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Coso, Chorizos and Chicharos

"Vale," Dad's voice came through a little shaky over the phone. "Are you very busy today? Your Mom is driving me crazy and I need some help." Mom had been having serious bouts of dementia and Dad himself wasn't feeling all that great. "I'm not that busy today, Papi. I'll swing by around lunch time." […]

Hemos fusilado, fusilaremos y seguiremos fusilando.

"We have executed, we execute and we will continue to execute." Ernesto "Che" Guevara Enough irony to make your head spin.

BREAKING: Alan Gross released from prison.

All major news outlets are reporting that Alan Gross has been released from prison with few details, except for that bastion of communist propaganda that is CNN: Washington (CNN) -- U.S. contractor Alan Gross, held by the Cuban government since 2009, was freed Wednesday as part of a landmark deal with Cuba that paves the […]

John O’Donnell Rosales, R.I.P.

John O'Donnell Rosales, Piki as we all affectionately called him, my cousin, passed away yesterday afternoon following a heart attack. It is an immeasurable loss for our family. He was the most energetic person I've ever met with an incredible love of life and family and who always faced the world with eyes wide open. […]

From Havana to Hanoi

From our friend Michael J. Totten, at World Affairs: Vietnam’s communists are a hell of a lot smarter than Cuba’s. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, thunders with economic productivity and bristles with new construction while most of Cuba’s capital Havana resembles a post-apocalyptic ruinscape. While civilized countries have a minimum wage, Cuba has a maximum […]

El Relajo

We had some major discussions here some years ago when the Bush Administration tightened the Cuba travel rules to once every three years. One guy in particular made great arguments, tugged at our heart strings by telling us how he was the only relative who could help his old, sick and frail grandmother in Cuba […]

No More Che Initiative

Our very own Humberto Fontova headlines the Young America's Foundation "No More Che Day", today, 6 PM at Columbia University.

Ernie’s dead…

That's what I said... Hey, hey... Yeah, yeah...

Something smells fishy….

Expose the Truth About The Butcher of La Cabaña

The Young American's Foundation is exposing the truth about che guevara at University campuses nationwide: Che Guevara was an international terrorist and mass murderer. During his vicious campaigns to impose Communism on countries throughout Latin America, Che Guevara trained and motivated the Castro regime's firing squads that executed thousands of men, women, and children. For […]

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

Today's Facebook funny:

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 […]