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  • asombra: Fighting back tears, eh? Have they ever shed a tear for the victims of the regime Tokmakjian helped maintain for over 20 years?...

  • asombra: “There is something very sinister going on in Cuba.” No shit, Sherlock. Truly, there is no shame.

  • asombra: It’s very simple: Obama can’t or won’t do his job, and Gross helped put him in office.

  • asombra: I don’t know, Carlos. Philip IV had decent legs, but he was Louis’s uncle. Louis may have been better endowed, or...

  • asombra: But this is not a gerontocracy or anything. They’re just very, very mature men in military costumes.

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Reports from Cuba: ‘J’Accuse’ from a high position

Via 14yMedio in Translating Cuba: “J’Accuse” from a High Position An official with the Housing Institute denounces corruption and privileges, as well as reprisals taken against his family. 14ymedio, September 24, 2014 – Before leaving Cuba in October, 2013, the author of this accusation occupied an important post at the Housing Institute and, as a […]

Risky business in Cuba

Peter Foster in the Financial Post: Risky business in Cuba After forty years of  ‘constructive engagement’  with Cuba, government-backed Canadian investment has effectively propped up the regime The Canadian government has for three years asked the Cuban authorities either to lay charges against Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian or release him. Unfortunately they got their wish last […]

‘At least you still have the t-shirt business…’

Garrincha in Martí Noticias: "So, they're not going to make perfumes named after us after all?" "At least you still have the t-shirt business... I haven't been able to get my talking birdie business off the ground."

Casstro military junta fully controls Cuba’s economy

Next time you hear "Cuba Experts" and Castro propagandists talking about how the U.S. should start doing business with "Cubans," now you know which Cubans they are referring to. Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Cuba's Military Generals at Center of Business Shakedown Cuba's military generals control the island's economy. The militarization of Cuba's economy began in […]

Image of the Day – ‘Come to Cuba!’

By Cuban American artist and human rights activist Rolando Pulido:

U.S. must raise stakes to get hostage Alan Gross returned by Cuba

Frank Calzon in The Miami Herald: U.S. must raise stakes to get hostage Alan Gross returned by Cuba Confronted with the barbaric beheadings of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by the terrorists of the Islamic State, President Obama has rightly changed course and announced a new strategy. After six lackluster and bewildering years, the […]

Reports from Cuba: The ‘hero’ who couldn’t find the entrance

By Angel Santiesteban in Translating Cuba: The “Hero” Who Couldn’t Find the Entrance A great truth was revealed at the VIII Conference of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC, by its Spanish initials). We have to admit when our detractors speak the truth.  There’s no other option than –for the sake […]

You want to invest in Castro’s Cuba? Caveat Investor

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Foreign Investors (Now) Warn Against Doing Business in Cuba Some foreign businessmen only learn the hard way. Confiscations are still the norm in Castro's Cuba -- only the modus operandi has changed a bit. Here are recent quotes from some of Castro's largest (and now former) business partners in the transportation, […]

Revolutionary Fragrances

Lauzán: Hugo for "Chavistas" Ernesto for "Revolutionaries" Fidel for "Worms"

Cuban defector exposes Castro regime’s intelligence operations in Ecuador during Cold War

By Lt. Col. Chris Simmons (Ret.) in Cuba Confidential: Respected Defector Exposes Cuba’s Intelligence Presence in Cold War Ecuador Former Dirección General De Inteligencia(DGI) officer Enrique García Diaz reports that prior to the 1979 re-establishment of diplomatic ties, Cuban intelligence maintained three positions in Quito. DGI officer Boris Castillo Barroso held a position in the […]

Richmond, CA mayor travels to D.C. to lobby for imprisoned Cuban spies, ignores own constituents

For the left, ideology and propaganda always trumps everything else. No cost is too high or consequence too great when it comes to furthering the Marxist cause. A perfect example of this is Richmond, California mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who obviously has her Marxist priorities straight. On a recent trip to Washington D.C., the leftist city […]

Cuba’s Castro mafia demanded $55-million ransom for imprisoned Canadian businessman

More incontrovertible evidence of the magnificent and benevolent "reforms" of Cuba's Castro mafia. Via Reuters: Cuba asked for $55 mln, assets to release Canadian CEO -company (Reuters) - Cuba had offered a deal to release a Canadian executive sentenced to 15 years in prison last week in return for C$55 million and company assets, the […]

Reports from Cuba: Another absurd prohibition

By Fernando Damaso in Translating Cuba: Another Absurd Prohibition Wandering around some of the shopping streets in Havana, with the objective of photographing shop logos embedded in the granite floors of their entrances, I was shocked at the Fontana store on Neptuno Street with the absurdity that accompanies us every dat. When I was taking […]

Reports from Cuba’s Venezuela: Evidence of a wrecked economy: Daniel shops

Via Venezuela News & Views: Evidence of a wrecked economy: Daniel shops There are of course those that still think the regime has a plan. A plan it does: to hold on to power forever. But a plan to improve Venezuela economy, social situation, health care, etc.?  Dream on... Between yesterday and today I visited […]

‘Yesterday’s sacred symbols remain sacred today and forever!’

Lauzán: