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Explanation of U.S. vote on U.N. Cuba resolution

Here's the text of Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Ronald D. Godard, U.S. Senior Area Advisor for Western Hemisphere Affairs, on the Cuba Resolution in the General Assembly Hall. Ambassador Ronald D. Godard, U.S. Senior Area Advisor New York, NY October 28, 2014 AS DELIVERED Mr. President, as do all member states, the United States […]

Relegating human rights and democracy in U.S.-Cuba policy

Weakened as it is, that pesky embargo is in fact all that remains in this world of tangible support for a return to the rule of law and self-determination for the Cuban people. Those calling for an end to embargo are either naive, have $$ "business interests" $$, or a political agenda favorable to the […]

#SOS from #Cuba: Prisoner of conscience brutally beaten in prison

Important news from Cuba you won't read about in the NYT's, or hear from the so-called "Cuba experts". Via the Twitter accounts of John Suarez and Yris Perez Aguilera, we learn that Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Iván Fernández Depestre, who was arrested during a peaceful march in July 2013, and currently serving a three-year […]

Are Cuban doctors qualified to fight Ebola?

It is well known that medical standards in Cuba are much different than in the U.S. How many innocent Cuban doctors will pay the ultimate price left to die forgotten in Africa? Capitol Hill Cubans: Is Cuba Sending Unqualified Health Workers to West Africa? The Cuban dictatorship is willing to sacrifice anything -- or anyone […]

Cuba’s free education violates the rights of children

When children go to school in Cuba, they receive advance "Stockholm" traning along with their indoctrination—how better to control them before they reach an age of dissent. The soldiers depicted carrying "good rifles" are, as all Cubans including children understand, the same ones charged with beating the Ladies in White and any others who dare […]

Religious persecution continues in Cuba

Another so-called "reform" under Raul Castro, religious persecution. From Christian Solidarity Worldwide: Cuba: Baptist pastor threatened with criminal charges: Cuban Baptist pastor and religious freedom activist Reverend Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso has received official notice that he may face criminal charges if he does not break ties with “counter-revolutionary elements” in and outside of Cuba, […]

A nightmare journey of escape from Cuba

Today's must read from Capitol Hill Cubans: A Grueling (and Tragic) Journey to Freedom at 10:08 AM Tuesday, October 7, 2014 From Reuters: Cuban migrants drank own blood, urine, adrift at sea for 23 days A group of Cuban migrants drank their own urine and blood after the engine of their homemade boat failed, leaving […]

The voodoo business of Cuba’s economic index

A Miami publication creates a new Cuba economic index, using ahem... "an independent measurement." The Cuba Standard Economic Trend Index, compiled by a team of Cuba-born economists, will offer a monthly outlook on Cuba’s economy by using an “independent measurement,” according to a statement released last week. Organizers say the index will fill the “information […]

Cuba’s battle shy cowardly dictator couldn’t find the entrance

It was always others who shed their blood for the dream of a democratic revolution, never the power mad psychopath bent on destroying the island of his birth. From Translating Cuba, by Angel Santiesteban, Cuban dissident writer, blogger, and political prisoner. The “Hero” Who Couldn’t Find the Entrance by Angel Santiesteban A great truth was […]

Only a repressive dictator blocks internet access in Cuba

There are options for internet connectivity in Cuba; it is the dictator's blockade on information that denies Cubans access to the web. Capitol Hill Cubans: More Options for Cubans to Have Internet Connectivity Earlier in the week, we posted "How Cubans Can Have Internet Access Overnight." It's about the O3b Network -- a next generation […]

Cuban healthcare quote of the day

"No one who speaks or writes about the magnificent Cuban health system has had to have their illnesses or those of their loved ones treated here. Furthermore, many Cuban bigwigs prefer to seek treatment in other countries, even that of the enemy. There must be some reason for this." Translating Cuba: Solidarity or Propaganda? Fernando […]

Where are the Cuban NGO’s?

That's the question of the day for the MSM and all those praising a dictator with a dismal human rights record for using a tragic health crisis for propaganda purposes. Capitol Hill Cubans: Cuba's "Doctor's Without Freedom" Perennially searching for a headline, the Castro regime mounted a press conference last week at the World Health […]

Cuba’s amazing exalted healthcare

From a nursing home in Cuba, images of malnutrition and inhumane living conditions, all free, unless of course human suffering has value. From Cubanet: View more photos here.

Waters in a Time of Cholera

From Translating Cuba, photo of the day by Luzbely Escobar:

Cuba is the problem

Just as it has for decades, Cuba continues to engage in slimy gangster style anti-American, anti-democracy diplomacy. Sadly there are plenty of latrine leaders thrilled to support the thugs in Havana. Obama's Cuba Problem JOSÉ R. CÁRDENAS The last time President Obama met with his Latin American and Caribbean counterparts was not a particularly memorable […]