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2014 Bay of Pigs Commemoration in Los Angeles

Southern California Brigada 2506 heroes, members of the Junta Patriótica Cubana Regional California, community leaders, friends and family gathered at Mayumba Restaurant in Rosemead on April 13, to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the Bahía de Cochinos, the Bay of Pigs, with special guest, Maria Conchita Alonso. (In Spanish) Videos by Arturo Bueno

Cuba: Dr. Oscar Biscet brutally beaten, arrested – Updated

Dr. Oscar Biscet, physician, winner of numerous human rights awards, including the 2008 Presidential Medal of Freedom, was arrested and brutally beaten earlier today. Just in on Twitter, from Dr. Biscet's wife Elsa Morejon: #Cuba @OscarBiscet fue brutalmente golpeado por policia politica cuando lo arrestaron, desconozco donde esta. @AnaJure_Oficial @CSW_UK — Elsa Morejon (@ElsaMorejon) February […]

Cuban opposition leader Jorge Luis Garcia “Antunez” arrested, whereabouts unknown

While Alfy and other morally compromised individuals are busy making deals with the murderous Castro regime, in Cuba, those who disagree and dare to stand up for their human rights suffer violent repression and arrest. Jorge Luis Garcia "Antunez" along with family members were arrested Wednesday. His whereabouts is unknown at this time. Various posts […]

Atrocity in Cuba: revisiting the horrors of Mazorra

Four years ago this week, we learned of multiple deaths at the Mazorra Psychiatric Hospital in Havana, followed by shocking, graphic photos documenting the deaths. Officially, there were 26 victims; however, opposition sources raised the number of fatalities to 40. The official response initially tried to blame the deaths on cold weather, but the photos […]

Revolutionary Cuba before the special period, utopia or dystopia?

Countering the myth that revolutionary Cuba was a thriving utopia before the so-called special period, and the idea that there was a culture of poverty in pre-Castro Cuba, is this excellent article, Antes del 'Período Especial', ¿utopía o distopía?,in Spanish, at Diario de Cuba, by the New Jersey based social sciences professor Rolando Alum (admittedly, […]

Christmas behind closed doors

Appreciate your freedom folks, as this could be our future. If you think it can't happen here, just consider this: a man just lost his job for stating his religious beliefs, and recently a women who says that old white people need to die received the Medal of Freedom from a president who supports terrorists […]

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo: “We Cubans today choose not to play on the day after.”

Beautiful prose born of nightmare totalitarianism ... "It's a gift" Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, via Translating Cuba: (bring tissue) Images of the Day Before The image of the island has been abused in our national imagination. The island as isolation, as continental abandonment, as lyrical gentleness, as the least firm of the earth, as origin […]

Cuban school girl, daughter of Lady in White, threatened, forced to complete political assignment

Translating Cuba: Girl Forced to Paint a Boat With the Five Cuban Spies / Rosa Maria Naranjo HOLGUIN , Cuba , December 16, 2013 , Rosa Maria Naranjo Nieves / Cuban Community Spokespeople Network / www.cuabanet.org.- On Tuesday 10 December, Human Rights Day, at Pedro Rogena Camay elementary school, in Holguín, Tahimí Miranda Rodríguez, age […]

Diplomats confirm Venezuelan links to drug trafficking

From ABC.es via Fausta's Blog: Information published by ABC regarding negotiations between Nicolás Maduro’s staff—when he was foreign minister—in an FMLN drug trafficking operation in El Salvador, has corroborated suspicions that existed in Venezuelan political and diplomatic circles. “This news confirms what many already knew about the significant and growing presence of drug trafficking in […]

One more post on the handshake

Why is it that every time there's a news story that is upsetting to the Cuban exile community, readers of liberal websites around the net write the most vile hateful things; ugly hate filled comments they wouldn't dare say about any other ethnic group, and they do so with glee. Not only are they disgusting […]

Cuba’s children pay a high price for “free” education

John Suarez via Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter: The price of a "free" education in Cuba Cuba has suffered under a totalitarian dictatorship for the past 54 years and the consequences to children have been incalculable. Below is a report from Iván Hernandez Carrillo about how children are penalized for not going along with […]

Changing the debate on the handshake

Via Rare with Rick Robinson and our very own Alberto de la Cruz: Shaking hands with libertad in Cuba In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama told a crowd in South Florida that his policy towards Cuba would be governed by one word: “Libertad,” Spanish for liberty. “The road to freedom for all Cubans must begin with […]

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: Handshake a mixed message to the Cuban people

Via The Washington Times: ROS-LEHTINEN: When a handshake is more than a polite gesture The dangers of rapprochement with the Castro regime by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Sometimes a handshake is just a handshake. Sometimes it symbolizes much more. Let us not forget how the world watched and waited intently to see if there would be a […]

Poster of the day

Via Twitter @pepegonzalez00: Translation: These Castro-Chavistas talk like Marx, rule like Stalin, and live like Rockefeller while the people suffer!

Feliz Cumple Jefe!

Our fearless Managing Editor, Alberto is off vacationing with his family, and today is his birthday. I know he'll check in on us, so Happy Birthday Al, and enjoy being a little older!