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  • asombra: There’s a misspelling on that plaque. It should have read “Esta es tu caca, Fidel.”

  • asombra: Don’t worry. Castro, Inc. knows what it’s doing, and it knows its public.

  • asombra: Either these people are pitiful idiots or they think everyone else is.

  • asombra: Because, you know, Reuters cares SO much about Cubans, so it really “feels their pain.” Just like Clinton did.

  • asombra: Well, at least Batista didn’t run around in military garb, which he was more entitled to do than either Castro tyrant.

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Breaking: Another Cuban rat jumps the ship

According to this article in the Nuevo Herald, Ortelio Abrahantes Bacallao, an official of the Ministerio del Interior (MININT) was picked up by the US Coast Guard from a MININT sailboat. He is currently detained in the Carmichael Road Detention Center in the Bahamas.

Thor Halvorssen Hellum 1943 – 2014

Thor Halvorssen Hellum, Latin American democracy and freedom fighter, died on July 20, 2014 at age 71 due to a head injury received from a fall in his North Miami home. We join our friend Thor Halvorssen Mendoza, Founder of Human Rights Foundation, in mourning the passing of his father. Our sincere condolences to all […]

Ileana Ros Lehtinen: Massive Crackdown in Cuba With The Unjust Arrests of Antunez, Yris Perez Aguilera, Berta Soler, Angel Moya, and Dozens More

From the offices of U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL): Jun 11, 2014 Massive Crackdown in Cuba With The Unjust Arrests of Antunez, Yris Perez Aguilera, Berta Soler, Angel Moya, and Dozens More, Says Ros-Lehtinen “The only thing that totalitarian thugs in Havana are interested in is prolonging their stay in power and continuing to deny […]

Cuba: Dissidents suffer violent crackdown

More on the arrest of Jorge Luis Garica Perez "Antunuez", his wife Yris Perez Aguilera, and other dissidents targeted today's police repression in Cuba. Capitol Hill Cubans: Cuban Dissidents Suffer Violent Crackdown at 3:36 PM Wednesday, June 11, 2014 The Castro regime has unleashed a violent crackdown against Cuba's democracy leaders. Here's a summary: At […]

#Cuba #SOS Opposition leaders Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez” & Yris Pérez Aguilera violently arrested

The Castro dictatorship continues violating the human rights of its citizens, and its policy of violence and intimidation against peaceful dissidents. From The Directorio, (my transalation) Placetas, Cuba, 11 de June de 2014. Directorio Democrático Cubano. In early hours this morning, 11 de June de 2014, the opposition leaders Jorge Luis García Pérez "Antunez" and […]

Internet in Cuba: A review from Havana

From Iván's File Cabinet: Internet in Cuba: A Success in Spite of Everything by Iván García Eight in the morning. On the ground floor of the Focsa building – Cuba’s Empire State – on M between 17 and 19 Vedado, in a shop between the Guiñol theatre and a beaten-up bar at the entrance to […]

483 things to do while visiting Cuba

Trip Advisor lists 483 things for tourists to do in Cuba, and not one of them will help promote a transition to democracy on the island. A few recommendations followed by a visitor review: Mausoleo del Che Guevara: “Respect” A place of silence, a place where Cuba shows love and respect to Che, a true […]

Imagine a history without Castro

Internationally, Fidel Castro has exported social chaos, death and destruction, both as Moscow's proxy and independently with illegally obtained financing. He has spread violence and terror around the globe by supplying Cuban troops, military advisors, weapons, terrorist training, exported guerilla fighters, drugs, weapons and persons trafficking, and propaganda. Look at Latin America, where too many […]

Reports from Cuba: The embargo and absolute power

By Miriam Celaya in Translating Cuba: The Embargo and Absolute Power Lifting or easing the embargo will strengthen the Castros’ power. No economic benefit justifies the absence of democracy. Lifting the embargo would allow the Cuban government to apply for credit at US banks, and would make it legal for US citizens to visit Cuba […]

Holland-Cuba shipyard delivers patrol boat to Venezuela’s Coast Guard

Holland should be embarrassed. Under Cuba cooperation agreements between Cuba and Venezuela, Damex Shipyards announced the delivery of a new patrol boat to Venezuela's Coast Guard. The shipyard facility, located in Santiago de Cuba, is a license holder and after sales location for Damen Shipyards Holland. According to the article, this Damen designed line of […]

What the media didn’t tell you about Hillary Clinton’s Cuba Revelation

Capitol Hill Cubans: A Closer Look at Hillary Clinton's Cuba Revelation at 8:15 AM Monday, June 9, 2014 In her new book, "Hard Choices," former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reveals how late in her term (2012) she advised President Obama to reconsider the Cuban embargo. Of course, the whole premise is somewhat silly […]

Join the graffiti campaign “Por Otra Cuba”

Join today's collective graffiti project inside and outside the island, to support the campaign Por Otra Cuba/For Another Cuba, that two years ago demanded of Havana the ratification of the United Nations Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, signed at the UN in 2008. Text of the demand […]

Exposing the hypocrisy of the “reform” defenders

Capitol Hill Cubans: Where Are the "Self-Employed" and "Reform" Defenders? Over a dozen "self-employed" bike-taxis and horse carriage drivers have been arrested in the town of Cardenas, Matanzas, for protesting a decision by the Castro regime that prohibits them from transiting through main thoroughfares. (They can only use secondary and back streets.) Yet, the only […]

Kate Spade pimps Havana, ignores lack of human rights

Yet another sickening example of an elite retailer promoting tourism to the repressive police state that is Cuba. An insensitive privileged tourist gushes on about all the fun you can have in Havana while ignoring the repressive absence of human rights and suffering of the Cuban people. I also discovered that...Cuba is one of the […]

Dreams “Por Otra Cuba”

On the side of a handbag, the dream of "Another Cuba" lives.: From the Twitter account Ailer González Mena: Manana a grafitear Por Otra Cuba, por nuestros derechos por nuestros suenos #graffiticolectivopoc #ratificaPactosONU pic.twitter.com/wbsrkdmmrK — Ailer González Mena (@ailermaria) June 7, 2014