Paying homage requires a synchronization of the organization presenting the award with the work of the person being honored. To do otherwise would be the selfish utilization of the achievements of historical figures for causes that they fought against or disagreed with while they were alive. For example, it would be disingenuous for the [...]
The following is one of the many eye witness accounts of Fidel Castro's rise to power and the death and destruction that ensued soon after. This account was written by Clotilde Saiz, an 85-year-old Cuban exile who wants to provide her children and others a firsthand account of how Cuba lost its freedom so no [...]
If you enjoy warding off chilly winter nights getting comfortable with a warm throw and a good read, I have a treat for you. Hot off the press, Cubanos in Wisconsin, by Silvio Canto Jr., is a delicious serving of Cubania and Americana. Our good friend Silvio Canto Jr., of Blog Talk Radio’s Canto Talk [...]
Here is a video depicting some of Raul Castro's reform: violent repression against those who dare expose the truth about Cuba. From UNPACU, no translation necessary. More here.
The 2013 Index of Economic Freedom is out, and Cuba remains next to last place, above only North Korea. Cuba’s economic freedom score is 28.5, making its economy one of the world’s least free. Its overall score is 0.2 point higher than last year, with a notable decline in monetary freedom counterbalanced by gains in [...]
...but NOT as he would have wanted, going down in a blaze of glory like Che Guevara, perhaps in mortal combat with U.S. Marines. Nope, the Venezuelan dictator and Numero Uno fan of the bearded beast is going down at the hands of Castro's medical machine, helpless, in pain, taking orders from Cuban state doctors. [...]
Whoa! Wait a minute..... I finally figured out what made all of those recent photos from Cubazuela so unsettling. I recognized someone. Remember the novel and movie, "The Boys From Brazil"? (Nazis successfully clone Hitler and dozens of mini-Hitlers are found in Brazi?) Well, it seems that the story line might have been taken [...]
Just close your eyes and fantasize it's you-know-who, his rat-faced brother, and the sundry other miserable criminals running our sad little island... That would be a truly Merry Christmas...
Far too little attention is given to the true story of the Bay of Pigs invasion, the men who risked and sacrificed their lives in the hope of liberating their homeland, and the international repercussions of that failure. I urge you to watch this interview with Bay of Pig veterans Javier Souto and Jose Regalado. [...]
I am not sure if anyone at Babalu has covered this before, but I had no idea. I admit to being one of those who simply took for granted one of my all time favorite Christmas carols had been written a century or more ago in some chilly New England loft or a dusty European [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2012 December 3, 2012 Marks the Three Year Anniversary of American Aid Worker’s Imprisonment Washington, D.C. –Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement on the 3rd anniversary of American humanitarian aid worker Alan Gross’ imprisonment by the Cuban regime: “Today marks three years since Alan Gross, a humanitarian [...]
I'll believe it when the son-of-a-bitch is in the ground. Venezuela President Hugo Chávez is now battling bone metastasis from his pelvic cancer, according to a report by Spanish newspaper ABC. Citing an unnamed intelligence source, ABC's Washington correspondent Emil J. Blasco says there has been a recurrence and spread of the tumor, which was [...]
From the GlobalPost site: "The GlobalPost Mission is to provide original international reporting rooted in integrity, accuracy, independence and powerful storytelling that informs, entertains and fills the void created by diminished foreign coverage by American media." From a GlobalPost story today: According to Evelina Santiago, who moved to the United States from Mexico 25 years [...]
USA Today's fluff piece on the "World's 10 best cities for coffee" features a stop in Havana: [...] In Cuba, coffee is basically its own food group. A vital part of each day, steaming little cups of Cafe Cubano—espresso mixed with sugar as it brews—or Coradito—espresso topped with steamed milk—mark the morning, signal the end [...]
Sorry Cal, but I think your feelings, while admirable, are clouding your judgment. Senator McGovern, who died Sunday, had all manner of evil said about him because of his opposition to the Vietnam War. He was called unpatriotic, disloyal, an appeaser and an enabler of communism. Those were the printable slanders. Many conservatives at the [...]