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Dr Ilena Johnson Paugh, author & economist….and her book “Communism 2.0″

GUEST:  Dr Ilena Johnson Paugh, author & economist....she has written a new book called "Communism 2.0", a look at communism in Romania 25 years later.....why is communism (or socialism) popular again with young people?   what are the lessons for the US?  how are Europe's economic problems, such as the financial crisis in Greece or unemployment […]

‘President Rodriguez’ on the way to the White House?

(My new American Thinker post) "Yes, let's hope that a "President Rodriguez" walks into The Oval Office someday soon.  Let's further hope that he does two things that President Obama has not...." click to read: http://cantotalk.blogspot.com/2015/02/president-rodriguez-on-way-to-white.html

Why should Raúl Castro stop arresting dissidents?

My new American Thinker post about the arrests in Cuba: "As Rep. Pelosi enjoys a cup of coffee in Cuba, the Castro government arrested 200 dissidents recalling the death of Mr. Zapata, who died 5 years ago." You can read the post here!

Remembering February 24, 1996

This is my American Thinker post this morning: "Wonder why the Castro regime is on the State Department terrorist list? It earned it! Furthermore, it does not get any more criminal than the killing of civilians on a humanitarian mission." Read the full article.......here!

Remembering Luis Aguile 1936-2009

We remember that Luis Aguile was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on this day in 1936.   He died in 2009. Back in the 1960s, our family spent many cold winter nights in Wisconsin listening to "Cuando sali de Cuba".  It always put a tear in my parents' eyes. Thanks to the late Luis Aguile […]

Alain Castillo remembers a very sad day

Alain Castillo is a young Cuban American living in Texas.  This is what he wrote today to remember the events of February 24, 1996.   It's great that a young man like Alain is writing about Cuba.  It's a pleasure to introduce you to Alain.... BROTHERS TO THE RESCUE ANNIVERSARY BY ALAIN CASTILLO Today marks […]

The latest on the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

Guest:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, will join me for a look at the latest in US-Cuba talks........ Tuesday Feb 24: The latest on the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce http://t.co/VBOUWo077x — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 24, 2015

Maduro “le tiene que echar la culpa a alguien” for the mess in Venezuela

We have seen this movie before: First, the regime mismanages the economy with what The Economist calls:  "... ruinous economic policies have caused shortages of basic consumer goods and medicines and a sharp rise in inflation and poverty." Second, the government arrests someone to distract the population. In Cuba, it was the attacks on "El Diario […]

The Washington Post “tiene los ojos abierto” when it comes to US-Cuba talks

We are happy to report that the editorial board of The Washington Post continues to call it right when it comes to the ongoing US-Cuba talks. Their latest editorial about "Courting the Castros" is right on target: "FOR ALL the high expectations, and deep anxieties, that surround the U.S.-Cuba thaw that President Obama announced two months ago, […]

Obama always Knew that the Executive Order Wouldn’t Fly

Obama always Knew that the Executive Order Wouldn'... http://t.co/wwlOnLLHg9 — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 19, 2015  

US-Cuba talks, Argentina and other US-Latin America issues of the week

GUESTS: Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog AND Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog.   Click to listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/02/18/us-cuba-talks-argentina-and-other-us-latin-america-issues-of-the-week

The Answer to ISIS is Midnight Basketball

Wonder when they will suggest midnight basketball?  We need to have these men put down their "machetes" and pick up a basketball.      So let's form the Kareem Abdul Jabbar League and get them to play pick up basketball!  We will all be "safe" after that!     Click to read: http://cantotalk.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-answer-to-isis-is-midnight-basketbal.html

1959: Castro sworn in but he was never elected…..

We remember today a sad day in Cuban  history: "On February 16, 1959, Fidel Castro is sworn in as prime minister of Cuba after leading a guerrilla campaign that forced right-wing dictator Fulgencio Batista into exile. Castro, who became commander in chief of Cuba's armed forces after Batista was ousted on January 1, replaced the more moderate […]

1898: Remember The Maine

On this day in 1898, US and Cuba politics came together because of the "Maine": "A massive explosion of unknown origin sinks the battleship USS Maine in Cuba's Havana harbor, killing 260 of the fewer than 400 American crew members aboard........ Within three months, the United States had decisively defeated Spanish forces on land and sea, and […]

“Adios muchacha”: It’s time for Cristina Fernandez to resign

"Adios muchacha": It's time for Cristina Fernandez... http://t.co/JUkqiy3oxb — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 15, 2015