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Cuban artist El Sexto awarded 2015 Havel Prize

From Human Rights Foundation: 2015 Havel Prize Awarded to Girifna, Sakdiyah Ma’ruf, and El Sexto El Sexto, whose real name is Danilo Maldonado, is a Cuban graffiti artist and activist whose public work has turned him into a formidable dissident, evidenced by the ongoing repression he suffers at the hands of the Castro dictatorship. This […]

Note to Cuba tourists, check out the unspoiled abject poverty in eastern Cuba

This is the lead photo in a Mashable presentation titled Walking down the streets of unseen eastern Cuba. On the other side of Cuba, away from the bustling streets and antique cars that decorate Havana, exists a more peaceful, less-developed landscape that few Americans have seen. Many cite eastern Cuba’s role as the historical birthplace […]

Son of man murdered by terrorist hiding in Cuba speaks out – CORRECTED

Note the information provided in the comments section by Antonio2009. The headline should have read Son of man murdered by FLAN terrorists upset by Cuba's status change. "We're the most powerful country in the world, yet we can't negotiate. I'm not going to buy that two years down the road, these guys will be returned." […]

After Obama’s historic appeasement to the Castro dictatorship, what’s next for U.S. Cuba relations?

From our good friend José Cárdenas in InterAmerican Security Watch: Where Does U.S. Policy Toward Cuba Go From Here? With this week’s perfunctory delisting of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, it is clear President Obama can’t give away the store fast enough. The apparently antiquated diplomatic notion that when engaging an adversary you […]

A conversation with Cuban blogger Yusnaby Pérez

I was thrilled to meet in person Babalú friend Yusnaby Pérez during his recent visit to Los Angeles. He's a social media star, with over 300 thousand followers on Twitter, on top of his blog, Yusnaby Post, and his Facebook Page. When I got the call for the meeting, I asked friends for question ideas. […]

Remittances and Medicare fraud money to Cuba

Captitol Hill Cubans: Remittances Used to Launder Medicare Fraud Money to Cuba -- And It's Going to Get Worse at 11:24 PM Wednesday, February 25, 2015 The Obama Administration's recent policy changes now allow remittances to be sent through a general license, including to non-family members (even to complete strangers). In other words, there will […]

Paris Hilton: Example number 3,874,962 why tourists won’t bring change to Cuba

Paris Hilton, a National Humanitarian Medal recipient, is visiting Cuba and based on her Instragram photos, and Tweets she's having a great time. Loving Old Havana! \????/ So beautiful, & unique. ?? @ Cuba — Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) February 27, 2015 She was was presented with American Humane Association's prestigious award, the National Humanitarian […]

A formidable professor challenges academia’s Cuba myths

As swarms of termites gradually devour structures, leftist academics batty with false dreams of a communist utopia, have over the decades, one published paper at a time, devoured Cuba's history and created an Orwellian Castro propagandist version of Cuba before Castro. This academic corpus, though permeated with falsehoods, has provided the Castro dictatorship cover for […]

The Castro brothers are serial violators of national sovereignty

In his column, Los Castro, Violadores de Soberanías, in Contacto Magazine, in Spanish, Roberto Alvarez Quinones perfectly nails the Castro dictatorship's blatant hypocrisy in demanding respect for Cuba's sovereignty. He succinctly reminds us that since 1959 the Castro's have intervened in the internal affairs of many other nations precisely to try to change their political […]

February 16th: Cuban opposition leader and former political prisoner Antunez in Los Angeles

Southern California Cubanos spread the word! Jorge Luis Perez Antunez and his wife Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera will be in Los Angeles for a very special event.

Cubans have the right to live in truth and liberty

"The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Timely words we Americans should act on as we commemorate Dr. King this holiday weekend. U.S. citizens have a long history of standing in solidarity with those oppressed […]

If you want to argue with a Cuban about Cuba…. be prepared

Awesome smackdown from AJ. Delgado. She's a proud Cuban-American from Little Havana, attorney, conservative commentator, blogger and author. Arguing with idiots about #Cuba Due to the Obama Administration’s renewal of diplomatic relations with Cuba, Cuba is back in the news. As usual, there is an alarming amount of misinformation — and stupidity — circulating that […]

“Where were the words about freedom, and liberty and human rights?”

There is one group of Cuban exiles especially aggrieved over Obama's announced new U.S. - Cuba policy. The surviving members of the La Brigada 2506. From The Guardian: Bay of Pigs survivors on US-Cuba thaw: 'Two American presidents betrayed us' It was presented to the world as a tearing down of barriers, a historic moment […]

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 […]