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Finally, a museum for the victims of communism

Thanks to Carlos Eire for bringing this to our attention yesterday. I wrote something about it over at American Thinker.  You can read it by clicking below Finally, a museum for the victims of communism http://t.co/Ew1noDOzk6 — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) August 26, 2014      

Author Gabriel Garcia-Marquez loved Castro more than the Cuban people

(My new American Thinker post) By any measurement, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez was a literary giant.  He wrote some wonderful books and was hailed as one of the all time greats of Spanish literature. We definitely agree with many of the compliments and obituaries, such as this one from CBC: "Garcia Marquez, who died Thursday at age 87, was […]

Dear President Obama: Why won’t you say something about Dr Gross in Cuba?

My new American Thinker post about Dr Gross in Cuba is here: "We've been following the incredible story of a US citizen sitting in a Cuban jail for no reason at all. We are not suggesting that the US invade Cuba and rescue Dr Gross but a little anger from President Obama may persuade the Castro […]

“Cuba’s American Hostage”, a new post from Fausta Wertz!

Let me say "muy bien" to Fausta Wertz, the editor of Fausta's Blog, for her coverage of Dr Gross in Cuba. This is her latest op-ed and it is good: In June, 2001, Cuban spies Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González, and René González (known as the Cuban Five or the Miami Five) were […]

What’s wrong with undermining a tyranny?

Earlier today, I added my thoughts to The Washington Post editorial that Alberto de la Cruz commented on. These are some of the points that I made: "There is nothing wrong with the US trying "undermine tyranny," such as the one in Cuba. Have people forgotten that Cuba is still a communist dictatorship? Or that […]

Cuba today with Joao Cerqueira (author) & Orestes Matacena (filmmaker)

Joao Cerqueira is from Portugal and the author of "The Tragedy of Fidel Castro", a satire about the Cuban dictator.  Joao took an interest in Cuba years ago and now recognizes that it is a corrupt dictatorship.  This is a view that you don't often get in the US media. Orestes Matachena is a Cuban-American […]

“Los jovenes” are the face of the anti-Maduro movement

My new American Thinker post about young people and Venezuela: "Over the last month, I've seen pictures and videos about the demonstrations in Venezuela.  I am really impressed by the young people, from students to professionals to parents with small children. Just saw the story of Juan Requesens, a student who is the middle of […]

Maduro cracking heads and Obama “en otro planeta”

My new American Thinker post today discussed the growing government crackdown in Venezuela.....here is a portion of it: "Mr Maduro is banking on two things: 1)  The shameful indifference of so many other Latin American countries. The latest player in this shameful game of indifference is the president of Chile who said in a press […]

“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 […]

(Lo que uno aprende en The NY Times): “Glimmers of Tolerance for Voices of Dissent”!

According to The NY Times, change is happening in Cuba:  "Within Cuba’s Revolution, Glimmers of Tolerance for Voices of Dissent" "Glasnost it is not, say Cuban intellectuals and analysts. But glimpses of candor in the official news media and audacious criticism from people who, publicly at least, support the revolution suggest widening tolerance of a […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Venezuela: The land of “shortstops” & Miss Universe winners

As we've posted often in blog, Venezuela is an important neighbor in disarray. In other words, "the cubanization of Venezuela" is a sad thing to watch. It's really horrible for those of us who know where "cubanization" leads to! Our friends in Venezuela take a break from their crazy politics and shortages of everything by […]

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 […]

Too Close To Home

With its balmy, tropical climate, warm sandy beaches and swaying palms, South Florida has become the next best thing to Cuba for Cuban exiles. It’s the closest place to home here in the continental United States. But, sometimes it can get a bit too close to home for my taste. Up in Palm Beach County, […]