Sunday, December 31, 2017
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(Prensa Latina) Next to reaching six decades, the Cuban Revolution accumulates all sorts of aggressions of the U.S. government against it and despite such fierce hostility, today it can proudly show its permanence and thrust forward.
Before January, 1959, the U.S. government offered limited military support to dictator Fulgencio Batista and tried to prevent the triumph of rebel army forces.
Such a dispute has been expressed in diverse fields, from verbal attacks and slander campaigns to direct armed aggression, as the mercenary invasión promoted by the Pentagon and done with in less than 72 hours in Playa Giron, April, 1961.
Greatly popular measures such as the reduction in rent rates, lowering the price of pharmaceuticals, the intervention of foreign-owned monopolies, such as electricity and telephone, the first Law of Agrarian Reform (1959) that banned large estates, won for the young revolutionary government the enmity of the White House.
This was followed by attempts of political and diplomatic isolation, promotion of subversive plans and sabotages, kidnapping of airplanes, ships, infiltration of agents and pirate incursions, as well as stimulus to counter-revolutionary gangs in mountainous areas, liquidated in 1965.
There were also biological aggressions directly affective, persons, animals and crops, causing irreparable damage to humans and millionaire losses to the economy.
In the Demands of the Cuban people to the U.S. government for human and economic damages, contain some of the examples.
The introduction of dengue virus type 2 through Anti-Cuban groups based in the United States, provoked in 1981 an epidemnic with a balance of 158 citizens dead, of them 101 minors.
In 1978, the 'roya', one of the most aggressive worms of sugar cane extended to all the country and seriously affected above all the variety Barbados-4362, of high agricultural and industrial yields, in that time predominant in Cuban plantations.
Also in 1971, 1979 and 1980 hundreds of thousands of pigs had to be sacrificed due to the African Pig Fever, while the Blue fungus of tobacco destroyed more than 85 percent of plantations of that important crop.
Assassination plans and attempts on the life of Cuban leaders were also part of the Centrtal Intelligence Agency plans to behead the Revolution.
Only in the case of leader Fidel Castro, the organs of State Security documented 637 of these plan.
The economic, commercial and financial blockade may be the most visible instrument of White House and U.S. Congress policies against the Caribbean nation.
Applied and reinforced since February, 1962, through an array of laws, regulations and executive decrees of 12 successive administrations.
The laws Torricelli (1992) and Helms-Burton (1996) condense most of this unilateral and extra-territorial policy aimed at undermining internal order in Cuba and obstructing trade, including threats against third countries.
Since 1992, Cuba started presenting at the United Nations a resolution draft resuming the main impacts this act described as genocide provokes in the different sectors of economic and social life of the country, besides demanding its immediate lifting.
Last November, 191 countries approved the demand of the greater Antille, with the only exceptions of the United States and Israel.
The reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Havana and Washington in July, 2015 meant an explicit recognition of the failure of an aggressive policy after more than half a century.
Twenty-three memos of understanding and agreements in areas such as health, environmental protection and application of the law confirmed the possibilities and benefits of the bilateral dialogue between both governments based on mutual respect.
However, ex-president Barack Obama (2009-2017) did not discard the idea of ending the revolutionary process 'through other ways'-
Cuban experts have observed as such who refer to limited and selective measures adopted by the previous administration in order to empower the private sector and try to turn it into a spearhead against the updating of the economic and social model of socialist orientation started in 2010.
The recent measures of the Donald Trump administration trying to negatively impact the tourism industry, seem to set back Washington positions to a confrontation strategy and threats proven failed and anchored in the past.
The continuance of the Cuban Revolution almost 60 years after the January, 1959 victory, does prove it.
JG: The USA goverment is composed entirely of evil and thouroghly dishonest people. I can not understand why the Cuban govermnent would want to hold talks with such filthy SCUM. Instead of my hand, I would give them my middle finger.
You listen to every report and it feels like the world is coming to an end.
How different from the way that Peter Jennings reported the news in the 1960's. He was always a true professional.
The current crew at ABC News sound and act like cheap carnival screamers.
A fire where 12 people lose their lives is not "significant" news.
And a snow storm is not significant news either.
Cuba's Socialist system cares for ALL THE PEOPLE.
In capitalist USA, the government only cares for billionaires and big corporations, who pay little or no income taxes on their profits.
Time to replace capitalism with Socialism!
This post is dedicated to @realDonaldTrump. You will not turn the clock back.
Oregon Beaver @BeaverFmOregon
Applause for the People's Republic of #China for helping the comrades of the Democratic People's Republic of #Korea to defend itself against predator @realDonaldTrump and warmongering #Yankee #imperialism.
I hope tha Kim Jong Un reserves one of his nuclear missiles to put it up the ass of Donald Trump in his Oval Office.
The top five countries with high infant mortality rates:
1) Turkey 13.5
2) Mexico 13.2
3) Argentina 10.6
4) Slovakia 7.3
5) USA 6.5
How does #Cuba compare? 4.5
#2: Kamala Harris
#3: Elizabeth Warren
#4: Kirsten Gillibrand
#5: Joe Biden
#6: Cory Booker
#7: Amy Klobuchar
#8: Adrew Cuomo
#9: Mark Zuckerberg
#10: Tim Kaine
My own ticket to challenge Trump: Sanders/Warren
Thursday, December 28, 2017
The Battle of Santa Clara was a series of events in late December 1958 that led to the capture of the Cuban city of Santa Clara by revolutionaries under the command of Che Guevara. The battle was a decisive victory for the rebels fighting against the regime of General Fulgencio Batista: within 12 hours of the city's capture, Batista fled Cuba and Fidel Castro's forces claimed overall victory. It features prominently on the back of the three convertible peso bill.
Guevara's column travelled on 28 December 1958 from the coastal port of Caibarién along the road to the town of Camajuani, which lay between Caibarién and Santa Clara. Their journey was received by cheering crowds of peasants, and Caibarién's capture within a day reinforced the sense among the rebel fighters that overall victory was imminent.
Government troops guarding the army garrison at Camajuani deserted their posts without incident, and Guevara's column proceeded to Santa Clara. They arrived at the city's university on the outskirts of the town at dusk.
There, Guevara, who was wearing his arm in a sling after falling off a wall during the fighting in Caibarién, divided his forces (numbering about 300) into two columns. The southern column was the first to meet the defending army forces commanded by Colonel Casillas Lumpuy. An armored train, sent by Batista to reinforce supplies of ammunition, weapons and other equipment, traveled along to the foot of the hill of Capiro, northeast of the city, establishing a command post there. Guevara dispatched his "suicide squad", a force under 23-year-old Roberto Rodríguez (known as "El Vaquerito"), to capture the hill. The defenders of the hill withdrew with surprising speed and the train, containing officers and soldiers from the command post, withdrew towards the middle of the town.
Capture of the train
See also: Tren Blindado
Guevara, who viewed the capture of the armored train as a priority, successfully mobilized the tractors of the school of Agronomy at the university to raise the rails of the railway. The train was therefore derailed as it transported troops away from the Capiro hill. The officers within tumbled out asking for a truce. At this, ordinary soldiers, whose morale was very low, began to fraternize with the rebels, saying that they were tired of fighting against their own people. Shortly afterwards the armored train was in the hands of the rebels and its 350 men and officers were transported as prisoners.
The train contained a considerable amount of weaponry, a huge bonus to revolutionary forces, which would become a basis of further attack in the hands of both the rebels and supportive peasants. Guevara himself described how the men were forced out by a volley of Molotov cocktails, causing the armored train to become a "veritable oven for the soldiers".
The capture of the train, and the subsequent media broadcasts from both the government and the rebels proved to be a key tipping point in the revolution. It is reported by witnesses, that at some point during the battle, Guevara's machine gun jammed. A local mechanic, Alberto Garcia, was taken in the midst of gunfire to his shop about a block away in order to repair the machine gun. Mr. Garcia's new home had just been built right next to the train tracks and it served as Che's headquarters during the battle. Mr. Garcia was still living in his old house with his young family just across the street. In an effort to capture Che Guevara and in retaliation for the taking of the train, Mr. Garcia's new home was subsequently bombarded by Batista's army. Despite the next day's newspapers hailing Batista's "victory" at Santa Clara, contrary broadcasts from Castro's rebel forces accelerated the succession of army surrenders. The reports ended with the news that rebel leaders were heading "without let or hindrance" towards Havana to take over the government.
Nowadays the "Armored Train" (Spanish: Tren Blindado) is a national memorial and museum located near the depot of Santa Clara station.
Capture of the city
Most garrisons around the country quickly surrendered to the first guerrilla commander who showed up at their gate. In mid-afternoon, Che announced over Radio Rebelde that the last troops in Santa Clara had surrendered.
EcuRed: La Batalla de Santa Clara
Granma: Policía mata «por accidente» a niño de seis años en Texas
Abraham Lincoln presciently predicted it.
I say that capitalism is destroying the USA. Greed everywhere, growing crime, money being directed to the ricachones. The nation has gone from democracy to oligarchy.
Wake up America!
You know what needs to be done. The process started in Alabama. We can still revive and retake the USA from the forces of evil.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
(Panam Post) - Internet in Cuba.
These articles are promoted by the Yankee imperialists and the Miami fascists (a.k.a. gusanos).
Las Tunas, 59 wins, 31 losses.
Industriales, 51 wins, 39 losses.
Granma, 49 wins, 39 losses.
The playoffs will start on January 4th.
GO BLUE LIONS!
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Capitalists are successful not because they are smart but because they are evil and thouroughly dishonest
Who loves Donald Trump? Capitalist millionaires. He made his fortune like all the capitalist millionaires, who spend their lives by fucking half of humanity, even their families.
Working people know how capitalism operates.
Monday, December 25, 2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
The publisher/editor of Cuba Journal is not able, at the present time, of using my regular computer.
I am able to access the blog using my cell phone.
Posts will be very few and have very few graphics in the future.
I do not have any answers as to why Google or Blogger are making it difficult to access my own account.
... 15,000 Haitian immigrants all have aids.
What more proof do we need to confirm that DONALD TRUMP is a racist?
Friday, December 22, 2017
CONFIRMED: Pro-Independence political parties in Cataluña will have a majority of 70 seats in their regional parliament
Granma reporta que el Presidente del Consejo de Estado será elegido el 19 de Abril del 2018 por la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Poular
Autor: Redacción Nacional | email@example.com
21 de diciembre de 2017 10:12:11
Durante el décimo periodo ordinario de sesiones de la VIII Legislatura de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular (ANPP), fue aprobada por los diputados la propuesta de modificación del cronograma de las elecciones generales en Cuba.
El Consejo de Estado propuso a la ANPP extender el mandato de las asambleas provinciales hasta el próximo 25 de marzo del 2018, y de la presente legislatura de la ANPP hasta el 19 de abril, cuando serán electos el vicepresidente y presidente de esta, así como del Consejo de Estado y sus miembros.
Continuar leyendo en Granma
Thursday, December 21, 2017
128 courageous countries voted against Yankee imperialism today at the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Pro-independence ERC, JuntsxCat and CUP are on course for between 67 and 71 seats – with an absolute parliamentary majority secured if they manage 68. (El Periodico de Barcelona)
The lastest report (4:47 Eastern Time) is that the three pro-indepence parties have reached 70 seats, two more than they need to governn Catalonia.
Like Trump in the USA, Mariano Rajoy in Madrid has suffeed a huge defeat.
The left is ascendant in the USA and Spain. I am happy.
Coverage and comments will be included here later on, as published.
Message to Donald Trump: people who threaten people are considered THUGS in civilized countries.
USA is alone in the world. Civilized countries are not with you.
USA Today: UN General Assembly repudiates Trump on Jerusalem decision
CBS News: U.N. votes to declare Trump's Jerusalem decision "null and void"
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday at the request of Arab and Muslim states on Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Nikki Haley and Donald Trump are going to have diarrhea.
"The Trump administration’s National Security Strategy (NSS) has pledged to further isolate rogue left-wing dictatorships in both Venezuela and Cuba and blamed powers such as China and Russia for helping them survive." (Breitbart Nazis)
It appears that right now the Nazis at Beitbart are doing what they excell at:
COMER MUCHA MIERDA.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
As GOP Celebrates House Vote, New York and New Jersey Lawmakers Say No
With @realDonaldTrump 1 year into his 4 year term how would you grade his performance as
A - great
B - good
C - not good
D - horrible
So far 1,182 people have voted in the poll.
Result: 73% chose option D - horrible
We will get rid of him in 2020.
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The USA needs a Peoples's Party.
By definition, it would exclude capitalist millionaires.
Monday, December 18, 2017
The Trump slogan of "America First" is a carbon copy of the Nazi slogan "Deutschland Über Alles" (Germany Above All Else).
We have to send him home in 2018 & 2020.
Las medidas del Gobierno norteamericano contra Cuba «no han hecho más que confirmar el serio retroceso que ha tenido lugar en los vínculos entre ambos países», afirmó en La Habana la directora general de Estados Unidos de la Cancillería, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro.
Al clausurar la XVI edición de la Serie de Conversaciones: «Cuba en la política exterior de los Estados Unidos de América», la diplomática subrayó que «la emisión de una lista arbitraria de entidades cubanas restringidas», supuestamente vinculadas, de manera infundada, al sector de defensa y seguridad nacional, con las que en lo adelante quedan prohibidas las transacciones de EE. UU., y la decisión de eliminar los viajes individuales de los estadounidenses en la categoría de intercambios «pueblo a pueblo», no solo dañan a la economía cubana y a sus sectores estatal y privado, sino también a los ciudadanos estadounidenses, cuyo derecho a viajar a la Isla se restringe aún más, y a sus empresarios, que se ven privados de interesantes oportunidades de negocios frente a su competencia.
Apuntó que «todos estos pasos han sido acompañados de reiterados pronunciamientos irrespetuosos y ofensivos hacia Cuba del presidente Trump y otros altos funcionarios de su Gobierno, que retoman la retórica hostil de los períodos de mayor confrontación, añadiendo un componente negativo adicional que enrarece el clima bilateral», señaló Josefina Vidal.
Aseveró que «si el retroceso en las relaciones no ha sido mayor, como se ha dicho era el deseo de elementos de extrema derecha de origen cubano y algunos aliados dentro del Gobierno, se ha debido a la fuerte oposición de miembros del Congreso de ambos partidos y de numerosos sectores, incluyendo empresarios, académicos, militares retirados, entidades científicas y educacionales, agencias de viajes, organizaciones diversas, cubanos residentes e, incluso, agencias gubernamentales, que durante dos años constataron y recibieron los beneficios de una relación diferente con Cuba.
JG: Friendship between Cuba and the USA under Donald Trump is imposible.
Trump is an autocratic megalomaniac who only defends capitalist millionaires. He is not the type of "friend" that Cuba needs.
We need to elect U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders as the next president of the USA, and Cuba should stop seeing Democratic Socialists as enemies. So, I am casting my lot with the DSA.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
JG: The Cuban people never acepted dictates from JFK (remember the Bay of Pigs?) through BHO. They will not accept orders from the current occupant of the White House. I am very sure of that.
The community of civilized nations are on the side of Cuba, its people and its legitimate government. 191-2 at the General Assemby of the United Nations on November 2016.
"You got mud on your face, you are a big disgrace."
You got strike 1 in the recent Alabama special election. #2 and #3 will come in 2018 and 2020.
Cuba should never trust the USA.
THEY DON'T KNOW SHIT!
I am awarding them the "Wait till you hear who farted in a crowded elevator" prize.
2) Five takeaways about [insert your favorite issue here].
3) You will be suprised how [insert your favority celebrity here] looks today.
Usually, these types of "news" will be extremely BORING!
From the book: Lazy Journalism Manual.
Vote NO on the conference committee TAX SCAM bill.
This conference bill is a huge tax cut for the capitalist corporations and millionaires. Those two do not create wealth. Only the working class, with its labor, creates wealth.
I thank Karl Marx for giving the world a clear picture of how capitalism works.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Bitcoin is the perfect product for the suckers who are born every minute.
Read the wiki.
If you are not confused, I say you are lying.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Discurso pronunciado por Nicolás Maduro Moros, presidente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, en el Acto en conmemoración del XIII aniversario de la fundación del ALBA, en el Palacio de Convenciones, el 14 de diciembre de 2017, «Año 59 de la Revolución»
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Why is Windows 10 such a shitty computer operating system?
I own a Net Book, which is not the same as a Desk Top or Laptop Computer.
Net Books have very limited space on the hard Disk Drive (C): 30 Gigabytes.
To get around that problem I have a solid state Removable Drive (D) attached to my Net Book.
I have used 10 Gigabytes on Drive D. It has 287 Gigabytes available for use.
Every 5 or 10 minutes DUMB WINDOWS 10 sends me a message telling me I do not have enough space on Drive C. It wants an additional 8 Gigabytes. It only has 2 Gigabytes left.
MY QUESTION: Why is Windows 10 not able to figure out that I have 287 Gigabytes which are available on my Drive D?
I look forward to answers.
It must be veto proof, or the Hater In Chief in the White House will try to kill it with his veto power.
His batting average is currently .418
Un aplauso para mi tocallo.
Enlace al articulo de Sigfredo Barros
Continue reading at Prensa Latina.
Continue reading at Prensa Latina
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
PETITION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES REQUESTING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP BE CENSURED
My congratulations and thanks to Kathleen Wunderly for her excellent article, party retold below.
Sagunto, a port city in eastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, is in the province of Valencia. Its roots lie very deeply in history, back when it was Saguntum, a peaceful Ibero-Roman city until targeted by Carthaginians led by Hannibal, in 214, B.C.
Saguntum commercial prosperity attracted Hannibal's notice (along with the fact that Saguntum was on the side of Rome, against Carthage), and he laid siege for eight months). The blockade reduced the desperate inhabitants to eating tree bark and leather, and the city proposed an honorable surrender, which Hannibal rejected.
The Saguntines then gathered all their possessions --- precious stones, sacred religious items, gold, clothing and so on --- into an inmense pile in the central plaza and set fire to it. Some chose to throw themselves into the fire, and others left the city to futilely attack the Cathaginians camp "morir matando": to die killing.
Watching the lost cause from the city walls, many of the Saguntine women killed their children and themselves. Any survivors were slaughtered by the Carthaginians when they entered the ruins of Saguntum. A treaty had limited Hannibal's influence in Spain, and his attack on Saguntum broke this treaty, marking the start of the Second Punic War, which Rome won in 214 B.C.
JG: Homo Sapiens definition name should be changed to Homo Stupidus. This time, the 'suckers who are born every minute' are going to be thouroughly f*cked.
Las Tunas and Matanzas have qualified for the playoffs of Cuba's 57th National Baseball Series which start on January 4th
12 de diciembre de 2017 01:12:38
Leñadores de Las Tunas y Cocodrilos de Matanzas ya están en las semifinales de la 57 Serie Nacional de béisbol. Ahora solo les resta saber cuáles serán sus rivales en la postemporada, que dará inicio el venidero 4 de enero.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Amnesty International: Honduras Government deploys dangerous and illegal tactics to silence population
Publicado: 21/09/2017 | 05:01 pm
A partir del 8 de diciembre de 2017 y desde cualquier teléfono móvil en Cuba se podrá enviar mensajes (SMS) internacionales hacia cualquier teléfono móvil de los Estados Unidos. Así lo anunció la Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, S.A., ETECSA.
El costo será de 0.60 CUC, similar al resto de los destinos internacionales. Para el envío de mensajería de texto hacia Estados Unidos, el usuario deberá, al momento de ingresar el número telefónico marcar, el signo de “+”, el código de Estados Unidos,1, el código de la localidad y el número celular.
“+” + 1 + 702 (código de Las Vegas) + número celular
Los códigos de localidades de EE.UU se encuentran en las Páginas Informativas del Directorio Telefónico de Cuba.
The so-called Medicare Advantage Plans are huge CAPITALIST CORPORATE SCAMS.
They provide extremely poor medical services, based on my personal experience with two of them.
Beware of anyone who tries to have you sign any documents. Do not give up your right to make your own decisions.
Protect your pockets. All they care about is making easy $$$$$.
Saturday, December 09, 2017
"The Nov. 26 vote has been marred by accusations of electoral fraud, sparking protests, a widespread curfew and a growing chorus of international concern over the situation in Honduras, which has one of the world’s highest murder rates."
Friday, December 08, 2017
Pick up your phone and call Congress now at 1-855-713-0060 and tell them to oppose the tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.
(Fight for $15.00)
This greed is about to be supersized.
Republican senators just passed the most unfair, anti-worker tax plan in history. It will ensure that even more money goes to line the pockets of the wealthiest people and the biggest corporations in our country.
(Fight for $15)
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Declaración del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba sobre el reconocimiento por Estados Unidos de la ciudad de Jerusalén como capital de Israel
6 de diciembre de 2017 17:12:52
El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Cuba expresa su más profunda preocupación y rechazo por la declaración unilateral por parte del Presidente de los Estados Unidos de la ciudad de Jerusalén como capital de Israel, lo que constituye una grave y flagrante violación de la Carta de la ONU, del Derecho Internacional y de las resoluciones pertinentes de las Naciones Unidas.
Esta intención del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos de modificar el estatuto histórico de Jerusalén vulnera los intereses legítimos del pueblo palestino y de las naciones árabes e islámicas, provocará graves consecuencias para la estabilidad y la seguridad en el Medio Oriente, aumentará aún más las tensiones en esta región e impedirá cualquier esfuerzo encaminado a reanudar las conversaciones de paz entre israelíes y palestinos.
Cuba llama al Consejo de Seguridad a cumplir la responsabilidad que le otorga la Carta de la ONU en el mantenimiento de la paz y la seguridad internacionales, a adoptar las decisiones necesarias y a exigir a Israel el fin inmediato de la ocupación de los territorios palestinos y de las políticas agresivas y prácticas colonizadoras, así como el cumplimiento de las resoluciones aprobadas por ese órgano sobre la situación en el Medio Oriente, incluida la cuestión Palestina.
El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores ratifica que Cuba continuará apoyando una solución amplia, justa y duradera para el conflicto palestino-israelí, sobre la base de una solución de dos Estados, que permita a los palestinos el derecho a la libre determinación y a disponer de un Estado independiente y soberano, con su capital en Jerusalén Oriental y las fronteras previas a 1967.
6 de diciembre de 2017