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Obama vs. Cuban Workers

Obama vs. Cuban Workers........ http://t.co/uhEiIItf6x — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April 22, 2015  

The latest in US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

GUEST:   Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog.....we will take another look at the Castro-Obama talks, repression in Cuba, fugitives from US and other international law, Cuba and Venezuela, Raul Castro's rant against the US in Panama plus other issues ...... Click to read: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/04/21/the-latest-in-us-cuba-talks-with-jorge-ponce#

No “cake de bodas para gays” in Cuba

Can you imagine President Bush reaching out to a regime that treated "gays" like second class citizens? At the very least, we would hear expressions of outrage. Remember the left's outrage over Pinochet in Chile?   They claimed violations of human rights and zero tolerance for lifestyle choices.  or Franco in Spain? Where is their […]

1980: Mariel and how it impacted me

In 1980, the Mariel boatlift began: “On April 20, 1980, the Castro regime announces that all Cubans wishing to emigrate to the U.S. are free to board boats at the port of Mariel west of Havana, launching the Mariel Boatlift. The first of 125,000 Cuban refugees from Mariel reached Florida the next day.” Mariel brought thousands […]

A show from 2011: The 50th anniversary of “The Bay of Pigs” with Humberto Fontova

Guest:   Humberto Fontova, Cuban-American leader and author of "Che" plus a few other books.   Click to listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2011/04/18/the-political-report  

Do we really want to tell Putin that the Monroe Doctrine is Over?

(My new American Thinker post) We hear from the Obama corner that it’s time to remove Cuba from the list of terror nations.   Has anyone told the terrorists and fugitives living on the island?   Cuba looks like “la isla bonita” for a few bad guys, such as James Kirchisk wrote this week: Cuba was originally placed […]

The Panama summit and other US Latin America stories of the week

GUESTS:  Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz, the editor of Fausta's Blog......plus Roger Mailhot, a Canadian businessman with vast Latin America experience and currently living in Lima, Peru.......we will discuss the Latin American summit in Panama....the US-Cuba talks.....President Obama and Raul Castro.....the US-Venezuela rift.....more marches in Brazil.......the continuing crisis in Argentina....the murder of Alberto Nisman......and other US-Latin America stories […]

The latest on the US-Cuba talks after the Panama meetings with Jorge Ponce

GUEST:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, joins me for a discussion of US-Cuba talks and the meetings in Panama....we will speak about the Castro-Obama meeting, Raul Castro's rant against the US, the US-Venezuela rift and President Maduro bashing President Obama.....how will all of this play in 2016? Click to listen: […]

Castro bashes US but absolves Obama

(My new American Thinker post) The incredible “Panama show” concluded with Cuban dictator Raul Castro’s speech: Castro, in a meandering, nearly hour-long speech to the summit, ran through an exhaustive history of perceived Cuban grievances against the U.S. dating back more than a century — a vivid display of how raw passions remain over American attempts […]

Obama to the rescue: How did Raul Castro get so lucky?

A few months ago, dictator Raul Castro was wondering about the survival of the regime.  In other words, he saw Venezuela imploding and no one in the West willing to lend him any money.   (Cuba has to constantly reschedule its debts as Mexico, Canada and just about everybody else has learned) Guess who comes […]

The essence of the poll is that Cubans want change

The essence of the poll is that Cubans want change... http://t.co/TxdVTiM2Kx — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April 9, 2015  

Will Obama stand for freedom or shake Castro’s hand?

(My new American Thinker post) Back in October 1981, President Lopez-Portillo of Mexico put together a “North-South” summit in Cancún, or a meeting between industrialized and third-world nations.  It was intended to promote communications and hopefully more trade. President Reagan made it very clear to Mexico: I stay home if Castro comes! It was a clear […]

Castro & Obama in Panama plus other US-Latin America stories of the week

GUESTS:  Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog, and Cecilia Torres, originally from Colombia, join me for a look at the upcoming meeting of Latin America leaders in Panama.....one of the major topics is the anticipated meeting between President Obama and Raul Castro of Cuba......the US-Venezuela rift.....Colombia and FARC.....the marches in Brazil....the latest on the murder of […]

Raul Castro setting the agenda at Latin America summit

(My new American Thinker post) We opposed the U.S.-Cuba talks because nothing was demanded from the Castro regime.  Unlike previous presidents, who demanded something tangible from the regime, the Obama administration spent 18 months and agreed to nothing. We just consented to talk about the issues that have separated the two countries since the early […]

The latest on US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

GUEST:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, joins me for a discussion of US-Cuba talks, and the much anticipated meeting between President Obama and Dictator Raul Castro....we will first "human rights" meeting from last week....the Venezuela situation continues to create a rift with the US.... CLICK TO LISTEN: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/04/07/the-latest-on-us-cuba-talks-with-jorge-ponce