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Cuban-Americans, still voting Republican after all these years

As we approach the midterm elections in November and, more importantly, the Presidential election in 2016 there will, as always, be media speculation about which way the Cuban-American vote will break. That's because Cuban-Americans have been a reliably Republican bloc in a swing state. The mostly liberal media has been feeding the public a narrative […]

Cuban rafters rescued…in Guatemala

Central American news outlet CB24.tv is reporting that 23 Cuban rafters were rescued near the northeast of that country. It's reported that there were twenty men and three women ranging in age from 19-50. They were rescued when their raft was damaged after encountering inclement weather. Unfortunately the rafters are being detained by the Guatemalan […]

Quote of the day

From Enrique Del Risco, referring to an email from the recently deposed editors of Cuba's "Espacio Laical" (Lay Space): Al principio me recordó aquella frase de Borges: "Quienes dicen que el arte no debe propagar doctrinas suelen referirse a doctrinas contrarias a las suyas". Pero de atender con cuidado a ese fragmento la Iglesia cubana […]

Gag-inducing Travel Tips from Sarah Hall

Ziva posted an item that was emailed to the staff at Babalu by long-time contributor, Mora. In the email Mora described at gag-inducing and boy was she ever right. This woman, Sarah Hall, describes her decision to go to Cuba as a spur of the moment lark: I like places that are a little hard […]

The age of Tweet Fisking is here.

Longtime readers may be familiar with the expression "fisking". It's basically a point-by-point refutation of a news item or opinion column. Since the mainstream media goes to considerable lengths to sanitize Cuba's castro dictatorship we spend a lot of time refuting their assertions. But the age of Twitter means these "journalists" or "Cuba Experts" are […]

On Rubio’s Resurgence

Recently I was commenting on Facebook about how conservatives have thrown Senator Marco Rubio overboard because he took it upon himself to try to forge an immigration reform compromise. I lamented the fact that he was being called a traitor and RINO despite his having accrued conservative ratings from the American Conservative Union (the people […]

Del Exilio to Rock Calle 8

The New York-based Latin Rock band Del Exilio will be in town for a rare Miami performance on the Telemundo 51 stage at the Calle 8 Festival this Sunday March 9th. These guys are friends of the blog so if you're like me and haven't been to Calle 8 in a few years it's going […]

Food for thought

Consider that the Federal Government has more intelligence on you than it does on the Castro Brothers.

Wisdom from the Peanut Gallery: SOTU

  I’m rooting for a Taiwanese Parliament brawl. Murphy9 on January 27, 2014 at 5:42 PM My pupils have an appointment with an acupuncturist during that time slot. antipc on January 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM Thank God for Roku. CurtZHP on January 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments at Hot Air in response to […]

More on the (un)Affordable Care Act

With every day that passes the questions about President Obama's signature accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, are mounting. We've all heard the White House talking points that there's an incredible amount of interest in signing up for the new healthcare plans being offered under the law and that the volume of visitors is what's causing […]

Intransigent Conservative Cuban American on Canto Talk

I'm going to be discussing my two latest articles about the Unaffordable Care Act with Silvio Canto on his great Internet Radio Show "Canto Talk" at 8:00PM EDT. Canto Talk Home Page

It’s time to stop calling it Obamacare.

In 2009 when President Obama and a Democrat majority in Congress were jamming a new and onerous bill through without the normal due process Republicans disparagingly nicknamed the measure "Obamacare". The logic was understandable, their animus toward the President and his ideas made them want to make it personal. Plus they had a precedent. During […]

Ted Cruz and High Stakes Texas Hold ‘Em

We're well into the 2nd week of the minimal government shut down, that seems to affect national parks and monuments disproportionately, and so far the blowback against Republicans has been less than advertised. Most voters haven't bought into either side's narrative and have collectively said, "a pox on both their houses." In this high stakes […]

What if…

September 22, 1985 - Johannesburg, South Africa Peaceful anti-government protesters were harassed by government-organized mobs and detained by police. None of the half-dozen foreign media outlets stationed in the country felt it was worth covering, instead running human interest stories, highlighting South African cultural events, sports and republishing pro-apartheid propaganda issued by the government. This […]

Babalu at 10: Nuestro día ya viene llegando

Like most of my Babalu colleagues I can't put an exact date on the first time I became aware of this blog. A buddy at work mentioned it to me one day. As it happened I was working on a web site with the objective of debunking the Che Guevara mythology. Once I published the […]