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Some required reading for the 4th of July : What it means to be a Cuban hard-liner

Seven years ago, Mauricio Claver-Carone published a brilliant essay that analyzed the similarities between Cuban "hard-liners" and the Founding Fathers of the United States. If you've read this before,  today is the perfect day to re-read it. If you haven't read it yet, today is the perfect day to do it. Happy Cuatro de Julio. […]

Ted Cruz: “when the sheep are walking among coyotes, it pays to be cynical.”

Tell it like it is.  Don't mince words. Or, in Spanish: Habla sin pelos en la lengua (speak without hairs on your tongue). Any way you slice it, it's risky for any politician to be brutally frank. But Ted Cruz doesn't mind the risk.  Instead, he embraces it. Maybe that's what can happen when journalists […]

Ay! Top Republican senator throws cold water on “normalization” circus fever

News media people around the world have caught "normalizaton" fever, and the only prescription seemingly available is upbeat articles about relations between the White House and the Castro dictatorship. Aww. Along comes a colossal party pooper: the Republican majority leader in the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell, who predicts that  U.S. legislators will reject anyone nominated […]

“Normalization” will destroy paradise! Condescending bias and bigotry of New York Times on display again

Ouch.... Here we go again.  The New York Times seems to have an inexhaustible reserve of love for the Castro regime and its many accomplishments. In fact, that reserve is so vast, and the love so deep, that the Times can turn dross into gold, as in the article published today, which praises Castrogonia's extreme […]

Another surprise! Obama administration totally uninterested in quizzing Alan Gross

Whoa! It doesn't take a Hamlet to figure out that something is rotten in the kingdom of Obama. U.S. government officials have yet to ask Alan Gross any probing questions about his five years of imprisonment in the Castro dynasty's prisons. This makes no sense.  Could it be that the entire  Gross incident was part […]

Yet another surprise! To hell with “normalization”: Castro regime wants more concessions from U.S.A.

From our Surprise-Upon-Surprise Department: Aaaaaay!  "Embassies" are about to open in Havana and Washington D.C., but "normalization" is still a long way off, so says King Raul. The current occupant of the White House patted himself on the back continuously today, praising his push for full diplomatic relations as a historic moment. But King Raul […]

A little list: Some of the most disturbing aspects of the “normalization” circus

Like the character of the Lord High Executioner in Gilbert and Sullivan's "Mikado", Frank Calzon has a little list. However, unlike G&S's Lord High Executioner  --and unlike the Castro brothers-- Calzon's list doesn't deal with people who need to be killed, but rather with several egregious features of the "normalization" circus. So, here is a […]

Inevitable, ironic, or hypocritical? Pope Francis to visit prisoners in Philadelphia, ignore them in Castrogonia

This piece of news is enough to make this Catholic's brain implode and his faith to be shaken to the core. Pope Francis -- the very same Vicar of Christ who has given blood-soaked tyrant Raul Castro warm handshakes, pats on the back and a new lease on his throne-- will be visiting prisoners in […]

Super-Surprise! Full-fledged embassies to open in Havana and Washington D.C.

Bet you couldn't see this one coming, huh? The very real embassies that have been in place for many, many years in Havana and Washington D.C. -- under the euphemism of "interest sections"-- will now magically turn into what they have always been, but under different names.  The top diplomats will now be able to […]

Cuban Missile Crisis 2.0: Is China planning to install nuclear missiles in Castrogonia?

This could be mere speculation.  It could also be frighteningly true. Worth pondering, for sure, along with the possibility of Iranian or Russian nuclear missiles. The Castro dynasty is very fond of pointing nuclear warheads at the U.S. And the current occupant of the White House and his acolytes have no interest in deterring any […]

Dictator Rafael Correa challenged as unrest grips Ecuador

Basta ya!  Enough already.... Ecuadorians are taking to the streets and calling for Correa's resignation. It seems many are fed up with Correa's repressive governance and his so-called "citizens' revolution." Stay tuned.  This can only get worse.  Correa doesn't deal well with criticism or challenges to his awesomeness. From World Politics Review: Mass Protests Challenge […]

Castro regime increases repression while U.S. senators visit

From Capitol Hill Cubans: Castro Sticks Thumb in Senators' Eyes, Arrests Over 160 Dissidents While another delegation of U.S. Senators was being charmed by Castro regime officials, over 160 dissidents were being violently arrested by their hosts. (Update: Independent journalists from Hablemos Press have documented over 226 arrests this weekend.) The delegation, led by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy […]

Aaaaay! “Normalization” of relations with U.S. endangers Cuba’s utopian ecologically-friendly “sustainable” food production system

Ay, ay, ay!  Boo-hoo!  Paradise is about to be ruined. Yes, ruined.  As every green-blooded postcolonial organic sustainable globalist knows, the Castro regime has made Cuba a perfect model of green correctness as well as political and social justice correctness. For many greenies, Castro's Cuba is an ecological, social, and political paradise of sorts, with […]

Keeping track of the ordure: Three U.S. Senators visit Castrogonia, push for opening of tourism floodgates

From our Severe Sewage Overflow department: There's a whole lot of ordure flowing down the Cloaca Maxima*  that now links Washington D.C. and Havana. It stinks to high heaven, as one would expect, and the stench is strong enough to kill, but one must keep track of it in order to survive. One must know […]

“Normalization” story of the day: tourist enjoys contact with Cuban diving instructor a bit too much

Ahh, the benefits of tourism! Shagadelic!  British schoolchildren from an exclusive private academy were taken on an excursion to Castrogonia, and one of their teachers had a really good time.  Maybe too much of a good time. The teacher had  intimate contact with a Cuban diving instructor, and apparently enjoyed that tryst so much and […]