Sunday, February 26, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Most Baseball prognosticators in the Internet are predicting that Japan will win the World Baseball Classic IV

I will be rooting for Team Cuba, but the greedy Cuban "defectors" who left the island to play in Yankee Land will hurt the team performance.

I will be very surprised if Cuba is in the finals.

But, I wish them good luck. Anything can happen in Baseball.

"It ain't over, till its over."  Yogi Berra.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Resultados: Tres partidos amistosos de Cuba vs Taipei

Enlaces hacia Zona de Strike:

Juego de hoy: Suspendido por lluvia.

Juego #2: Feb 21: Cuba cae ante Taipéi en el segundo partido amistoso entre ambos

Juego #1: Feb 20: Yera y Roel Santos, los más destacados en la victoria de Cuba frente a Taipei (+ fotos)

Mississippi Ports Eye Cuba, Sign Agreements in Havana

The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state looking on, despite concerns President Donald Trump might backtrack on improved relations.

(Source; NBC)

JG: Stop and Resit Trump!

SpreadTheWord

Be Pro Union.
Be Anti Capitalist.
Be Anti Imperialist.
Be Anti War.
Be Pro Peace.
Be Pro Working Class.
RESIST TRUMP!

The Over-the Air TV Channel, 65-2, WRBT, will be showing the movie 'Norma Rae' tomorrow Thursday, at 8:00 pm.

Lets's all of us watch it together!
IN SOLIDARITY!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sitio especial de Juventud Rebelde para el World Baseball Classic de Marzo del 2017


Cuba says United States has deported 117 Cuban migrants since policy shift

Cuba said on Friday the United States had deported 117 migrants back to the island nation since ending its policy granting automatic residency to almost every Cuban who reached U.S. soil as part of the normalization of relations.

Those deported included two people who were returned on Friday on the first flight chartered specifically for the deportation of Cuban migrants since the policy shift, Cuba's ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma wrote. The earlier deportees were taken back on commercial planes or boat.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama repealed the special immigration policy for Cubans days before turning the White House over to Donald Trump.

Complete report at Reuters

Reporte de Granma

Could Freedom of the Press be in great danger in the USA? Trump calls the media ‘the enemy of the American People’

The autocratism of Donald Trump could put Civil  Liberties in big danger.

Aves Acuáticas de Cuba


Monday, February 13, 2017

Men's Baseball World Rankings as of 23 January 2017

Men's Baseball Rankings as of 23 January 2017[1]
RankTeamPointsConfederation
1 Japan5699BFA
2 United States4928COPABE
3 South Korea4849BFA
4 Chinese Taipei4261BFA
5 Cuba3857COPABE
6 Mexico3081COPABE
7 Venezuela2684COPABE
8 Canada2200COPABE
9 Netherlands2071CEB
10 Italy2008CEB
11 Australia1933BCO
12 Puerto Rico1759COPABE
Mexico and Puerto Rico should move up because of the results Serie del Caribe 2017. Cuba will likely drop one spot to sixth.

It is not a big secret. Why did Hillary loose the Nov 8 presidential election?


JG: in addition to the good points presented in the article, I would have to add that the Democratic Party is a pro-corporate agenda party. It really does not represent the best interests of the working class. People stayed home in droves. Trump was a default winner. If we had had a one-person, one-vote election, he would not be in the White House right now.

The working class and the migrants built the USA, not the capitalist millionaires and billionaires.    

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Dishonesty in the USA (the norm for capitalist societies) keeps growing & growing after the election of Donald Trump

His very belligerent tone makes me wonder if he will involve the USA in a new military conflict.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Survey

Based on your recent experience with Acer, how would you rate the quality of Acer Computers? 1 - Poor,  2 - Fair, 3 - Good,  4  - Very Good, 5 - Excellent.

ONE.

How likely are you to recommend Acer Computers to your friends, relatives and  neighbors?

EXTREMELY UNLIKELY.

ACER Computers are little pieces of SHIT

Want to be constantly frustrated? Buy a computer! Do not expect very many posts from Cuba Journal from this point forward.

Presenta Cuba nómina al Clásico Mundial de Béisbol

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

For the first time in its history, the current occupant of the White House is an individual who promotes hate.

In the 1930's, it was Adolf Hitler and his persecution of Jews.

In 2016-2017, Donald Trump, who has the same mentality of hate as the German with the funny looking mustache, is conducting his hate policies primarily toward seven Muslim countries.

Nothing good is going to come out of the lips of this fanatical promoter of divisions and persecutions.

According to Trump, if you oppose him you are a “so-called” person.

This guy does not deserve to be President of the United States.

In my opinion, we should start impeachment procedures as soon as possible.

Last, but not least, I blame the Democratic Party for having Donald Trump in the White House. Millions of Americans did not like voting for a dishonest and corrupt woman, and they stayed home.

Israel is getting away with the murder of Palestinians and the theft of their lands

The Zionist Jews of Israel learned that uncivilized and criminal behavior from the American imperialists.

New York Times:

Palestinians Ask World to Punish Israel for Settlement Law


Monday, February 06, 2017

Semifinales - Serie del Caribe 2017 Scoreboard: Cuba 0, Mexico 1 [FINAL] [BOXSCORE]




UNBELIEVABLE! Earlier today, Puerto Rico defeated Venezuela 9-6.  Boxscore.

I do not know why the Cuba vs Mexico game has not started yet. Maybe it will start at 7:30.

The game is supposed to start at 8:00 pm, one Internet website is reporting. No explanation was given as to why the game is one hour late.

7:55 pm. The game has started

Mexico is threatening in the bottom of the fifth inning. Men on first and third, no outs,

Mexico scores their first run, on a sacrifice fly.

Cuba loads the bases with an intentional base on balls, looking for a possible double play to end the inning.

Cuba: double play. End of the threat. Score remains 1-0 in favor of Mexico.

Cuba has only two hits in six innings. Plus one error. They better start hitting the ball. If they lose this game they go home.

Cuba can win this game. They still have two more innings to do it.

Yogui Berra: "It ain't over, till its over."

Mexico's pitching has been excellent in this game.

Cuba will have their final chance in the top of the ninth inning.

It is over Mexico defeats Cuba 1-0 and advances to the championship game tomorrow.

5 Feb 2017 - Alfredo Despaigne Swings For the Fences - Serie del Caribe

Foto: Ricardo Lopez Hevia

Vladimir Baños gives superb pitching performance as Cuba blanks Mexico 4-0, advancing to today's semifinals

The game also included homers by Saavedra and Despaigne. Señor Vlad pitched eight and two thirds innings and Jose Angel Garcia pitched the final out of the game.


Granma: Cuba pone el picante

Juventud Rebelde: Cuba gana 4-0 a México

In the first Semifinal Game Cuba will play today again against Mexico at 7:00 pm.

Venezuela and Puerto Rico are the other two semifinalists.




Saturday, February 04, 2017

Scoreboard:: Cuba 3, Venezuela 8 [FINAL] + [Boxscore]



Freddy Asiel Alvarez will start for los Alazanes

The game will start at 7:30 pm.

El juego ha comenzado.

Freddy Asiel pitcheo muy mal. Le dieron tres carreras. Viene Entenza a lanzar por Cuba.

Benitez, homerun, con dos en base. El juego se empata 3-3.

8:55 pm. La transmision se ha perdido.

8:57 pm. Restorada. Continua el juego.

Cuba's pitchers are AWFUL today. They may lose this game.

Cuba has used five pitchers and they all have failed.

Venezuela is playing like winners and Cuba is performing like losers.

I hope I am wrong and that Cuba can recover.

Cuba did not score on the top of the six

Cuba tiene las bases llenas contra Venuzuela. Tienen que anotar aqui.

Chba no anota. En el 'lucky seven' perdieron el juego.

Venezuela tiene 15 hits.

Repudiated and Condemned by His Own People

Trump has highest-ever disapproval rating for new president




Friday, February 03, 2017

Scoreboard: Puerto Rico 1, Cuba 6 - [FINAL] [ + BOXSCORE]

Boxscore

Reportajes y Fotos:

Granma:

En el terreno está Cuba


Juventud Rebelde:



They are having a lot of technical difficulties today with the streaming video.

We are going to the top of the sixth inning now.

Going to the top of the seventh inning. The score remains the same.

Benitez continues to be very HOT for Cuba.

Moinelo comes in as relief pitcher, replacing Vladimir Garcia, who only allowed one run. He could win this game if Moinelo performs well.

Bases on balls to El Caballo Despaigne.

Home run of Saavedra. Cuba has two more runs.

The video streaming has improved a lot.

Five runs is a good advantage for Cuba.

Puerto Rico only has one more chance, on the ninth inning, after Team Cuba puts out a fire on the top of the eighth inning.

I am happy the video has improved.

Lahera is coming in to pitch and close the game.

One out. Two outs. Third out.

Second victory for the Alazanes in the 2017 Serie del Caribe.

Lets get rid in 2018 of anti-Cuba extreme right-wing fanatic Florida Governor Rick Scott

Not only is he a scummy right-winger,  he is bald and ugly. 

Defeat this pro-hate fanatic in 2018, if he runs for the U.S. Senate.

Poor woman who goes to bed with this creep.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Abba: Dancing Queen


ELvis & the Beatles were overrated.
ABBA IS THS BEST GROUP EVER!

Bill allowing private financing of food/agriculture exports to Cuba introduced in the U.S.Senate

FEBRUARY 2, 2017 3:58 PM

By Mimi Whitefield

Two farm state senators reintroduced a bill Thursday aimed at making U.S. agricultural exports more competitive in the Cuban market by allowing private financing of ag exports.

It was the first Cuba-related bill introduced since President Donald Trump has been in the White House. Three Cuba-related bills were reintroduced in the House in January before he took office.

North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and John Boozman, R-AZ, and a bipartisan group of 12 senators reintroduced the Agricultural Export Expansion Act, which would lift a ban on private banks and companies offering credit for agricultural exports to Cuba.

(The Miami Herald)


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article130376499.html#storylink=cpy

A big applause for the state of Alabama for defying and opposing the gangster-like policies of Florida Governor Rick Scott

Delegations from Alabama and Cuba signed a memorandum of understanding to do business together in the future during an international sea ports conference Thursday at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. [PAUL GUZZO | Times]

Port of Alabama signs agreement with Cuba that Florida ports can't

Tampa Bay Times
Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 2, 2017

Alabama came to Tampa on Thursday to sign an agreement with Cuba.

The sea port in Mobile and the sea port near Havana have pledged to do business with one another in the future — the kind of deal that three ports in Florida had worked toward until Gov. Rick Scott scuttled them last week by threatening to pull their funding.
"This feels like Cuba's way of saying if Florida doesn't want our business, Alabama does," said John Kavulich, president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council in New York. "And they are coming onto your turf to do it."
The occasion Thursday was an international conference called "Planning for Shifting Trade," sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina.
Some U.S. exports to Cuba already are allowed as exceptions to the trade embargo imposed more than 50 years ago after the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro embraced communism. Under a law passed in 2000, they include agricultural commodities and food products.
Mobile ranks fifth among U.S. ports in exports to Cuba, Kavulich said.

Complete article at the Tampa Bay Times.

Boxscore of baseball game of Cuba vs Dominican Republic last night at the 2017 Serie del Caribe

Iván Pyneiro (izquierda) y Lázaro Blanco, los abridores del partido
Photo: Granma

Link:
http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=l162&t=g_box&gid=2017_02_01_cubwin_domwin_1

Thank you, Tele Rebelde, for making it possible to see the game in the Internet.

And NO COMMERCIALS. I was in heaven during the game.

Cuba Journal selects Cuba's Roel Santos as the MVP of the game.

GO ALAZANES!

Granma : Nueve Innings en Blanco