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  • Rayarena: I congratulate Dr. Eire for having his book listed as one of the five best books on Cuba, but I think that the rest of the...

  • antonio2009: I am shocked, shocked, that the New York Times would treat a Cuban exile academic author in that manner. Well, I am going to...

  • Humberto Fontova: Above comments prove that “El professor distraido” is back in FORM! As “distraido” as ever!

  • Carlos Eire: Wait! Retraction. I thought this list was from the New York Times. They listed my book today too, as one of the top 10....

  • Rayarena: By the way, there are actually 5 not 4 Cuban American congressmen. You evidently forgot to include former Miami Mayor Xavier...

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OBAMA — THE FIRST LATINO PRESIDENT???!!!

Outrageous article below and outrageous idea to consider! Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart (R-Fla.) is on point when he said that Obama's Cuba Initiative represents "a limitless willingness to appease enemies of freedom," and a "grotesque concession." U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, the son of Dominican immigrants, has shown his true colors.  Not only is he delusional by […]

Castro 1, Obama big fat zero

Castro 1, Obama big fat zero... http://t.co/w2PpJaDjl4 — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 18, 2014  

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CUBA WITH JORGE PONCE AND MICHAEL PRADA

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CUBA WITH JORGE PONCE AND MICHAEL PRADA......Listen in now at http://t.co/rSI4dJJkfi. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 18, 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 […]

A couple of “cubanos” who should be in The Baseball Hall of Fame

The Baseball Hall of Fame will soon be announcing the 2015 inductees.    It looks very likely that Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz will join the Hall.   They deserve to go in on the first ballot.  They were great pitchers. Unfortunately, two great "cubanos" from recent baseball memory will not be going […]

Cuban American art with Adrian Plasencia, Allan Gross and other topics with Fausta Rodriguez Wertz

THURSDAY'S SHOW: CUBAN AMERICAN ART PLUS US-LATIN AMERICA TOPICS THIS WEEK .....Listen in now at http://t.co/oXxZhBX92s. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 4, 2014  

The Price of Liberty Is Eternal Vigilance

Many Cuban-Americans did not believe Joe Garcia when he said that he supported the maintenance of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.  To quote Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, “well done is better than well said.”  Regardless of what Garcia said in public during his political campaign, it was his actions that demonstrated his sympathies with the […]

Saladrigas v. Calzon

  Following is an excellent debate between two Cuban-Americans, Carlos Saladrigas and Frank Calzon, on the Oscar Haza TV program. The debate centered on whether the U.S. policy towards Cuba merits revision. I've said it many times in the past that it does not matter whether one is a Democrat or a Republican, rich or […]

LEAVING CUBA 50 YEARS AGO WITH ORESTES MATACENA

TUESDAY: LEAVING CUBA 50 YEARS AGO WITH ORESTES MATACENA....Listen in now at http://t.co/cMg6RRzgHu. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) November 4, 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 […]

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  

My dad is 88 today and I still love that penmanship that he learned in Cuban schools

We celebrate today my father's 88th birthday.   He was born in 1926 in Sagua La Grande, Las Villas. We are happy to report that he's in good health and will enjoy another birthday along with my mom and quite a few phone calls from family and friends. There are many things to admire about […]

It was 50 years ago today that our family arrived in the US

Where did the time go?   The answer is that it did pass. It was 50 years ago today that our family landed in Miami after a 2 month odyssey that began on July 2nd when we departed Cuba via Mexico City.    Along the way, our plane almost crashed, we lived through an earthquake, […]

Let’s meet Nilda Cepero, Cuban American poet, author & singer..

FRIDAY: Let's meet Nilda Cepero, Cuban American poet, author & singer.....Listen in now at http://t.co/46jvxQRkgc. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) August 29, 2014  

Our chat with Gloria Strassburger (“Palm trees in the snow”) & Fausta Rodriguez Wertz of Fausta’s Blog.

 Our chat with Gloria Strassburger and Fausta Rodriguez Wertz........Listen in now at http://t.co/Zz7Bw8YlQC. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) August 27, 2014