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  • joelima: Excuse me, Asombra, but…”babe”? I think Rosa Maria Paya, who I would remind you knows a thing or two about the...

  • asombra: If you were Castro Inc., and somebody like Obama sent you somebody like Jacobson to “deal,” would you be licking...

  • asombra: Jacobson looks half asleep. At least Ana Belen Montes would have looked tougher and might have faked it better. Vamos bien.

  • asombra: Even if I weren’t Cuban, I’d be ashamed of Obama and this disgraceful Cuba business. The US doesn’t need Cuba;...

  • asombra: By the mid 1960s, Batista’s government, which ceased to exist forever as of 1-1-59, was nothing but a memory. WTF is this...

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Cuban Americans remember growing up with “Los Reyes Magos”

Cuban Americans remember growing up with "Los Reyes Magos".....Listen in now at http://t.co/IxViqg4YR5. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 6, 2015  

“FELIZ NAVIDAD” AND CUBAN FOOD WITH SONIA AND MARTA

"FELIZ NAVIDAD" AND CUBAN FOOD WITH SONIA AND MARTA......Listen in now at http://t.co/n3onPgba3i. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 23, 2014  

TWO BROTHERS! ONE DREAM! LIBERTAD!

For those of you who have wondered why most Cuban-Americans take such a hardline posture when it comes to Cuba, I encourage you to watch the ESPN video “30 for 30: “Brothers in Exile.” The video recounts the story of brothers Livan and Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez – two Cubans who defected to the United […]

December 11, 1916: Damaso Perez-Prado

Let's take a musical "break" and remember Damaso Perez-Prado, who was born in Matanzas on this day in 1916.   He died in Mexico in 1989. This is one of his many hits from the 1950s:

“Cafe Cubano” & recipes with Sonia Martinez & Marta Verdes Darby

"Cafe Cubano" & recipes with Sonia Martinez & Marta Verdes Darby, authors...Listen in now at http://t.co/OdS4eaZOLR. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) November 25, 2014  

Cuban-American Poet Issues New Book

Cuban-American Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco released his new book "Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood" today, October 1, 2014. In the past, Babalublog contributor and Yale University Professor Carlos Eire also authored the book "Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy." It seems that growing up in Miami leaves indelible imprints […]

Cubans Are Fun-Loving People

The late Cuban-American historian, journalist, and historian Luis Aguilar León authored what many consider the definitive work on describing the personality traits of Cubans. In his “El Profeta Habla de los Cubanos,” Dr. Aguilar León indicates that “los cubanos toman en serio los chistes y hacen de todo lo serio un chiste … Su espíritu […]

The story of “Pedro Pan” with Victor Triay, Cuban American author

FRIDAY: The story of "Pedro Pan" with Victor Triay, Cuban American author....Listen in now at http://t.co/y9bZehxPWK. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) September 12, 2014  

It’s a good thing that more and more Cuban ‘Pedro Pan’ children are telling their stories

(My new post about Pedro Pan kids) It’s an amazing story. It involved children, from 5 to 18 years old. It happened almost daily in Cuba as parents took their children to the airport, put them on plane and waved goodbye.  My parents looked into it but decided that we would leave together rather than separately. […]

“Cuba adios”, a book by Lorenzo Martinez, his journey to the US

FRIDAY: "Cuba adios", a book by Lorenzo Martinez, his journey to the US......Listen in now at http://t.co/Jq7CA5Ipz3. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) August 15, 2014  

“La Habana” plus other US-Latin America stories of the week

We spoke tonight with: Graciela Chelo Lodeiro, author of "Cuando La Habana era La Habana". Fausta Wertz Rodriguez, editor of Fausta's Blog. You can listen here: WEDNESDAY: US-Latin America with Dr. Graciela Lodeiro and Fausta Werts...Listen in now at http://t.co/Y5NyWbMdHJ. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) July 30, 2014

“Leche condensada” and other things we had growing up Cuban!

Please listen to our Cuban food show with Marta Verdes Darby, editor of "My big fat Cuban family"; Sonia Martinez, author of "Tropical taste"; and, Frank Burke, friend of the show and contributor to American Thinker. And we got to wish Marta's mom "Happy 100th" birthday! Last, but not least, we remembered "leche condesada" and […]

Habana vs Almendares: A little “beisbol” in Cuba

We remember an important anniversary in Cuban baseball: "On December 29, 1878, the first game is played between two teams of the first professional baseball league in Cuba, later known as the Cuban League. Representing the city of Havana, the Habana club faced off against their greatest rivals, a club from the neighboring suburb of […]

“The struggle begins”: A book about Cubans in the US

Guest: Victor Andres Triay, author of "The struggle begins".  This is a Cuban story circa 1960-62. CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN: ;The struggle begins;: A book by Victor Andres Triay.....http://t.co/u0keKwZK9D — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 27, 2013    

Enjoy my chat with Carlos Eire about Cuba, 54 years after Castro

Our friend Carlos Eire is a real treasure.  We love his books and the many posts on Babalu. A year ago, Carlos recalled the 54th anniversary of the Castro regime: "Today is a grim day for me, and many Cubans. Every new year marks the same hideous anniversary...." We did a show about the post […]