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State Department’s Annual Human Rights Report released, no improvement in Cuba

The Department of State finally released its 2014 Annual Human Rights Report. No doubt the delay was to allow extra time for the magic of talks to bear fruit, as the report cited both Iran and Cuba as serial human rights violators. How inconvenient, but as Secretary Kerry states in the embarrassing press release, the […]

Ros-Lehtinen Questions Administration on FARC Terrorist Talks, Cuban and Venezuelan Involvement

If the peace talks are about the FARC, and the FARC, according to the Colombian defense minister says the weapons found are for FARC, and FARC is supposedly negotiating a peace deal in Cuba, what are they doing smuggling 100 tons of gunpowder and other weapons.... Good question:

Reports from Cuba: Domestic Tourism, the Faces of Deceit

By Ernesto Perez Chang in Translating Cuba: Domestic Tourism, the Faces of Deceit, Ernesto Perez Chang, Havana, 16 June 2015 — To judge by the avalanche of television programs that in recent weeks have been dedicated to so-called “domestic tourism,” in Cuba all families have adequate income to become a major market for the […]

Amendment to cut funding for Radio and TV Marti defeated

For a change, good news. Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Amendment to Cut Radio-TV Marti Defeated, Another to Restore Embassy Funds Withdrawn An amendment this morning in the House Appropriations Committee, which sought to cut $5 million in funding for Radio and TV Marti failed by a bipartisan vote of 18-33. The amendment was offered by […]

Michael Ramirez on Marco Rubio’s boat

From the Twitter account of the wonderful Michael Ramirez: Watchdog turned lapdog… — Michael Ramirez (@Ramireztoons) June 11, 2015

Cuba’s democratic opposition left without support

Yes, another post about the lack of human rights in Cuba, not that anyone outside the Cuban community seems to care. Long ago, it was decided by the trend setters, the MSM, Hollywood, and the useful idiots of the world, that a cigar smoking mass-murdering psychopath and his band of thugs guilty of mass-murder, narco […]

Warning: There are land sharks in Cuba

Via the International Business Law Advisor: Rum, Risk and Ruin: 13 Reasons Why You Still Shouldn’t Do Business in Cuba By Santiago A. Cueto The removal of Cuba from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list this week sparked a groundswell of excitement among U.S. entrepreneurs, lawyers, and investors looking to profit from the “enormous […]

Policymakers should put the brakes on the one-sided rapprochement with Cuba

Excellent article from our friend Jason Poblete (@JasonPoblete on Twitter) at DC Dispatches: Cuba Smiles, All the Way to the Bank The President has demonstrated since December 17, 2014 that he is willing, even if it means ignoring the law, to press forward on the U.S.-Cuba question. Congress has been, mostly, missing in action. While […]

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas to receive Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

By Elizabeth Llorente at Fox News Latino: Cuban dissident, hunger strike survivor, to receive Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom A Cuban dissident who has won numerous awards for his longtime efforts – including 23 hunger strikes, some of them near-fatal – to bring democratic changes to his homeland is expected to receive the 2015 Truman-Reagan Medal […]

Treasury Appropriations Bill Tightens Cuba Sanctions

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Just Released: Treasury Appropriations Bill Tightens Cuba Sanctions The House Appropriations Committee has just released its FY 2016 Financial Services Appropriations bill. This bill funds the operations of the Treasury Department, including the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC"). As the bill's summary highlights, it contains the following prohibitions: Cuba – […]

Stella McCartney’s mass-murdering dictator themed party

Apparently having peaceful "All You Need is Love" pot smoking, animal loving vegetarian parents doesn't impart compassion for the victims of mass-murdering communist dictators. Stella McCartney's oh so chic Cuba themed garden party via Fashionista: STELLA MCCARTNEY BROUGHT CUBA TO NOLITA FOR HER RESORT PRESENTATION We took a mini Caribbean holiday with Alexa Chung, Cara […]

Reports from Cuba: The Caravan Of Terror Expands Its Impunity

By Agustin Lopez in Translating Cuba: The Caravan Of Terror Expands Its Impunity Dekaisone, Agustin Lopez, Havana, 8 June 2015 – It is 8:30 in the morning on Sunday, 7 June. I am at my sister’s house and go down to the street with the intention of buying bread for breakfast. A People’s Revolutionary Police […]

21st Century Socialism image of the day

Via the Twitter account of Mario Vargas Llosa: Esta imagen no es del siglo pasado, ni es Cuba, ni tampoco la ex Unión Soviética. Es Venezuela en busca de alimentos. — Mario Vargas Llosa (@VargasLlosaPeru) June 5, 2015 Translation: This image is not of the past century, nor of Cuba or the former Soviet […]

Antonio Rodiles letter to Federica Mogherini

Ms. Mogherini, the EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy visited Cuba this past March. Via Civil Rights Defenders: The EU Must Speak Out Against Repression of Freedom of Assembly in Cuba In a letter to Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy […]

Why you should care about human rights violations in Cuba

Silence is complicity. Powerful advocacy from John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter: More than 70 activists violently arrested in Cuba today and why you should care "There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." - Elie Wiesel, […]