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  • asombra: Birnbaum looks like Andy Rooney possessed by the devil. Weiland looked seriously creepy, like some kind of pervert. And I love...

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Save the date: Domino night against cancer on Friday, Nov. 16 in Coral Gables

Yoani Sánchez walks us through her “peculiar” passport (English subtitles)

A few days ago I came across this recent video of Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez giving a camera a tour of her passport. It's about the best illustration you could possibly ask for of the regime's deliberate measures to keep the Cuban people from being exposed to life outside the communist bubble. Her passport is […]

400 years of Cachita – a celebration of La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre in Miami

A young Cuban on liberty and confronting Ricardo Alarcón

"Lamento tener que decirlo así, de este modo. La libertad, para mí, es un sueño. Un sueño que espero que pronto deje de ser sueño. Porque no puedo hablar de libertad si no la he tenido. No puedo hablar de libertad si lo que he conocido de ella es lo poco que he luchado y […]

Update on “Wassup en LA?” Kickstarter campaign

A while back, I shared an interview with some of the people behind a sitcom called "Wassup en LA?" As I mentioned before, the project is seeking funding via Kickstarter, an online platform by which you can make a pledge that only gets charged if they reach their fundraising goals. Now, based on the comments […]

Thank God for Che Guevara or get the hell out of town…

A young Cuban Jehovah's witness and her family have been forced out of their town over the kid's refusal to follow her teacher's instructions to write a prayer in praise of Che Guevara and the "Cuban Five." (Story in Spanish) Cuba: Niña Testigo de Jehová reprobada por no redactar oración del Che y los cinco […]

Porno Para Ricardo – Pre Antecedentes Penales

New (new to me, at least) song from Porno Para Ricardo. Enjoy.

Excuse the naughty language, but you’ve got to see these shirts…

Friend and artist Emilio Carnero (a.k.a. Mr. Toxico) is always coming up with great t-shirt designs. These are his latest gems. Nothing in it for me or Babalú. Just saw this and thought some of you might want to snatch a few up before they're gone. Apparently, by "limited" edition, he means there are 100 […]

Video from a gas station fire in Santiago de Cuba

In this video acquired by UNPACU (follow them on YouTube here), onlookers in Santiago de Cuba rush toward a damaged gas pump to collect whatever gasoline they can sell on the black market. As the video notes, just a liter of gasoline can sell for about 20 Cuban pesos (not CUC, but the regular currency) […]

Cuban blogger Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo detained, tweets Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez tweeted earlier today that Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo has been detained by Cuban authorities. Apparently, as he was being arrested, he had the good sense to dial her number and leave his cell phone in his pocket so she could listen in. Yoani is now in the process of tracking Orlando down, going […]

Urging ODCA to push for an investigation of the deaths of Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero

In this video, Osmel Rodríguez of Movimiento Cristiano Liberacion (MCL) urges the Christian Democrat Organization of America (or ODCA, for Organización Demócrata Cristiana de América) to seek an independent investigation of the deaths of MCL leaders Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero. In Spanish / En español

Soledad O’Brien puts words in Christine O’Donnell’s mouth, then invokes her mother’s Cubanness to justify it.

In this interview, Christine O'Donnell comments on the Romney campaign's communications strategy and its criticisms of what she calls Obama's philosophy of "collectivism." Soledad O'Brien, whose mother was born in Cuba, pounces: "Collectivism is another word for communism." From there, O'Brien rides the premise that O'Donnell is referring to "communism" through the end of the […]

The Diaz-Balarts in Tampa — Photos from a Babalú reader

Earlier this month, we let you know about a "Meeting with the Cuban community in Tampa, Florida / Reaffirmation of the struggle for Cuba’s freedom" that would take place today. According to the initial press release, it would be a meeting of: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Congressman David Rivera (R-FL), former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart,  members […]

Daughter of Cuban VP has defected. How’s that for “fugo de cerebros”?

One of the differences between voting with a ballot and voting with your feet: When you vote with your feet, some votes just count more than others. For the cause of liberty, this is one big "get." Daughter of Cuba Vice President Defects to US, Report Says Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/08/28/daughter-cuba-vice-president-defects-to-us-report-says/#ixzz24ti0DgE5 Daughter of Cuba Vice President […]

Major Rafael Soriano Paintings Donated to Smithsonian American Art Museum

MIAMI, Aug. 27, 2012 -- MIAMI, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer two major paintings by Cuban master Rafael Soriano were given to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for its permanent collection. These two works, Un Lugar Distante (A Distant Place) (1972) and Candor de la Alborada (Candor of Dawn) (1994), represent significant moments […]