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  • asombra: Carlos, the monkeys are hideous. The top one reminds me of Woody Allen, and the paired ones remind me of Mia Farrow. Yikes.

  • asombra: “If the desired ultimate result is truly the democratization of our nation…” Sorry, but that is NOT the goal...

  • asombra: It never ceases to strike me how these two bastards who were NEVER real soldiers and NEVER risked their own necks spent DECADES...

  • asombra: Such classy people, our dictators. As classy as they look.

  • asombra: That’s OK. Nobody seriously expects them to; it’s just a useful dodge.

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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 […]




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 […]


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

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

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 […]


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

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 […]