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  • Griffin: You’re brother got the better haircut. ; ) Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours.

  • TWFKAP: Amen. Thank G-d for this country.

  • Rayarena: Of course, Ernesto Londoño whom as we all know is currently in Cuba and was tweeting about his wonderful visit to Granma...

  • La Conchita: ….and “the people” of Cuba, Geeee, I wonder what “people” they’re talking about?

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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  

Dr Carlos J Finlay with Jorge Ponce and Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz on US-Latin America stories of the week

We spoke on Wednesday night with Jorge Ponce about the story of Dr. Carlos J. Finlay, the famous Cuban doctor. WEDNESDAY: US-LATIN AMERICA ISSUES OF THE WEEK........Listen in now at http://t.co/19f9jeZGO4. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) August 20, 2014  

It’s a good thing that more and more Cuban ‘Pedro Pan’ children are telling their stories

(My new post about Pedro Pan kids) It’s an amazing story. It involved children, from 5 to 18 years old. It happened almost daily in Cuba as parents took their children to the airport, put them on plane and waved goodbye.  My parents looked into it but decided that we would leave together rather than separately. […]

“Cuba adios”, a book by Lorenzo Martinez, his journey to the US

FRIDAY: "Cuba adios", a book by Lorenzo Martinez, his journey to the US......Listen in now at http://t.co/Jq7CA5Ipz3. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) August 15, 2014  

“La Habana” plus other US-Latin America stories of the week

We spoke tonight with: Graciela Chelo Lodeiro, author of "Cuando La Habana era La Habana". Fausta Wertz Rodriguez, editor of Fausta's Blog. You can listen here: WEDNESDAY: US-Latin America with Dr. Graciela Lodeiro and Fausta Werts...Listen in now at http://t.co/Y5NyWbMdHJ. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) July 30, 2014

Jorge Ponce joins me for a look at the “kids on the border” crisis

WEDNESDAY:  A look at the border crisis with Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer...Listen in now at http://t.co/VazcoWTFTy #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) July 17, 2014  

July 2, 1964 and the day we left Cuba

Like 50 years ago, I will spend today with my parents, brother & sister. We will be at a niece's wedding and reminiscing about this day so many years ago. Once again, I thank my parents, and all of the parents of that generation, for making the tough decision to leave their homeland. It gave […]

“Cubanos” Tony Taylor & Cookie Rojas & Jim Bunning’s perfect game on Father’s Day 1964

Happy Father's Day Before he became Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky, he was a very good major league pitcher.    He won 224 games, had a stellar 3.27 career ERA and 3,433 K's.    Bunning was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1996. On Father's Day 1964, Jim Bunning of the Phillies threw a […]

TUESDAY: We look at Cuba with Alberto de la Cruz, Editor, The Babalu Blog

TUESDAY: We look at Cuba with Alberto de la Cruz, Editor, The Babalu Blog.....Listen in now at http://t.co/FDsWr4u32c. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) May 21, 2014