PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • Humberto Fontova: “nobody has to trick a “Latino” into dumping on Cubans” INDEED! If the subject is...

  • mojo: Cruz, Cruz…. Yeah, ain’t he one o’ them uppity Lateeeeno types? I hope he knew what he was doing, jumping in...

  • asombra: Loose cannon calls the US smoking gun. You can’t make this shit up.

  • asombra: Yes, this is an old ploy at the Miami Herald, but nobody has to trick a “Latino” into dumping on Cubans–it...

  • asombra: I’m pretty shocked, but then again, she’s not black, “Latina” or transgender. And how the hell did such...

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

Media Hunting Season on Ted Cruz Opens…

As if Ted Cruz didn’t already have enough against him media-wise (i.e. he’s a principled, brilliant and credentialed conservative both fiscally-- and even more odiously--socially)–on top of these offenses, he’s also half Cuban. Forget the liberal love chants to “ethnic diversity.” The Cuban ethnic brand has long flapped like a matador’s cape in front of […]

Reports from Cuba: Two types of dissidence, two policies

By Angel Santiesteban in Translating Cuba: Two Types of Dissidence, Two Policies For the first time in the history of the violations against the Cuban dissidence by the political police of the totalitarian Regime, there are two lines of thought: one subdued and the other more severe. Those in the opposition who have publicly supported […]

Sure, we can ‘talk’ about human rights in Cuba

Santana in El Nuevo Herald: "...and remember: the change in talk about human rights is only with the Americans."

“Normalization” update: Venezuelan Castro puppet seeks to humiliate U.S. at the Summit of the Americas

Ha! This is much too funny.  Hilarious. Normalize this: While the current occupant of the White House tries to heat up his romance with the Castro regime, Castro puppet Nicolas Maduro is preparing a colossal bofetada for him (slap in the face). Yes, spoilsport  Maduro wants to complain as loudly and as visibly as possible about […]

Obama’s Cuba folly unfolds

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Obama's Cuba Folly Unfolds This week, the G-77 issued a declaration conveying its "solidarity and support" for the government of Nicolas Maduro and urging President Obama to repeal the Executive Order that sanctions Venezuelan human rights violators. Despite its name, the G-77 is a U.N. coalition of 134 developing nations. They […]

Second surviving witness to assassination of Oswaldo Paya in Cuba confirms Castro agents forced them off the road

Another important topic regarding Cuba that does not fit into Obama's Hope and Change narrative and will most certainly not be mentioned during the State Department's "negotiations" with the apartheid Castro regime. John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter: Second survivor in events surrounding July 22, 2012 activists' deaths confirms car was violently forced […]

Whoopi Goldberg to Ted Cruz; “Are you talking for the Cuban or white side?”

"Whoopi Goldberg couldn’t resist the temptation to join the new “Ted Cruz birther movement” and went off on a nonsensical rant over whether Cruz talks for Cubans or “whites” when he speaks. “[Cruz is] one of the people that said, well, ‘the president, huh, you know, I want to see your birth certificate.’ And you’re […]

Shocking! Castro-loving American professor barred from teaching after being tortured by FBI

From our Follow-up-Whenever-Possible department. Remember Professor Halnon? Last week, she lit a cigarette in honor of Fidel Castro and all revolutionaries on a flight from Nicaragua to Miami and launched into an ultra-leftist tirade too, only to be arrested upon landing. Well... it seems her employer found her recent escapade a tad too embarrassing She […]

Reports from Cuba: Artist imprisoned for painting the names ‘Fidel’ and ‘Raul’ on two piglets

Laritza Diversent in Translating Cuba: Cuba: Artist imprisoned for painting the names "Fidel" and "Raul" on two piglets After 90 days of imprisonment, there is no formal accusation against the artist, Danilo Maldonado. Laritza Diversent, Havana, 25 March 2015 — Authorities are still imprisoning the artist, Danilo Maldonado, known as “El Sexto” (The Sixth), who […]

And the willful blindness award for 2015 goes to….. a Harvard Law School alumnus with a Portuguese water dog named after himself.

While the current occupant of the White House and his acolytes are feverishly busy trying to get Castrogonia declared a non-terrorist state, the King of Castrogonia and his knights are busy trying to help Iran in any way they can. None of this will surprise real experts on Cuba and Iran. But it seems that […]

Let it rain

Jardim in El Nuevo Herald:

Havana’s gruesome guests

The Editorial Board of The New York Post: Havana’s gruesome guests The Obama administration — eager to normalize relations with Cuba — is plainly paying lip service to demands that Havana extradite 70-plus American terrorists and murderers whom the Castro regime has granted asylum. In answer, three New Jersey House Republicans aim to use the […]

Cuban dissidents head to Summit of the Americas in Panama

Via The Miami Herald: Cuban dissidents will head to Summit of the Americas Cuban opposition leaders and activists Manuel Cuesta Morúa, Guillermo Fariñas, and Berta Soler will take part in civil-society events at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, according to the Miami-based Cuban Soul Foundation. The foundation — which promotes independent Cuban artists […]

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 […]

Reports from Cuba: They donate blood for bread with ham

Pablo Gonzalez via Translating Cuba: They Donate Blood for Bread with Ham Each state enterprise has to deliver a quantity of blood donations each month in order to comply with the rule established by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). Each clinic has to make one hundred donations per month. The pressure that MINSAP and […]