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Elian betrays his mother’s sacrifice

Elian betrays his mother's sacrifice....... — 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:

Happy # 80 to Pedro Ramos

Click to read my birthday wishes for Pedro Ramos:    

Great Book of José Martí

Professor López did an outstanding job researching this book. I had tried reading Jorge Mañach's book on Martí in the past, but I could only understand only 5% of its content. Its Spanish was so erudite, that it was burdensome for Cuban-American like myself to get the gist of it. This is not to detract […]

The Sunday afternoon that I saw Orestes “Minnie” Minoso play

(My new American Thinker post) We learned today about the passing of 92-year old Minnie Minoso.  I've always had a place in my heart for him.

1959: Castro sworn in but he was never elected…..

We remember today a sad day in Cuban  history: "On February 16, 1959, Fidel Castro is sworn in as prime minister of Cuba after leading a guerrilla campaign that forced right-wing dictator Fulgencio Batista into exile. Castro, who became commander in chief of Cuba's armed forces after Batista was ousted on January 1, replaced the more moderate […]

1898: Remember The Maine

On this day in 1898, US and Cuba politics came together because of the "Maine": "A massive explosion of unknown origin sinks the battleship USS Maine in Cuba's Havana harbor, killing 260 of the fewer than 400 American crew members aboard........ Within three months, the United States had decisively defeated Spanish forces on land and sea, and […]

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 […]

We remember Jose Marti……with a few verses

We remember Jose Marti....born on this day 1853 — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 28, 2015  

Remembering Ninón Sevilla (1921-2015)

She was born Emilia Perez-Castellanos in Havana in 1921.....died in Mexico on January 1.......she was one of the first "rumberas" of the movies, specially Mexican movies in the 1940's and 1950's......   Ninón Sevilla 'Arrímate cariñito': via @YouTube — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 2, 2015  


"FELIZ NAVIDAD" AND CUBAN FOOD WITH SONIA AND MARTA......Listen in now at #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 23, 2014  

What does this Cuba Deal do to Compensate U.S. Investors?

What does this Cuba Deal do to Compensate U.S. Inv... — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 22, 2014  

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 #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 4, 2014  

We remember our friend John O’Donnell Rosales (a show about Spanish American War)

Cuba, the US and Spain: The Spanish American War 1898 by Silvio Canto Jr — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) November 5, 2014