By MATT PEPPE*
Yoan Moncada, the 19-year-old Cuban baseball phenom, agreed on February 23 to sign with the Boston Red Sox. He is the latest talent from the baseball-crazy nation to join the Major Leagues. Moncada will receive a $31.5 million signing bonus, which should make him financially secure for life. But because of the U.S. government’s continued economic war on the Cuban people, in the form of the 54-year-old embargo, Moncada – unlike MLB prospects from any other country on the planet – will be forced to surrender residency in his native land to realize his professional dreams. Continue reading
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“Cuban sports, acknowledged in the rest of the world for the mark it has left on a number of events in all categories, also faces many roadblocks for its development and consolidation.”
The annual Terry Fox Run in Cuba is the largest in the world.
Today the United Nations General Assembly is voting for the 23rd consecutive year on Cuba’s Resolution 68/8 against the U.S. blockade of the island republic entitled “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.” Each year the resolution has passed with an increasing majority. In this post, we are providing information about the effects of this criminal blockade in the sphere of sports and culture. Continue reading