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VOC: Obama Cuba decision “wrongheaded”

Victims of Communism (VOC) statement on US-Cuba relations: DECISION TO RECOGNIZE CUBAN GOVERNMENT WITHOUT ASSURANCE OF REFORM WRONGHEADED Washington D.C. – Executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Marion Smith today released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s plan to begin efforts to normalize diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba: […]

Dominican Republic and Cuba: contrasting trajectories

Our friend Rolando Alum, Jr. (now in New Jersey) has once again published an excellent article, in Spanish in Cuba Encuentro comparing –or rather, contrasting— what he calls “the trajectory” of the Castro brothers’ Cuba with that of the post-Trujillo Dominican Republic. His table is quite telling regarding the civil and political liberties that Dominicans […]

NY Times reporter returns from Cuba minus facts, intregrity

Capital Hill Cubans: A Discombobulated New York Times The New York Times' editorial writer, Ernesto Londoño, has written his first editorial since returning from a two-week trip to Cuba. (In case you missed the double-standards of Londoño's trip, click here.) His previous six editorials -- part of a self-admitted "lobbying campaign" by the NYT -- […]

Squeeze Castro Inc. Capone style with U.S. Treasury Department

Sadly, I believe that if there was any political will to bring down the Castro regime it would have been done if not in the early years of the regime, then certainly after the fall of Soviet Russia. The fact that there still exists a totalitarian nightmare ninety miles from our shore is an abomination, […]

Tweet of the day from Cuba

This photo from Yusnaby Peréz, perfectly illustrates Cuba's tourism: "Desde aquí arriba las ruinas se ven más bonitas"- decían los turistas. #Cuba pic.twitter.com/EQyBOy5oqx — Yusnaby Pérez (@Yusnaby) December 3, 2014 "From up here the ruins are more beautiful" - said the tourist

Reports from Cuba: An Old Castro Weapon Still in Operation

By Ivan Garcia in Translating Cuba: An Old Castro Weapon Still in Operation Renato’s family emigrated to the United States on October 3 but that did not stop them from having some weak communal soup, drinking cheap rum and dancing the timba on a block of Reparto Sevillano south of Havana on the night of […]

Chairman Menendez confirms commitment to a free Cuba

Must watch, Sen. Menendez remarks to U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC, via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Are “people to people” exchanges with Cuba only for regime supporters?

Darryl Ferret, the son of former political prisoner Darsi Ferret who is now living in exile, was denied a visa by the US Interest Section in Havana, Cuba. He was invited by the organization "Conciencia Cívica", to participate in an academic event scheduled for December in Miami. The event is driven by the spirit of […]

New York Times editorial board member visits Cuba

That´s right, New York Times editorial board member Ernesto Londoño, author of the recent articles campaigning for an end to the embargo, arrived in Cuba yesterday. He announced his visit with several posts on Twitter, including this invitation. Happy to be in Havana on a reporting trip. What issues are folks curious about? pic.twitter.com/tVxY8nuXwU — […]

Repatriated balsero commits suicide in Cuban prison

Sad sad story. The original in Spanish (my translation) at Marti Noticias: Dario Andean Lion, 18, was found dead in his cell in the early hours of Tuesday. A young cienfuego, a deserter from the Cuban military service, committed suicide in the early hours of Tuesday at the military prison where he was held pending […]

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 […]