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  • Luis3939: and know cubans in Hialeah sending free school uniforms to these children. Have some dignity people!

  • Humberto Fontova: An interesting question is could anyone but Batista have straightened out the political mess that was Cuba in 1933,...

  • asombra: A related phenomenon is the demonization of Batista, who did FAR more harm to Cuba because of what he led to (Castro, Inc.) than...

  • asombra: Cretina is way too old for “go-go” boots. The woman is pathetic.

  • asombra: Demonizing pre-Castro Cuba, something absolutely essential for the totalitarian Castro regime to “justify” itself,...

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Reports from Cuba’s Venezuela: Venezuela’s ongoing collapse

By Juan Cristobal Nagel in Caracas Chronicles: Venezuela’s ongoing collapse Venezuela is mired in a deep crisis, but you already know that. Each new day brings with it another batch of bad economic news. When it isn’t high inflation that the government desperately tries to hide, or sharply increasing poverty figures, it’s some other story about an […]

Let’s just repeat the slogan: ‘Pioneers for communism…’

In not so many words, from our friends at Guamá:

Venezuela heading towards default, just like its colonial master Cuba

Venezuela is well on its way to becoming another deadbeat country, just like its colonial master, Cuba. Mary Anastasia O'Grady in The Wall Street Journal: Venezuela Heads to a Default Reckoning Amid bills for imports and debt servicing, and shrinking dollar liquidity, something has to give. Venezuelan bond prices swooned last week on renewed speculation […]

A bad day to be a Cuban spy

Shortwave radio blog The SWLing Post picks up some more Cuban spy communications coming into the U.S. This one, however, looks to be very important. Numbers Stations: A bad day to be a Cuban spy While band scanning last Sunday (September 8, 2014) I stumbled upon the Cuban numbers station HM01 on 11,530 kHz at 17:30 […]

Barbaric methods appeal to mankind’s worst instincts

From ancient Rome to revolutionary France, from ISIS to Ché, the barbarity of blood-thirsty tyrants is never quenched. Carlos Alberto Montaner in The Miami Herald: Barbaric methods appeal to mankind’s worst instincts YouTube is dripping blood nowadays. Viewers of these videos are as numerous as horrified. I refer to the barbaric decapitations of U.S. journalists […]

Refugee status granted to Cuban officer held in Bahamas offering information on Castro regime’s drug trafficking operations

This should get real interesting, unless the most transparent presidential administration evah decides to bury it. Via the Tribune242: Cuban Officer Held At Detention Centre Classed As Refugee THE CUBAN military officer being held at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre has been classified as a refugee by the United Nations, according to legal counsel for […]

Reports from Cuba: New organized robbery

By Rebeca Monzo in Translating Cuba: New Organized Robbery The great problem created by the government of my planet itself with the dual currency, now, with the new authorization of being able to buy things in some TRD (hard currency collection) stores with either currency, is that it has become more complicated for both the […]

Reports from Cuba’s Venezuela: Spinning the revolution

By Juan Cristobal Nagel in Caracas Chronicles: Spinning the revolution I had to do a double-take upon learning that PDVSA had hired Bell Pottinger, the PR firm run by Margaret Thatcher’s former communications director to “clean its image.” Of course, no comment from the revolution, so we have no idea how much they (we) are paying for this, nor […]

Lessons learned in Miami and Havana by Cuba’s ‘Médico de la Salsa’

Garrincha in Martí Noticias: "I have learned a lot. For example, I learned that the Castro State Security agents in Miami treat me a lot better than the ones in Havana."

Castro vs. Castro

By Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo in Diario de Cuba (translation by Translating Cuba): Castro Versus Castro As long as the Ministry of the Interior (MININT) exists in Cuba, this secret and murderous organization, but in its turn legitimized by all the secret and murderous organizations in the world, regardless of ideologies or political rivalry in […]

Castro State Security agent defects, reveals details of Cuba’s espionage operations and plans

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Interview With a Young (Former) Cuban State Security Official Colombia's NTN24 news network has a fascinating interview (in Spanish) with Rafael Alejandro Hernandez, a young former Cuban state security official, who is currently seeking political asylum (along with two colleagues) in Cuba. The Colombian government has denied them political asylum, seemingly […]

Enslaved Cuban doctors sold by Castro regime to Venezuela escaping to U.S. by the hundreds

Via The Los Angeles Times: Exported to Venezuela, miserable Cuban doctors clamor to get into U.S. Worsening conditions in Venezuela are causing increasing numbers of Cuban medical personnel working there to immigrate to the United States under a special program that expedites their applications, according to Colombian officials who help process many of the refugees. […]

Reports from Cuba: Have you tried cyanide… General?

By Yoani Sanchez in Translating Cuba: Have You Tried Cyanide… General? Today is Zero Day, the fateful date, the day the General Customs of the Republic enacts its new restrictions for non-commercial imports. The measure called to mind an old joke that circulated in the nineties and is still heard today. In this humorous story, a foreign journalist […]

Reports from Cuba’s Venezuela: Now what? Venezuela on static noise

Via Venezuela News & Views: Now what? Venezuela on static noise I have convinced myself that all political players still out there have decided to wait and see what happens though its own gravitational pull. Maduro has decided that the solution to all the regime failed control system is yet more controls. Capriles goes to […]

Although most in Cuba can barely afford to feed and clothe themselves, they can buy a plane ticket thanks to Castro’s ‘reforms’

Santana in El Nuevo Herald: "The reforms have granted us the right to buy a plane ticket and travel." "What it hasn't granted us is the right to make enough money to feed and clothe ourselves..."