Gloria Estefan, Carlos Santana, Shakira & others make anti-Trump record titled “We are All Mexican.”


A group of Hispanic recording artists have joined forces to combat the “anti-Mexican” rhetoric they say GOP frontrunner Donald Trump sparked earlier this summer, when he announced his bid for presidency.

With the release of a new track, titled “We’re All Mexican,” Grammy-winning producer Emilio Estefan has rounded up dozens of celebrities to record the song, which he describes as a “celebration of Hispanics and our accomplishments.”

Artists Shakira, Carlos Santana, Thalia, Pepe Aguilar, Gloria Estefan, Wisin, Wyclef Jean, and radio personality Enrique Santos are all a part of the collaboration.

Estefan, who said he’s known Trump for many years…“Trump doesn’t represent anything to me…Everyone has their opinion, and he can have whatever opinion he wants, as long as he doesn’t humiliate my people.”

“We’re All Mexican” will be released later in September.

Entire thing from Breitbart here.


So let’s step back and look at the issue: A long-tortured Cuban dissident (Oscar Biscet) and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience tweets that, “We are all Donald Trump.”

A young Cuban escapee who was jailed and extorted by Mexican officials tells Jorge Ramos he has no moral authority to criticize Donald Trump.

But multi-millionaire Cuban-American celebrities focus their ire on Donald Trump…fascinating.


Donald Trump Channels Ronald Reagan on Cuba


Lost amidst the Calle Ocho griteria over Donald Trump’s recent comments on Cuba are what he actually said and how this actually stacks up against the Cuba policy of one of Calle Ocho’s most romanticized Anti-Castroites, Ronald Reagan. To wit:

“The concept of opening with Cuba is fine…but we should have made a better deal.” (Donald Trump, Sept. 7, 2015)

Now here’s some items from the administration of Cuban-American anti-Castro hero Ronald Reagan:

“We have tried to talk with Cuba in the past and it would be wrong to rule out trying again…(Thomas O. Enders, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs under Ronald Reagan, March 25, 1982.)

“(Reagan’s personal envoy) Ambassador Vernon Walters offered Castro “compensation in the form of normalization of relations with the U.S. trade, technology, and other economic benefits, in return for “cessation of destabilizing activities in third world countries and political reform within Cuba.” His proposal was resoundingly rejected by Castro.” (interview with Reagan’s personal envoy to Castro, Vernon Walters.)


“Men high in Reagan circles murmur about carrots and sticks with Cuba.” (William Safire NY Times, April 23, 1982.)

In other words: negotiating with totalitarian regimes (including Castro’s) is simply life in the big city for a superpower, gang. It’s the way the world works. But our side is also supposed to get something out of any deal with the Castro regime. Reagan probably went further than most Democratic Presidents seeking this ageless diplomatic goal, actually sending his Sec. of State Alexander Haig to meet in person with Castro’s “Vice. Pres.” Carlos Rafael Rodriguez in Mexico City. Then sending his personal envoy Vernon Walters to Havana to actually meet with Fidel Castro. Naturally all of this was secret at the time Reagan was hob-nobbing publicly with Jorge Mas…waving the Cuban flag…blah…blah..blah…But that’s life in the big city, gang. (Hopefully) we’re all grown-ups here.


There’s plenty reasons why Donald Trump might be unfit to be a Republican Presidential candidate–but his Cuba sound-bites don’t strike me as one of them.

In fact, Donald Trump’s expropriation of one of Reagan’s campaign slogans as somehow coined by Trump strikes me as a more damming issue–and one more indicative of Trump’s character:


“I’ve actually trademarked it. I get tremendous raves for that line. You would think they (my campaign rivals) would COME UP WITH THEIR OWN.” (Donald Trump, May 12, 2015.)

“Oye, este Trump la verdad que le RRRONCA!!!”

Trump “fine” with “concept” of Obama’s Cuba opening (but wants a “better deal.”)

(The Flip-Flop Twins? Has Trump “evolved” on Cuba to the same degree as his Miami host of 1999, Jorgito Mas Santos?)

Back on Aug. 18th when we posted Trump’s blistering “comecandela”-isms!!!) about Castro, the embargo, etc. to Cuban-American audiences in Miami circa Nov. 1999, we also added:

“Has El Trumpo changed his mind (i.e. “grown in office”?) We’ll see if (when?) he campaigns in Florida, wont we?…for what it’s worth, when Trump was expressing the above sentiments here was his Miami host, Jorgito Mas Santos–someone who has most certainly: “grown in office.”

“This is how Trump felt 15 years ago–when Cuban-American voters were pretty monolithic and held a pretty big hammer at national election time. Question is: does El Trumpo STILL feel this way? In the comments we posted a youtube of a very recent press conference were Trump said essentially the same thing that’s all over the news today. “I’m fine with it but we should have made a much stronger, a much better deal.”

Alas, the youtube has since been removed.

Here’s Trump on Cuba from today:

I think it’s fine. I think it’s fine, but we should have made a better deal. The concept of opening with Cuba is fine.”…..Trump’s campaign did not respond to a request from the Miami Herald for further details.

“He probably knows Rubio and Bush have him trumped in Florida anyway….nothing to lose.”

The honesty of “Castro-hating” embargo opponents (the case of Magda Montiel)


“Anti-Castroite” Magda Montiel en flagrante delicto in 1994. “She (Montiel) remembers the way he (Fidel Castro) smelled. Groomed and clean. No cologne, no cigars. Just soapy. His beard was soft.”

“She (Magda Montiel) says she is as anti-Castro as anyone but argues that a freer exchange between the two countries would flood Cuba with the kind of liberal ideas that would help destabilize the Castro regime.” (Magda Montiel, Nov. 1st 1992)


You know how it goes: “embargo” opponents all crave to shower Castro with dollars to demonstrate their scorn and detestation for Castro and to damage and doom his regime–while delighting in the softness of his beard. Those are some pretty SNEAKY and SLICK Castro-haters!

Me? I’d buy a used car from Oliver Stone or Harry Belafonte much faster than from Magda Montiel, Jeff Flake, Carlos Saladrigas, Wayne Smith, Phil Peters, Hillary Clinton, etc. The former are quite upfront about their Castro-love.They oppose the embargo for reasons obvious to any five year old.



When Castro-Commies got a taste of THEIR OWN medicine! ( from Pinochet–and naturally it became an international media/academia whine-fest!)


“Go ahead Castro,! Rant and rave and whine against the “Yankee Imperialists”…blah..blah..and against the the “Yankee blockade”…blah..blah…BUT IT WAS HERE IN CHILE THAT WE BUSTED YOUR ASS!


(“Oye Castro, sigue ablando mierda “de los yankees” blah…blah…”del bloqueo”…blah..blah–PERO FUE AQUI EN CHILE QUE TE PARTIMOS EL CULO!–TE JODIMOS, FIDEL!!!” (Augusto Pinochet)

From Ronald Reagan’s favorite magazine, Human Events:

After assuming power in 1970 (with roughly the same percentage of votes as Hitler garnered in Germany in 1933) Allende’s regime’s true colors were not long in manifesting. In January 1971 Allende’s minister Carlos Altamirano boasted that: “We’re following the example of the Cuban Revolution and counting on the support of her militant internationalism … represented by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Armed conflict in continental terms remains as relevant today as ever!”

“Hear me loud and clear!” Salvador Allende himself boasted the following month. “We will employ revolutionary violence!” (Is that so, Mr Allende? Well two can play at that game, answered Pinochet.)

The Untold Story of Augusto Pinochet, explained in RonaldReagan’s favorite magazine, Human Events.


“In Chile the commies got popped GOOD!” raves Bayou REACTIONARY! to Hollywood pinkos! “Le RRRONCA!!!”

Was Batista really a “U.S.-backed” dictator?


Try finding a media mention of Fulgencio Batista minus the prefix “U.S.-backed dictator.”

See? I warned ya.  And yet:

“On the morning of March 10, 1952, after Batista’s coup, we decided to visit the U.S. embassy to discover the reaction to Batista’s seizure of power. The U.S. Charge d Affairs Albert Nuffer received me immediately. He was as surprised and as indignant as I at Batista’s coup. Mr Nuffer assured me that if Pres. Prio held ground in any part of the island, however small, the U.S. would not recognize the Batista regime.” (Rufo Lopez Fresquet, Castro’s first economics minister.)

“The U.S. State Dept. is in our pocket,” (The Castro movement’s–“July 26th”–New York operative Mario Llerena, 1958)

“Me and my staff were all Fidelistas,” (Robert Reynolds, the CIA’s “Caribbean Desk’s specialist on the Cuban Revolution” from 1957-1960.)

“Everyone in the CIA and everyone at State were pro-Castro, except ambassador Earl Smith.”  (CIA operative in Santiago Cuba, Robert Weicha.)

“You have been quoted, Amb.  Gardner, as referring to, ‘Castro worship’ in the State Department in 1957. Mr. Gardner, do you have any idea why the United States allowed Castro to get arms from the United States, and would not allow Batista to have arms to preserve his government…. You have been quoted as saying that Washington, ‘pulled the rug out” from under Batista?’ ” (Sen. Thomas Dodd,  Congressional hearings Aug. 27, 1960.)

“Yes support for Castro became a sort of fetish for them (the U.S. State Dept.) (Amb. Arthur Gardner, Congressional hearings, Aug. 27, 1960.)

“Would you say that the American Government then, including all of its agencies, was largely responsible for bringing Castro to power?” (Senator James Eastland, Congressional hearings Aug. 27, 1960.)

“I would say that representatives of the majority of the U.S. Government agencies which have anything to do with the U.S. Embassy had a hand in bringing pressure to overthrow the Batista government..Senator, we [the U.S.] are responsible for bringing Castro in power. I do not care how you want to word it.” ( Amb. Earl T. Smith, Congressional hearings Aug. 27, 1960.)

“Humberto Fontova’s book teaches us truths about Castro’s island that are very discomfiting for many intellectuals.” (Ana Botella, Spain’s former First Lady while giving a book reading in Madrid, upon “Fidel; HFT” release in Spain)



“Mexicans are a rabble of illiterate indians” (Che Guevara, 1955)

“Mexicans are a rabble of illiterate indians,” (Che Guevara, 1955)

“Mexicans are a rabble of illiterate indians” (Che Guevara, 1955)




“I read Fontova’s book in two sittings. I couldn’t put it down!” (Radio superstar Mark Levin)

“Even here in Poland many people were duped into believing the myth of Che Guevara. After reading Fontova’s excellent book, they will have have no excuse.” (Tomaz Pompowski, Polska Times,–division of The London Times– Warsaw, Poland)

“Polls find” overwhelming majority of “Hispanics” DETEST(!!!) Donald Trump (You’ll NEVER guess whose polls!)


“The Univision News Poll, conducted by the independent research firm Bendixen & Amandi International with the Tarrance Group, shows that 7 in 10 Hispanic registered voters say they have an unfavorable impression of the New York businessman. Nine in 10 Hispanics say they have heard about Trump’s comments and, when read specific remarks, nearly 8 in 10 say they find them offensive.” (July, 16, 2015)

Oh!…and let’s not forget this other poll by the SAME outfit:

“A majority of Cuban-Americans SUPPORT the White House’s new policy toward Cuba, according to a new poll released Wednesday, with 51 percent saying they agree with President Barack Obama’s decision to begin normalizing relations with the country and 40 percent opposing. The poll was conducted by Bendixen and Amandi International.


But WAIT! There’s yet ANOTHER POLL! (and by yet another scrupulously non-partisan outfit!)

“A new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Wednesday finds that the real estate magnate is viewed unfavorably by 82% of Hispanics, with 68% feeling “strongly so.” Just 15% of those surveyed view Trump favorably.”

Oh!….and let’s not forget this poll from a few months earlier by this same outfit:

(“A December Washington Post-ABC News poll found nearly two-thirds (of Cuban-Americans) in support of establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. And there was higher support for ending the trade embargo and lifting travel restrictions.”)

Some pics of Sergio Bendixen and Fernand Amandi with their clients other (than Univision:)

On Left: Sergio Bendixen and client Carlos Saladrigas. On right: Fernand Amandi and Obama campaign manager David Axelrod.


Fernand Amandi and Cuba-Now executive Ric Herrero.

(For the benefit of our many and valued amigos who live actual lives outside the tiny Cuban-American informational ghetto: Though called a “polling firm” by the liberal media upon the multifarious feature of its “polls”, Bendixen & Amandi is actually a public relations agency for liberal Democrats which is very poorly-disguised as a polling firm. Besides Univison (which employs Jorge Ramos,) many other leftist outfits have hired Bendixen & Amandi, including all the lobbying outfits that greased the publicity skids and financed Obama’s surrender to the Castro regime. In fact, ALL Cuban-American lawmakers (national, state and even local) VEHEMENTLY oppose Obama’s Cuba policy. And these folks are obviously elected. But somehow Bendixen & Amandi always “finds” that most Cuban-Americans are absolutely smitten with Obama’s Cuba policy…Just so you know, amigos.)


“Oye Donald, chico! Pero la verdad que le RRRONCA!!!”

“The Big Chill!–Cuban spy reunion at U.S. flag-raising and embassy opening in Havana!–YIPEE!


Above: Old friends (communist spies) meet again in Havana! Courtesy of U.S. State Dept.!

“After 24 years I returned to Havana. The State Dept. invited me to the flag-raising ceremny at the American embassy and the reception at the ambassador’s residence. At 5:40 Am on Aug. 12,  I received the (Cuban) visa and left the next day…” (Marifeli Perez-Stable in yesterday’s Miami Herald.)


(On left holding pistol and preparing to fire the coup de grace, Communist murderer Rene Rodriguez Cruz. 1959.)

On right the same Rene Rodriguez Cruz in Havana with his U.S.- based Castroite colleague (on far left) Marifeli Perez-Stable, 1978.  (H/T to Prof Antonio de la Cova for pic.)

Don’t look for this Cuban spy expose’ in the mainstream media, amigos. This is for the benefit of you: our many and valued amigos who actually have a life outside the tiny Cuban-American informational ghetto. America’s top Cuban spycatcher, retired Lt. Col. of the Defense Intelligence Agency Chris Simmons, identified Marifeli  Perez-Stable as a Cuban agent:

“I had access to a colleague who debriefing a former DI [Cuban Directorate of Intelligence] officer who was working what is called M-1 U.S. targets… in the early first half of the 1990s. Now, this is the critical part because she [Marifeli Perez-Stable] says that her support of the regime ended back in the eighties. Her (KGB-trained Cuban) case officer recalled meeting with her in Ottawa, Canada, in mid 1991, and she (Marifeli Perez-Stable) was still an active agent of Cuban intelligence... So, her usefulness to the regime ended when that second officer stepped forward.” (Lt. Col. Christopher S. Simmons, U.S. Army counterintelligence officer, quoted from interview on Babalublog radio, August 6, 2008.”)

Btw, on top of being an honored guest of the U.S. State Dept., Ms Perez-Stable’s credentials include the following: member of Council on Foreign Relations and COMEXI, (the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations.) Miami Herald contributor, Florida International University professor.



Why do Cuba “experts” Ann Louise Bardach and Wayne Smith so often and so lovingly source Cuban “defector” Domingo Amachustegui?

On left with friend: “Cuba expert” Ann Louise Bardach–On right with friend: “Cuba expert” Wayne Smith.

“There has been a sibling tug of war between Raúl and Fidel since childhood,” Domingo Amuchastegui, a former Cuban intelligence officer, tells me over lunch this summer at Versailles…Domingo and I had originally met not long after his defection in the 1990s, and I’ve learned over more than two decades of covering Cuba that he has uncommon insights into the Caribbean island that has bedeviled every American president since Dwight Eisenhower. Indeed, he is that rare breed of defector who somehow manages to regularly visit his homeland.” (Ana Louise Bardach in Politico)

“A thoughtful Cuban defector,”(says Wayne Smith of Domingo Amuchastegui.)

Cuban “intelligence defector” Domingo Amuchastegui ( who somehow retains all the professional positions to his left–in Stalinist Cuba, from where he travels back and forth at leisure!)

But wait a minute? Don’t defectors from KGB founded and mentored regimes usually hide?…after defecting for fear of getting whacked?…or live in the shadows under some kind of FBI protection?…like Jesus Perez Mendez who blew the whistle on Marifeli Perez-Stable among many others?


How could a genuine defector–from a Stalinist intelligence service no less!–just travel back and forth from the totalitarian country from which he defected? And be a guest lecturer at their spy-training institute?!

Your humble and hard-working servant here posed this very question to a retired U.S. government official very knowledegable in these very matters who responded: “at a minimum, he (Domingo Amuchastegui) is an intelligence collaborator. At worst, he is a provocation.”


“Cuban migrants to Mexico are arrested, beaten, extorted, deported by the Mexican gov. in collusion with Castro! Where’s your indignation Mr Jorge Ramos (a Mexican citizen!)”


This post’s headline comes–not from some redneck Trumpista in Alabama (or MUCH WORSE (!!!) Louisiana!)


No. It comes from a young Cuban lawyer living in Mexico– His name is Rafael Alejandro Hernández and he knows what he’s talking about, from firsthand experience. To wit:

* “You claim to be a journalist not a politician. But Trump threw you out only because you were out of line. Your behavior was shameful.

* “Every week thousands of Cubans migrants to Mexico are arrested, beaten, extorted and swindled by the Mexican gov. in collusion with the Castro tyranny! But I’ve never heard you utter a peep against the Mexican government over this, Mr Jorge Ramos! And you claim to be a proud and vocal Mexican citizen, Mr Jorge Ramos!”

* Why not come to Mexico and try telling President Pena Nieto that deporting Cubans to Castro means they’ll live in a prison. Why not practice what you preach, Mr Ramos?!

* You denounce the U.S.–a country that opened its doors to you, yourself, sir–but you refuse to utter a peep against your native Mexico, that deports Cubans not because they’re delinquents–but as a matter of policy.”

* I’m speaking to you as someone who was jailed for 49 days in a Mexican prison for migrants and freed only after a hunger strike where I almost died.”

* “Next time you attend a Trump press conference you might ask permission to speak, and wait your turn like all the others. And since you seem to like to talk without permission, Mr Ramos, come to Mexico and try that stunt!”


I’ve freely paraphrased the young lawyer’s commentary while translating it into Joe-Sixpack English. If you suspect I’ve mangled his meaning, here’s the entire piece in Spanish.:And here’s a video of his “speech.”

(Most grotesque item of all: The Castros and Che Guevara converted Cuba (a nation with net immigration from Europe pre-Castro)–into a nation where Cubans flee desperately  to:  MEXICO!!!)


Did “The Mob” really “run” Cuba in the 1950’s?


“Under the thuggish reign of US-backed Fulgencio Batista…the US mafia, having been dislodged from American cities by the crusading Kefauver committee, took over much of Havana, operating gambling rackets, drug rings, and prostitution.” (Boston Globe, May, 4, 2014.)

Actually: in 1955 Cuba contained a grand total of three gambling casinos, the biggest was at the Tropicana and featured ten gambling tables and thirty slot machines, the Hotel Nacional, featured seven roulette wheels and twenty-one slot machines. “By contrast, in 1955 the single Riviera Casino in Las Vegas featured twenty tables and one hundred and sixteen slot machines. This means that in 1955: one Las Vegas Casino had more gambling action than all of Cuba.

Cuba’s tourism industry as a whole generated $60 million in 1958. Havana by itself had 42 hotels. The Mob reputedly had financial in interest in 7 of these–and these didn’t include among them Cuba’s biggest hotel, the Habana Hilton. Instead the biggest hotel on the island was majority owned by the pension plan of the Cuban Federation of Gastronomic Food Workers. This fully-documented historical datum, needless to add, doesn’t mesh well with the fairy tale narrative about Cuba’s horribly exploited working class of the time, now does it?”

( Every item above thoroughly documented here. )


(En Espanol aqui.)


Back in 2011 Univision tried blackmailing Marco Rubio–Trump shows proper response to Univision

“Hasta la vista, Jorge!”(Donald Trump)

As reported here at Babalu, back in 2011 Univison tried blackmailing Marco Rubio, repeatedly harassing his sister, running stories about his brother-in-law, planting camera trucks outside his sister’s home, etc. The arrogant swinishness by Univison towards Marco Rubio was the talk of Cuban-Americans at the time.

But a few months later Senator Rubio granted an interview to Jorge Ramos, who essentially insulted him on camera.

A few months after the interview, when Senator Rubio was preparing to deliver the GOP’s bi-lingual response to Pres. Obama’s State of the Union address, Angelica Artiles, executive assistant to Univision’s vice president of news, posted the following on Rubio spokesman Alex Burgos’s Facebook page: “Oh. wow, the loser is going to speak after our President. Anything to get publicity.” She also referred to Rubio as “Marquito,” a “token slave boy,” and a “turd.”

Bloomberg summarized the Rubio-Univison feud here.

Trump has a much better approach to Univision: LOS MANDO PAL CARAJO!–y LOS BOTO A PATADAS!!!!

Ya think Univison would consider a blackmail stunt on Trump?…Go ahead, Univision. Make Trump’s Day!




Social-climbing for Cuban-American Dummies (join Obama’s Cuba policy–get to hang with the Fanjuls!)


Make that bundle or snag that swanky position…then what? 

Why start SCMHOOZING for that social cachet of course!…Regretably tradition shows this acquisition of proper social cachet can take decades if not generations….

But FEAR NOT! Today’s Cuban-American community presents a golden opportunity to shed that pesky stigma of “new money chusma.” It’s as easy as getting behind Obama’s Cuba policy. To wit:

Here’s a list showing some of the invitees last week by the State Dept. to the swanky reception at the Havana home of the chief of the US Interests Section Jeffrey De Laurentis:

1-Joe Arriola; 2-Ric Herrero; 3-Freddy Balsera; 4-Felice Gorordo; 5-Paul Cejas; 6-Patrick Hidalgo; 7-Ariel Perera; 8-Pedro Freyre; 9-Hugo Cancio; 10-Carlos Gutiérrez; 11-Joe García ; 12-Consuelo Arostegui; 13-Marifeli Perez Estable; 14-Annie Betancourt; 15-Ralph Gazitua; 16-Luly Duke; 17-Carlos Saladrigas; 18-Alberto Ibarguen; 19-Dr. Sergio González Arias ; 20-Ella Fontanals-Cisneros; 21-Andres Fanjul; 22-Silvia Wilhelm; 23-Ralph Patino.

Where else could vulgarian insurance salesmen like Carlos Saladrigas, two-bit Marielito crooks like Hugo Cancio, washed-up politicians like Joe Garcia, pushy travel-agents like Silvia Wilhelm, obnoxious arrivistes like Felice Gorordo and Ric Herrero, and frumpy out-at-the-elbow-academics like Marifeli Perez-Stable get to hang with such as Andy Fanjul and share in his social glow, craving that it will linger upon them?

Alfie and Pepe Fanjul did not grace the reception with their presence but their brother Andy carried the family banner and cachet in fine style.


Same as it ever was…



“I really admire toughness and courage! You (Bay of Pigs Freedom-Fighters) have that! But you were let down by our country!” (Donald Trump in Miami Nov, 14th, 1999.)

“I really admire toughness and courage, and I will tell you that the people of the brigade really have that,” Trump said to applause from an audience of Cuban-Americans, referring to the Bay of Pigs veterans.

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Referring to those killed in the invasion, Trump won more applause by criticising the government of Democratic President John F. Kennedy, saying they had died “all because of the fact you were let down by our country.”

Entire 1999 story here.

Did Donald Trump plumb a crucial Florida (hence national) electorate’s hot-buttons in 1999, or what?!

Might he be on to something regarding a much, much bigger and much more crucial ( Soccer-Mom and Joe Sixpack) American electorate’s hot-buttons today?

….and speaking of Joe-Sixpack….