La base naval existe, contra la voluntad de los cubanos
Cuando el 29 de mayo de 1934 fue noticia la abolición de la Enmienda
Platt, apéndice impuesto por Estados Unidos a la Constitución que
acompañó en 1902 el nacimiento de la República de Cuba, parecía cerrarse
un capítulo de oprobio para el pueblo
De los 117,6 kilómetros cuadrados que tiene la base, solo 49,4 son de tierra firme, y una línea costera de 17,5 kilómetros.
el 2008 habían pasado por el centro alrededor de 800 prisioneros de más
de 40 países, la gran mayoría, afganos y pakistaníes.
En el 2013 el
presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, pidió al Congreso más de 450
millones de dólares para obras de mantenimiento en la prisión ilegal y
otros 200 millones de dólares para mejorar las instalaciones temporales
U.S. officials love to lecture Cuba about its human rights flaws, but
– in many ways – Cuba offers equal or better protection of human rights
than does the United States, says Marjorie Cohn.
Unlike in the United States, healthcare is considered a right in
Cuba. Universal healthcare is free to all. Cuba has the highest ratio of
doctors to patients in the world at 6.7 per 1,000 people. The 2014
infant mortality rate was 4.2 per 1,000 live births – one of the lowest
in the world.
Healthcare in Cuba emphasizes prevention, rather than relying only on
medicine, partly due to the limited access to medicines occasioned by
the U.S. blockade.
In 2014, the Lancet Journal said, “If the
accomplishments of Cuba could be reproduced across a broad range of poor
and middle-income countries the health of the world’s population would
be transformed.” Cuba has developed pioneering medicines to treat and
prevent lung cancer, and prevent diabetic amputations. Because of the
blockade, however, we in the United States cannot take advantage of
JG: Very rarely do the capitalist news aggregators, like Google or Yahoo, say or publish anything nice about Cuba. The only thing that the Americans care about is $$$$$. The anti-communist phobias of the Yankee imperialists are well-known throughout the civilized world.
It is very understandable. The great majority of the Miami 'gusanos' (worms) were fervent supporters of General Fulgencio Batista, the puppet of the Yankee imperialists in the Caribbean island, (1952-1958).
On January 1, 1959, the worms had to put their tails between their legs and run in a hurry to Yankee-land, Miami, Florida.
One recent example:
Here is what the The Miami 'Gusano' Herald printed about the recent Boeing airplane crash in Cuba: "Less than 24 hours after an overloaded and aging Cubana Aviacion airliner crashed after takeoff, killing 110 people aboard last week."
WRONG! Misleading garbage.
Here is the truth, as published by respected and reliable Wikipedia:
"The aircraft was a leased Boeing 737-201 aircraft, operated byMexican charter airline Global Air (Aerolíneas Damojh, S.A. de C.V.). The flight crew were Mexican."
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's president says
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un remains committed to holding a summit
with President Trump and to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean
Peninsula." The news about Moon came as Mr. Trump told reporters at the
White House that meetings are going on to revive the summit. (CBS NEWS).
Storm Alberto is expected to travel across the eastern Gulf of Mexico and approach the northern part of the US Gulf.
National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said the storm is set to bring heavy
rain and flash floods in western Cuba and southern Florida.
NHC said the island's rain totals could reach 10 to 15 inches (25-38
centimetres) — and even 25 inches (65 centimetres) in isolated areas.
Governor Rick Scott said: "As we continue to monitor Subtropical Storm
Alberto's northward path toward Florida, it is critically important that
all Florida counties have every available resource to keep families
safe and prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding this storm
DUBLIN—Irish voters overwhelmingly repealed a constitutional ban on
abortion, according to an exit poll by the state broadcaster, a sweeping
change that caps an emotion-filled debate and marks another significant step away from the country’s historic Catholic influence.
The first weather disturbance of 2018 could affect the western province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, the Yucatan Peninsula and the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle.
The Gulf Coast is bracing for heavy rain over the weekend as a tropical
depression or tropical storm is likely to form in the next 48 hours.If the disturbance strengthens to reach wind speeds of 39 mph, it will be named Tropical Storm Alberto.(Pensacola News Journal).
In her ruling, Federal District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald wrote of seven plaintiffs who sued Mr. Trump and several of his aides after being blocked by Mr. Trump’s Twitter account that “the speech in which they seek to engage is protected by the First Amendment.”
The plaintiffs, who were joined in the suit by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, had argued that Mr. Trump’s Twitter feed was an official government account and that blocking users from following it was a violation of their First Amendment rights.
President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela on Tuesday ordered the top
American diplomat and his deputy expelled, describing them as
conspirators against his government.
In a televised address, Mr. Maduro gave the diplomats, Todd D. Robinson,
who is the United States Embassy’s chargé d’affaires, and Mr.
Robinson’s No. 2, Brian Naranjo, 48 hours to leave, declaring them both
persona non grata.
“This is in protest, in defense of Venezuelan dignity! Enough with the
conspiracies,” Mr. Maduro said at an event where officials certified his
re-election to a term ending in 2025.
... for chinning a big flashlight on the corrupt cockroaches that Donald Trump brought to Washington D.C. They brought along with them high levels of shame to the USA, a once great nation.
By Kevin Baker
New Republic Magazine
June 2018, page 37, third paragraph.
"So what should a Trump truth and reconciliation investigation look into? There are the obvious malfeasances and looting of the public coffers, of course, which are already approaching record setting totals for federal venality. Ryan Zinke's $139,000 office doors and Ben Carson's $31,000 dining room set; the Mnuchins' planned $25,000-an hour, military-jet honeymoon and their Carly Simon -- inspired road trip ("You flew your government plane down to Fort Knox / To see the total eclipse of the sun"). Environmental Protection Agency director Scott Pruitt's relentless first class junketing and his $25,000 "cone of silence." Energy Secretary Rick Perry's luxury flights around the world in the cause of helping oil companies find oil."
According to the results announced by Tibisay Lucena, president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), President Maduro obtained 5.8 million votes while his main opponent, Henri Falcon, got a total of 1.8 million votes. A total of 8.6 million Venezuelans voted, putting turnout at 46.01 percent.
The duty of Sturtevant's crew was to fly escort for merchantmen crossing the North Sea. On 15 February 1918 Sturtevant was one of an international crew of four in a Curtiss H-12Bflying boat.
The flight officer that day was Claude Chester Purdy, a Canadian enlisted in the Royal Naval Service. Sturtevant, as second officer, was gunner. Two others in the plane were British air mechanic 1st class Sidney James Hollidge and British boy mechanic Arthur Hector Stephenson. With another plane from the same unit, piloted by a South African named Faux, their assignment was to escort a convoy of ships carrying beef between the Netherlands and Britain. The two aircraft were attacked by a group of ten German seaplanes. The group split in half, with five seaplanes pursuing each of the flying boats.
Faux managed to elude his attackers and escaped to the west and England, but Purdy was forced south towards the coast of Belgium. As if the situation were not dire enough, another group of German aircraft, led by Oberleutnant Friedrich Christiansen, air ace, entered the fray. Christiansen shot down the flying boat and it fell in flames into the North Sea. Christiansen later told Sturtevant's father that he circled the area and observed three crew members waving and clinging to the wreckage, but that he was unable to rescue them because it was a dangerous situation. Faux reported the attack at Felixstowe, where there was only one aircraft not otherwise engaged. That aircraft attempted a rescue but was damaged on takeoff. By the time another attempt could be made, any sign of the flying ship and its crew had disappeared.
Sturtevant was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously.
I am going to find out if I can take a color photo at my
local library and transfer it to one of my USB sticks. I remember doing it a
few years ago and I sent the photo to my email address.
[The Photos go HERE, below.]
Click on the two photos to enlarge them.
Approximately 10 years ago I was visiting a philatelic show,
and in one box of of the stamp dealers I found a small commemorative envelope
with a circular dated postal cancellation which has Aug 16, 1933 on it. I
bought it. It was not expensive.
The left side of the front has what can be described as a “Green
Color Rubber Cachet.”
It says on five lines:
* SPERON *
Below those five lines there is a drawing in purple of a ‘Gun
Boat Navy Ship’
Below the drawing, there are two lines, also in green:
UNITED STATES NAVAL STATION
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
On the upper right
corner there is George Washington 3 cents purple U.S. Stamp.
The circular date postal cancel reads:
Aug 16 1933
Three black bars extend to cancel the stamp & below
On the lower right corner, the envelope is addressed to:
E B EBHARDT
W ENGLEWOOD NJ
On the back of the envelope there is what appears to be a
rubber stamped lettering in cursive:
R D Razzette
Marine Barracks, Naval Station,
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
To the right of the above signature. there is another
Circular Date Cancellation
U.S. NAVAL STA
To the right of the CDC is 1993 followed with a 1 with three
bars at the top and three bars at the bottom.