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  • Griffin: You’re brother got the better haircut. ; ) Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours.

  • TWFKAP: Amen. Thank G-d for this country.

  • Rayarena: Of course, Ernesto Londoño whom as we all know is currently in Cuba and was tweeting about his wonderful visit to Granma...

  • La Conchita: ….and “the people” of Cuba, Geeee, I wonder what “people” they’re talking about?

  • Rayarena: Take a few days off DGI eavesdroppers! (Ernesto Londoño’s already securely in the bag!)–ROTFLMAO!

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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  

“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 […]

“La injusticia del Sr Gross”: Another wife wants her husband released from Cuba’s prisons!

As I wrote recently on American Thinker, who is protecting US citizens abroad these days?    North Korea, Iran and Cuba are the 3 countries holding US citizens for bogus reasons. The case of Allan Gross is simply appalling.      What is this man guilty of?   Nothing!!!!! He has been "left behind" as […]

Alan Gross’ Wife Fights For Release Of Husband Jailed In Cuba

Alan Gross' wife Judy was on FOX News this afternoon where they highlighted a letter to Obama that Gross himself recently wrote asking Obama to get involved in securing his release. Don't hold your breath... Watch the latest video at video.latino.foxnews.com

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 […]

Lack Of Civil Liberties For Afro-Cubans In Cuba Today

My good friend Silvio Canto asked me yesterday to do a radio show on the hunger strike of Cuban dissident “El Critico del Arte,” and on the letter published in the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson in support of the Afro-Cuban dissidents in Cuba.   My first reaction to Silvio’s […]

Watching a documentary about Hungary ’56 reminded me of our Cuban experience

We Cubans have a special place in our hearts for anyone who stood up to communism. A few days ago, I had a chance to see a documentary about Hungary 1956.  It was the the story of Soviet tanks crushing the democratic aspirations of the people of Hungary. It made me think of Cuba:  the […]

A few thoughts about Che

Our friend Humberto Fontova posted a great story about Che. I loved that he referred to Che as a "....cowardly, murdering swine...." Thumbs up to Humberto for one of the very best descriptions that I've ever heard of that swine named Che! I sent my sons, nieces and other young friends a copy of the […]

The Ladies in White win the Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The 2013 Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent Awarded to Ali Ferzat, Park Sang Hak, and the Ladies in White NEW YORK (May 3, 2012)- The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) today announced the recipients of the Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent. The 2013 laureates are: Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat, North Korean […]

New Cuba Sage: “I done turned Havana into Atlanta”

Last week it was the tale of two black women in Cuba. This week it's the tale of two rappers. Well, that was fast, huh? You wrote a real good rap song, real good rap song, Jay-Z. It's all about his trip to Cuba and his transforming and enlightening experiences there. Must've wrote it on […]

A man of honor

There are few men and women who will risk everything to be free. Vladimir Bukovsky, Soviet dissident, who turned 70 last Sunday, is one of those. Our own brothers and sisters in Cuba who oppose tyranny, living or killed by the regime are our modern day Bukovskys, Solzhenitzyns, Sakharovs, and Sharanskys in Cuba. We need many […]

Remembering Laura Pollan and the Ladies in White

Laura, in her own words on why the Ladies in White are out on the street, "We cannot allow our men, our families to be destroyed. We cannot allow them to die in prison." I will always remember Laura Pollan. This inspiring lady, wife, mother, and teacher, never imagined that she would become a political […]

Imprisoned Ladies in White Sonia Garro Receiving Death Threats

Prayers for Sonia Garro's health and safety... Sonia Garro, a female pro-democracy activist and member of the Ladies in White, was imprisoned on March 18th of this year. According to Garro's sister, she has been receiving numerous death threats at the women's prison of "El Guatao", where she remains incarcerated without charges or trial. She […]

A remarkable victory for the Cuban democracy movement

Cuban pro-democracy leaders Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello, Jorge Luis García Pérez "Antunez", and 26 others, faced off with the repressive Castro machine and won. Capitol Hill Cubans: A Victory for the Hunger Strikers  The Castro regime has just released Cuban pro-democracy activist Jorge Vazquez Chaviano, whose unjust prison term had ended over a week ago. […]