Your Tuesday Babalú Ajiaco for February 28, 2012
The Babalú kitchen is humming as our chefs prepare your Tuesday ajiaco. Take a seat, grab a spoon, and dig in!
- Convicted Cuban spy Rene Gonzalez, who is currently serving the parole portion of his prison sentence in Miami, wants the U.S. to give him permission to travel to Cuba for two weeks to "visit a sick relative." He promises to come right back. Really, he'll come back. He's not kidding. He's going to come back!
- In a Huffington Post article titled "Welcome to Cuba, Asshole," photographer Michael Dweck travels to Cuba and after attending some lavish parties thrown by the island's communist elites (friends and children of the Castro dictatorship) complete with every hedonistic pleasure he can imagine, he comes to the Carteresque conclusion that everyone in Cuba is "free." This asinine assessment leaves no room for doubt that Dweck's stupidity precludes him from realizing how apropos the title of his article truly is: Yes, welcome to Cuba, ASSHOLE!
- During his meeting with Senators Patrick Leahy and Richard Shelby, Cuban dictator Raul Castro stated that he was well aware of the fact that Alan Gross "was no spy." What is the significance of this? I DON'T KNOW!
- According to the Castro dictatorship, sales of Cuban cigars are up 9%. Meanwhile, violent arrests, beatings, and the imprisonment of Cuba's peaceful human rights activists are up almost three-fold. Why is Cuban cigar sales news more important than the repression suffered by the Cuban opposition? Well, for one, you can't smoke a Cuban human rights activist like you can a Cohiba...
- After their offshore drilling rig received a green light from the U.S. Coast Guard, Spanish oil company Repsol has begun oil drilling operations in Cuban waters just a few dozen miles from the Florida Coast. Repsol has assured Floridians that we have no reason to worry about an environmental disaster, it's the people in Alaska who have to worry: Repsol Crews Battling Alaskan Well Blowout After Two Weeks