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  • asombra: Fighting back tears, eh? Have they ever shed a tear for the victims of the regime Tokmakjian helped maintain for over 20 years?...

  • asombra: “There is something very sinister going on in Cuba.” No shit, Sherlock. Truly, there is no shame.

  • asombra: It’s very simple: Obama can’t or won’t do his job, and Gross helped put him in office.

  • asombra: I don’t know, Carlos. Philip IV had decent legs, but he was Louis’s uncle. Louis may have been better endowed, or...

  • asombra: But this is not a gerontocracy or anything. They’re just very, very mature men in military costumes.

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483 things to do while visiting Cuba

Trip Advisor lists 483 things for tourists to do in Cuba, and not one of them will help promote a transition to democracy on the island. A few recommendations followed by a visitor review: Mausoleo del Che Guevara: “Respect” A place of silence, a place where Cuba shows love and respect to Che, a true […]

Imagine a history without Castro

Internationally, Fidel Castro has exported social chaos, death and destruction, both as Moscow's proxy and independently with illegally obtained financing. He has spread violence and terror around the globe by supplying Cuban troops, military advisors, weapons, terrorist training, exported guerilla fighters, drugs, weapons and persons trafficking, and propaganda. Look at Latin America, where too many […]

Reports from Cuba: The embargo and absolute power

By Miriam Celaya in Translating Cuba: The Embargo and Absolute Power Lifting or easing the embargo will strengthen the Castros’ power. No economic benefit justifies the absence of democracy. Lifting the embargo would allow the Cuban government to apply for credit at US banks, and would make it legal for US citizens to visit Cuba […]

Holland-Cuba shipyard delivers patrol boat to Venezuela’s Coast Guard

Holland should be embarrassed. Under Cuba cooperation agreements between Cuba and Venezuela, Damex Shipyards announced the delivery of a new patrol boat to Venezuela's Coast Guard. The shipyard facility, located in Santiago de Cuba, is a license holder and after sales location for Damen Shipyards Holland. According to the article, this Damen designed line of […]

What the media didn’t tell you about Hillary Clinton’s Cuba Revelation

Capitol Hill Cubans: A Closer Look at Hillary Clinton's Cuba Revelation at 8:15 AM Monday, June 9, 2014 In her new book, "Hard Choices," former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reveals how late in her term (2012) she advised President Obama to reconsider the Cuban embargo. Of course, the whole premise is somewhat silly […]

Join the graffiti campaign “Por Otra Cuba”

Join today's collective graffiti project inside and outside the island, to support the campaign Por Otra Cuba/For Another Cuba, that two years ago demanded of Havana the ratification of the United Nations Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, signed at the UN in 2008. Text of the demand […]

Exposing the hypocrisy of the “reform” defenders

Capitol Hill Cubans: Where Are the "Self-Employed" and "Reform" Defenders? Over a dozen "self-employed" bike-taxis and horse carriage drivers have been arrested in the town of Cardenas, Matanzas, for protesting a decision by the Castro regime that prohibits them from transiting through main thoroughfares. (They can only use secondary and back streets.) Yet, the only […]

Kate Spade pimps Havana, ignores lack of human rights

Yet another sickening example of an elite retailer promoting tourism to the repressive police state that is Cuba. An insensitive privileged tourist gushes on about all the fun you can have in Havana while ignoring the repressive absence of human rights and suffering of the Cuban people. I also discovered that...Cuba is one of the […]

Dreams “Por Otra Cuba”

On the side of a handbag, the dream of "Another Cuba" lives.: From the Twitter account Ailer González Mena: Manana a grafitear Por Otra Cuba, por nuestros derechos por nuestros suenos #graffiticolectivopoc #ratificaPactosONU pic.twitter.com/wbsrkdmmrK — Ailer González Mena (@ailermaria) June 7, 2014

Cuban Democracy Activists vs. Hillary Clinton

We know this isn't the first time Hillary Clinton sided with the repressive Castro dictatorship in opposing freedom; we will never forget her role in denying Elian Gonzalez his God given rights. Capitol Hill Cubans: Irony of the Week: Cuban Democracy Activists vs. Hillary Clinton This week, 574 Cuban democracy activists associated with the Civil […]

Cuba’s gangster government complains about lost revenue from “fraudulent” cell phone use

"The State monopoly ETECSA communications reported Thursday that a string of fraud, organized from abroad with the "complicity" of people in Cuba, is affecting the quality of cell phone service and causing huge economic losses to the regime." What a web of hypocrisy and thuggery. The billionaire boys club in Cuba, better known as the […]

About the Miami Herald’s pro-Castro sources

The Miami Herald story titled Groups Call for arrests in alleged Cuba plot provides a forum for pro-Castro anti-American radicals. Herald readers would be bettter served if the article's author, Juan O. Tamayo provided more background information on his sources for the article, Brian Becker and Gloria La Riva. Brian Becker is the leader of […]

About repealing the Cuban Adjustment Act

Is it time to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act? Are Cubans arriving from the island still refugees, or are their motives for coming here no different than those immigrating from other poverty stricken countries? Does dictatorial imposed poverty qualify as political oppression? Are refugees who return to Cuba at first opportunity exploiting the CAA unfairly, […]

Leading Cuban dissident Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez” arrested

#FreeAntunez From the Twitter of Martha Beatriz Roque: #Cuba arrestado en este momento Placetas V Clara Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez — Martha Beatriz Roque (@marthabroque) May 18, 2014

That terrorist icon “Che” on display in New Jersey high school

The controversial image appears to be a campaign poster promoting Ras Baraka, mayoral candidate and son of the late black radical poet and self-described “Third World Marxist-Leninist,” Amiri Baraka. Understandably, the New Jersey Cuban Community is insulted and outraged. New Jersey resident Luis Israel Abreu, a former Cuban political prisoner and executive director of the […]