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The Cuba that tourists do not see with Brian Lloyd French, author

WEDNESDAY: The Cuba that tourists do not see with Brian Lloyd French, author...Listen in now at http://t.co/ngHsCLAHaj. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) May 15, 2014  

Happy Mother’s Day to our “mamis cubanas”

All of us have a picture like this in our photo books. This is my mom Angela in Ciego de Avila, her hometown.   It's the kind of picture that reminds us of our elegant moms and a happier Cuba. We remembered Cuban mothers with a couple of our "cubanito friends"....... Our guests were  Amarilys Gacio […]

Embargo? What about the $7 Billion that the Castro Dictatorship Expropriated!

(My new American Thinker post) We hear that it’s time to lift the Cuban embargo. However, lifting the embargo means nothing unless you are willing to talk about the $7 billion that the Castro regime expropriated in violation of property rights and the rule of law. According to Leon Neyhakh, we must address the issue of […]

We talk Cuba with Luis Gonzalez, author, PLUS Fausta Wertz on US-Latin America stories of the week

  WEDNESDAY: US-Latin America stories of the week.....Listen in now at http://t.co/vDqfSUahIQ. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April 30, 2014 We will discuss the new "reforms" coming from Cuba PLUS US-Latin America stories with Fausta Wertz of Fausta's Blog. Also, Luis Gonzalez will talk about his book, "Luz". This is from his book page: […]

“Palm trees in the snow” with Gloria Strassburger & Dr Gross in Cuba with Fausta Wertz

Fausta Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog.  We will look at the major stories of the week, from Dr Gross on a "hunger strike" in Cuba, to President Correa in the US, to the continuing violence in Venezuela, the upcoming World Cup in Brazil and other front page stories in Latin America newspapers. We will also […]

A chat with Orestes Matacena & Fausta Wertz about Cuba today

A few days ago, Alberto introduced some of our readers to Orestes Matacena, the very successful Cuban-American filmmaker: "His most recently produced screenplay was "Bitter Sugar," a love story that takes place in today's tyrannical Cuba. It opened to excellent reviews and has done extremely well at the box office both in the US and […]

A “10 de Marzo” that our parents remember

Before I was born, Cuba had a complicated history, or those "gobiernos de quita y pon" that Marisela Verena sings about in "Son de cuatro decadas". Despite these political problems, the island enjoyed a lot of economic prosperity and Cubans learned to live their lives around the frequent political crisis. According to Cuba 1952-1959, this […]

The story of Desi Arnaz, born on this day in 1917

Desi Arnaz (Desiderio Alberto Arnaz yde Acha III) was born in Santiago, Cuba on March 2, 1917.  His story is one that every Cuban American should be familiar with: "His father was the mayor of Santiago. The 1933 revolution led by Fulgencio Batista had landed his father in jail and stripped the family of its wealth, property […]

Memories of Cuba and the current tragedy in Venezuela

We spoke with Victor Triay, Cuban American author, and Fausta Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog, about Cuba, Pedro Pan, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Americans and the events in Venezuela. THE US-LATIN AMERICA SHOW OF THE WEEK....with Fausta Wertz & Victor Triay.....Listen in now at http://t.co/znKRKPQ6gN. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 27, 2014  

A couple of “fechas” to remember this weekend

We recall a couple of dates from Cuban history this weekend. First, the Maine blew up in Cuba on February 15, 1898.   This is from the front page of The NY Times the next day: "At 9:45 o'clock this evening a terrible explosion took place on board the United States battleship Maine in Havana […]

1964: “No Beatles en Cuba”

(This is my American Thinker post about The Beatles and Cuba) The world is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles landing at JFK Airport and appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show. It was one of those events that changed music, radio playlists and the length of our hair.  My mom used to call them "los bitles" or her […]

A word about Jesus Prieto and that generation of Cuban men

Last May, I had the pleasure of participating in the Babalu booth at Cuba Nostalgia. It gave me the opportunity to meet Mr Prieto and share a few stories about Texas, Cuba and some Alvarez-Guedes jokes. He was a delightful man.  Mr & Mrs Prieto reminded me so much of my parents. A few minutes […]

We remember the life and times of Jose Marti

What does Jose Marti mean to Cuban Americans? How do we preserve the legacy of Jose Marti? We spoke with Jorge Ponce, contributor to Babalu Blog; and Victor Triay,author of various books about Cuba. You can hear the show live (9 pm CT) or in the archives: We remember Jose Marti.....hosted by Silvio Canto Jr on 1/28/2014 […]

I Feel Cuba Every Day

I have lived for 49 years in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, and Cuba has never left me. In the winter time, during all the desolation associated with the inclement cold weather, the snow, the trees without leaves, the lack of sufficient sunlight, Cuba is always on my mind. When I am in the mood […]

55 years of the Castro regime with Jorge Ponce

We spoke with Jorge Ponce, fellow contributor to Babalu, about the 55th anniversary of the Castro regime. Like Jorge, I came here as a kid and grew up in the US.  Nevertheless, we do have some memories of communism in the island. My family came here in 1964.  Jorge's family arrived in 1966. Here is […]