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  • asombra: Is O’Brien’s hair supposed to be cool? It just looks strained and stupid to me.

  • asombra: People like O’Brien live and die by image and fashion, and they’d never risk skewering a no-go sacred cow like Che...

  • asombra: Love the Che image: putrefaction green and bloody red. If it’s not deliberately subversive, it might as well be, and...

  • asombra: What’s the problem? So it’s a filthy crappy hospital in a third-world shithole. It’s supposed to be that way,...

  • asombra: Even if there were even more fugitive killers in Cuba it wouldn’t matter, just like the BTTR murders didn’t matter.

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What would Cuba do?

Testimony from Dr. Jose Azel at a House Subcommittee meeting:  What would Cuba do? Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, distinguished members of the committee, I am honored to have this opportunity to share my analysis on the U.S. national security implications of the Administration’s new Cuba policy, and I commend you on calling this hearing on […]

As Obama maneuvers to remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terror list, China is caught shipping arms to Castro regime

From the same president who assures us that global warming is a bigger threat to the world than ISIS, we are told that Cuba's apartheid Castro dictatorship is not a state sponsor of terror. Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Colombia Intercepts Shipment of "War Materiel" Headed to Cuba The Colombian authorities have intercepted a Chinese-flagged ship […]

Supermodels partying with tyrants

John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter: Supermodels partying with tyrants Celebrities promoting tyrants Back in 1997 supermodel Naomi Campbell was being gifted African conflict diamonds by Liberian war criminal Charles Taylor. In 2010 due to her relationship with this tyrant she had to testify at his war crimes trial. In 1998 Naomi […]

More ‘change’ in Cuba

Lauzán: Yesterday and Today

The Cuba Deal: How Raul Castro duped Obama

Nestor Carbonell in Forbes: The Cuba Deal: How Raúl Castro Duped Obama On December 17, following a year and a half of secret negotiations with the Castro regime, President Obama trumpeted what many have called a historic breakthrough—a new course to normalize relations with Cuba. The course, however, is not really new. It was pursued by […]

Some troubling truths about Castro’s Cuba

Candice Malcolm in the Toronto Sun: Troubling truths about Castro's Cuba Canadians love Cuba. We travel there in droves. We enjoy their beaches, their cigars and the historic sites and sounds of Havana. Some Canadians even revel in the lack of Americans at Cuban resorts, and laud our ability to travel to a beautiful part […]

#VisitCubaProject: Vacationing in Obama’s Cuba has never looked so enticing

So... did President Obama's announcement of his new Hope and Change policy towards Cuba's apartheid Castro regime leave you longing for a tropical vacation on a beautiful yet forbidden Caribbean island? Are you feeling a bit envious after watching Paris Hilton and Naomi Campbell frolic in Havana and hobnobbing with members of the Castro royal […]

Reports from Cuba: Birds of ill omen

By Eliecer Avila in Translating Cuba: Birds of Ill Omen A topic that is raised for discussion these days is the obsolete argument that some official voices never stop repeating at every opportunity they have to strain relations between Cuba and the United States or rather between Cuba and the Outside World. I am referring […]

Cuba’s Castros eat well in Venezuela

By Jorge Cruz: "I love the taste of students"

A new U.S.-Cuba policy: Did Cuba win?

By Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo: OLPL in “A New U.S.-Cuba Policy: Did Cuba Win?” Fifty-plus years of US diplomatic stalemate and economic sanctions have failed to bring freedom to the Cuban people because they were not designed to bring freedom to the Cuban people, but to penalize a regime that started by sequestering Cuban sovereignty by […]

Cuba’s Castros ban U.S. lawmakers from entering Venezuela

You don't actually think Cuba's puppet dictator in their colony of Venezuela had any say in this, do you? Via The Miami Herald's Naked Politics Blog: Venezuela bans 'terrorists' Marco Rubio, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Miami Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have been banned from traveling to Venezuela. President Nicolás […]

Reports from Cuba: Cuba: Medical Impotence

By Miriam Celaya in Translating Cuba: Cuba: Medical Impotence While the government exports thousands of doctors, old diseases are coming back, such as dengue fever, tuberculosis, whooping cough, chikungunya, and cholera, and new exotic diseases are appearing that had never before been seen on the Island. Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 18 February 2015 – For […]

The Castro revolution’s new and inspired architecture in Cuba


Video: Cuba debate at the McCain Institute

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Video: Cuba Debate at the McCain Institute Yesterday, the McCain Institute for International Leadership hosted a policy debate entitled, “A New U.S.-Cuba Policy: Did Cuba Win?” The debate teams were composed of: Julia Sweig, formerly of the Council on Foreign Relations Jodi Bond, U.S. Chamber of Commerce vs. Mauricio Claver-Carone, Cuba […]

Quote of the Day – The struggle to make sure Cuba’s slaves are well fed and stylishly dressed

By former Cuban political prisoner Juan Amador on Facebook (my translation): "There are those whose only concern is that the slaves in Cuba are well fed and interesting to look at; forget about liberty or rights. Their only goal is to ensure the shackles are comfortable on the slaves. Their struggle is to make certain […]