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  • asombra: When I see this couple, and then recall Ratzinger schmoozing with Nosferatu in Havana, I want to puke.

  • asombra: Has a black homosexual from a poor background ever been Editor-in-Chief of a top Cuban newspaper? Yes, but not under Castro....

  • asombra: Wait, what’s wrong with an economically illiterate bus driver as president? Isn’t that elitist? Next they’ll...

  • asombra: She’s obviously a tool of the Empire. Ask Sean Penn. Move along.

  • asombra: If this were a black South African couple under apartheid … O-M-G. I know, old story. Very.

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Reports from Cuba: My experience in Coral Park: The Church-Synagogue

By Rev. Mario Lleonart in Translating Cuba: My Experience in Coral Park: The Church-Synagogue It was my Sunday of rest in the United States (July 20), on this voyage that I made, between July 9th and August 6th, leading a small delegation that included my wife and daughters, and four other brothers of our church […]

Reports from Cuba’s Venezuela: El Universal fires cartoonist Rayma

By Gustavo Hernandez Acevedo in Caracas Chronicles: El Universal fires cartoonist Rayma Last night, HegemonCorp.-owned newspaper El Universal fired cartoonist Rayma Suprani. Why? Because of this… Her work was already being censored ever since the paper changed owners last July, but this was apparently the last straw. El Universal has wasted no time in finding her replacement […]

New York Times scolds Maduro while praising some of Chavez’s “socialist policies.”

Could one expect anything else from the New York Times? It condemns repression in Venezuela, but maintains that Chavez's 21st century socialism did make life better for many Venezuelans. While it is wonderful to see this Castro-friendly publication actually noticing human rights abuses in Venezuela, it is nonetheless irritating to see how it refuses to […]

Unfortunately, cash, smugglers rule

By Helen Aguirre Ferre in The Miami Herald: Unfortunately, cash, smugglers rule Human trafficking is not new, but smugglers have new clients: Cuban baseball players. That became clear with revelations about Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig’s flight from Cuba through violent smugglers who left a trail of death and deceit along the way. Cuban […]

Apartheid in Castro’s Cuba: Blacks, what for?

By Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo in Post Revolution Mondays: Blacks, What For? FREEDOM FOR SONIA Y RAMÓN ALEJANDRO…!!! FREEDOM FOR SONIA Y RAMÓN ALEJANDRO…!!! Today, Thursday, 18 September 2014, it has been two-and-a-half years since a black Cuban married couple have been in prison. This hasn’t the least importance, of course. They have never been brought […]

Venezuela doesn’t deserve a seat on the UN Security Council

The Editorial Board of The Washington Post: Venezuela doesn’t deserve a seat on the U.N. Security Council THE ODDS that Venezuela, once Latin America’s richest country, will suffer a catastrophic economic collapse shortened significantly this month. Nicolás Maduro, the economically illiterate former bus driver who succeeded Hugo Chávez as president last year, rejected the advice […]

Video from Cuba: Female democracy and human rights activists brutally attacked by Castro State Security

Two female members of the opposition mount a courageous protest against the tyrannical Cuban regime until they are brutally taken down by Castro State Security thugs. Another stellar example of the apartheid Castro dictatorship's "reforms" caught on video. Read more about the incident HERE.

More “change” ahead: Raul just can’t stop himself from reforming

More of the same:  phony reforms being touted as the genuine article. The Castro regime announced a plan to gradually privatize all restaurants. Ha. Those familiar with the corrupt nature of Castrogonia will wince at the enormity of this bold deception.  Those who are gullible will think this reform is for real. Who is going to […]

Reports from Cuba: Cuba’s military on the hunt for Chinese tourism

By Fabian Flores in Café Fuerte (translation by Havana Times): Cuba’s Military on the Hunt for Chinese Tourism The Grupo Gaviota, one of the pillars of the commercial chain operated by Cuba’s Armed Forces, has launched an aggressive campaign to attract Chinese tourists to Cuba. The Cuban government is laying its bets on the mid-term […]

Could today’s-type Media have helped save Cuba in 1957-59?

"Foreign reporters--preferably American--were much more valuable to us than any military victory. Much more valuable than recruits for our guerrilla force, were American media recruits to export our propaganda." (Che Guevara, 1959) From Congressional hearings in 1960: Senator DODD. "Mr. Gardner,(former U.S. amb. to Cuba Arthur Gardner) do you have any idea why the United […]

‘Good faith? Bad faith!’

Santana in El Nuevo Herald:

Welcome to Cubazuela, where you can’t poke fun at the tyrant

Cubanization is a painful process, as Venezuelans are finding out. Your freedom and your dignity are corroded away bit by bit, as if some lethal acid is being dripped on your head several times a day, every day of your life. The dripping could turn into a torrent at any moment, to speed up the […]

Cuban independent journalist fights for press freedoms in Cuba

Cuban independent journalist Roberto de Jesus Guerra Perez in Harvard's Neiman Foundation for Journalism: It’s Good to Talk Hablemos Press is trying to bring freedom of expression to Cuba, one story at a time Members of Cuba’s mass media, which is completely in the hands of the state, cover only what’s convenient for the government. […]

Argentina: Cristina’s Vultures

Via Fausta's Blog: Argentina: Cristina’s vultures Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez has taken time between Botox injections to indulge in more name-calling. No longer satisfied to refer to Argentina’s creditors as vulture funds, she now has vulture airlines: Cristina tilda de ‘buitres con turbinas’ a American Airlines Cristina dubs American Airlines ‘vultures with turbines’ Why? American […]

It’s official: Raul Castro invited to Latrine Summit

Everyone knew this was coming, so it's no surprise. But now it's official.  Raul "The Reformer" will definitely infest the Panama summit. The invitation was formally delivered in person by a lady almost as pretty as Raul: Panama's very bourgeois foreign minister, Isabel Saint Malo. Only death or dismemberment will keep Raul from attending. In […]