Meanwhile, back in Caracastan: The Cubanization of Venezuela intensifies

Cubanization at work in Venezuela: Misery, squalor, shortages, long lines, and garbage in the streets

While the current occupant of the White House and the Vicar of Christ embrace the ruler of the Castro Kingdom and help him stay on his throne, that same monarch continues to bring misery not only to his own people, but also to his colonial subjects in Venezuela.

No doubt about it: the world is blind in one eye and Latrine America is blind in both eyes.

Take one look at what 56 years of Castroism has done to Cuba and you know where it leads.  Take one look at Venezuela — an oil-rich nation that could look like Dubai — and there is no way anyone should miss the fact that it has been ruined by Castroism, Bolivarianism, and 21st-century socialism.

Yet far too many Latrine Americans hanker to follow in the footsteps of the Castro Kingdom and its colony of Caracastan.  And far too many world leaders, including the pope, cheer them on.

Lord have mercy.  The Castros, Maduros, Moraleses, Correas, Rouseffs, Kirchners, Ortegas, etc.. of Latrine America are quickly creating a Fourth World, even poorer and more miserable and repressive than the Third.

And yet, they are embraced by many of their own people and lauded by most foreigners.

21st century socialism receives papal approval

This is nothing new, of course.  Even 2,500 years ago, this kind of behavior was common.

In their blind conceit,
    they cannot see how wicked they really are.
Everything they say is crooked and deceitful.
    They refuse to act wisely or do good.
They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots.
    Their actions are never good.
    They make no attempt to turn from evil.  (Psalm 36:2-4)

Viva la Revolucion Bolivariana!

From The Wall Street Journal

Venezuela’s Food Shortages Trigger Long Lines, Hunger and Looting

Violent clashes flare in pockets of the country as citizens wait for hours for basics, such as milk and rice

Hours after they looted and set fire to a National Guard command post in this sun-baked corner of Venezuela earlier this month, a mob infuriated by worsening food shortages rammed trucks into the smoldering edifice, reducing it mostly to rubble.

The incident was just one of numerous violent clashes that have flared in pockets around the country in recent weeks as Venezuelans wait for hours in long supermarket lines for basics like milk and rice. Shortages have made hunger a palpable concern for many Wayuu Indians who live here at the northern tip of Venezuela’s 1,300-mile border with Colombia.

The soldiers had been deployed to stem rampant food smuggling and price speculation, which President Nicolás Maduro blames for triple-digit inflation and scarcity. But after they seize contraband goods, the troops themselves often become targets of increasingly desperate people.

“What’s certain is that we are going very hungry here and the children are suffering a lot,” said María Palma, a 55-year-old grandmother who on a recent blistering hot day had been standing in line at the grocery store since 3 a.m. before walking away empty-handed at midday.

In a national survey, the pollster Consultores 21 found 30% of Venezuelans eating two or fewer meals a day during the second quarter of this year, up from 20% in the first quarter. Around 70% of people in the study also said they had stopped buying some basic food item because it had become unavailable or too expensive.

Continue reading HERE

Bolivarian soldiers ensure that hungry Venezuelans don’t “hoard” food

Blame it on the weather: Is extreme drought behind the Castro regime’s recent creative approach to diplomacy?

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Forget the demise of Venezuela: It seems that the weather could  be a major  driving force behind Castrogonia’s recent diplomatic maneuvers.

Yeah.  It doesn’t take much to push that disastrous island nation over the edge, and towards creative solutions that don’t involve giving in a millimeter to its enemies or granting freedom to Cubans.

First came the collapse of the Soviet sugar daddy, which forced Castrogonia into luring European and Canadian capitalists to create its apartheid tourist industry.

Then came the collapse of the Venezuelan sugar daddy, which forced Castrogonia into creating phony “private” enterprises that could shrink the black market and bring in tax revenue.

Now comes the collapse of the environment.

The island of Cuba is in the throes of an epic drought.  And this disaster is making it import more food than ever.

That’s a fact, not rumor, or an opinion.

The solution?  Castro logic leads to a simple solution: Blow kisses to the Yanquis and get them to end the “embargo”!  Yeah.  Let’s get those suckers in the U.S. to sell us food on credit!

Pay it back? Naaah. Are you kidding? Fuhgeddabouddit.  No me jodas.  We never pay what we owe.  We produce nothing and have no way of paying anyone anything.

But those dumb-ass American farmers and their lobbyists will send us the food we need for free!

And their lame-ass president will claim a great “historic” legacy for himself as part of this demonic bargain!

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From Philippines News Agency | Xinhua:

Cuba’s agriculture threatened by worst Caribbean drought in 115 years

Cuba’s agriculture is being threatened by the worst drought to hit the Caribbean in over a century, jeopardizing plans for the island to achieve its long-desired food independence.

The government is currently spending around $2 billion to import 80 percent of the food needed to meet the demands of its 11.2 million inhabitants, with President Raul Castro calling on Cubans to produce everything that could be harvested in the country.

Since 2008, Castro’s administration has delivered over one million hectares of state-owned unused land to more than 70,000 new farmers while easing rules and regulations for the granting of bank credits and for the free trade of food.

However, these plans are now at risk from a severe drought currently afflicting the entire Caribbean Basin. Considered to be the worst drought in the region in 115 years, it is particularly hard in Cuba.

The lack of rainfall in Cuba which may worsen in the coming months has damaged thousands of hectares of sugar cane and vegetable crops, among others. It has also forced authorities to supply water to over a million people.

Continue reading about this natural disaster HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE… or just google “Cuba drought 2015”

Pope Francis meets Cuban President Raul Castro at the Vatican

 

Tales from the normalization circus: Dissident artist “El Sexto” goes on hunger strike in prison

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El Sexto

From Marti Noticias (my abridgment and translation):

Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado, known as “El Sexto”, who has been locked away in Valle Grande prison in Havana for over 8 months, has just told his mother that he is initiating a hunger strike to protest his incarceration.

Prison authorities had promised El Sexto’s family that he would be freed on August 24th.  When family members went to the Valle Grande prison, to pick him up,  they waited fruitlessly for several hours only to be told by an agent from the Office of Attention to Citizens that the prison had not received any order to release El Sexto.

“Danilo and all of his family are being subjected to psychological torture.  The authorities are all liars, and they are trampling (pisoteando) the Cuban people,” said El Sexto’s mother. “They abuse us all continually.”

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El Sexto has yet to be charged with a crime and no trial date has ever been announced.

He was imprisoned eight months ago for painting the names “Fidel” and “Raul” on two pigs.

“The Voice Project” web site has launched a “Free Sexto” campaign.  Go here  for that.

So much for the normalization circus, which many ignorant people are calling “the thaw.”

El Sexto is only one of many Cubans arrested and jailed for purely political reasons AFTER the Obamazo of December 17.

A few days ago, on August 21, 2015, a kangaroo court convicted  two young activists Jordys Manuel Dosil Fong (age 30) and Reinier Rodriguez Mendoza (age37) of “pre-criminal social dangerousness”  and sentenced them to long prison terms, merely for posing a potential threat to the Castro regime. Jordys Manuel was received a three-year sentence and Renier a two-year sentence.

Dissident artists and musicians staged an underground protest concert last week for “El Sexto” that was attended by his friends and family, despite harassment and intimidation from the Castronoid authorities.

Click the image below to watch that concert.

 

Get your “calmantes” (tranquilizers) ready! Papal visit to Castro Kingdom is just a few days away….

Pope Francis Meets President Of Cuba Raul Castro

,,,, And here is the busy schedule for Pope Francis, Vicar of Christ, which includes a “courtesy visit” with monster Raul Castro and none at all with dissidents

Saturday, Sept. 19

— 10:15 a.m. (4:15 a.m. Eastern), Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino airport for Havana.

4:05 p.m. Arrival ceremony at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport. Speech by pope.

Sunday, Sept. 20 (Havana)

9 a.m. Mass in Havana’s Revolution Square. Homily by pope. Recitation of the Angelus.

4 p.m. Courtesy visit with Cuba’s President Raul Castro in Havana’s Palace of the Revolution.

5:15 p.m. Celebration of vespers with priests, religious and seminarians in Havana’s cathedral. Homily by pope.

6:30 p.m. Greeting to young people at the Father Felix Varela cultural center in Havana. Remarks by pope.

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Perfect backdrop for papal mass in Havana

Monday, Sept. 21 (Havana, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba, El Cobre)

8 a.m. Departure by air for Holguin, Cuba.

9:20 a.m. Arrival at Holguin’s Frank Pais International Airport.

10:30 a.m. Mass in Holguin’s Revolution Square. Homily by pope.

3:45 p.m. Blessing of the city of Holguin from Cross Hill (Loma de la Cruz).

4:40 p.m. Departure by air for Santiago de Cuba.

5:30 p.m. Arrival at Santiago de Cuba’s Antonio Maceo International Airport.

7 p.m. Meeting with bishops at the seminary of St. Basil the Great in El Cobre.

7:45 p.m. Prayer to Our Lady of Charity with bishops and the papal entourage in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre.

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Tuesday, Sept. 22 (El Cobre, Santiago de Cuba, Washington DC)

8 a.m. Mass in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre. Homily by pope.

11 a.m. Meeting with families in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption in Santiago de Cuba. Speech by pope. Blessing of the city from the outside of the cathedral.

12:15 p.m. Farewell ceremony at Santiago de Cuba’s International Airport.

12:30 p.m. Departure for Washington DC, USA.

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SOURCE: Florida Catholic, Miami Archidiocese, www.thefloridacatholic.org,

Tie my shoe! Bolivian dictator Evo Morales reveals true spirit of 21st century socialism

Ha!  Caught you!

Every now and then the “socialist” dictators of Latrine America and their progeny get caught living like royalty.

This summer, Fidel Castro’s son was spotted living the high life on a huge yacht in the eastern Mediterranean, and his response was to order his bodyguards to attack the photographers who dared to point their cameras at him.

This week, a video has surfaced that shows Bolivian autocrat Evo Morales ordering one of his lackeys to tie his shoe while he carries on a conversation with someone else.

Unlike the Castro dynasty — which has total control of their kingdom’s media — would-be king Evo hasn’t been able to silence his critics.

“So, this is the equality promoted by 21st century socialism! ” tweeted opposition leader and former presidential candidate Samuel Doria Medina.

Dissident Gary Prado Arauz, who posted the video on his Facebook page –which has attracted over 59,000 viewers — commented:  “To humiliate any policeman, soldier, or public servant in this way defies description (no tiene nombre).  Look at what level of divinization we have arrived!”

“What can one call this act of humiliation forced on a subaltern by president Evo?” asked senator Arturo Murillo via Twitter.

Evo’s supporters have tried to reverse the spin on this video, accusing his opponents for trying to “falsely” portray him as lacking in humility.

Their counter-spin, however, carries no punch.

Nélida Sifuentes, vice president of the Bolivian senate and a leading figure in Morales’s party denounced the video as a cheap trick designed to “damage the image of our president.”

Damage Evo’s image? Duh.  Can anyone damage it any more effectively than he does, all on his own?

For the full story, go HERE (ABC Spain, in Castellano)

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Evo Morales two days ago

Welcome to Castrogonia North: Speech police are winning

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Act of repudiation: coming to your doorstep this year

Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’ve been shipped back to Castrogonia.

All the restrictions placed on speech — especially in the classroom — have me feeling like the desks are full of spies and snitches from Committees for the Defense of the Revolution.

I keep asking myself: how will I respond to an act of repudiation?

The worst part of all this is that many (or most) of my colleagues promote this new and insidious form of censorship.

Some of them are even zealots for self-censorship.

If you want to see how insane this self-censorship can get read this critique of it in National Review, written by a former student of mine.

Or…. read this whole essay below.  It spells out why we are all doomed in the free world.

Required reading.  You will be quizzed and examined constantly, and punished if you fail to curb your speech.

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From Acculturated:

How Politics Killed Comedy

By Andrew Stiles

One of the most frustrating aspects of our increasingly politicized culture is the demise of comedy. Not that there isn’t a ton of hilarious material to enjoy these days—there is—but it’s impossible to ignore the extent to which lame activism is tarnishing the “comedy” brand. As is often the case, millennials are probably to blame.

The problem presents itself on two equally obnoxious fronts. On the one hand, you have the hordes of hypersensitive lunatics who are trying to redefine the bounds of “acceptable” comedy. After years of whining valiantly to ensure that their college classrooms are “safe spaces” free of problematic ideas that might contradict their worldview and/or trigger an array of micro-grievances, they see no good reason why these same protections shouldn’t extend to comedy venues.

When Jerry Seinfeld recently explained that he doesn’t play college campuses because the students are too “politically correct,” aggrieved millennials responded by proving him right. The Huffington Post published an open letter from a “disheartened” college student purporting to educate the comedy legend about the new rules for humor and its appropriate role “in the progressive world.” For example:

Provocative humor, such as ones dealing with topics of race and gender politics, can be crass and vulgar, but underlying it must be a context that spurs social dialogue about these respective issues. There needs to be a message, a central truth behind comedy for it to work as humor.

Got that? It’s perfectly fine for comedians to push boundaries—as long as they do so within a tightly regulated framework that advances the “progressive” narrative.

The author cited Amy Schumer as an example of how comedians can “tackle difficult social commentaries” in a way that is both funny and (more importantly) socially responsible. Of course, this was before the same politically correct mob that gave rise to Schumer’s popularity turned against her, as tends to happen. A few weeks after Seinfeld’s gaffe, the Washington Post published an op-ed denouncing Schumer’s comedy as racist and “dehumanizing” and most likely a source of inspiration for Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who murdered nine people at a black church in South Carolina. It was co-authored by two university professors.

The sins of Seinfeld et al. spawned innumerable hot takes stressing the importance of “punching up” in comedy. This is just a fancy way of declaring certain subjects off limits. Offensive jokes are only acceptable if they “afflict the comfortable” and leave “afflicted” groups untouched. For instance, using 17,000 colored condoms to make a portrait of the pope is “art,” but drawing a picture of the Prophet Muhammad is cruel and offensive. The former is “punching up,” and therefore acceptable; it’s also far less likely to get you killed.

As it happens, death is an appropriate segue to the second front on which activism is corrupting, if not slowly killing, comedy as we know it. The popular website Funny or Die, founded by liberal comedians Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, is one of the worst offenders. In a thinly disguised effort to reach out to that other critical segment of the millennial generation, the politically disengaged, the website regularly churns out videos that simply appropriate the “comedy” brand in order to promote a progressive agenda.

One of its most recent productions, for example, attempts to “parody” the hidden-camera campaign to expose controversial abortion-related practices at Planned Parenthood.  It is less a “parody” of the anti-abortion videos than it is a sarcastic regurgitation of Planned Parenthood talking points. “Planned Parenthood overwhelmed me with the ability to make my own choices,” one actress says in faux distress.

Funny or Die, which recently hired a former White House public engagement officer to lead its new Washington bureau, has also made “funny” videos (featuring a disturbing array of comedic talent) urging President Obama to establish a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and provided a softball venue (Between Two Ferns with Zack Galifianakis) for the president to promote Obamacare in the midst of its website-related crisis in early 2014. “I don’t think the president has to pitch jokes,” one of the shows producers said about the episode. “He just says jokes and we enjoy them.” Afflicting the powerful and whatnot.

As the recently departed Daily Show host Jon Stewart certainly knows, adhering to the rules of “punching up” and “speaking truth to power” while still championing liberal arguments isn’t easy when the president is a Democrat. With George W. Bush out of the picture, Stewart was forced to satisfy his audience’s lust for moral validation by DESTROYING the likes of rural county health officials and conservative state senators.

Stewart, who consistently aggravated critics with his absurd insistence that he was “just a comedian” who stood for “sanity” and against “bullsh*t,” may be off the air for now. But the politicization of comedy proceeds apace. Consider the recently releasedvideo in which celebrities, including comedian Jack Black, jokingly urge viewers to support the Iran nuclear deal or risk having their children “melted” in a nuclear war. “Because playing politics with our national security isn’t actually all that funny,” Black says.

Neither is playing comedy with your politics.

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Defecting Cuban slave doctors stage pointless protest in Colombia

Defecting Cuban slave doctors in Colombia
Ungrateful Cuban slave doctors who fled from Venezuela to Colombia

Update: Nothing has changed.

The current occupant of the White House– who is hell-bent on doing the Castro regime’s bidding on every issue– is still refusing to allow defecting Cuban slave doctors into the U.S.

But why should he do anything for them?

He probably thinks they shouldn’t have defected in the first place.  And he also considers Castrogonia a “normal” nation.   So, why should these ungrateful doctors receive any special treatment?

Illegal aliens who stream in across the Mexican border deserve more consideration than these ingrates.

After all, these moral monsters from Castrogonia who fled from Venezuela into Colombia are abandoning one of the noblest social experiments in all of human history in search of filthy lucre.

Selfish bastards.

Let them starve in Bogota as a penance for their unforgivable sin.

Selfish ingrates stranded in Colombia whine in the streets of Bogota
Selfish ingrates stranded in Colombia whine in the streets of Bogota

From Fox News Lateeeeeeeeeeeen-oh

Cuban doctors stranded in Colombia while awaiting U.S. visas, stage protest

About 100 Cuban doctors who deserted a medical mission in Venezuela and have been stranded for months in Colombia seeking entry into the U.S. staged a protest Saturday to draw attention to their plight.

The health care workers say they fear the delays in processing their visa requests under a 2006 program aimed at luring Cuba’s medical talent could be a sign that President Barack Obama is seeking to end the incentive as part of his campaign to normalize relations with the communist island.

Wearing white doctor’s coats and brandishing their diplomas, the Cuban medical workers gathered in a plaza in Kennedy, a working-class neighborhood built in the 1960s with funds from John F. Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress. Several described how widespread shortages and mistreatment in Venezuela is leading many to sneak across the border seeking a new start in the United States. While they say conditions in Colombia are better, the cost of living is higher and many say they’ve had to borrow money from strangers and are surviving on a single meal a day.

Ailen García, a 25-year-old dentist, said she fled to Colombia expecting to get a visa to enter the U.S. in a matter of weeks. Instead, she and her husband have been waiting more than six months for a response, all the while renting a small room in a working-class neighborhood of Bogotá for $200 a month and preparing for the birth of their first child in two months.

Continue reading HERE.

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U.S. academics “intrigued” by racism in Castro’s Cuba

Duke diversity officer asks Cubans some basic questions
Duke diversity officer asks Cubans some basic questions

Ha!

Duke University’s chief “diversity” officer spent eight days in Castrogonia, along with other diversity officers from American schools, and in that brief time he and his colleagues discovered that racism is alive and well in the island slave plantation.

Surprise!  Ah… but they weren’t shocked.  No.  They were merely “intrigued”.

As academics, they had trouble dealing with the fact that the egalitarian ideals professed by the so-called Revolution seem to have no effect on racism in Cuba.  Their conclusion is that racism must be “embedded” in Cuban culture and that —since Cubans are noble savages —  their racism is somewhat charming.

Of course, these American academics didn’t question whether all the claims made by the Castro regime about its ideology, its schools and its medical care actually match reality.   Those claims were unquestionable.

So, here we have yet another example of how difficult it is for leftist academics to shed their ideological blinders and how impossible it is for them to come to terms with the most basic facts of life in the Castro kingdom.

The racism these diversity officers discovered is all too real.

I still remember what a visiting Cuban asked me as I was taking him on a tour of Yale a few years ago: “Oye, dime, que hacen tantos negros y chinos aqui?” (Hey, tell, me, why do you have so many niggers and chinks here?)  When I tried to explain Yale’s commitment to “diversity” he said: “Que locura!”  (How crazy!).  Then, every time he saw some new technological gadget he would say: “Esto si que lo invento un blanco” (This must have been invented by a white man”).

So it goes.  Oh, but Cuba is wonderful!  Yes!  And no one in their right mind would want it to lose its “charms.”

Afro-Cubans on both sides of the political divide: dissidents and opressors
Afro-Cubans on both sides of the political divide: dissidents and opressors

From Duke Today:

Duke University delegation investigates diversity issues in Cuba

DURHAM, NC – For Benjamin Reese and a group of American diversity officers, an eight-day trip to Cuba this past July offered an opportunity to pose a question: How does a society whose ideology is based on equity deal with difference?

What they found, Reese said, intrigued them. Throughout Cuba the officers saw how equity led to near-universal literacy rates, free education for all, and ready access to basic health care.

“But what we also learned is that many people experience racial bias in Cuba based on complexion,” said Reese, Duke’s vice president of institutional equity who is also president of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE).

“We met with Professor Esteban Morales, who studies how this form of bias has existed through many generations in Cuba. He made the point that nearly all of the senior political leaders are light skinned.  Most business leaders are light skinned.  This form of bias appears to be embedded in their culture, despite the ideology of equality and the fact that there is generally equitable entrance into higher education and many examples of equal distribution of resources and opportunities.”

Continue reading HERE.

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Diversity at work in Castrogonia

Ex-prisoner Armando Valladares challenges the normalization circus

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Armando Valladares

Armando Valladares has written one of the most detailed accounts of life inside the prisons of the Castro regime.

If the world were a reasonable and just place, his memoir, Against All Hope should be required reading for anyone who travels to Castrogonia, and only those who would still insist on going there after passing an exam on its contents would be allowed to go there, with a one-way ticket and no chance of return.

Here is what he has to say about the normalization circus.

From The Wall Street Journal via Capitol Hill Cubans  (Access to the WSJ site often requires a subscription):

Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers

The regime was built on the blood of dissidents like those the U.S. now avoids acknowledging.

By Armando Valladares in The Wall Street Journal:

All Rosa Maria Payá wants is a copy of her father’s autopsy report. All her father wanted before he was murdered by Castro’s thugs was free elections. These are simple requests that those of us living in freedom enjoy without issue.

But not in Cuba.

In Cuba, to ask for man’s basic rights is to ask for intimidation, incarceration, torture and death. This persists, despite any fanciful ideas that Americans may have about warming relations with the world’s oldest dictatorship. So it’s a tragedy that our own secretary of state was in Cuba on Aug. 14 and failed to make the simplest of requests for the people of Cuba: freedom of speech and religion.

Thousands of Cubans have died fighting for these rights that Americans so freely enjoy. The right to build a church and preach without fear of harassment and secret recording by government hooligans. The right to protest without wondering if your friends will be carted off, never to be seen or heard from again. The right to criticize your government leaders in the opinion pages of a newspaper without fear of being hauled away at gunpoint in the night.

I experienced the latter in Cuba not for what I said, but for what I wouldn’t say: “I’m with Fidel.” I spent eight of my ensuing 22 years in Castro’s jails naked and in solitary confinement because I refused to wear a prison uniform. I was a conscientious objector, and the regime wanted to mark me as a common criminal.

The final cries of my friends at the execution wall that drifted through my cell window, when I had one, became a sort of refrain for the Castro regime, until the government realized that gagging and silencing them before they died sent a more powerful message. I saw countless friends tortured and executed for protesting a government that still crushes the people of Cuba under its boot. A government that our government is treating as a negotiating partner.

The U.S. Embassy opening on Friday, Aug. 14, was little more than fanfare to placate journalists and complacent diplomats in the international arena. Dissidents were excluded. Though many dissidents walk the streets of Cuba, keeping them away from the public eye erects a different sort of prison.

Continue reading HERE

Valladares is such a mean old man !!!
Valladares is such a mean old man !!!

Video analogy: The effect of the normalization circus on the future of Cuba

What happens when you place a super-heated ball of nickel on floral foam?

Exactly the same thing that happens to Cuba’s future when the U.S. “normalizes” relations with the Castro regime.

The hot nickel ball represents the increased power that “normalization” gives to the Castro regime.

The floral foam in this video doesn’t represent Cuba as it is now, but rather the future that could be possible for Cuba without the Castro regime.

Watch it and weep.

Hot stuff, huh? So much hotter than the failed policies of the past!
Hot stuff, huh? 

Yet Another Example of White House Duplicity At Its Worst

Cuban slave doctors arriving in Brazil
Cuban slave doctors arriving in Brazil

Here we go again….

This article in Frontpage  is worth reading in its entirety, including all its links.

It lays bare how the moral bankruptcy and hypocrisy of the left is promoted in the news media and turned into policy by the current occupant of the White House.

Cuban doctor who defected in Brazil
Cuban slave doctor who defected in Brazil, but can’t find asylum in U.S.

PRO-CASTRO OBAMA REFUSES TO TAKE IN CUBAN DOCTORS SEEKING ASYLUM
The New York Times endorses slavery

by Daniel Greenfield

If you’re an El Salvadorian gang member, Obama will set you loose on your own, until you kill someone. If you’re a Cuban doctor, good luck.

The New York Times and other pro-Castro media outlets have been pushing to deny asylum to Cuban doctors. Because apparently it’s “cruel” to interfere with the Communist dictatorship’s influence building by letting doctors claim asylum.

Apparently according to liberals, Cuban doctors are human chattel, slaves, who should be viewed as Castro’s property even outside Cuba. And Obama is following that script.

Continue reading HERE 

US President Barack Obama winks as he tells a joke about his place of birth during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, DC, April 28, 2012. The annual event, which brings together US President Barack Obama, Hollywood celebrities, news media personalities and Washington correspondents, features comedian Jimmy Kimmel as the host. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Update: The Look-of-Love Photo of the Week

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El Rey Raul y su Cardinalito

Ahhh!

Is there anything on earth sweeter than the look of love?

No way, José.   Check out the song HERE.  Pay attention to the lyrics.

“The look of love is in your eyes
A look your smile can’t disguise
The look of love is saying so much more than just words could ever say
And what my heart has heard, well it takes my breath away….

The look of love is in your face…..

….let’s take a lover’s vow and then seal it with a kiss….”

Ahhh!  Nearly Biblical….

Song of Solomon 2:16  “My beloved is mine, and I am his.”

 

 

Party on, party animals, and let the good times roll: Cardinal Ortega and King Raul enjoy love feast

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Ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis

The Castronoid Ministry of Truth reports that Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, Archbishop of Havana, paid a very “cordial” visit to his bosom buddy “Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers” earlier this week , on August 17.

The two friends chatted about the pope’s impending visit and other “issues of mutual interest between the Cuban State and the Catholic Church.”

No details were released concerning what was served as a snack during this tête-à-tête.  Was it a cafecito?  Wine and cheese perhaps?  Mojitos?  Pastelitos?  Consecrated hosts?

Were any biblical passages read during this love feast?

Perhaps not.  That might have posed the risk of stumbling upon the following text, which might have disturbed the Cardinal:

1 Corinthians 10:21:  You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.

This jolly rendezvous between the heads of church and state was joined by two other close friends of the Cardinal: Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla –who was still aglow with pride after his recent triumph over U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry,–  and Eusebio Leal Spengler, Havana’s limelight-seeking official historian, a most skilled apartheid master who greatly enjoys renovating Havana’s oldest buildings for foreign tourists with UNESCO funds and evicting the Cubans who previously inhabited them.

Bon Vivants: The King, the Historian, and the Cardinal
Bon Vivants: The King, the Historian, and the Cardinal
Party Animals Rodriguez and Leal
Party Animals: Minister Rodriguez and Apartheid Master Leal

Castro regime expands its doctors-for-dollars slave labor program

Slaves snd scabs
Slaves snd scabs

Well, here we go again, with a special twist: Cuban doctors being sent abroad, to earn money for the Castro regime.

This time around, it’s a little different, however.

The Cuban doctors are being sent as scabs or strike breakers, to offset the effects a doctor strike is having on Ghana.

What else could one expect from a government that not only engages in human trafficking and slave labor, but also forbids labor unions and strikes of any kind?

This is precisely what one can expect.

Strikers in Ghana
Strikers in Ghana

From AFP via Yahoo News

Ghana to bring in 177 Cuban doctors to fill in for striking medics

Ghana has said it will bring in 177 new doctors from Cuba to help limit the damage from a crippling strike by medics over pay and training.

Some 2,800 public sector doctors began withdrawing services to out-patient departments early this month before extending the strike to emergency wards.

“We were in the process of bringing in 177 doctors and this process is ongoing,” Ghana’s Health Minister Alex Segbefia told a news conference late Tuesday.

“As we work to protect lives and restore normalcy, we are also retaining all the Cuban doctors who have completed their rotation and were programmed to leave for Cuba any time soon.”

Thousands of Cuban doctors and health workers are stationed in countries in Africa and Latin America under government-to-government contracts that have become an important source of hard currency as well as diplomatic good will….

…The striking doctors are demanding housing, clothing and fuel allowances for senior staff, as well as company cars.
They also want higher overtime pay, free post-graduate medical education, better pensions and free foreign healthcare when the treatment is not available in Ghana.
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Hurry up, Cubans, “normalization” will close your escape hatch

A home-made aluminum boat carrying 16 Cuban "migrants"
A home-made aluminum boat carrying 16 Cuban “migrants”

Forget for a moment about all those Cubans who have been trying to cross the Florida Straits since the Obamazo of December 17.

Many Cubans are desperately trying to flee in a less obvious direction, where the U.S. Coast Guard won’t intercept them.

And the reason for their desperation is the normalization circus, which threatens the “refugee” status given to Cubans for more than five decades.

If Cuba is “normal”, then why should Cubans be considered refugees rather than migrants, like Haitians and Mexicans?

Maybe Donald Trump scares them too (if they get to hear or read about him).  If Trump gets elected in 2016, then all Cuban illegal “migrants” could be sent back home, just like Mexicans

Ay! Apúrate, Chucho, hay que salir de aquí antes de que nos cierren la puerta los Yanquis  y nos traten como Mejicanos!  (Hurry up, Chucho, we need to get out of here before the Yanks close the door on us and start treating us like Mexicans!)

Cuban "migrants" detained as they tried to cross from Honduras into Mexico
Cuban “migrants” detained as they tried to cross from Honduras into Mexico

From Breitbart:

HONDURAS STRUGGLES WITH UNPRECEDENTED SURGE IN CUBAN MIGRANTS

The government of Honduras is facing unprecedented numbers of Cuban refugees who opt to reach its shores on makeshift maritime vessels, hoping to cross north towards the United States. Honduras has apprehended 5,000 Cuban nationals so far this year, 3,000 more than the entirety of 2014.

Honduras’ National Migration Institute reported this number, noting that in the past 24 hours, officials had located and processed 69 illegal migrants, 39 of whom were Cubans. (The others were described as Nepalese and African.) Refugees apprehended elsewhere in the country are transferred to Tegucigalpa, the capital, to be processed, and are given 72 hours legal stay in the country. Most Cubans are gone by the time that time is up, traveling north to Mexico and, eventually, the United States. Since Cubans are given legal political refugee status upon touching American soil, they are allowed to remain legally and indefinitely in the United States….

The number of Cubans attempting to reach Honduras began to skyrocket following the announcement by President Barack Obama that the United States would begin to formally legitimize the communist dictatorship of Raúl Castro with a “normalization” process that would include the reestablishment of diplomatic relations. That announcement was made in December 2014. Since then, nearly 24,000 Cubans have arrived on American soil, both through Mexico and the more traditional water route to Florida. Between December 2013 and December 2014, the U.S. Coast Guard reported a 117% increase in the number of Cubans processed trying to enter the United States.

Read the whole distressing report HERE

For another report on Cuban “migrants” detained after landing in Honduras, go HERE