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Antonio Rodiles: “The time for our fundamental rights has come”

Antonia Rodiles of Estado de Sats, continues fighting for the God-given human rights of the Cuban people. Capitol Hill Cubans: Rodiles: We Must Accept Nothing Less Than Fundamental Freedoms at 9:21 AM Thursday, October 30, 2014 Excerpt by Cuban democracy leader and head of the independent think-tank, Estado de Sats, Antonio Rodiles: The temptations of […]

Why do Cubans refuse to procreate? And why do so many kill themselves?

Okay.  The Castro Kingdom has the highest suicide rate in Latrine America and also the lowest birth rate. In other words, Cubans kill themselves in record numbers and refuse to procreate. Could these two statistical benchmarks be related to the political repression endured by those who live in that Caribbean island prison? Could it be […]

Isn’t the NY Times’ Ernesto Londono’s obsession with succoring Castro getting a little creepy?

Yet another NY Times editorial by Ernesto Londono (on right) pleading for a U.S. financial bail-out of the Castro regime appeared just yesterday. That makes FIVE in three weeks! just wondering....?

Letter to the Minister of Justice of Cuba

Who are Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello, Arnaldo Ramos Lauzurique, Jorge Olivera Castello, Hector Fernando Maseda Gutierrez, Angel Juan Moya Acosta, Oscar Elias Biscet Gonzalez, Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, Eduardo Diaz Fleitas, Ivan Hernandez Carrillo, Felix Navarro Rodriguez, Diosdado Gonzalez Marrero, and Librado Ricardo Linares Garcia? They are all members of the group known as the […]

Explanation of U.S. vote on U.N. Cuba resolution

Here's the text of Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Ronald D. Godard, U.S. Senior Area Advisor for Western Hemisphere Affairs, on the Cuba Resolution in the General Assembly Hall. Ambassador Ronald D. Godard, U.S. Senior Area Advisor New York, NY October 28, 2014 AS DELIVERED Mr. President, as do all member states, the United States […]

Surprising expertise by a British Cuba “expert” (somebody screwed up)

Apparently Cuba experts across the big pond need more "dialogue" and "engagement" with their U.S. counterparts. The two sets of experts have their talking points oddly out of sync. To wit: Putin's Ria Novosti (his regime's propaganda organ) just published this interview with Univ. of Kent's Dr.George Conyne--and Castro's CubaSi reprinted it. Didn't The New […]

Ros-Lehtinen: UN resolution against U.S. embargo on Cuba’s dictatorship another example of the world-body’s dysfunction

From the offices of U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL): UNGA Resolution Against the U.S. Embargo on Cuba is Yet Another Example of the Dysfunction of the World Body, Says Ros-Lehtinen (WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement on the United Nations General […]

Member of Cuban Ebola-fighting team in Guinea dies a mere three weeks after his arrival

It didn't take very long for Jorge Juan Guerra Rodriguez to become deathly ill in Guinea. Did he die from Ebola?  Maybe.  His symptoms were very similar to those of Ebola patients.  But then again, maybe not. Since the only news available on this man's death come from the Castro Ministry of Truth,  it is impossible […]

Reports from Cuba: Has stagnation returned?

By Fernando Damaso in Translating Cuba: Has Stagnation Returned? For years, stagnation was a constant of Cuban-style socialism, as it was in the socialism of Eastern Europe. Starting in 2006, with the change at the helm, it seemed as if the country was going to awaken from its long lethargy and start to move forward, […]

If Cuba’s propaganda campaign succeeds, the Castros may just have to reinforce their blockade

Santana in El Nuevo Herald: "You'll see, with this campaign we have going on... they're going to end up lifting the embargo." "We're going to have to reinforce the blockade then."

They write letters… No rewarding Cuba’s Castro regime

Rosa Maria Paya, member of Cuba's Christian Liberation Movement and daughter of slain opposition leader Oswaldo Paya, assassinated by the Castro regime in 2012, writes a letter to the editors of The Washington Post: No rewarding the Cuban regime Conversations with the Cuban government, which have been maintained for decades by U.S. congressmen, lobbies, nongovernmental […]

Money trumps morality: Armenian-Canadian businessmen invest and lose millions in totalitarian Cuba

By Vilen Khlgatyan at the Political Developments Research Center: Money Trumps Morality: Armenian-Canadian Businessmen Invest and Lose Millions in Totalitarian Cuba Late last month the regime of Raúl Castro sentenced a Canadian businessman of Armenian origin, Cy Tokmakjian to 15 years in prison on corruption-related charges. The sentence follows a three-year ordeal which began as part […]

Relegating human rights and democracy in U.S.-Cuba policy

Weakened as it is, that pesky embargo is in fact all that remains in this world of tangible support for a return to the rule of law and self-determination for the Cuban people. Those calling for an end to embargo are either naive, have $$ "business interests" $$, or a political agenda favorable to the […]

Another enslaved baseball player escapes Cuba’s slave plantation

Via NBC Sports: Cuban second baseman Andy Ibanez defects to sign with MLB team Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that 21-year-old second baseman Andy Ibanez has defected from Cuba with the intention of signing with an MLB team. Ibanez was the youngest player on Cuba’s World Baseball Classic roster last year and Badler rates him […]

Both the Castro regime and its “dissidents” back the same U.S. political party (any more questions?)

The Castro family's (from Mariela's to Fidel's himself) endorsements of Obama need no elaboration hereabouts--I hope. And now famous Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas has endorsed Democrat Joe Garcia against Republican Carlos Curbelo--to the point of headlining in a TV commercial for the Democratic candidate. And why shouldn't he? Farinas is acting perfectly rationally. Simply follow […]