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  • Rayarena: Of course, Ernesto Londoño whom as we all know is currently in Cuba and was tweeting about his wonderful visit to Granma...

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Isn’t the NY Times’ Ernesto Londono’s obsession with succoring Castro getting a little creepy?

Yet another NY Times editorial by Ernesto Londono (on right) pleading for a U.S. financial bail-out of the Castro regime appeared just yesterday. That makes FIVE in three weeks!...so just wondering....?

Surprising expertise by a British Cuba “expert” (somebody screwed up)

Apparently Cuba experts across the big pond need more "dialogue" and "engagement" with their U.S. counterparts. The two sets of experts have their talking points oddly out of sync. To wit: Putin's Ria Novosti (his regime's propaganda organ) just published this interview with Univ. of Kent's Dr.George Conyne--and Castro's CubaSi reprinted it. Didn't The New […]

Both the Castro regime and its “dissidents” back the same U.S. political party (any more questions?)

The Castro family's (from Mariela's to Fidel's himself) endorsements of Obama need no elaboration hereabouts--I hope. And now famous Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas has endorsed Democrat Joe Garcia against Republican Carlos Curbelo--to the point of headlining in a TV commercial for the Democratic candidate. And why shouldn't he? Farinas is acting perfectly rationally. Simply follow […]

The Cuban Missile Crisis Fairy Tale

"Fairy tales can come true--it can happen to you...." Imagine ISIS raising its flag over Bagdad and Damascus, the U.S. scooting from its bases in Saudi Arabia and the history books and media all hailing President Obama as a peer to Richard the Lionheart and El Cid. Crazier things have happened. Take JFK and the […]

New York Times’ editorial board demonstrates their undying faith in the healing powers of ending the Cuba “embargo” (for fourth time in two weeks.)

"That evolution (against the embargo) has allowed a growing number of seasoned politicians to call the embargo a failure and argue that ending America’s enmity with Cuba represents the best chance of encouraging positive change on the island." (NY Times Oct. 25, 2014) Whatever else you might say, at least the folks in the pics […]

The New York Times TRIPLES-Down as Castroite mouthpiece

The past 10 days have seen three hysterical editorials from the New York Times pleading for a U.S. economic lifeline to the Castro brothers’ terror-sponsoring regime (i.e. to end the so-called embargo). It’s the economy, stupid—-Venezuela’s that is. Those plummeting oil prices (20% in the past few months) are playing havoc with the Cuban colony’s […]

When “those blockheaded Cuban-exile hard-liners(!!!)” tried warning “The Best and Brightest” of the greatest military threat in U.S. history

(These missiles are) "nothing but refugee rumors. Nothing in Cuba presents a threat to the United States. There's no likelihood that the Soviets or Cubans would try and install an offensive capability in Cuba." (a sneering National Security Advisor, McGeorge Bundy, on ABC's Issues and Answers, October 14, 1962.) "There's fifty-odd-thousand Cuban refugees in this […]

Cuba boasts the largest hotel chains in Latin America

(Shareholders annual meeting) "Don't you hard-lining blockheads realize that opening Cuba to tourism will sweep away Cuban Communism?" According to the top source on the matter (Hotels Magazine) Cuba's military-owned hotel chains--Cuba Gaviota, Grupo Cubanacan and, Grupo Hotelero Gran Caribe--nowadays comprise the largest hotel chains in Latin America, topping anything in Mexico. (they've held this […]

Words of great wisdom from Norman “Those ruly repellent Miami Cubans” Birnbaum

Back in 2006 our Ziva called our attention to an eminent scholar and Democratic party consultant (he "advised" the JFK, Carter, Ted Kennedy and Jesse Jackson campaigns) named Norman Birnbaum (seen in recent pic top left) who wore his anti-Cuban exile bigotry on his very shirtsleeves, not unlike Michael Moore: "We have not attacked Castro […]

Michael Moore vs Senator Pat Geary (regarding sleazy foreigners)

“Cuban exiles are responsible for sleaze in American politics. In every incident of national torment that has deflated our country for the past three decades…Cuban exiles are always present and involved.” (Michael Moore, Downsize This) “I don’t like your people. I don’t like to see you come out to this clean country in your oily […]

Ethnic politics–Herbert Hoover and Jack Woltz vs William LeoGrande

“Go back to Italy where you belong and advise Mussolini on how to make good honest citizens. Italians are predominantly our murderers and bootleggers…you Italians are foreign spawn who do not appreciate the country that supports and tolerates you.” (Republican President Herbert Hoover to Republican congressman of New York Fiorello La Guardia 1930.) Those were […]

BEAM ME UP SCOTTY!!! (New York Times editorial, Think-Tanks and the Cuba “Embargo”)

The New York Times runs an editorial denouncing the so-called U.S. embargo of Cuba as "counterproductive" (i.e. "Castro's best friend...because it gives him an excuse for his economic failures blah..blah..")--yet quickly runs another editorial boasting that Fidel Castro endorsed and reprinted the first one! The New York Times also boasts that Fidel Castro compared their […]

So what’s wrong with Che Guevara as a hero and icon among Lateeenos?

An art display of Latino Heroes and Icons in New Haven city hall features the famous picture of Che Guevara, which was mildly vandalized recently. The art display is the handiwork of a non-profit art-promotion outfit named ARTE Inc. From their mission statement: "Arte is dedicated to promoting Latino art, culture and education. Arte is […]

Che’s “New Men” at work in New Haven, Ct (Che Guevara iconography at New Haven City Hall was designed by Cubans–from Miami!)

A picture of Che Guevara in a New Haven city hall art display was recently vandalized. ("Asesino" was scribbled in the corner, top left.) The Che pic was part of a Latino "Heroes and Icons" art display by the Latino non-profit art promotion group Arte inc. I'm guessing the culprit is a Cuban-American--but stick with […]

Walter Russell Mead’s “Fatal Attraction” to Fidel Castro

Walter Russell Mead (seen above)  has been among the Longest Wrongest with his Cuba "Expertise." To wit: Back in 2000 one of the Council on Foreign Relations useful idiots (Walter Russell Mead) closely collaborated with the Council on Foreign Relations resident Cuban agent-of-influence (Julia Sweig) in a "CFR task-force" report titled, "U.S.-Cuban Relations in the […]