"Amateurism, which as we conceive of it is sport as a public right, a healthy activity free of mercantilism, with possibilities for the recreation and well-being of the entire population, is almost gone..." Fidel Castro, sportswriter. Read more...
President Barack Hussein Obama has granted Fidel Castro's niece another visa to enter the U.S., so that she can attend a gay rights forum, where she is set to receive an award for her LGBT activism. Mariela Castro, the niece, first grabbed headlines in 2012, when she stated that she would vote for Obama, simply because he changed his views on gay marriage.
Exactly half a century ago, on the 27th of April, 1963, the leader of the Cuban Revolution paid his first visit to the USSR, that journey lasted for forty days. He managed to see a lot of cities and visit numerous factories, secret military...Show More Summary
Mariela Castro will attend a conference on civil rights for the LGBT community.
Fidel Castro’s son Antonio triumphed at the fifth annual Montecristo Cup golf tournament held in his native country at the weekend.
Cuban LGBT rights activist Mariel Castro, the niece of Fidel and daughter of president Raul Castro, has been denied a visa to attend a gay rights forum in Philadelphia. Equality Forum Executive Director Malcolm Lazin said in a pressShow More Summary
April 17 On this day. 1961: Arguably the worst foreign policy mistake of the Kennedy era began: Operation Zapata, the attempt to oust Cuban Communist leader Fidel Castro. Operation Zapata — better known as the Bay of Pigs — was planned during the Eisenhower administration, but JFK gave it the final go ahead. Show More Summary
On April 17, 1961, a group of about 1,500 CIA-financed and -trained Cuban exiles landed at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba in a failed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro. Here's a newsreel about the "counter-revolution" released by Universal Studios just two days after the invasion: Gen X'ers and those younger probably encounter...
“The chances for a radical change in leadership in Cuba are remote,” the Central Intelligence Agency assessed in a 1966 analysis (pdf) that was declassified last year. “Fidel Castro is still the undisputed ‘maximum leader’ of the Cuban revolution and the dominant figure in Cuban politics, despite rumors to the contrary which circulated widely last [...]Show More Summary
Fidel Castro, in full military garb, is painted posing with Cubana’s old Russian fleet in this mural on a wall of the airline’s maintenance base at HAV. Photo by Chris Sloan / Airchive.com. This is an excerpt from Chris Sloan’s full story on Airchive.com: For the first half of the 20th Century, particularly beginning [...]
Lucy Pinder Fidel Castro Asks North Korea To Avoid War [LA Times] Broadcasters Worry About ‘Zero TV’ Homes [AP] Did High-Stakes Testing Cause the Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal? [The Atlantic] [...]
Would Fidel Castro have some pull with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un? The former Cuba dictator has a message for North Korea’s young ‘revolutionary’ leader. In this special edition of Reflections of Fidel, a column that Castro stopped writing in June 2012, the Cuban icon reminds his younger charge that he knew his grandfather Kim Il-sung, [...]
This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Egyptian protesters demand end to ties with Iran and 'Shia Islam' Cuba's Fidel Castro warns North Korea not to start a war Labor participation rate continues to fall Egyptian...Show More Summary
Fidel Castro, who knows a thing or two about being a young, anti-American leader engaged in nuclear brinkmanship with the United States, weighed in Thursday on the rising tensions on the Korean peninsula -- in his first "Fidel's Reflections" column for state media since June 2012. Show More Summary
5. Miami Marlins OK, so Florida was terrible last year with all their good players and a high payroll. Their manager, Ozzie Guillen, was a distraction all season, beginning with his effusive praise of Fidel Castro and going from there. Show More Summary
Cuba is changing because the political context of the island has changed with the retirement of Fidel Castro. There is a virtuous cycle in which less vertical relationships between the citizens and the state are emerging. These new types of links are the result of new attitudes among the population, but also of changes in several official policies.
Just like Barack Obama, Nicolae Ceausescu, Saddam Hussein, and Fidel Castro also released criminal prisoners. The director of ICE told reporters today that the Obama Administration released over 2,000 illegal aliens this month including drunk drivers and thieves. FOX News … Continue reading ?
As regular readers know, I have a hobbyhorse (one of a stableful of such horses I ride): The most illiberal people around, we call liberals. In today’s Impromptus, I mention Fidel Castro’s grief for Hugo Chávez. And I say that Castro’s...Show More Summary