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  • Gallardo: “…is bad news for an island trying to improve its economy” Sure, till this day there is no market economy...

  • Griffin: In addition to the high suicide rate and low birthrate, Cuba also has the highest abortion rate in the Western hemisphere. Add...

  • asombra: Cubans on the island procreate just fine. They just abort the consequences in record numbers. I will never forget, a few years...

  • asombra: As for Fidel, nice biceps, no? Sheesh. Talk about delusions of hotness.

  • asombra: Even if (repeat, IF) this clearly wet-behind-the-ears NON-CUBAN “Latino” person is writing in good faith (which is...

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1956: We can not forget what happened in Hungary

1956: We can not forget what happened in Hungary http://t.co/rpAtjRgedC via @Scantojr — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) October 23, 2014  

#Cuba #SOS Opposition leaders Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez” & Yris Pérez Aguilera violently arrested

The Castro dictatorship continues violating the human rights of its citizens, and its policy of violence and intimidation against peaceful dissidents. From The Directorio, (my transalation) Placetas, Cuba, 11 de June de 2014. Directorio Democrático Cubano. In early hours this morning, 11 de June de 2014, the opposition leaders Jorge Luis García Pérez "Antunez" and […]

A Venezuela update with Fausta Wertz & Luisa Ravelo

We spoke about Venezuela with Fausta Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog, & Luisa Ravelo, coordinator of RECIVEX- REsistencia CIvil de Venezolanos en elEXterior (Civil Resistance of Venezuelans Abroad) Dallas Chapter.     Wednesday: Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and other US-Latin America issues.....Listen in now at http://t.co/QcuTALFbjM. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) June 4, 2014  

Engagement with Cuba and those “reforms”

Engagement with Cuba, via trade and tourism will create a middle class, which in turn will create the necessary conditions for democracy. In spite of all evidence to the contrary, that mindset is endlessly espoused within articles and comments about Cuba in the media. It seems entrenched doctrine when it comes to U.S. Cuba relations, […]

Some thoughts about Gabriel Garcia-Marquez & Fidel Castro

Victor Triay, author and college professor, joins me for a chat about the Latin American left.   We will also hear from Michael Prada. We will look at the death of Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, the well known author of the Spanish language, who died in Mexico City. My concern is that Mr Garcia-Marquez is another one of […]

“Dialogo” without holding Maduro accountable for the deaths is wrong

(This is my new American Thinker post about Venezuela) There are talks underway in Venezuela, as reported by The Washington Post: "Venezuelan opposition leaders began a late-night meeting with President Nicolás Maduro and his cabinet Thursday in a possible first step toward ending two months of anti-government protests and street clashes that have left at least […]

Carlos Eire discusses Pres Correa’s visit to Yale University

Like many of you, I woke up Friday morning and read Carlos' post about President Correa at Yale University.  We discussed that visit and what it means......please click below and listen to the interview: FRIDAY: Carlos Eire discusses Pres Correa's visit to Yale University.....Listen in now at http://t.co/bO2dNpxOnM. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April […]

1983: Reagan calls the USSR “evil empire”

It's hard to believe but it happened 31 years ago: 1983: Reagan calls the USSR "evil empire" http://t.co/qJE39isLiC — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) March 8, 2014  

Cuba: Dr. Oscar Biscet brutally beaten, arrested – Updated

Dr. Oscar Biscet, physician, winner of numerous human rights awards, including the 2008 Presidential Medal of Freedom, was arrested and brutally beaten earlier today. Just in on Twitter, from Dr. Biscet's wife Elsa Morejon: #Cuba @OscarBiscet fue brutalmente golpeado por policia politica cuando lo arrestaron, desconozco donde esta. @AnaJure_Oficial @CSW_UK — Elsa Morejon (@ElsaMorejon) February […]

Cuban opposition leader Jorge Luis Garcia “Antunez” arrested, whereabouts unknown

While Alfy and other morally compromised individuals are busy making deals with the murderous Castro regime, in Cuba, those who disagree and dare to stand up for their human rights suffer violent repression and arrest. Jorge Luis Garcia "Antunez" along with family members were arrested Wednesday. His whereabouts is unknown at this time. Various posts […]

“Oye compay, que semana”: We talk Cuba with Jorge Ponce!

Jorge Ponce and I looked back at this big "semana" of Cuba news. It started with the handshake, talk of Dr Gross, calls for lifting the embargo, to more of Alberto's posts about human rights violations in the island. Even Elian made the news this week.  Wonder if someone told Elian that his mother died to […]

Obam(ACA)re* Looks A Lot Like CastroCare

ObamaCare architect Zeke Emanuel will now explain to you unwashed dolts exactly why you cannot keep that doctor you have been seeing for years and years, and trust with your medical history, (real) healthcare, and life... Got that, dummies? 1) Because Obama did not say you could have unlimited "choice". Where the Hell did you […]

Nelson Mandela Dies…

South Africa's first black president has died after a long illness. History will remember his life, to be sure. While I appreciate and respect Nelson Mandela's struggles and his being a political prisoner within his own country for a large part of his life, I am not unaware of his post-prison political ideology and all […]

The day that Fidel Castro said: “Yo soy un Marxista Leninista”!

We will celebrate tomorrow that day in 1961 that Fidel Castro made it official: ""I am a Marxist-Leninist and shall be one until the end of my life." He went on to state that, "Marxism or scientific socialism has become the revolutionary movement of the working class." He also noted that communism would be the […]

Marc Masferrer and Cuba getting a seat in the UN Human Rights Council

As you may know, Cuba will now have a seat in the UN Human Rights Council: "China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria won seats Tuesday on the U.N. Human Rights Council, riling independent human rights groups who said their election undermined the rights watchdog’s credibility. The General Assembly elected 14 new members to […]