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U.S. Embargo, Who’s Leading Who?

Despite repeated cries by some Cuban-Americans and Americans that it’s time to lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba that has been around since 1962, the answer still remains that it would be advantageous for the United States to keep the embargo in place. To those who claim that the embargo is a figment of someone’s […]

Worst news of the day: Canadian cold-blooded murderer and his victim identified

*&^%$#@!  Can't print what I'd like to say, even though I could use my brain injury as an excuse........ Here we go again.  The monster who shot dead a Canadian soldier in Ottowa today has been identified by Reuters as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent convert to Islam. A Twitter account linked to ISIS apparently tweeted a […]

When “those blockheaded Cuban-exile hard-liners(!!!)” tried warning “The Best and Brightest” of the greatest military threat in U.S. history

(These missiles are) "nothing but refugee rumors. Nothing in Cuba presents a threat to the United States. There's no likelihood that the Soviets or Cubans would try and install an offensive capability in Cuba." (a sneering National Security Advisor, McGeorge Bundy, on ABC's Issues and Answers, October 14, 1962.) "There's fifty-odd-thousand Cuban refugees in this […]

The implications of ending the embargo on Cuba’s apartheid Castro dictatorship

The University of Miami's Dr. Jaime Suchlicki in the Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies' Focus on Cuba: Implications of Ending the Cuban Embargo If the U.S. were to end the embargo and lift the travel ban without major reforms in Cuba, there would be significant implications: Money from American tourists would flow into […]

Cuba boasts the largest hotel chains in Latin America

(Shareholders annual meeting) "Don't you hard-lining blockheads realize that opening Cuba to tourism will sweep away Cuban Communism?" According to the top source on the matter (Hotels Magazine) Cuba's military-owned hotel chains--Cuba Gaviota, Grupo Cubanacan and, Grupo Hotelero Gran Caribe--nowadays comprise the largest hotel chains in Latin America, topping anything in Mexico. (they've held this […]

WaPo: Cuba should not be rewarded for denying freedom to its people

The Editorial Board of The Washington Post: Cuba should not be rewarded for denying freedom to its people THE OTHER day, Fidel Castro wrote an opinion column for Cuba’s state-run newspaper, Granma, as he has done periodically from retirement. He lavished praise on an editorial in the New York Times that called for an end […]

Words of great wisdom from Norman “Those ruly repellent Miami Cubans” Birnbaum

Back in 2006 our Ziva called our attention to an eminent scholar and Democratic party consultant (he "advised" the JFK, Carter, Ted Kennedy and Jesse Jackson campaigns) named Norman Birnbaum (seen in recent pic top left) who wore his anti-Cuban exile bigotry on his very shirtsleeves, not unlike Michael Moore: "We have not attacked Castro […]

Are Cuban doctors qualified to fight Ebola?

It is well known that medical standards in Cuba are much different than in the U.S. How many innocent Cuban doctors will pay the ultimate price left to die forgotten in Africa? Capitol Hill Cubans: Is Cuba Sending Unqualified Health Workers to West Africa? The Cuban dictatorship is willing to sacrifice anything -- or anyone […]

Count Floyd’s Halloween countdown riddle: Fidel versus Adolf

Count Floyd bids you a good morning. Time for some reeeeally scaaaary Halloween fun, boys and girls! Aaawoooooooooo! Here's a super-super-scary riddle, inspired by the Miss Hitler contest in Russia. This is scarier than my favorite bedtime story "Blood sucking monkeys from West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, " and far more relevant to world affairs than any […]

Reports from Cuba: What isn’t working?

By Fernando Damaso in Translating Cuba: What Isn’t Working? Let’s take a look at four different situations. In the case of the national railway, the authorities in charge claim that its problems are due to outdated equipment and the lack of proper maintenance resulting from a lack of spare parts. The system has not been […]

Raul Castro’s desperate offensive

An excerpt from Carlos Alberto Montaner's editorial in Diario de Cuba (translated by Capitol Hill Cubans): Raul Castro's Desperate Offensive Raul Castro fears that Venezuela's subsidies will dry out in the short-term. He sees it coming. The price of oil is falling and the chaos generated by the absolute inefficiency of "chavismo" has Venezuela about […]

Miss Hitler versus Miss Che: Which beauty pageant would be best for the world?

Sponsor a Miss Hitler beauty contest and chances are you will get lots and lots of attention, all of it negative See the evidence for yourself, in this article from Vocativ: Who Will Be Miss Hitler 2014? Who is the most beautiful anti-Semitic of them all? A Russian pro-Hitler online group wants to find out […]

Dissident Cuban rapper ‘El Critico’ arrested and held since March 2013 sentenced to 6 years in Castro gulag

Where are Jay-Z and Beyonce when you need them? Via Uncommon Sense: Imprisoned Cuban rap singer 'El Critico' sentenced to 6 years in prison Angel Yunier Remon, "El Critico" Imprisoned Cuban rap singer/political activist Angel Yunier "El Critico" Remon has been sentenced to 6 years in prison. El Critico and several family members had been […]

Reports from Cuba: Of jails in Cuba

By Ivan Garcia: Of Jails In Cuba For Saul prison is like his second home. He celebrated his 63rd birthday behind bars, fabricating cement and gravel blocks for a Cuban state enterprise called Provari, which makes everything from bricks, tiles and mattresses to insecticides and sells them for hard currency. Saul knows the island’s penitentiary […]

Clueless as ever, or more unscrupulous than ever?: Associated Press peddles Castronoid propaganda as news once again

Here we go again. The incomparable Michael Weissenstein of the Associated Press continues to play the Castro fiddle with genuine virtuosity. Call him the "maestro" of stealth propaganda, that is, of Castronoid propaganda disguised as real news. This time the lying concerns an "independent" group  that has supposedly challenged Castronoid orthodoxy. This "independent" group  is […]