Fidel Castro Biography – Documentary:
This is a beautifully made documentary packed with rare archive footage and photographs. It shows Castro’s childhood, his recklessness as a youth, his blossoming talents at the University of Havana and then his swift and complex ride to lawyer, jailbird, guerilla, politician and revolutionary. Adored and deplored, Castro’s life makes compelling viewing.
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Two Cuba’s, two different political systems. Here you can be the judge of which one was more successful. Vintage footage that has been censored for over 55 years has finally been made available. See the images that the media has kept hidden for decades.
Cuban President Raul Castro is set to address the U.N. General Assembly this month, the United Nations announced on Tuesday, the first time the Cuban leader will visit the United States as the island nation’s head of state.
The latest public schedule for the General Assembly’s annual gathering of world leaders – the so-called General Debate – lists Castro as speaking on the afternoon of Sept. 28. U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Russia and China and Iran’s president are also due to speak on the same day.
Neither the White House nor the Cuban government had an immediate response to queries about whether Castro and Obama might meet on the sidelines of the General Assembly meeting, which begins on Sept. 25 with a speech by Pope Francis ahead of a three-day summit on global development. It ends on Oct. 3.
The White House has not yet released details of Obama’s schedule while in New York. In addition to his Sept. 28 speech to the General Assembly, the United Nations says he is due to address the development summit on Sept. 27.
It would be the first visit to the United States as president for Castro, 84, who took over for his ailing brother Fidel provisionally in 2006 and definitively in 2008.
Castro has made only one known visit to the United States, briefly visiting Houston in 1959 shortly after the Castro brothers led the revolution that toppled U.S.-backed strongman Fulgencio Batista.
Castro and Obama stunned the world last Dec. 17 by announcing détente following more than half a century of Cold War animosity between the two countries separated by 90 miles (145 km) of sea. That led to the restoration of diplomatic relations on July 20 after a 54-year break.
Fidel Castro holds the record for the longest speech at the United Nations at four and a half hours. “We shall endeavor to be brief,” he told the United Nations General Assembly in 1960, before launching into his marathon address. Video Rating: / 5
President Obama is the first sitting American president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1922.
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GOOD MORNING AMERICA’S HOMEPAGE:
At the entrance of the birtplace (museum) you will be assigned a guide that shows you the property and gives a lot of information in English. Birán is a small village in the municipality Mayarí of the province Holguín, Eastern Cuba. The place is best known as the birthplace of Fidel Castro and his brother Raúl. They were respectively born in 1926 and 1931 on the 93 km² estate of their father. The estate, where the birthplace of Fidel and Raul Castro is, opened in November 2002 as a museum. If you visit this museum you must ensure you have your passport with you. You can`t pay with dollars in Cuba for years, but the old tickets are still used. The last visit of Fidel Castro took place on September 23, 2003, on the centenary of his mother Lina Ruz who died in 1963. You can see the bed where Lina Ruz gave birth of each of her seven children, but also the crib where the Castro `s the first months of their lives slept. A total of 1.175 museum objects are managed by the National Heritage Board of the Ministry of Culture. The estate was originally founded in 1915 by the father, Angel Castro Argiz,
as sugarcane plantation. Various properties of the family are still on the estate and a primary school. The school had only one classroom. The road to Santiago de Cuba ran over the property and for that reason he built a hotel, pub, post office, shop and arena for cockfights. The arena for cockfighting and the housing for workers from Haiti. The workers spent the money they earned in the pub, shop or at the cockfights. Eleven of the 27 original buildings have been preserved and the estate has been declared a National Monument in 2009. The original wooden house of Angel Castro Argiz was destroyed by a fire in 1954, but there was a replica built in 1974. On the estate are buried Angel Castro Argiz, Lina Ruz González, the grandmother and other family. The President Raúl Castro wants to be buried in the Mausoleum of the Frank País Second Front, in the mountains of Santiago de Cuba, with his wife Vilma Espin.
More about Biran : http://holidaycuba.blogspot.nl/search/label/BIRAN or more about Cuba http://holidaycuba.blogspot.nl/
Montreal City is a place of movement, talent, and a great multi culture of music and arts all under one roof, it is also a place where anything can be seen or herd, especially in the underground subways.
Moving back and fourth everyday commuters go from their homes to their work and then from their workplace back to their homes; also when commuting they also hear in the distance or up close when passing by the special different talented performers that love to perform each day in the metro, each performer has their own special unique way of performing each day, from playing a guitar, flute, piano, sax, or even singing out loud.
Each performer performs for money and also to be heard or remembered.
Me as a photographer and video editor, I love to capture and preserve these special moments in time that I come across in my journeys. Video Rating: / 5
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (American Spanish: [fiˈðel aleˈxandɾo ˈkastɾo ˈrus] About this sound audio (help·info); born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and then President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration Cuba became a one-party socialist state; industry and business were nationalized, and state socialist reforms were implemented throughout society. Internationally, Castro was the Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1979 to 1983 and from 2006 to 2008.
Born in Birán as the son of a wealthy farmer, Castro adopted leftist anti-imperialist politics while studying law at the University of Havana. After participating in rebellions against right-wing governments in the Dominican Republic and Colombia, he planned the overthrow of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista, launching a failed attack on the Moncada Barracks in 1953. After a year’s imprisonment, he traveled to Mexico where he formed a revolutionary group, the 26th of July Movement, with Che Guevara and his brother Raúl Castro. Returning to Cuba, Castro took a key role in the Cuban Revolution by leading the Movement in a guerrilla war against Batista’s forces from the Sierra Maestra. After Batista’s overthrow in 1959, Castro assumed military and political power. The United States was alarmed by Castro’s friendly relations with the Soviet Union, and unsuccessfully attempted to remove him by assassination, economic blockade, and counter-revolution, including the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961. Countering these threats, Castro formed an alliance with the Soviets and allowed them to place nuclear weapons on the island, sparking the Cuban Missile Crisis – a defining incident of the Cold War – in 1962.
Adopting a Marxist-Leninist model of development, Castro converted Cuba into a one-party socialist state under Communist Party rule; the first in the Western hemisphere. Reforms introducing central economic planning and expanding healthcare and education were accompanied by state control of the press and the suppression of internal dissent. Abroad, Castro supported anti-imperialist revolutionary groups, backing the establishment of Marxist governments in Chile, Nicaragua, and Grenada, and sending troops to aid allies in the Yom Kippur War, Ethio-Somali War, and Angolan Civil War. These actions, coupled with Castro’s leadership of the Non-Aligned Movement and Cuba’s medical internationalism, increased Cuba’s profile on the world stage and earned its leader great respect in the developing world. Following the Soviet Union’s dissolution in 1991, Castro led Cuba into its “Special Period” and embraced environmentalist and anti-globalization ideas. In the 2000s he forged alliances in the Latin American Pink Tide – namely with Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela – and signed Cuba to the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas. In 2006 he transferred his responsibilities to Vice-President Raúl Castro, who formally assumed the presidency in 2008.
Castro is a controversial and divisive world figure. He is decorated with various international awards, and his supporters laud him as a champion of socialism, anti-imperialism, and humanitarianism, whose revolutionary regime secured Cuba’s independence from American imperialism. Conversely, critics view him as a totalitarian dictator whose administration oversaw multiple human-rights abuses, an exodus of more than one million Cubans, and the impoverishment of the country’s economy. Through his actions and his writings he has significantly influenced the politics of various individuals and groups across the world.
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Luis Illescas best known in the music industry as “DJ AFRICA”, was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At the age of 13 years, and newcomers to Miami, is attracted by music and its different rhythms,making the decision from within that world as a DJ …
Adopted the name “Africa” by the continent where it originated all types of rhythms. His unique style of blending musical rhythm, makes it open the doors at the radio station “El Zol 95” 95.7 FM Miami, to have his own mix show along side “El Hombre Gozadera” Julio Jr (R.I.P.).
Was the first Dj who introduced GRUPO AVENTURA with its singles “CUANDO VOLVERAS” & “OBSECION”, and was not wrong to do so. Similarly, when no DJ in the local latin radio stations dared to put the now known hit “CULO” by PITBULL,he did and there was no mistake.
Has shared the stage with famous artists such as P. DIDDY, PHARREL WILLIAMS, LIL JHON, PITBULL, DON OMAR, GRUPO AVENTURA, DADDY YANKEE, VICO C, TEGO CALDERON, HECTOR “EL FATHER, ZION, ALEXIS Y FIDO, ARCANGEL, BABY RASTRA, DON DINERO, MAGIC JUAN, GRUPO MANIA, EL GENERAL, ORO SOLIDO, TONO ROSARIO and many more.
DJ AFRICA is the official DJ of the after partys as major awards are the LATIN GRAMMYS and LATIN BILLBOARDS, and that’s why That in some countries is known as “DJ OF THE STARS”. Exclusive DJ of EMILIO and GLORIA ESTEFAN, and as such the resident DJ of world-famous CLUB BONGOS CUBAN CAFE.
The particular way that have of putting a dance to all the world is not limited to MIAMI, to be presented around the world beginning from MIAMI, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, TEXAS, ATLANTA, PUERTO RICO, CANADA, SANTO DOMINGO ECUADOR, COLOMBIA, PERU, CHILE, HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, SPAIN, ITALY AND EVEN IN THE HOME THAT’S DA NAME “AFRICA”.
DJ AFRICA is currently official DJ off the morning show number 1 in south Florida, “THE ENRIQUE SANTOS MORNING SHOW” by La Kalle 98.3 FM. Video Rating: / 5
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A Revolution Betrayed 1950’s
Cuban Revolution by the rebel revolutionaries of the “26th of July Movement” led by Fidel Castro. Secretary of State Christian A. Herter in press conference with Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba. Cuban women marching with rifles. Cuban soldiers in formation. Three revolutionaries on top of Military Prison, shows political prisoners. Castro raves and rants as he speaks. Castro troops march toward camera, pan down to feet of marchers. Cuban rebel revolutionaries in mountain camp, cooking animal over open fire. Fidel Castro with three of his men holding weapons. Raul Castro at camp with 26th of July Movement armband. Fidel and Raul Castro, Raul wearing 26th July armband. Red Chinese officer pins medal on Raul Castro.
Shows Ernesto Che Guevara in rebel mountain camp. Cuban peasants farmers marching with banners and knives. Political prisoners in ox cart being pulled by team of oxen. Premier Castro seated behind desk. Rebel Army Captain Antonio Nunez Jimenez, Director of the National Institute of Agrarian Reform (INRA) greets Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev of Russia. Premier Castro ranting and raving as he speaks into microphone spewing hate. Adolf Hitler ranting and raving as he speaks. Book burning in Nazi Germany after Hitler came to power. Scenes of Cuban Military prison and prisoners. Scenes of Cuban Military Judges. Political prisoner executed, shot by firing squad, falls backward into grave. Five Judges of Cuban Supreme Court arrives in Buenos Aires choosing exile rather than serve cause of tyranny.
Cuban Military Prison riot. Russian tank crushing uprising in satellite country. Red Chinese Communist visitors to Cuba warmly greeted. Army truck convoy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army enter Tibet. Crates of Red Chinese weapons furnished to Cuba. Cubans operate anti-aircraft gun.
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