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TWO BROTHERS! ONE DREAM! LIBERTAD!

For those of you who have wondered why most Cuban-Americans take such a hardline posture when it comes to Cuba, I encourage you to watch the ESPN video “30 for 30: “Brothers in Exile.” The video recounts the story of brothers Livan and Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez – two Cubans who defected to the United […]

The Price of Liberty Is Eternal Vigilance

Many Cuban-Americans did not believe Joe Garcia when he said that he supported the maintenance of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.  To quote Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, “well done is better than well said.”  Regardless of what Garcia said in public during his political campaign, it was his actions that demonstrated his sympathies with the […]

Saladrigas v. Calzon

  Following is an excellent debate between two Cuban-Americans, Carlos Saladrigas and Frank Calzon, on the Oscar Haza TV program. The debate centered on whether the U.S. policy towards Cuba merits revision. I've said it many times in the past that it does not matter whether one is a Democrat or a Republican, rich or […]

Cuban Exile Gets Closer to Collecting Cuban Assets

Cuban Exile Gustavo Villoldo moved a step closer to collecting close to $3.5 billion in frozen Cuban government assets in U.S. banks. See http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/11/23/exile-who-survived-ill-fated-bay-pigs-invasion-seeks-billions-from-cuba/

El Niagara en Bicicleta

Much has been made of the health care system in Cuba. Many brag about the competency of Cuban physicians, while others discuss the free health benefits offered to the Cuban population. But like the propaganda by the New York Times editorials, much of the vibe is a smoke screen for the truth. And the best […]

U.S. Embargo, Who’s Leading Who?

Despite repeated cries by some Cuban-Americans and Americans that it’s time to lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba that has been around since 1962, the answer still remains that it would be advantageous for the United States to keep the embargo in place. To those who claim that the embargo is a figment of someone’s […]

Cuban-Americans and the Ebola Virus

With all the hysteria going on about the ebola virus, I’d like to issue an edict to forbid the use by Cuban-American of the idiomatic expression “Oye, Asere. ¿Qué bola?” The literal translation of the above expression is “Hey, Dude. What’s up?!” The reason for the edict is that those who are not fluent in […]

Vandalism of “Achesino” Poster

  And here comes an accusation of vandalism of an "Achesino" poster in New Haven, Connecticut. See http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/10/09/che-guevara-image-at-new-haven-city-hall-exhibit-brings-out-scandal-and-vandal/

Cuban-American Poet Issues New Book

Cuban-American Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco released his new book "Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood" today, October 1, 2014. In the past, Babalublog contributor and Yale University Professor Carlos Eire also authored the book "Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy." It seems that growing up in Miami leaves indelible imprints […]

Cubans Are Fun-Loving People

The late Cuban-American historian, journalist, and historian Luis Aguilar León authored what many consider the definitive work on describing the personality traits of Cubans. In his “El Profeta Habla de los Cubanos,” Dr. Aguilar León indicates that “los cubanos toman en serio los chistes y hacen de todo lo serio un chiste … Su espíritu […]

YOANI SANCHEZ IS MOVING UP

An internationally recognized Cuban blogger known for her promotion of online freedom of expression is Georgetown University's new Yahoo! Fellow in International Values, Communications, Technology and the Global Internet. See http://www.georgetown.edu/news/yahoo-fellow-2014.html

Is It Time To Lift The U.S. Embargo?!!

To those who claim that it is time to lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba, please listen up: Cuban Government officials, on September 10, 2014, calculated its negative impact on the Cuban economy at more than $1.1 trillion. It was never meant as a tool to topple the Cuban regime. Those who repeat the latter […]

WE NEED MORE LEADERS LIKE SENATOR BOB MENENDEZ

Following declarations from Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) clearly show why he is a breath of fresh air in foreign policy discussions. He is one of those rare politicians who calls a spade a spade – regardless of the political ramifications. Here he is telling CNN Anchor Candy Crowley on August 31, 2014, what the U.S. […]

Dr. Carlos J. (Juan) Finlay — Remembering Our History

With the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal celebrated on August 15, 2014, let’s not forget that a Cuban physician from Camaguey was partly responsible for the completion of this feat. During the construction of the canal, yellow fever/malaria was more lethal than the current Ebola virus in Africa. It is estimated that 20,000 died […]

WE AIN’T GOT, NO SATISFACTION!

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones celebrates his seventy-first birthday today. It’s a celebration for him. But for Cuban-Americans, they get “no satisfaction” when they think about the significance that this date has for them. For Cuban-Americans, today is a sad day to remember. On July 26, 1953, a group of 135 rebels led by […]