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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 […]

Engagement with Cuba and those “reforms”

Engagement with Cuba, via trade and tourism will create a middle class, which in turn will create the necessary conditions for democracy. In spite of all evidence to the contrary, that mindset is endlessly espoused within articles and comments about Cuba in the media. It seems entrenched doctrine when it comes to U.S. Cuba relations, […]

2014 Bay of Pigs Commemoration in Los Angeles

Southern California Brigada 2506 heroes, members of the Junta Patriótica Cubana Regional California, community leaders, friends and family gathered at Mayumba Restaurant in Rosemead on April 13, to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the Bahía de Cochinos, the Bay of Pigs, with special guest, Maria Conchita Alonso. (In Spanish) Videos by Arturo Bueno

Cuba: Dr. Oscar Biscet brutally beaten, arrested – Updated

Dr. Oscar Biscet, physician, winner of numerous human rights awards, including the 2008 Presidential Medal of Freedom, was arrested and brutally beaten earlier today. Just in on Twitter, from Dr. Biscet's wife Elsa Morejon: #Cuba @OscarBiscet fue brutalmente golpeado por policia politica cuando lo arrestaron, desconozco donde esta. @AnaJure_Oficial @CSW_UK — Elsa Morejon (@ElsaMorejon) February […]

Cuban opposition leader Jorge Luis Garcia “Antunez” arrested, whereabouts unknown

While Alfy and other morally compromised individuals are busy making deals with the murderous Castro regime, in Cuba, those who disagree and dare to stand up for their human rights suffer violent repression and arrest. Jorge Luis Garcia "Antunez" along with family members were arrested Wednesday. His whereabouts is unknown at this time. Various posts […]

Atrocity in Cuba: revisiting the horrors of Mazorra

Four years ago this week, we learned of multiple deaths at the Mazorra Psychiatric Hospital in Havana, followed by shocking, graphic photos documenting the deaths. Officially, there were 26 victims; however, opposition sources raised the number of fatalities to 40. The official response initially tried to blame the deaths on cold weather, but the photos […]

Revolutionary Cuba before the special period, utopia or dystopia?

Countering the myth that revolutionary Cuba was a thriving utopia before the so-called special period, and the idea that there was a culture of poverty in pre-Castro Cuba, is this excellent article, Antes del 'Período Especial', ¿utopía o distopía?,in Spanish, at Diario de Cuba, by the New Jersey based social sciences professor Rolando Alum (admittedly, […]

Christmas behind closed doors

Appreciate your freedom folks, as this could be our future. If you think it can't happen here, just consider this: a man just lost his job for stating his religious beliefs, and recently a women who says that old white people need to die received the Medal of Freedom from a president who supports terrorists […]

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo: “We Cubans today choose not to play on the day after.”

Beautiful prose born of nightmare totalitarianism ... "It's a gift" Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, via Translating Cuba: (bring tissue) Images of the Day Before The image of the island has been abused in our national imagination. The island as isolation, as continental abandonment, as lyrical gentleness, as the least firm of the earth, as origin […]

Cuban school girl, daughter of Lady in White, threatened, forced to complete political assignment

Translating Cuba: Girl Forced to Paint a Boat With the Five Cuban Spies / Rosa Maria Naranjo HOLGUIN , Cuba , December 16, 2013 , Rosa Maria Naranjo Nieves / Cuban Community Spokespeople Network / www.cuabanet.org.- On Tuesday 10 December, Human Rights Day, at Pedro Rogena Camay elementary school, in Holguín, Tahimí Miranda Rodríguez, age […]

Diplomats confirm Venezuelan links to drug trafficking

From ABC.es via Fausta's Blog: Information published by ABC regarding negotiations between Nicolás Maduro’s staff—when he was foreign minister—in an FMLN drug trafficking operation in El Salvador, has corroborated suspicions that existed in Venezuelan political and diplomatic circles. “This news confirms what many already knew about the significant and growing presence of drug trafficking in […]