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Who’s Got His Head in the Sand?

The following article shows why Charlie Crist, who is challenging Governor Rick Scott in his re-election bid in Florida, can't be trusted. For Cuban-Americans, it would be treasonous to vote for Crist. Nevertheless, his flip-flopping stance on the Cuban embargo issue is illustrative of his lack of character, authenticity, and reliability on other issues. Crist suggested […]

Another Cuban-American High-School Student Makes It To a Top University

Read the story of another Cuban-American high-school student who made it to MIT. It just proves that when you got it, you got it. When you have innate talent and intelligence, you'll make it anywhere in the world. Language barrier, cultural assimilation, standardized tests, and other obstacles won't matter. See http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2014/05/19/poor-cuban-immigrant-becomes-high-school-genius-on-his-way-to-mit/

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Genius or Villain?

After the death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez on April 17, 2014, I read with great interest a myriad of articles and op-eds on his life. Some were complimentary, while others were derogatory. Who was right and who was wrong? This was the trigger that motivated me to write an op-ed on this issue, which you […]

Happy Mother’s Day

I dedicate the following song to all the wonderful mothers of the world. The song was composed by Cuban song-writer Osvaldo Farrés (1903-1985), who composed hits like “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás”; “Acercate Mas”; “Tres Palabras”; and “Toda Una Vida.” “Madrecita” is considered Farrés’ most popular song in Cuba, although it is hardly remembered in the diaspora. […]

Ricardo Nuñez-Portuondo, One Less Cuban-American to Fight the Fight for Cuba’s Freedom

Having been raised in Northern Virginia, I never had an opportunity to meet or read article about the exploits of Cuban-American Ricardo Nuñez-Portuondo – who passed away at age 80 this week. He had a stellar professional career that included appointments by two Republican presidents. President Gerald Ford named him National Director of the Cuban […]

Senator Bob Menendez Delivers Again

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered an outstanding and thorough speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate on April 7, 2014, on Cuba and Venezuela. I’ve often stood for the proposition that an enemy of my enemies is my friend – regardless of political affiliations or religious […]

The Winds of Change

The winds of change have reached the "Washington Post." Under the new ownership of Jeff Bezos, editorials and op-eds friendlier to the Cuban-American cause are now being published. In the past, it was a different ball game -- as op-eds from the like of Eugene Robinson were hostile to the restoration of democracy to Cuba. […]

Working As A Team

So very often, the majority of people that we come in contact with are driven by a “what’s in it for me” philosophy. Obviously, they have not read the writings of management guru John C. Maxwell, whose first indisputable law of teamwork is that “one is too small a number to achieve greatness.” If you […]

Great Advice For Those Who Dare To Underestimate The Cuban-American Vote

Cuba Nostalgia 2014

This year's Cuba Nostalgia will be celebrated on May 16-18 in Miami, Florida. The theme will be "we celebrate Celia." I like it like that! For additional information, click on http://www.cubanostalgia.org/english/

Drinking Cuba Libres with Bacardi Rum

Having lived in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area for 48 years and having worked for the Federal Government for over thirty years, I learned the art of building coalitions to get things done. The only way to get anything done in this town is to get like-minded individuals together on the deal. There is no […]

Cuban-American in the Sochi Olympics

Cuban-Americans will have something to celebrate at the upcoming Sochi Olympics on February 2014. Cuban-American Eddy “The Jet” Alvarez got a spot in the U.S. Olympic speed skating team. Eddy was raised in Miami Beach.   For more on this story, click on http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/04/us-olympic-short-track-speedskating-trials-eddy-alvarez-emily-scott/

Richard Blanco, the First Hispanic Inaugural Poet

Richard Blanco – the first Hispanic, the first openly gay person, and the youngest person to be the U.S. inaugural poet. He was the inaugural poet for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. For a brief seven minutes in January 2013, Blanco was center stage before a national TV, radio, and online audience of 20 million […]

I Feel Cuba Every Day

I have lived for 49 years in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, and Cuba has never left me. In the winter time, during all the desolation associated with the inclement cold weather, the snow, the trees without leaves, the lack of sufficient sunlight, Cuba is always on my mind. When I am in the mood […]

The Phantom of La Habana

Fidel Castro made his first public appearance in nine months at the opening of an art studio in La Habana. His emaciated features would make him a prime candidate for a portrait by El Greco – a famous painter of the late Renaissance Spanish art whose art works were famous for elongated twists and forms, […]