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After Cuba is caught smuggling arms to North Korea, UN lets the Castro dictatorship off the hook

As if we needed yet another example of how the United Nations is not only an ineffective and irrelevant international body, but completely and totally corrupt as well. Via The Miami Herald: Cuba escapes UN sanctions in North Korean weapons transport scheme But it puts a North Korea ship-operating company on its sanctions list. The […]

Reports from Cuba’s Venezuela: Was immunity alone enough to free Carvajal?

By Raul Stolk in Caracas Chronicles: Was immunity alone enough to free Carvajal? There has been a lot of speculation on why the Kingdom of the Netherlands (sort-of) granted immunity to Carvajal and then let him go. We’ve said that immunity alone should not have been sufficient to protect Hugo Carvajal and have him delivered back home. […]

Reports from Cuba: Routine and the Past Star in this 26th of July

Ignacio Varona in 14yMedio via Translating Cuba: Routine and the Past Star in this 26th of July Very early this Saturday many of us observed a new event for the 26th of July. The strict codes of ritual demanded that the commemoration of the 61st anniversary of the assault on the Moncana Barracks in Santiago […]

The morally blind leading the morally blind

Santana in El Nuevo Herald: "I'm going to Venezuela so Maduro and Cristina can teach me how to improve the economy..."

Maleconazo: A rumor of freedom that shook Cuba’s Castro dictatorship

John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter: Maleconazo: A rumor of freedom that shook the Castro dictatorship "We now know that any method or model which purportedly aims to achieve justice, development, and efficiency but takes precedence over the individual or cancels out any of the fundamental rights leads to a form of […]

Question of the Day: Are the North Korean arms Hamas is buying from Cuba?

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Is North Korea Selling (Cuban) Arms to Hamas? According to the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph, Hamas militants are attempting to negotiate an arms deal with North Korea for missiles and communications equipment that will allow them to maintain their offensive against Israel. Meanwhile, earlier this month, a U.S. federal court ruled that […]

For worshippers of Castro cult, religious freedom improving in Cuba

The U.S. State Department reports that religious freedom is improving in Cuba but only for those who worship at the satanic altar of the Castro tyranny. All the rest are still subject to harassment, beatings, imprisonment, and assassination. Juan Tamayo in The Miami Herald: U.S. report says religious freedom in Cuba is bad but getting […]

Reports from Cuba’s Venezuela: Carvajal 1, Welfare State 0, US of A offside, El Nacional -1

Via Venezuela News & Views: Carvajal 1, Welfare State 0, US of A offside, El Nacional -1 So, as I was afraid, Carvajal was released, and faster than I expected.  I must confess that for a while I thought the Dutch would be firmer, and at least negotiate something solid back for them. Why, the […]

Reports from Cuba: Was Moncada necessary?

By Fernando Damaso in 14yMedio via Translating Cuba: Was Moncada Necessary? A great deal has been written about the assault on Moncado Barracks in Santiago de Cuba and the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Barracks in Bayamo on 26 July 1953. At times, with great exaggeration. Some, forgetting the differences in times and objectives, as compared […]

In not so many words – What time is it in Cuba?

From our friends at Guamá: "What time is it in Moscow?" "I've got my watch set to Beijing time."

Cuba takes a repressive turn under Raul Castro

Cuba's repressive and apartheid dictatorship under the iron grip of Raul Castro is supposedly the moderate regime open to "reforms" with which the U.S. should be seeking rapprochement. Tell that to the thousands of Cubans living under Fidel's little brother's regime who have been violently beaten and arrested and those who have been assassinated simply […]

Putin restores a Cuban beachhead

Mary O'Grady in the Wall Street Journal: Putin Restores a Cuban Beachhead The Kremlin and the Castros are chummy again, and Moscow is offering military aid. Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes was the highest-ranking Pentagon intelligence analyst ever to be busted for working for the Castros. What's also notable, in light of Vladimir Putin's visit […]

Aruba folds under Cuban-Venezuelan pressure, releases arrested drugs and terrorist arms trafficker

Just a couple of days after arresting Hugo Carvajal, a drug kingpin and terrorist organization supporter disguised as a high-ranking Venezuelan government official, Aruba and the Netherlands folded like Japanese origami after being pressured by Cuba's puppet dictatorship in Caracas, releasing the fugitive of U.S. justice. Via the AP in Fox News: Aruba releases former […]

Reports from Cuba’s Venezuela: The Carvajal plot thickens

By Juan Cristobal Nagel in Caracas Chronicles: The Carvajal plot thickens The international press is going to town with this story. Three pieces stand out … ABC’s Emili J. Blasco (the well-sourced Washington correspondent with the juicy details on Hugo Chávez’s illness) says sources in Washington confirm Carvajal was the “main figure” in the drug-running operation set […]

Reports from Cuba: A hilarious conclusion

By Fernando Damaso in Translating Cuba: A Hilarious Conclusion An article by a young Cuban journalist was just published in the so-called youth newspaper under the arresting title “The Happiest Children in the World.” In it she recalls her childhood of aged, half-bald dolls previously belonging to her older sisters, toys given to her by a neighbor […]