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Great Book of José Martí

Professor López did an outstanding job researching this book. I had tried reading Jorge Mañach's book on Martí in the past, but I could only understand only 5% of its content. Its Spanish was so erudite, that it was burdensome for Cuban-American like myself to get the gist of it. This is not to detract […]

Do Younger Cuban-Americans Think Differently Than Their Parents on Cuba?

There are many out there in fantasy land who justify the Obama/Castro Accord of December 17, 2014, by saying that a majority of Americans – and they put special emphasis on the younger members of the Cuban-American community – support the opening.  Well, here is a speech by the Cuban-American Connecticut State Senator Art Linares […]

Cuban-Americans: Who They Are and How They Are Perceived

Cuban-Americans, primarily those belonging to the Historic Exile (1959-1979), have been the target of insults lately after President Obama announced a new opening to Communist Cuba on December 17, 2014. They have been called all kinds of pejoratives – Batista sympathizers, inveterate hardliners, cavemen, reactionaries. They don’t deserve these slanderous labels. Those who mischaracterize them […]

What Is President Obama So Mad About?

President Obama kept the U.S. Congress out of the loop for 18 months during his secret negotiations with Communist Cuban officials. Why is he so upset with Speaker Boehner for bypassing the White House by inviting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3, 2015? I will be watching […]

U.S. Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on the New Cuba Policy

On February 3, 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere (chaired by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)) held a hearing entitled: “Understanding the Impact of U.S. Policy Changes on Human Rights and Democracy in Cuba.” The first panel to testify before the Subcommittee was made up of: Roberta S. Jacobson, (Assistant […]

The Truth About Cuban-Americans — Who They Are and How Others Perceive Them

Read my latest op-ed on this topic at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/truth-cuban-americans-jorge-ponce

Usual Suspects in the U.S. Senate Introduce Bill to Lift the Embargo

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators introduced a bill on January 29, 2015, to lift the U.S. embargo. This proves that the enemies of restoring freedom and democracy to Cuba come from both sides of the aisle. See http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2015/01/29/senators-unveil-legislation-to-lift-all-travel-restrictions-to-cuba/

Who is the winner in the Obama/Raul match?

When you throw the first punch in a fight, your chances of winning are enhanced. Nevertheless, you would be responsible for any collateral damage that you may have caused. With the above in mind, Cuban Government officials threw the first punch when they confiscated the holdings of U.S. businesses shortly after Fidel rose to power […]

Views on Cuba held by two U.S. Secretaries of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker glorified the Obama/Raul pact during a recent NBC interview. On the day that it was announced on December 17, 2014, she pointed out that she was seated next to the Vice-Premier of China, who turned to her and told her “great, bold move!” May I point out that the […]

Fidel reacts to Obama/Raul pact

We finally hear from Fidel regarding his reaction to the Obama/Raul Pact. He indicated that he always supports "a pacific solution to the conflicts." ???!!! See http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2015/01/27/after-long-silence-fidel-castro-pens-letter-statement-on-changing-us-cuban/

Cuban Politically Correct Terminology

Attention! They are no longer called “Yankee Imperialists.”   Now, we call them “Our Friends to the North!”

DIFFERENT REPORTING ON THE NEW CUBA OPENING

It's refreshing to have unbiased reporting on President Obama's new Cuba opening and its future ramifications for the U.S. foreign policy. So, by now, you guessed right that the reporting has nothing to do with the New York Times, CNN, or MSNBC. Bret Baier of Fox News will report on this matter on Saturday, Jan. […]

U.S. SENATOR BOB MENENDEZ (D-NJ) REFUSES TO PLAY BALL WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) broke ranks with his fellow Democrats on January 15, 2015, and criticized President Obama for negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program. President Obama reacted to Senator Menendez’ challenge by saying that as a former senator himself, he understood how outside forces -- like special interests and donors -- can […]

Joe García and President Obama can’t fool Cuban-Americans

A man, a president, a politician, and just about anybody else who cannot keep his word cannot be trusted to look after the welfare of others. If you are president of the United States, you cannot be trusted if you keep flip-flopping on your promises to them. The "audacity of hope" becomes nothing more than […]

U.S. SENATOR MARCO RUBIO ALWAYS HAS OUR BACKS!

The White House has announced that it will have as their guest at the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015, Alan Gross. We can be certain that President Obama will mention his new Cuba opening as a major accomplishment of his administration. He will brag about how this initiative will bring the […]