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Reports from Cuba: What the Soviet Union left Cubans

By Ivan Garcia: What the Soviet Union Left Cubans To this day, in the universal history books in junior high or high schools in Cuba, the Soviet theme is handled with kid gloves. They recall its founding father Vladimir Illych Lenin, the epic of the Second World War with its 20 million dead (old data, […]

How U.S. diplomats let a Venezuelan narco-general get away

Roger Noriega in Foreign Policy: Dozing U.S. Diplomats Let Venezuelan Narco-General Slip Away Although a retired Venezuelan general and confidante of President Nicolás Maduro just managed to evade U.S. extradition to face drug smuggling charges, the unsealed indictment in his case reveals that U.S. prosecutors have gathered compelling evidence of widespread criminality at the highest […]

21st Century Socialism is for the birds, literally and figuratively

Garrincha in El Nuevo Herald:

Jesse Ventura “falls to pieces” when Fidel Castro “looks into his eyes.”

"Fidel Castro looked into my eyes and told me I was a man of great courage....Maybe he (Castro) saw a little of him in me.”

Rep. Joe Garcia’s (D-FL) two-handed approach to Cuba: Dissidents with one hand, cash from Castro supporters with other hand

South Florida journalist and blogger Elaine de Valle takes on the hypocritical and shamelessly duplicitous U.S. Representative Joe Garcia (D-FL), South Florida's 26th district's earwax eating, communism celebrating, clown of a congressman. Via Political Cortadito: What hypocrite Joe Garcia didn’t tell Cuban dissident he met Que cara mas dura tiene Congressman Joe Garcia. Loosely translated, […]

Brain teaser of the day: Ivy League Cuba “expert” interviewed by CNN. Guess how it goes.

Ay! Nothing new here.  This is but another example of the  bias of the vast majority of articles on Cuba and of the  "expert" opinions constantly cited by the mainstream media. The interview appears in Fareed Zakaria's GPS web site and was conducted by one of his interns, Kevin O'Donnell. CNN's interview with Professor Jorge […]

Photo of the Day – Senators Rubio and Menendez meet with prominent Cuban dissident

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: Today, Cuban democracy leader, Yris Perez Aguilera, wife of former political prisoner, Jorge Luis Garcia Perez "Antunez," was received by U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Is Obama’s Justice Dept. afraid of what it might uncover while investigating the smears against Senator Menendez and Dr. Melgen?

Senator Menendez' crony Dr Salomon Melgen schmoozing at a Democratic fundraiser "When women kiss it always reminds me of prize fighters shaking hands." (H. L. Mencken) Or maybe Democrats shaking hands... "The true goal was to knock down Senator Menéndez,” Melgen told Oscar Haza. “First, that he not be re-elected, and second that he not […]

Prominent black Cuban dissident asks the Congressional Black Caucus to stop supporting the apartheid Castro dictatorship

Mike Gonzalez in The Daily Signal: Cuban Dissident to Congressional Black Caucus: Stop Helping the Dictatorship Cuban dissident Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera personifies courage. The petite Afro-Cuban dissident has suffered beatings, imprisonment and sexual harassment at the hands of Raul Castro’s goons in Cuba. And yet she was in Washington Wednesdaycalling for world support for […]

En la fuacata!: Argentina stiffs creditors again

  Every night on the 1950's Cuban radio show "La tremenda corte" the character of Tres Patines would cry out "A la reja!" (Goin' behind bars!) . Tres Patines knew he was guilty as hell and that he deserved imprisonment, and even though he always argued for his innocence, he only did so to irk […]

Independent journalist from Cuba come to Miami for training

Juan Tamayo in The Miami Herald: Independent Cuban journalists in Miami for training The independent journalists are learning how to use smart phones and social media to do their work. The nine independent Cuban journalists said that authorities have detained them a total of more than 400 times, usually for reporting news that the Cuban […]

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Reports from Cuba’s Venezuela: And one more thing on the Carvajal affair

Via The Devil's Excrement: And One More Thing…On The Carvajal Affair So, The Netherlands invoked an article nobody had referred to in the whole affair, to release Hugo Carvajal on Sunday evening. Basically what the Netherlands said was that Art. 13 of the Vienna Convention allows for a Consul named but not accepted to temporarily assume […]

Reports from Cuba: Days to turn off the TV

By Yoani Sanchez: Days to Turn Off the TV There are days when it’s better not to turn on the TV. Right now, just pushing a button can dump us in an avalanche of official propaganda for the birthdays of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. From July 28 to August 13, the boring national programming will […]

Cuba-Russia propaganda returns to its Cold War roots

Lt. Col. Chris Simmos (Ret.) in Cuba Confidential: Cuba-Russia Propaganda Returns to Cold War Roots Last week, the blog “Cuba Inside the World” posted a feature titled “Ex CIA double agent to RT: US AID is a front for U.S. intelligence.”  However, upon reading the story, one learns that the “ex CIA agent” is none other […]