“Los Vivos!” ( i.e. the Live Wires! The SLICK ones! The Canadian BIG-SHOTS in Cuba!)


In brief: some Canadian robber-barons (Cy Tokmakjian and Sarkis Yacoubian, seen above) thought they were the “big-shots!” in Cuba. They were “tight!” with all “the right people!” you see…with all “the string-pullers!” going all the way to “the top!” you see…in brief they were Cuba “experts!” in knowing what palms to grease, etc.

Then the Castros woke up one fine morning some months ago and decided to have them arrested. They were subsequently humiliated, fleeced–probably tortured–and have been in stinking Cuban jail cells for almost two years without charges. Finally one of them was charged and will got on “trial” for “corruption”…or something this week.

Entire story by Alberto explained in previous post. But Alberto’s been swamped lately (what with all the Cuba Nostalgia preparations) so this post just lends some props to his.


And they were all impressed with your Halston dress
And the people that you knew in Havana!
And the story of your latest success
You kept ’em so entertained
But now you just don’t remember
All the things you said
And you’re not sure that you want to know
I’ll give you one hint, honey
You sure did put on a show

no no no no no–you had to be a big shot, didn’t cha!


Now ya don’t talk so loud
Now ya don’t seem so proud