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  • asombra: Sometimes the faux general looks almost convincing. Still, I prefer his Marjorie Stoneman Douglas mode, which is more honest.

  • asombra: Just another bad Negro unworthy of Massah Castro. Move along.

  • asombra: First, consider the source of the “criticisms.” They’re all screened, vetted and confirmed regime lackeys who...

  • asombra: Wait, isn’t that how Castro, Inc. portrayed Berta Soler in a cartoon?

  • asombra: How about we trade Bill Clinton for Gross? There could even be a Nobel Peace Prize in it for him.

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Carlos Eire discusses Pres Correa’s visit to Yale University

Like many of you, I woke up Friday morning and read Carlos' post about President Correa at Yale University.  We discussed that visit and what it means......please click below and listen to the interview: FRIDAY: Carlos Eire discusses Pres Correa's visit to Yale University.....Listen in now at http://t.co/bO2dNpxOnM. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April […]

Dear President Obama: Why won’t you say something about Dr Gross in Cuba?

My new American Thinker post about Dr Gross in Cuba is here: "We've been following the incredible story of a US citizen sitting in a Cuban jail for no reason at all. We are not suggesting that the US invade Cuba and rescue Dr Gross but a little anger from President Obama may persuade the Castro […]

“Palm trees in the snow” with Gloria Strassburger & Dr Gross in Cuba with Fausta Wertz

Fausta Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog.  We will look at the major stories of the week, from Dr Gross on a "hunger strike" in Cuba, to President Correa in the US, to the continuing violence in Venezuela, the upcoming World Cup in Brazil and other front page stories in Latin America newspapers. We will also […]

“Cuba’s American Hostage”, a new post from Fausta Wertz!

Let me say "muy bien" to Fausta Wertz, the editor of Fausta's Blog, for her coverage of Dr Gross in Cuba. This is her latest op-ed and it is good: In June, 2001, Cuban spies Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González, and René González (known as the Cuban Five or the Miami Five) were […]

What’s wrong with undermining a tyranny?

Earlier today, I added my thoughts to The Washington Post editorial that Alberto de la Cruz commented on. These are some of the points that I made: "There is nothing wrong with the US trying "undermine tyranny," such as the one in Cuba. Have people forgotten that Cuba is still a communist dictatorship? Or that […]

Cuba today with Joao Cerqueira (author) & Orestes Matacena (filmmaker)

Joao Cerqueira is from Portugal and the author of "The Tragedy of Fidel Castro", a satire about the Cuban dictator.  Joao took an interest in Cuba years ago and now recognizes that it is a corrupt dictatorship.  This is a view that you don't often get in the US media. Orestes Matachena is a Cuban-American […]

The NYTimes should have spoken with the bishops before publishing Maduro’s Op Ed

My American Thinker post about The New York Times, President Maduro's Op-ed & the bishops in Caracas. In 48 hours, we've seen two rather different assessments of the situation in Venezuela. First, The NY Times opened its editorial page to President Maduro by publishing "A call for peace."  As I posted yesterday at Babalu, this op-ed […]

The New York Times should be embarrassed for printing Maduro’s op-ed

Let's file this one under the "no tiene nombre" category.  We've seen The New York Times print a lot of weird things over the years but this one is beyond belief. Today, The NY Times published an op-ed by Mr Nicolas Maduro and it's embarrassing. Here are a couple of samples: 1) The post is […]

Happy # 24 to TV Marti

On this day in 1990, TV Marti was born: "The U.S. government begins the operation of TV Marti, which broadcast television programs into communist Cuba. " TV Marti's mission is to bring news to the Cuban people.   It was born a few years after Radio Marti.  We congratulate all of our Cuban friends in […]

A chat with Orestes Matacena & Fausta Wertz about Cuba today

A few days ago, Alberto introduced some of our readers to Orestes Matacena, the very successful Cuban-American filmmaker: "His most recently produced screenplay was "Bitter Sugar," a love story that takes place in today's tyrannical Cuba. It opened to excellent reviews and has done extremely well at the box office both in the US and […]

Russia in Latin America?

Who would have believed this the day that the USSR fell in 1992? According to The HIll, Russia is looking to Latin America for alliances: "Russia’s defense minister says the country is planning bases in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, and just last week, Putin’s national security team met to discuss increasing military ties in the […]

An update about Venezuela and Latin America

We spoke with Fausta Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog, about the situation in Venezuela. Fausta published a new post called "The left and reality": "Lefties firmly believe the deceased Hugo Chavez “improved the economy drastically and ameliorated poverty drastically” because GDP went up, and fewer people were living below the poverty line by the time […]

“Los jovenes” are the face of the anti-Maduro movement

My new American Thinker post about young people and Venezuela: "Over the last month, I've seen pictures and videos about the demonstrations in Venezuela.  I am really impressed by the young people, from students to professionals to parents with small children. Just saw the story of Juan Requesens, a student who is the middle of […]

Maduro cracking heads and Obama “en otro planeta”

My new American Thinker post today discussed the growing government crackdown in Venezuela.....here is a portion of it: "Mr Maduro is banking on two things: 1)  The shameful indifference of so many other Latin American countries. The latest player in this shameful game of indifference is the president of Chile who said in a press […]

El Salvador: “Que pasa despues que cuenten los votos”?

We looked at the elections in El Salvador with Miguel Portillo-Cuadra and Fausta Wertz, the editor of Fausta's Blog...... The question on the table is simple:  What happens after they count votes? Elections in El Salvador by Silvio Canto Jr on 3/11/2014  http://t.co/Ir8WEar03f http://t.co/R9NqmW0UeJ — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) March 11, 2014