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The latest in US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce & Alain Castillo

Guests:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog.......plus Alain Castillo, young Cuban American raised in Miami now living in Texas...........join me for the latest in US-Cuba talks.......talk of a embassies opening soon.........repression in Cuba..........doing business in Cuba........dissidents in Cuba..........Cuba-Venezuela relations today.......Cuba and Latin America... CLICK TO LISTEN: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/06/24/the-latest-in-us-cuba-talks-with-jorge-ponce-alain-castillo

Feliz Dia del Padre: Fathers matter now more than ever

Cuba 1950's........Sagua la Grande, Las Villas..........my grandfather Silvio, my father Silvio and a little baby Silvio enjoy a lovely day.......my grandfather died suddenly in 1957 and did not live to see the horror that hit Cuba in 1959...... We remember today our Cuban fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and all of those great men in our lives. […]

“Cubano” Chi Chi Gonzalez wins his major league debut in Texas

  It's always a pleasure to watch Cubans or Cuban Americans excel in major league baseball.    On Saturday night, a young Cuban American from Florida was "fantastico" in his debut: " ChiChi Gonzalez had an ideal Major League debut Saturday at Globe Life Park, holding the Red Sox hitless through the first five innings and eventually […]

Elian betrays his mother’s sacrifice

Elian betrays his mother's sacrifice....... http://t.co/iJnwH55glQ — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) May 21, 2015  

The 113th anniversary of Cuba’s independence & US-Latin America stories

Guests:  Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog....and Fernando Hernandez, author of "The Cubans, Our Footprints Across America", a book about the story of Cubans in the US.......we will look at the 113th anniversary of Cuba's independence and remember some famous Cubans who came to the US..........also, the latest in US-Cuba talks plus a follow up on […]

The life and times of Jose Marti

GUESTS:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, joins me for a chat with Professor Alfred Lopez about his new book, "Jose Marti, a revolutionary life"..........the book is in English and offers many Cuban Americans an opportunity to read about Marti........ click to  listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/05/20/the-life-and-times-of-jose-marti-with-professor-alfred-lopez

Mr Halperin: Ted is not the only Cuban American who loves country music!

  We understand that Mr Halperin has apologized.    I'm sure that Senator Cruz will accept it.   After all, Senator Cruz kept his cool during that stupid and silly interview. I do have a message for Mr Halperin:    Ted Cruz is not the only Cuban American who likes country music. I do too. […]

Happy # 80 to Pedro Ramos

Click to read my birthday wishes for Pedro Ramos: http://cantotalk.blogspot.com/2015/04/happy-80-to-pedro-ramos.html    

The left in full “freak-out mode” because Rubio & Cruz don’t look or sound “Hispanic”

Who told the left that Hispanics were all supposed to believe or sound the same way? The bottom line is that Hispanics in the US are a diversified group of people.   We should respect our differences rather than engage in these attacks against those of us who didn't buy into "hope and change".   […]

The latest on US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

GUEST:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to the Babalu blog, joins us for a discussion of US-Cuba talks.........there are still very controversial issues dividing the two nations, such as Joanne Chesimard, the woman who killed a New Jersey state trooper and escaped to Cuba.....the Venezuela rift......human rights violations in Cuba.....concerns in the US Congress […]

A Babalu PSA: Rabies Alert

So finally the Miami Herald mentioned Ted Cruz’s presidential candidacy in the main page of their online edition.(!) (I wouldn't know about the print edition because I confess I haven’t looked at that fish wrap since April of 2000.) And it goes something like this: A Cuban, a Canadian, a white supremacist and a Chihuahua […]

A look at the latest from the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, joins me for an update on the US-Cuba talks......click to listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/03/23/a-look-at-the-latest-from-the-us-cuba-talks-with-jorge-ponce

The latest on US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

GUEST:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog.....we will look at the latest developments in the on-going US-Cuba talks.....we will also get Jorge's perspective on government employees using personal accounts to do business....Jorge spent over 35 years in the US federal government....and is the Obama administration out to get Senator Menendez for […]

Do Younger Cuban-Americans Think Differently Than Their Parents on Cuba?

There are many out there in fantasy land who justify the Obama/Castro Accord of December 17, 2014, by saying that a majority of Americans – and they put special emphasis on the younger members of the Cuban-American community – support the opening.  Well, here is a speech by the Cuban-American Connecticut State Senator Art Linares […]

Cuban-Americans: Who They Are and How They Are Perceived

Cuban-Americans, primarily those belonging to the Historic Exile (1959-1979), have been the target of insults lately after President Obama announced a new opening to Communist Cuba on December 17, 2014. They have been called all kinds of pejoratives – Batista sympathizers, inveterate hardliners, cavemen, reactionaries. They don’t deserve these slanderous labels. Those who mischaracterize them […]