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The Castro regime’s drug trafficking problem

A refresher on the Castro regime's drug trafficking history from John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter: Not prudent to exchange intelligence on drug trafficking with Cuban dictatorship Chutzpah Alert May 31, 2010: Fidel Castro says U.S. must deal with Drug Problem / Latin American Herald Tribune Manuel Noriega and Fidel Castro Seeing […]

AP covers rodent story in Cuba, ignores real news

Never mind the human rights abuses, the political prisoners, or the Castro dictatorship's links to both PSUV in Venezuela, drug traffickers, and PRD in Mexico, Count on AP to publish a completely meaningless sham of a Cuba story while ignoring the crimes of the terrorist Castro regime. This one about domesticating rodents. BAINOA, Cuba – […]

Cuba’s 8 billion dollar slave trade

From Mary Anastasia O'Grady in The Wall Street Journal via Capitol Hill Cubans: Cuba’s Slave Trade in Doctors Havana earns almost $8 billion a year off the backs of the health workers it sends to poor countries. Western cultures don’t approve of human trafficking, which the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines as “organized criminal activity in which […]

Cuba as a carnival prize

I've previously written about the disconnect of liberal Jews supporting Israel hating, Castro loving, politicians, promoters, etc, etc, etc. I cannot understand how any Jew, in the wake of the Holocaust can ignore the barbaric cruelties of a dictator that among other atrocious acts destroyed a nation's Jewish community, and who has supported terrorists for […]

UNPACU uncovers a plot by Cuban state security

In English: Press Release UNPACU uncovers a plot by Cuban State Security to assault its headquarters in Santiago de Cuba Two citizens, Enma Isaac and Manuel Sanchez, seriously threatened to justify the assault Link to press release in HTML: http://www.unpacu.org/la-unpacu-denuncia-complot-de-la-seguridad-del-estado-para-asaltar-su-sede-en-santiago-de-cuba/ For further information, please contact: José Daniel Ferrer, Executive Secretary of UNPACU. Telephones: (+53) 53 […]

Antonio Rodiles: “The time for our fundamental rights has come”

Antonia Rodiles of Estado de Sats, continues fighting for the God-given human rights of the Cuban people. Capitol Hill Cubans: Rodiles: We Must Accept Nothing Less Than Fundamental Freedoms at 9:21 AM Thursday, October 30, 2014 Excerpt by Cuban democracy leader and head of the independent think-tank, Estado de Sats, Antonio Rodiles: The temptations of […]

Letter to the Minister of Justice of Cuba

Who are Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello, Arnaldo Ramos Lauzurique, Jorge Olivera Castello, Hector Fernando Maseda Gutierrez, Angel Juan Moya Acosta, Oscar Elias Biscet Gonzalez, Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, Eduardo Diaz Fleitas, Ivan Hernandez Carrillo, Felix Navarro Rodriguez, Diosdado Gonzalez Marrero, and Librado Ricardo Linares Garcia? They are all members of the group known as the […]

Explanation of U.S. vote on U.N. Cuba resolution

Here's the text of Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Ronald D. Godard, U.S. Senior Area Advisor for Western Hemisphere Affairs, on the Cuba Resolution in the General Assembly Hall. Ambassador Ronald D. Godard, U.S. Senior Area Advisor New York, NY October 28, 2014 AS DELIVERED Mr. President, as do all member states, the United States […]

Relegating human rights and democracy in U.S.-Cuba policy

Weakened as it is, that pesky embargo is in fact all that remains in this world of tangible support for a return to the rule of law and self-determination for the Cuban people. Those calling for an end to embargo are either naive, have $$ "business interests" $$, or a political agenda favorable to the […]

#SOS from #Cuba: Prisoner of conscience brutally beaten in prison

Important news from Cuba you won't read about in the NYT's, or hear from the so-called "Cuba experts". Via the Twitter accounts of John Suarez and Yris Perez Aguilera, we learn that Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Iván Fernández Depestre, who was arrested during a peaceful march in July 2013, and currently serving a three-year […]

Are Cuban doctors qualified to fight Ebola?

It is well known that medical standards in Cuba are much different than in the U.S. How many innocent Cuban doctors will pay the ultimate price left to die forgotten in Africa? Capitol Hill Cubans: Is Cuba Sending Unqualified Health Workers to West Africa? The Cuban dictatorship is willing to sacrifice anything -- or anyone […]

Cuba’s free education violates the rights of children

When children go to school in Cuba, they receive advance "Stockholm" traning along with their indoctrination—how better to control them before they reach an age of dissent. The soldiers depicted carrying "good rifles" are, as all Cubans including children understand, the same ones charged with beating the Ladies in White and any others who dare […]

Religious persecution continues in Cuba

Another so-called "reform" under Raul Castro, religious persecution. From Christian Solidarity Worldwide: Cuba: Baptist pastor threatened with criminal charges: Cuban Baptist pastor and religious freedom activist Reverend Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso has received official notice that he may face criminal charges if he does not break ties with “counter-revolutionary elements” in and outside of Cuba, […]

A nightmare journey of escape from Cuba

Today's must read from Capitol Hill Cubans: A Grueling (and Tragic) Journey to Freedom at 10:08 AM Tuesday, October 7, 2014 From Reuters: Cuban migrants drank own blood, urine, adrift at sea for 23 days A group of Cuban migrants drank their own urine and blood after the engine of their homemade boat failed, leaving […]

The voodoo business of Cuba’s economic index

A Miami publication creates a new Cuba economic index, using ahem... "an independent measurement." The Cuba Standard Economic Trend Index, compiled by a team of Cuba-born economists, will offer a monthly outlook on Cuba’s economy by using an “independent measurement,” according to a statement released last week. Organizers say the index will fill the “information […]