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  • asombra: Can you say gerontocracy? I can, and spell it, too. And notice the token Negroes–in the back rows, of course.

  • asombra: In the photo with Smith, look how seedy, bogus and disreputable Fidel looks–a cheap, vulgar poseur. But yes, nearly all of...

  • Gallardo: Putting the Reagan era aside, USA has always been Castro’s best friend. The bloody con-artist owes USA for paving his way...

  • asombra: The New York Times is practically wetting itself over Castro, Inc.’s Ebola PR stunt. Same perverse shit, different day.

  • asombra: Myers looks like a snotty prick who tried to be too clever by half and was merely USED. Foolish tool.

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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 […]

One afternoon at the Hugo Chavez Institute for Advanced Studies…

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Cuba’s Castro dictatorship sends agents to Nebraska to promote its apartheid regime

Chris Simmons in Cuba Confidential: Cuban 5 Activist Lobbies For Spy-Terrorists at Nebraska Peace Conference The leftist newspaper, The Militant, reported on “Free The 5” efforts at a Nebraska Peace Conference in early October. The event reportedly drew over 100 attendees to discuss issues from the war in the Middle East to the environment. When […]

Photos of the day: the real Havana

From Marta Beatriz Roque: "Thirty Feet of Garbage" These are very recent photos from the neighborhood of Guanabacoa in Havana. Garbage collection has stopped completely. All complaints filed with government agencies have been ignored. This is nothing new, of course.  But this is what no tourist or any people-to-people tour will ever see. And... if […]