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Happy Father’s Day!

In honor of Fathers' Day and in loving memory of Jesus Prieto, this post will remain on top all day today. Please scroll down for newer posts. Today is my first Father's Day without my old man being with us and I was going to write about and share my last moments with Dad but […]

Hilda Caballero Diaz-Balart E.P.D.

Hilda Caballero Diaz-Balart Hilda Caballero Diaz-Balart passed away the afternoon of September 11, 2013 in Miami. She was born in the Stewart Sugar Mill in the province of Camaguey, Cuba on November 18, 1924. Hilda was the mother of Rafael, Lincoln, Jose and Mario Diaz-Balart and the grandmother of Anna Maria, Rafael Jr., Lincoln Gabriel, […]

In Memoriam, 9/11

This post will remain on top all day. Please scroll down for other stories. In memoriam. Gordon McCannel Aamoth. Edelmiro (Ed) Abad. Maria Rose Abad. Andrew Anthony Abate. Vincent Abate. Laurence Christopher Abel. William F. Abrahamson. Richard Anthony Aceto. Erica Van Acker. Heinrich B. Ackermann. Paul Andrew Acquaviva. Christian Adams. Donald L. Adams. Patrick Adams. […]

Las 3 Marias

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The Last Goodbye

I had just gotten home from school to our small apartment near 12 avenue and 7th street and even at the age of 5 I sensed there was something wrong. Mom didn’t greet me with her usual queries about homework and my merienda wasn’t ready for me on the dinner table. She didn’t ask me […]

El Rookie

A great piece on Marlins All Star pitcher Jose Fernandez at Grantland: He first saw it about five years ago, while he was floating on a boat about 10 miles from shore — lights stacked on top of lights, all spread upward and outward, wrapping around a piece of land that stretched north and west […]

Celia

We miss you, Celia. We miss your smile, your laughter, your love of life, your music, your inimitable voice, and your love of Cuba and her freedom. We miss your soul, your spirit and your AZUCAR!!!!

A Public Service Anniversary Message

This is a special anniversary public service announcement for all the fidel castro sycophants, fellow travelers, supporters, followers, Cuba "experts", assorted useful idiots and all communist bastards in general: We are still here after ten years and will continue to be here telling the truth and exposing your lies, hour after hour, day after day, […]

A Decade of Truth

For a long time, I believed fidel castro and his revolution had robbed me. Taken Cuba away from me. And it's true that there are certain things that were usurped from me; my childhood on that island shaped like a crocodile, the security of living where generations before me had lived, knowing the place where […]

Send in the clowns. Don’t bother they’re here.

Joe Garcia put on a great show yesterday at his press conference on the recent campaign fraud shenanigans. He wasnt wearing the clown suit as above, but he might as well have been: “I’m shocked and disappointed about this,” said Garcia, who added he was unaware of the scheme. “This is something that hit me […]

El guiro, la maraca y la clave.

Tia Olga always visited our house on Sundays when I was a kid and I always looked forward to seeing her pull up in her green Comet and big Jackie O sunglasses. She never came empty handed, always having to dig into her car trunk for whatever it was that bringing with her that day. […]

Hopeful Trees

Some years back I wrote a piece titled "Tirando Piedras" - Skipping Stones - about a young Cuban-American father's conflict with burdening his young Americanito son with all that is Cuba. I think about that story all the time. Grapple with it. While the handing down of our passions and memories about the real Cuba […]

A Special Album Release: Panamericano

Long time Babalu supporter and good friend Dave Sandoval's fantastic band Del Exilio releases their latest CD "Panamericano" today. I was lucky enough to get a preview copy last week and can only say it's great music with a story to tell and a soul to share. You can order your copy online, right here. […]

Audio of Murder

Seventeen years ago today the castro regime's Air Force shot down 2 unarmed Cessnas out on a humanitarian mission over international waters resulting in the murder of four Americans. Listen to the murderers celebrate the carnage right here. Remember what you've just heard every time some castroite, some lawmaker, some reporter, some blogger, some intellectual, […]

Kiss my ass, fidel.

This bottle will be opened and enjoyed when The Free Cuban addresses the world tonight. I'll sit there highball glass in hand watching my Senator respond to the President's prevarications and bask in the thought that Marco Rubio not only represents me as an American, but also as a Cuban. And each word will be […]