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Join the Vigil to Protest the Obama-Castro Pact

Here is a call to join a vigil to protest the Obama-Castro pact. The late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Let’s heed his powerful message, and join ranks in this vigil. When: Thursday, January 22, […]

PASSIONATE HISPANICS???

Often, Hispanics in the United States are criticized for being too passionate. Going by the quote below from British author Simon Sinek, I guess that a great many Hispanics – especially Babalugers -- are passionate lovers! I take the latter anytime over "Batista sympathizers!"

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND “JE SUIS” WHAT?

There has been an outpouring of support for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo’s staff in Paris, which is most often expressed by holding up “Je Suis Charlie” signs. But the free-world is wondering what kind of “Je Suis” sign President Obama wants to hold up. He has been missing in action since the Paris […]

Once again, the lack of support from a few African American congressmen

During a visit to Cuba in 2009, Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) indicated that Raul ““was very engaging, down-to earth and kind man.” On January 12, 2015, the same Representative Rush introduced H.R. 274 to lift the trade embargo on Cuba. There are no expectations that Representative Rush’s bill will garner sufficient votes to overturn […]

Doing business with Cuba is bad business for Florida — Especially for Tampa

When most of the business that Florida conducts with Cuba involves the sale of "cattle semen," that says it all! Regardless of the propaganda spread by U.S. Representative Kathy Castor ((D-Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL), doing business with Communist Cuba is bad business. This is to be expected from a country that has starved its population for […]

U.S. SENATOR MARCO RUBIO – AMERICAN PATRIOT; CUBAN-AMERICAN FREEDOM ADVOCATE

When asked by reporters about surveys that allegedly show that the issue within Cuban-American circles on whether the U.S. Government should lift its 1962 embargo against Communist Cuba is a generational thing or not, he responded with “I don’t care if the polls say that 99 percent of people believe we should normalize relations in […]

MY THOUGHTS ON THE NEW CUBA POLICY

See https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/president-obama-cuba-jorge-ponce?trk=prof-post

OBAMA — THE FIRST LATINO PRESIDENT???!!!

Outrageous article below and outrageous idea to consider! Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart (R-Fla.) is on point when he said that Obama's Cuba Initiative represents "a limitless willingness to appease enemies of freedom," and a "grotesque concession." U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, the son of Dominican immigrants, has shown his true colors.  Not only is he delusional by […]

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 […]