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  • asombra: As for useless gesture, that depends. To Cuba, yes; to a PC Puritan, no.

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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 […]

Remembering February 24, 1996

This is my American Thinker post this morning: "Wonder why the Castro regime is on the State Department terrorist list? It earned it! Furthermore, it does not get any more criminal than the killing of civilians on a humanitarian mission." Read the full article.......here!

Remembering Luis Aguile 1936-2009

We remember that Luis Aguile was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on this day in 1936.   He died in 2009. Back in the 1960s, our family spent many cold winter nights in Wisconsin listening to "Cuando sali de Cuba".  It always put a tear in my parents' eyes. Thanks to the late Luis Aguile […]

Alain Castillo remembers a very sad day

Alain Castillo is a young Cuban American living in Texas.  This is what he wrote today to remember the events of February 24, 1996.   It's great that a young man like Alain is writing about Cuba.  It's a pleasure to introduce you to Alain.... BROTHERS TO THE RESCUE ANNIVERSARY BY ALAIN CASTILLO Today marks […]

The latest in the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

Monday Feb 9: The latest in the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce by Silvio Canto Jr http://t.co/98QT8WPWze — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 9, 2015  

U.S. Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on the New Cuba Policy

On February 3, 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere (chaired by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)) held a hearing entitled: “Understanding the Impact of U.S. Policy Changes on Human Rights and Democracy in Cuba.” The first panel to testify before the Subcommittee was made up of: Roberta S. Jacobson, (Assistant […]

The latest on the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

Feb 2.............the latest on the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce.............. http://t.co/raSU8zXyXI — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 2, 2015  

In defense of ‘white and privileged’ Cuban-Americans

(MY AMERICAN THINKER POST) It's time to put the left on suicide watch, because they are saying and writing some rather stupid things. The latest is Ann Louise Bardach, author and columnist.  She just wrote an article over at the NY Times (where else?) about Cuban Americans: Most Americans are under the impression that the Republican Party is […]

The Truth About Cuban-Americans — Who They Are and How Others Perceive Them

Read my latest op-ed on this topic at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/truth-cuban-americans-jorge-ponce