very dangerous vote in the United States Senate. I am giving Google a D- grade and a dunce hat.

I will do some more research to find out the actual wording [click here] of the Senate resolution and to try to find out who was the courageous Senator.

Update: Saturday 12:22 p.m: [There was no courageous senator. All of the 99 Yankee imperialism parrots voted for the very dangerous S.Res.65]

Update: Saturday, 9:37 a.m.

The headline is:

US Lawmakers Pledge to Back Israel Against Iran

Here is the link to the mouthpiece of U.S. imperialism, The Voice of America.

Will Barack Obama and the warmongering Israeli Zionists blow up the world?

Update: Saturday, 9:50 a.m.

Link to the vote on Senate Resolution 65

Russia Today was incorrect. 99 U.S. senators voted for the warmongering resolution. Lautenberg (D-NJ) was listed as not voting.

There was no opposition to the resolution. The Yankee imperialists are leading the world to WW 3. 

Schedule: Semifinals of the 52nd National Baseball Series of Cuba

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A very beautiful 52nd Series Baseball logo from Radio Rebelde

Desde mañana... ¡fiesta beisbolera! (Starting Tomorrow... Baseball Festival!)

Below, you will find four columns, separated by commas:

Date, Time, Home Club, Visitor Club

Saturday 25, 8:15 p.m., Cienfuegos, Villa Clara

Sunday 26, 2:15 p.m., Cienfuegos, Villa Clara
Sunday 26, 6:00 p.m., Sancti Spiritus, Matanzas

Monday 27, 8:15 p.m., Sancti Spiritus, Matanzas

Tuesday 28, Day of Rest

Wednesday 29, 8:15 p.m.,Villa Clara, Cienfuegos

Thursday 30, 4:00 p.m., Villa Clara, Cienfuegos
Thursday 30, 8:15 p.m., Matanzas, Sancti Spiritus

Friday 31, 4:00 p.m., Matanzas, Sancti Spiritus
Friday 31, 8:15 p.m., Villa Clara, Cienfuegos

Saturday 1st, 8:15 p.m., Matanzas, Sancti Spiritus

Sunday 2nd, Day of Rest

Monday 3rd, 8:15 p.m., Cienfuegos, Villa Clara

Tuesday 4th, 4:00 p.m., Cienfuegos, Villa Clara
Tuesday 4th, 8:15 p.m., Sancti Spiritus, Matanzas

Wednesday 5th, 8:15 p.m., Sancti Spiritus, Matanzas

Source: Granma, Sigfredo Barros, Printed Edition, May 24, 2013, Page 15

Sunday is my day of rest, and Monday is a holiday in the U.S. Results on Tuesday.

I may bring you results before Tuesday, but it will be only the post title, only the final score.

My tablet is very old and slow, and for some reason it does not let me enter the body of the post @ wi-fi hot spots. Here in the USA, the capitalist prices are in the stratosphere. I refuse to pay them that much money, for the little work they do to repair things.

C' ya then!

GO CIENFUEGOS ELEPHANTS!


Friday, May 24, 2013

Photo Of Luis Posada Carriles' Secretary, Nelis Rojas

SECRETARIA DE LUIS POSADA CARRILES, TERRORISTA, COMPLICE DE INTENTOS DE MAGNICIDIO, RADICADA EN MIAMI (Source: www.contrainjerencia.com)

Both George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama have given refuge and protection to the #1 terrorist in Latin America. He walks freely the streets of Miami.

If you are directed and financed by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Yankee imperialism considers you a "good" terrorist. Little difference on that from both the Republican and Democratic Capitalist Parties.

Sapiens or Fools?

Homo Sapiens is the magnificent two word combination that we humans have “invented” to designate our own species.

Those two words come from the Latin language. The first means man, and the second means thinking.

But look around you today, and specifically look very closely at the history of the twentieth century. Would you call the adult humans who lived in those ten decades thinking people?

More than 60 million people in WWII were killed, which was over 2.5% of the world population, because we, Homo Sapiens, continued to use something that we also invented: WAR.

I believe that a better word to call our own species is either Homo Fools or Homo Stupidus.

Who “invented” nuclear weapons? The Americans! I am not referring here to the people who reside in what José Martí called “Our América,” but to the descendants of the Anglo-Saxons who now reside in a conglomeration of 50 states who call themselves “The United States of America.” They have a somewhat artistic flag with 13 bars and 50 white stars.

Which brings me to the point that I want to discuss and make.

Cuba is a very small, yet also very proud, country.  During the time period 1902-1958 it was ruled by very pliant puppets who were imposed on the people of the island by the various ruling governments (Democrats and Republicans) of the country with the artistic flag.

That was stopped by the Cuban people on January First, 1959, thanks to the courageous leadership of Fidel Castro Ruz and a very good group of true Cuban patriots.

Recently, the second president of the truly free Republic of Cuba has started instituting “reforms.” The capitalist press in the United States, and also those evil capitalists who rule the colossus of the North, have been jumping up and down with joy. They publish daily in their newspapers, ad nauseum, that Cuba is abandoning Socialism and reverting to the dog-eat-dog U.S. capitalism of the 1902-1958 era.

Cuba, please don't bring a Troy Horse inside the island. The capitalists in the USA are not your fiends. Barack H. Obama and his sycophants are not people who are worthy of trust.

The Mexicans call them Green-go. It is very appropiate. All they care about is the green in the back of their dollars. They do not love or care for Cuba and its people.

Completely ignore the call that someone made a few years back for “Cuba to open itself to the world.'”

Keep Cuba a closed society for the enjoyment of its own people. Do not contaminate “The Most Beautiful Land That Man Has Ever Seen,” and do not bring the enemy with its dark horse inside the island.

If you do, you will destroy the Cuba of  José Martí.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Lies of Barack Obama Regarding Guantanamo

Barack Hussein Obama keeps repeating his fibs about the Guantanamo Concentration Camp on a 24/7 basis. The guy, like Adolf Hitler before him, has no shame.

Here is what the Associated Press reported two days ago:

 "Washington - The Pentagon is asking Congress for more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison."

BO is surpassing the infamous Tricky Dicky when it comes to lying. He goes before the press and says "I am  going to close Guantanamo."

Like that congressman told him on the floor of  U. S. House, we should say "YOU LIE!"

Is the Pentagon that the Associated Press reporting about, is it on the planet Mars?

NO! It is the Pentagon of the executive branch of Barack Obama.

You have to be incredibly stupid to believe what BO tells you.

Link to article.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

John F. Kennedy: The United States Was Responsible for the Batista Dictatorship in Cuba

Here is what the assassinated American president said:

Cuba Journal's translation to English follows.


Yo creo que no hay un país en el mundo, incluyendo cualquiera y todos los países que han estado bajo dominación colonial, donde la colonización económica, humillación y explotación fueran peores que en Cuba, en parte debido a la política de mi país durante el régimen de Batista.

Yo estoy de acuerdo con lo que planteó Fidel Castro en la Sierra Maestra, cuando con toda justificación reclamaba justicia y especialmente anhelaba liberar a Cuba de la corrupción. Inclusive puedo ir más allá: en cierto sentido era como si Batista fuera la encarnación de un número de pecados cometidos por Estados Unidos.

Ahora debemos pagar por esos pecados. Sobre el régimen de Batista, yo estoy de acuerdo con los primeros revolucionaros cubanos. Eso está perfectamente claro.

Source: Granma

English:

"I believe that there is no country in the world, including anyone and all the countries that have been under colonial domination, where the economic colonization, humiliation and exploitation were the worst than in Cuba, in part because of the policies of my country during the Batista regime.

I am in agreement with what Fidel Castro stated in the Sierra Maestra, where with all justification he reclaimed justice and specially his yearning to liberate Cuba from [Batista's] corruption. Inclusive, I can go beyond that: in a certain way, it was like Batista was the incarnation of a number of sins committed by the United States.

Now, we have to pay for those sins. About the Batista regime, I am in agreement with the first Cuban revolutionaries. That is perfectly clear."

JG: The sins of the United States in regard to Cuba have continued to be committed by the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama.
    
It's the embargo, stupid!
LIFT IT!

Last Year's Cuba's Baseball Champion Fails to Qualify for 52nd Series Playoffs. Here Are the Four Qualifiers.

The Champion of the 51st Cuban National Baseball Series, Ciego de Avila,  has failed to qualify for the 52nd National Baseball Series.

Below are the logos of the four teams that qualified for this year's 52nd National Baseball Series, and their win-loss record.


Cienfuegos
56-31

 

Sancti Spiritus
52-34


Matanzas
51-34


Villa Clara
49-37

Because of the slugging power of Jose Dariel Abreu, the Green Elephants will probably be the favorite to take the baseball crown this year.

Can power hitters Frederich Cepeda and Yulieski Gourriel, who play for the second place Orange & Blue Roosters, annihilate the big Green Elephants?

Stay tuned.

FANS: PICK YOUR TEAM! 

 I pick Cienfuegos.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Pastelitos de Guayaba Recipe

Don't They Look Good?


The Same Mentality @ Nixon's & Obama's White House

Like Yogi Berra would say: "It's Deja Vu All Over Again"

If the House impeaches Obama, the Democratic controlled Senate will not kick Big Ears out of the White House.

Why? The Democratic Party is more corrupt than the Republi-Nuts!

Total gridlock will continue for the foreseeable future and the nation will continue going downhill.

What a way to govern a country!

The Execution of Luis Posada Carriles


This short story is a work of fiction.
Any resemblances to real persons or events
 is purely coincidental.

© 2013  Jorge R. González

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Chapter One

The meeting took place, late at night, in a secluded beach area of South Florida on May 19, 2013. At exactly 9:00 p.m. an unmarked brown truck approached a pastel green ranch-style house and parked in front. The driver remained in his seat after he had stopped. He pulled a filtered cigarette from the glove compartment, lit it, and inhaled the smoke into his dying lungs. He looked to the passenger on his right side and nodded his head up and down very slowly. He proceeded to take two small cut out letters from his shirt pocket and gave them to his friend, G L.

The passenger got out and headed for the entrance of the modern home. He reached into his right trousers pocket and pulled a single key. Slowly, he introduced it into the key hole and turned it, without making the slightest sound.

He turned around and gave the truck driver a V sign with his second and middle left fingers and entered the foyer. The Chairman had arrived at his destination. The mission preparations would be discussed here. Phase A was now in motion.

The chief sat down on a blue recliner in the living room, closed his eyes, and waited.

Exactly thirty minutes later a taxi cab arrived at the residence. The passenger paid the driver and slowly walked toward the house. Before doing anything, he looked around very carefully; he could not see or hear anyone. He knocked slightly on the front door; three short knocks, a pause, four more knocks.

The Chairman got up from his recliner, went to the door and, without opening it, intoned in a low voice: “your number.”

“3489” came the response from the outside.

The gray haired man-in-command pushed the button on the wall, and the front door opened very slowly. The visitor came in quickly, and the door automatically closed without making the slightest noise. It had been oiled the day before, according to the scripted plan.

This second arrival proceeded to sit himself at a large leather sofa. He picked up a notebook from the side table and read it intensely. The script looked good. It was achievable.

The plan called for the next man to arrive 45 minutes later, and he did arrive, on time, in a bicycle, as expected. The welcoming ritual was repeated at the front door and 6745 went inside the house very quickly.

A few minutes after midnight all twelve numbers were assembled in the big living room.

The Chairman stood up in the dark and said “Welcome to the meeting.” Pull your small flashlights, turn them on, and follow me to the dining room.

They entered the dining room. It was twice the size of the living room. An extremely large mahogany table was in the middle of the room; it was usually reserved and used for conferences. Five chairs were on one of the sides of the table, and opposite them were five more chairs. Two very tall chairs were at both head ends. The Chairman sat in one of them, the one on the left,  and a tan skinned number sat immediately opposite him at the other end.

“Gentlemen, said the Chairman, we will have a small toast before we begin.” Each one stood up and picked a small goblet that was filled with red wine in front of them. “To the Fatherland!” said the Chairman. “To the Fatherland!,” the other eleven numbers replied in unison.

They sat down and each number picked up a green folder that was placed in front of them with their respective four decimals. They read for approximately 30 minutes.

“Does every one understand their assigned tasks.” The Chairman looked around the table and he saw the eleven numbers move their heads up and down slowly.

“Very well, we will now retire in pairs to our six sleeping rooms. Use your flashlights. Deep brown curtains cover every window, as you have surely noticed. The walls of the residence and the glass on the windows have been sound proofed. Nothing can be heard outside. We will rest or sleep for four hours. There are snacks in the kitchen. Be sure to use your feather slippers to get there.”

“We will begin phase B around four o' clock in the morning. Good night, gentlemen.”

“And lady,” replied one of the numbers.

It was the first time that café con leche had spoken. She was definitely one of the most ravishing female beauties that he had ever seen. He was happy that she was in the house.

“I stand corrected.” replied the Chairman, as he smiled at her.

Chapter Two

At ten minutes to four o' clock in the morning of the twentieth day of May, the Chairman turned off the ringing alarm clock on his bedside table. He got up and tapped the arm of his room-mate, number 8677.

“It's time,” he said. “I'm ready,” came the reply from the bed.

They both left the room, turned on their small flashlights and headed for the other five bedroom doors.
One by one the numbers were alerted that, finally, the day had arrived.

The group of eleven men and one woman gathered again in the living room around the large conference table.

They did not bother to sit down. They were all looking at the Chairman.

“Gentlemen, and lady. Today is the assigned day for the execution of Luis Posada Carriles. Let us proceeded.”

They formed a single line, and slowly and silently headed for the huge garage that was attached to the residence on the right side of it.

The large brown truck was there with its large back door already opened. One by one they climbed into the truck and took seats. The number with the dying lungs was already sitting behind the wheel.

At exactly five o' clock the driver pushed the button on the remote control and the garage door slowly and silently went up. No noises. It had been oiled too.

Unbeknown to them, the Association had, two months ago, contacted the guards of The Monster of Barbados, and had conveyed to each one of them large suitcases with three million dollars in cash inside them. They would not present a problem tonight. In the USA everyone and everything had a price attached.

The group drove slowly for thirty minutes and parked in front of the house of The Monster.

The twelve men got out from the back of the truck. They were all dressed now in grey nurses uniforms and had stethoscopes dangling from their necks. One carried an army foldable stretcher.

The Chairman, as usual, headed the macabre procession. The single line headed for the back door and one of the numbers got his key chain and opened the entrance door and stuck his head inside. Total silence.

They all entered the house. The second man carried a large tranquilizer rifle. They quickly found the door. It had a green X attached to it. It had been placed there by one of the Monster's guards.

They entered silently the alcove of the Monster. The rifleman pointed to the chest of the sleeping figure in the bed and he pulled the trigger. Startled, the Monster tried to get up, and then he fell immediately to the bed. He did not know what had hit him.

The stretcher was brought into to the room, and two numbers placed Luis Posada Carriles on it and headed to the truck with the sedated body. He was placed  inside the large vehicle without any problems. The neighborhood was very silent and a slight morning fog had developed. It helped their efforts. Every moving member of the group looked like grey shadows.

Before six a.m. they drove back to the house base; a block away they noticed that the garage door was going up slowly and noiselessly. They entered quickly. Phase B had successfully just concluded.

Chapter Three

On the last day of Luis Posada Carriles life on earth, four numbers got out of the large truck quickly. After opening the door that connected the garage and the kitchen, they headed for the dining room and moved the big and heavy conference table against one of the walls.

The remaining eight numbers entered the room. Four of them carried the stretcher with the Monster on it, still totally unconscious. They placed it on the middle of the room.

From the living room, the recliner was brought in to the dining room, together with two big cartons, which they proceeded to open. They contained a variety of ropes of different lengths and thickness.

Six of the numbers proceeded to carry the sedated prisoner to the recliner. He was tied very tightly with the various ropes. When the Monster came to, he would not be able to move at all. Duct tape was placed several times around his head. It covered his mouth totally. The parrot would not be able to speak either. But he would be able to see clearly what was going on.

They all sat in front of the unconscious man. Next to six of the chairs, on the floor, were six AK-47 rifles.

“All we have to do know is wait for him to awaken from his unconscious state” said the Chairman.

As the sun started to rise around seven in the morning, there was a slight movement of the head of the Monster. He was awakening from the effects of the tranquilizer dart.

At eight thirty a.m., the Chairman got up and stood up in front of Luis Posada Carriles and said to him:

“You have been placed on trial, in absentia, on several Caribbean countries, for the actions that you and your accomplices took against defenseless civilians who were flying on a Cubana de Aviación airliner that had left Barbados.”

“You were found guilty of that crime. You have been sentenced to death by firing squad.”

Six numbers got up. In their hands were the AK-47 rifles. They stood 12 feet away from the man whose  life was about to end.

They pointed their rifles toward the chest of Luis Posada Carriles.

“Ready?” asked the Chairman.

“We are.” came the reply.

“Aim, — a long pause — fire!”

The Monster slumped on the recliner. Luis Posada Carriles had paid for his crime. Justice had been carried out.

“I call upon the visitor from the Republic of Cuba to administer the coup de grace.”

Café con leche got up and slowly approached the listless body and placed the 45 caliber pistol barrel next to the right temple of Luis Posada Carriles. She paused, and then pulled the trigger.

The last shot of the young morning had been fired.

Florida, May 20, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

May 17, 1913: First Flight from Key West to Havana, Cuba

Domingo Rosillo del Toro
 preparing his plane before his record setting flight from Key West to Havana. 
(Albert Pauls Rosillo, Handout)

Rosilllo flew two hours and eight minutes before landing his monoplane on a patch of grass near Havana. He was greeted by 50,000 Cubans and hailed as a hero.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Three Things Al Fox SHOULD NOT DO!


1) Drink and drive.

2) Associate with Tampa Democratic Party capitalist crook Vicente Amor (a.k.a. Mr. Love) of  Flor Caribe Inc.

3) Continue to support Barack Obama.

Source: Cuba policy activist Al Fox raises questions over DUI stop

Related: Do Not Patronize Dishonest Capitalist Businesses in Tampa, Florida

Instead of getting paranoid, Al Fox should use the Flip Wilson defense: "The devil made me do it."

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2013 World Port Tournament: June 30 - July 7


The prestigious World Port Tournament is just around the corner. It will be played in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Dutch ended up in fourth place at the 2013 World Baseball Classic, after eliminating Cuba, who had to console itself with fifth place.

Last year, Cuba captured the top spot at Honkbal Week. But the tulips will have a much stronger team this year, with many of the same players who were so successful at WBC III 2013.

It promises to be a very exciting tournament. Be there (at your computer) or be square!

World Port Tournament Website

Here is a snippet from the above site:

The World Port Tournament (WPT) is a highly ranked international baseball tournament, which is organised by the "Foundation Rotterdam Baseball" for over twenty years. Besides being the largest International Baseball Tournament in Europe, the WPT is one of the characterising events on the sports calendar of the City of Rotterdam.

Program
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11th U.S. Circuit Court: The State of Florida cannot stop companies with remote business ties to Cuba from bidding on state or local public contracts

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 8:19 AM PT

Courthouse News Service



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cuba Readies Corruption Trials of Western Businessmen

By Marc Frank

HAVANA


Tue May 14, 2013 3:21pm EDT


(Reuters) - Canadian and British executives of three foreign businesses shut in 2011 by Cuban authorities, ostensibly for corrupt practices, have been charged after more than a year in custody and are expected to go on trial soon, sources close to the cases told Reuters.

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Barack Obama's New Tortures @ Guantánamo


Barack Hussein Obama, Torturer-in-Chief
The Buck Stops @ His Desk
A new Dachau and Auschwitz in the Caribbean Sea?

Barack Hussein Obama is very, very scared. He could end up with more than 100 deaths on his conscience, because of the activities that his military is carrying out in his Concentration Camp @ Guantánamo U.S. Naval Base, which the Yankee imperialists illegally occupy in Cuban territory.

I have no doubt in my mind, that because Barack Hussein Obama is committing so many atrocities inside and outside the United States, he could end up like JFK & his brother Bobby, assassinated. He is making more enemies than any human being can handle. He is the Devil incarnate.

Below you will find the translated first paragraphs of an article re-published by Cubadebate. The article comes from the digital website called Rebelión. This is a short Cuba Journal translation. Any errors are mine.

Guantánamo Prison, where death is preferable to living

May 13, 2013

By Marjorie Cohn

More than 100 of the 166 prisoners at Guantánamo are allowing themselves to die of hunger. 33 of them are being fed by using force against them.

“They tie you down with leather straps to a chair, tightly and forcefully tying the wrists, the legs, the front of your head and your waist.” Fayid Al-Kandari told his attorney, Lieutenant Colonel Barry Wingard. Al-Kandari, who was born in Kuwait has been at the Guantánamo prison for eleven years. He has not been accused of any crimes.

“The tube that they insert makes you cry abundantly and blood starts to come out of your nose. Once the tube goes through your throat, you begin to have violent movements of the stomach which induce vomiting. Afterwards, they pour into the tube a liquid that is very hot. They do that for about 45 minutes to two hours. He feels like his body is going to suffer from convulsions, and very frequently he will vomit,” added Wingard.

The Human Rights Council of the United Nations  has determined that  feeding someone by force is torture. The American Medical Association (AMA) says that force feeding violates medical ethics.


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If there ever was a time to establish an new Nuremberg-like International Tribunal to charge George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama with high crimes against humanity it is now.

I applaud the people of Guatemala for having put General Efrain Rios Mont on trial for genocide and crimes against humanity. He was convicted and sentenced to 80 years in prison. It takes courage to do that. That quality does not exist in the U.S.

The list of atrocities that have been committed by the presidents of the United States is very long:

Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos: Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon

Iraq & Afghanistan: George W. Bush, Barack H. Obama

And the atrocities by U.S drones continue throughout the world.

And the above list does not include the crimes committed against Native Americans by various U.S presidents. They are well documented.

Barbarism and Violence: Thy name is United States.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

La Fórmula Ganadora del Pueblo Cubano / The Winning Formula of the Cuban People


En Español:

(Coraje + 26 + 7 + 53) * (Tenacidad + 2 + 12 + 56) = Victoria * 59

El que responda la siguiente pregunta correctamente tendrá la satisfacción de ser inteligente.

Tu mamá estará orgullosa mañana.

¿Cual es el significado de los números?

In English:

(Courage + 7 + 26 + 53) * (Tenacity + 12 + 2 + 56) = Victory * 59

He who responds the following question will have the satisfaction of being smart.

Your mom will be proud tomorrow.

What is the significance of the numbers?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Rene Gonzalez Held News Conference Today

Rene said: "I'm now simply a Cuban citizen, a Cuban patriot, which in all cases I've always been," Gonzalez, 56, said in a Havana news conference as he held up the certificate [renouncing U.S. citizenship] he received on Thursday.

"From the first day we were five, we were one. I'm not going to feel free until my four brothers return," said Gonzalez, who was accompanied by his wife, Olga Salanueva, at Havana's International Press Center.

"There are some people, some of them members of Congress, that will not rest until they create conflict between Cuba and the United States. What I would say to those people is that what they're looking for is a tragedy," he said.

"The demographics in Miami are changing," Gonzalez said. "I hope that someday the philosophy of confrontation, of provocation, of terrorism against Cuba and searching for war between Cuba and the United States will be a thing of the past."

"I don't have any regrets, I grew up in a country where bombs were exploding," he said. "What I desire most is good relations between the United States and Cuba." (Reuters)

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JG: Barack Obama, one of the two worst U.S. presidents ever, continues to receive huge amounts of money from the Miami fascists. He is a total mercenary. The only thing that he cares about is putting a lot greenbacks in his two pockets and enacting higher taxes on Americans.

The only thing that I will give him is my contempt and my repudiation for his failed policies.

Listen Miami gusanos, stop talking mierda. If you go to Cuba with a rifle in your hands, you will be slapped again on the face.

Cuba is an honorable country

This is an honorable country

Nuria Barbosa León

CHALLENGING U.S. government restrictions, San Diego resident Jurg Hinderling, recently visited Cuba as part of the 21st Ernesto Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade, comprising friends of Cuba from Canada and the United States.

Talking to Granma International, he stated that in his first visit he wanted to find out more about the history and achievements of Cuban society, but that his main objective is to understand and convey his experiences to other people around the world.

Married to a Bolivian, Hinderling speaks Spanish. He studied electrical engineering, and worked for more than 30 years in Qualcomm, a producer of integrated circuits, before retiring.

Why did you want to be in Cuba for May Day?

I’m interested in experiencing this day together with the Cuban people. I was born in Switzerland and I have taken part in May Day events in Europe. There, it is a day of solidarity among workers. In Switzerland it was declared a national holiday and people march in the streets. In the United States the labor unions organize activities like political events and talks, but the press doesn’t take a lot of notice. In Cuba it is an event of magnitude, because millions of people march in support for the Revolution.

How would you describe the current situation in the United States?

Difficult. President Barack Obama is into his second term in office. We are still awaiting unfulfilled promises. We want a just policy implemented, in which wealth is distributed to the benefit of the majority and not just to enrich the oligarchy.

We have been in crisis for five years and this has caused many problems. Unemployment is growing and we are far from being a balanced society. We have seen in the press that acts of violence with firearms are occurring in schools. These attacks, the Boston bombs, I don’t think they are connected to terrorist organizations, but that they reflect a break down in society.

Are you aware of the U.S. government’s inhumane blockade policy toward Cuba?

I wasn’t really aware of the magnitude of this injustice until a year ago. This type of policy makes it difficult for a country to manage its economy. The blockade makes financial operations via international banks difficult, but it also delays imports to Cuba and, as a result, supplies in its markets. My government prohibits normal trade with Cuba, steals its brands and patents, and punishes other governments which defy these impositions.

Is the blockade issue known about in the United States?

Older people remember that U.S. President John F. Kennedy publicly announced this outrage in 1962, but most people probably don’t know about it, because the corporate media doesn’t talk about the issue. In fact, there are doubts about the administration’s travel ban, people don’t know the specifics of this law. Nor the anti-Cuban legislation promoted by Senator Robert Torricelli, or those sponsored by his colleague Jesse Helms and Congressman Dan Burton after the collapse of socialism in Eastern Europe. I’m an optimist. I think that the next generations can change this situation. The United States is a neighbor which must learn how to coexist with and offer other countries equal conditions and have respect for the way of life of others. Ironically, the bitterest opponents of Cuba in my country are people of Cuban origin disaffected with the Revolution, who do not want a return to normality in bilateral relations.

Are you familiar with the situation of the five Cuban anti-terrorists unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. for fighting terrorism?

I found out about it two years ago through personal interest. I read a lot about the proceedings. I have seen that celebrities like actor Danny Glover, filmmaker Saul Landau and various Nobel Prize winners support the cause of freedom for the Five. This issue does not appear in the U.S. press because of its potential impact on public opinion. I am aware that these five Cubans acted to prevent acts of terrorism in their country and in the United States itself. It is very hard knowing that Gerardo Hernández is serving two life sentences plus 15 years for averting the death of many people. The same is happening with his compañeros, Fernando, Ramón, Antonio and René. I know the address of the prison where Gerardo is being held and I am going to apply for a visit to him, and I will also be sending letters to communicate with him. I will fight for them to have another trial outside of Florida because that’s where the seed of hatred of Cuba has been sown.

A message for the Cuban people?

You must not lose hope, the world will change and justice must prevail. I am here today as a guest to learn, understand, and my future task is to disseminate the reality that Cubans live with dignity, work hard and are very nice people. This is an honorable country. (Granma International)

First nonstop Cuba-Brazil flight to take off in June

Cubana de Aviación will offer the first direct flight between Cuba and Brazil on June 10.

Brazilian Tourism Minister Gastão Vieira made the announcement during the international tourism fair (FITCuba 2013) in Varadero.

The once-a-week flights will connect Havana and São Paulo.

Demand for travel between the countries is expected to rise, with the 2014 soccer World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games coming up in the South American country. Also, Brazil is in negotiations to contract thousands of Cuban doctors, Brazilian business travel to Cuba is rising, and Cuba is trying to lure more Brazilian tourists.

Up to now, passengers flying between the two countries had to connect in Panama City or Bogotá. (Cuba Standard)

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