You will not like Cuba: Media hype sells product that does not exist

Luis Ball in PanAm Post:

You Will Not Like Cuba

Media Hype Sells Product That Does Not Exist
Behind the intense propaganda, Cuba is nothing more than a country in ruins.

During the early days after the fall of the Berlin Wall, several national media outlets in the United States published articles referring to East Germany as “the most advanced of the Eastern European economies,” vaunting its bright future after communism as the country, we were told, possessed “advanced industries” in optics and a highly productive workforce. Soon afterwards it became clear that the authors of these articles had foolishly believed the lies spread by Communist East Germany’s vaunted propaganda machine.

The reality was starkly different. East German factories were only good to be used as scrap metal for the modern smelters of West German industrial giants such as Krupp or Thyssen. There was zero advanced technology in East Germany; the country’s infrastructure was comparable to that of a poor Third-World nation; the pollution of the cities was terrifying; and most of the countryside had turned into a giant hazardous waste dump.

Twenty five years later, East Germany remains poorer than the western side of the country, which never lived under communism. It will probably take another 25 years before the damage caused by decades of rule by a thuggish, murderous, totalitarian communist clique can be fully reversed.


Reading Time and Newsweek magazines a few weeks ago, I was surprised to see the East German case magnified by a factor of 10. These reporters would have us believe that Cuba is a paradise waiting to be discovered. Their articles are full of quotes from Cubans who praise their country and speak wonders of the changes to come.

Unfortunately, these same articles forget to mention that Cuba’s version of the Stasi, the feared G2, has not been dismantled and that, unlike Germany in 1989, the Communist Party regime is still in power. Can one truly believe these stories from people quoted by name by US journalists visiting the island?

The truth is that Cuba today is the poorest country in the Americas, poorer than Haiti. Its per-capita income is less than that of Honduras, the small Central American country that has the world’s highest murder rate. Cubans today would be suffering from mass starvation if the country were not receiving upwards of US$7 billion per year from their allies in the Venezuelan government.

Cuba manufactures nothing and produces nothing, except cigars and small quantities of rum. Its once vaunted sugar industry, the world’s largest before the communist takeover, has been completely destroyed, to the extent that Cuba has become a net importer of sugar. There is not even enough sugar produced in Cuba for its own meager, and rationed, domestic consumption.

The happy tourist that arrives in this paradise being promoted by all the main media outlets in the United States will find the world’s highest concentration of prostitutes, as women are forced to sell their bodies to live a better life and obtain precious hard currency. They will find no toy stores, no supermarkets, no hardware stores and, of course, no jewelry stores.

It is not because Cuba was such a backward country before the revolution that none of this exists. On the contrary, Cuba had more modern supermarkets relative to its population than the United States in 1958, as it had great department stores and world famous jewelers. None of this will be evident to the tourist however.

Read the entire article HERE.

Note to UNESCO: Comandante Ernesto “Che” Guevara is still dead

It is amazing – if not nauseating – how the “intelligentsia” continues to revere and idolize a murderous and psychotic pig like Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Note to UNESCO: Comandante Ernesto “Che” Guevara is Still Dead

Unfortunately, the United Nations is trying to promote his ideology using U.S. tax dollars

Ideas have consequences and those ideas are sometimes represented by iconic images. This is the case with the image of Ernesto “Che” Guevara and the philosophy of political action that he advocated and that others seek to emulate.  His claim to fame was the role he played along with Fidel and Raul Castro in installing a totalitarian communist regime in Cuba and attempting to spread this model using violent means in Africa and Latin America. Guevara was executed  summarily on October 9, 1967 in La Higuera, Bolivia after he and his band of guerrillas were captured trying to overthrow the government there and install a Castro style regime. His is a legacy of blood and terror that should be lamented not celebrated.

However the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) doesn’t see it that way and decided on June 18, 2013 to add “The Life and Works of Che Guevara” to the World Registrar. UNESCO is providing funds to preserve Che Guevara’s papers. Guevara in addition to promoting communist ideology, is best known as an advocate for guerrilla warfare who viewed terrorism as a legitimate method of struggle against an enemy. U.S. tax dollars are paying for some of this. As the world threatens to spiral down into more extreme violence, perhaps one should consider some of the messages UNESCO and U.S. tax dollars are paying for in promoting the writings of Mr. Guevara. The website I Hate the Media compiled ten quotes that reflect the overall thinking and legacy of the Argentine communist revolutionary.

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Reports from Cuba: Black Woman: Double or triple discrimination?

By Laritza Diversent in Translating Cuba:

Black Woman: Double or Triple Discrimination?
The regime opponents Sonia Garro and Mercedes Fresneda bear the marks of beatings from Castro regime mobs.

Diario de Cuba, Laritza Diversent, Havana, 31 July 2015 —In Cuba there is a myth that says that there is no racism here because “all the races and cultures melded together forever in a happy synthesis.”

Nonetheless, in reality, invisibility is on the rise, and a concept of “racial democracies” is maintained.

The invisibility of Afro-descendants’ poverty, along with enduring stereotypes and prejudices, contributes to the perpetuation of historic situations of segregation and exclusion, racism, and racial discrimination. Afro-descendant women, in particular, face major obstacles to the enjoyment and exercise of their rights, be these civil, political, economic, social, or cultural.

Official statistics state that men and women of African heritage on the Island constitute a minority. However, the general perception is that the official information does not reflect reality insofar as the ratio of races is concerned.

In the 2002 Census, the Cuban population was tabulated at 11,177,743 inhabitants. Of these, 65% were categorized as white, 10.1% as black, and 24.9% as mixed-race. In 2012, there was a reduction in the number of blacks: 9% men, and 8% women. The State admits that this tendency towards reduction can be traced back to 1981, when blacks made up 12% of the population. Presently, they comprise 9.26%.

As of today there is no official information to explain this trend. There are various potential reasons. The first is related to self-identification. There is no “Afro-descendant” option as a Census category, nor are questions asked that would identify the heritage and ethnic membership of the Afro-descendant population.

Official data do not distinguish between ethnicity and race. They are focused on personal identification, based on “skin color,” which provokes social inequalities.

The data-collectors operate totally according to their own judgment, and without surveying the interviewees, because they consider the question of little importance, or “offensive.” What they do not realize is the impact of skin color on the answers.

Meanwhile, the State does not provide public education and consciousness-raising about the categories, which would promote correct self-identification on the part of Afro-descendants, nor does it sensitize the data-collectors about this subject.

Regarding skin color, the Census provides information only as it pertains to gender, age, marital status, residential zone, and working vs. retirement age.

It is impossible to know from the data of the last Census what percentage of professionals in the country are black, and in what region, provinces, municipalities and neighborhoods they are concentrated.

Statistics are fundamental. They paint a picture of the situation and are a way to discern one group among others. Data facilitate the design and adoption of public policies that take into account concrete needs. Without reliable data, without indicators and periodic measurements, it is impossible to make political decisions geared to confronting the problem of discrimination.

The current trend is for the mixed-race population to increase. Between 1981 and 2012, this segment grew by 4.62%, while the black population decreased by 2.74%, and the white by 1.88%

Racial Profiling

How can we identify racial profiling and bias in the criminal-justice system that persist in practice and directly affects the Afro-descendant population, such as the mechanism for selective and discretionary detention and investigation? And how can we develop strategies to eliminate it?

The practice of racial profiling, or the establishment of racial profiles as a “repressive action,” is adopted for supposed reasons of security or public protection, and is based on stereotypes of race, color, ethnicity, language, heritage, religion, nationality or place of birth, or a combination of these factors—and not on objective suspicions. This practice tends to single out in a discriminatory manner individuals or groups who meet erroneous criteria for propensity to certain types of criminal behavior by people with certain characteristics.

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Nightmare on Saw Mill Road: I had the chance to kill Raul Castro, but failed

"Historic" murder weapon
“Historic” murder weapon

Sorry, this is not a news story.

This post is about a nightmare I had last night, after I uploaded that essay about Raul Castro at the United Nations.

It was an awful dream.  Interpret it as you wish.  Dreams are a source of infinite information.

So, I suddenly find myself in a small house, somewhere.  Raul Castro is there, in a narrow hallway, and he is surrounded by bodyguards.

He’s dressed in a black suit, not his military garb.  It looks like the suit he wore at the U. N.

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Why are you trying to kill me?

I feel an uncontrollable urge to kill the bastard, but realize I have no weapons.  So, I grab a suitcase — the only object in the hallway — and I start smashing it against Raul’s head repeatedly, with as much force as I can muster.  The suitcase has a very hard exterior, and it looks like some Samsonite product from the early 1960’s.

Raul acts like all the bullies I fought in real life, back in elementary school in Havana.  He starts whimpering and cowering, trying to block my blows with his hands, weakly.

No matter how hard I hit him with the suitcase, his skull refuses to crack open.  He doesn’t even get a bump on the head — not a single chichón — and blow after blow, he just whimpers, giving me  a pathetic look, like some lamb who doesn’t understand why it’s being slaughtered.  His bodyguards do nothing to stop me, but the suitcase keeps getting flimsier and flimsier, like it’s turning into cardboard.

So, I stop hitting him and run away.  Then his bodyguards begin to pursue me through a cityscape that looks a lot like some of the humbler neighborhoods of Miami.

Before Raul’s thugs can catch me, I wake up.  Surprise!  It was only a dream.  I feel relieved I’m not about to be tortured and killed by Raul’s bodyguards.

It was very, very real.  Hyper-realistic.  You know the kind of dream I’m talking about.  When you wake up, you are astonished that you are in bed and that it was only a dream.

There you have it.  I tried to assassinate Raul with a suitcase from the past, and he escapes unharmed — a single suitcase, which is all that we “historic” exiles were allowed to bring out of Cuba.  The suitcase was dark green, like the skin on some iguanas.

Interpret away, brothers and sisters.  Interpret, if you can or care to do so.

“Thou shalt not kill.”  “Love thine enemies.”  “Pray for your enemies.”   Tough commands.  Very tough.

I need to find a drunken priest, so I can confess my sin of attempted murder, and the sin of feeling such frustration as each blow I delivered to Raul’s head just made the intended murder weapon weaker and weaker.  I failed, and hated myself for failing, not for trying to murder Raul.

Only a drunken priest is likely to understand sins committed in dreams.

Miserere mei, Domine, Cubanus sum.


An interview with Tania Bruguera: ‘Cuba needs massive civic literacy in the streets’

An interview of Cuban dissident artist Tania Bruguera by Joan Antoni Guerrero Val in Diario de Cuba (translation by Translating Cuba):

Tania Bruguera: “Cuba needs massive civic literacy in the streets”

After being held in the country for eight months by the regime, in punishment for attempting to bring her performance Tatlin’s Whisper to the Plaza of the Revolution, Tania Bruguera refuses to give in. She recognizes that even when she was put in the cells at Vivac with Cuba’s repressive machinery fuming to put an end to her freedom of expression, she was happy because she felt herself to be free. She acted according to her principles, despite any action the regime took against her.

In a conversation with Diario de Cuba from New York, the artist recounts these days, speaks about the present and future of Cuba, and considers that the Cuban people have a lot to learn: “We need to help people to understand the happiness produced by things you believe in.”

After eight months in Cuba, what are the lessons you take away from everything that happened? 

I’m still processing a lot of things. I learned that the image of the Revolution is one thing and how it is sustained is something else all together. There is an extraordinary dichotomy between the image of the Revolution and living with it. I also learned that the words we use, such as “solidarity” and “camaraderie,” have lost all meaning. The Revolution has used them indiscriminately and they have been emptied of their emotional functionality, in terms of humanism and activism.

And what meaning have these words taken under the current system?

I think I had the good fortune to understand solidarity and camaraderie: to believe in the truth of your own principles. In Cuba, we spend our lives saying slogans that we repeat and that have no meaning. They are like a rhetorical construction. They are not even constructions to call to action, in fact they don’t want you to really think about them.

What did the attempt to stage Tatlin’s Whisper in the Plaza of the Revolution teach you?

In this work I’ve done nothing more, and it what I am most satisfied with, that it presents a revolutionary ethic and attitude. I have activated all the concepts and slogans to become part of history, the whole idea of having principles, everything they tell us that, in reality, they don’t let us act on.

In this sense I learned that words are not actions. We Cubans have the right to participate in the history of Cuba. It is a right that has been taken by the Government. This learning is a personal process all Cubans pass through.

What brought about the change?

I came to Cuba knowing what freedom is because I live in freedom. At the beginning, when I left Cuba, it was a huge lie. Because on leaving Cuba everything is a lie: you have to lie about your feelings, your ideas, lie about what you really want in life.

To speak the truth in Cuba is dangerous. It cost me great personal labor and great discipline to understand the value of truth, of experiencing saying it. I still have to be careful, although I have spent hears being a person who doesn’t lie and talking to people who don’t lie.

Because of this I stopped talking to State Security agents. I would like it if people in Cuba could experience how good it feels when you are doing things you believe in, being honest, speaking the truth for once in your life.

Was it difficult being in jail?

It was very difficult, but at the same time I had no problem because I had a much stronger sense of happiness because I said what I thought instead of what they tried to make me do. It is a very rare thing. I learned that injustice has a physical manifestation. You feel it in your body. So I believe that the Cuban body is numbed by the injustice it has had to bear for years. The blood is numb, it is something that is passed down from parents to children. Fear in Cuba is in the social DNA and that is what we must eliminate.

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Che Guevara’s Death Anniversary–(It was 48 years ago today, Sergeant Teran taught Che Guevara to play: “what goes around comes around.”)


Forty eight years ago today, Ernesto “Che” Guevara got a major dose of his own medicine. Without trial he was declared a murderer, stood against a wall and shot. If the saying “What goes around comes around” ever fit, it’s here.

For many the questions remains: how did such an incurable doofus, sadist and  epic idiot attain such iconic status?


The answer is that this psychotic and thoroughly unimposing vagrant named Ernesto Guevara de la Serna y Lynch had the magnificent fortune of linking up with modern history’s top press agent, Fidel Castro, who — from the New York Times’ Herbert Matthews in 1957, through CBS’ Ed Murrow in 1959 to CBS’ Dan Rather, to ABC’s Barbara Walters, to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell more recently — always had the mainstream media anxiously scurrying to his every beck and call and eating out of his hand like trained pigeons.

Had Ernesto Guevara not linked up with Raul and Fidel Castro in Mexico city that fateful summer of 1955 — had he not linked up with a Cuban exile named Nico Lopez in Guatemala the year before who later introduced him to Raul and Fidel Castro in Mexico City — everything points to Ernesto continuing his life of a traveling hobo, panhandling, mooching off women, staying in flophouses and scribbling unreadable poetry.

Che’s image is particularly ubiquitous on college campuses. But in the wrong places. He belongs in the marketing, PR and advertising departments. His lessons and history are fascinating and valuable, but only in light of P.T. Barnum. One born every minute, Mr. Barnum? If only you’d lived to see the Che phenomenon. Actually, ten are born every second.


His pathetic whimpering while dropping his fully-loaded weapons as two Bolivian soldiers approached him on Oct. 8 1967 (“Don’t shoot!” I’m Che!” I’m worth more to you alive than dead!”) proves that this cowardly, murdering swine was unfit to carry his victims’ slop buckets.



Despite Obama’s amorous advances, Cuba’s Castro regime remains a prime enemy of the U.S.

They say love is blind. And in the case of Obama’s unbridled love for Cuba’s notoriously repressive apartheid Castro regime, it is also blind to the millions oppressed, the tens of thousands viciously murdered, the despicable apartheid, and the Castro dictatorship’s never-ending threat to U.S. national security.

Ana Quintana in Newsday:

Raul Castro’s demands for Gitmo plus reparations show Cuba still a prime enemy!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/display_600/image.jpg

Late last month, Cuban President Raul Castro stood before the U.N. General Assembly to berate the U.S. and demand a host of concessions from Washington.

Topping his list of demands was America returning Guantanamo Bay to Cuban control and paying reparations for its decades-long trade embargo against the regime.

Neither demand is reasonable, much less in America’s national interests.

Guantanamo rightfully belongs to the U.S. Legally, the terms of America’s lease are indisputable.

At the conclusion of the Spanish-American War, the U.S. Congress passed the Platt Amendment. The legislation required the U.S. to ensure Cuba’s freedom and stipulated that, in exchange, Cuba must “sell or lease to the United States the lands necessary for coaling or naval stations.” The benefits of this arrangement were not lost on the Cuban government. A 1902 amendment to their constitution reflected as much, and one year later, the U.S. leased the current location of the naval base.


The strategic value of having a neighbor free from Spanish rule and agreeable to facilitating the regional operations of the U.S. Navy was undeniable. And it remains undeniable today.

Arguments supporting reparations for the Cuban government are ill-founded as well. The trade embargo was imposed in response to Fidel Castro’s illegal nationalization of American assets then worth $1.8 billion. Decades later, the almost 6,000 claims certified by the U.S. Department of Justice are valued at over $7 billion.

This figure does not include the property confiscated from hundreds of thousands of Cubans before and after they were forced to leave Cuba by the Castro regime.

The embargo cannot legally be lifted until the claims issue is resolved. Havana’s counterclaim for damages suffered as a result of their initial malfeasance is asinine.

Unfortunately the Obama administration has chosen to unilaterally “normalize” relations with this regime, the last vestige of Cold War communism.

Read it all HERE.

Frightful insult to reason: King Raul at the U.N.


Some essays need no introduction.

From BPR Bizpac review:

Raul Castro rallies corrupt leaders at United Nations

John R. Smith

Let’s see if I’ve got this right. Cuba’s Castro boys, Raul and Fidel, have caused one of the most corrupt and disastrous failures any country has ever experienced in history. Yet, we are treated recently to Raul’s speech at the United Nations where he criticized the way some of the world’s most successful countries operate. Sort of like the street gang drug dealer criticizing a productive, self-sufficient family.

Raul’s an odd little guy who looks and acts a lot like Tim Conway’s comedy character, Mr. Tudball. This tinhorn banana republic dictator told the U.N. General Assembly that Western nations’ imperialism is the root of all human rights evils in today’s world. On cue, most of the kumbaya African leaders in their funny dictator hats expressed joy at Castro’s “statesmanlike” comments, joining a few Latin American socialist dictators in a standing ovation. Picture a pack of losers at an Occupy Wall Street rally, warmly clapping at the words of some self-important, radical derelict who lives off the donations of socialist billionaires.

What an amusing, living-the-lie performance Castro gave. This hardline communist despot criticized Western nations for “aggression and interference in the internal affairs of (countries) and the ousting of sovereign governments by force.” Pardon me for interrupting, but that is precisely what Raul and drug dealing Bro Fidel did when they forced a bloody, revolutionary coup in Cuba. U.N. functionaries would do well to remember that Raul acted as an executioner during the Cuban revolution, as well as after his brother took power. He was known for his ruthlessness and brutality. Years later, he suggested that his nickname should be “Raúl the Terrible” for his role in hundreds of killings.

But all is forgiven by the U.N. leaders, some of whom are as guilty of crimes as the Castros. Yes, Raul and the U.N. fit together like a hand in a glove, working hard to erode the values that have made America the most successful country in history. In fact, if you want to gauge the true worth of any politician, ask him or her their opinion of the United Nations. The answer will speak volumes about their political core beliefs.

The one thing that Castro was right about in his speech was his charge that the U.N. is merely an “illusion” when it comes to the promises in its charter to promote justice and human rights. But, for Raul, everybody else is wrong except him and his buddies in the Latin American leftist leaders club. Neither the United Nations nor Raul Castro have ever allowed truth to govern their political actions.

Castro is an ugly reminder that evil people still wield destructive power in this world, and that others who claim to be well-intentioned continue to empower them.

Bonus Section:  Photos of normal human beings reacting to the sight of Raul on his U.N. Throne:








Obama’s normalizing of relations with Cuba’s dictatorship leads to escalation in repression on the island

Nat Hentoff at the Cato Institute:

Normalizing U.S. Relations with Cuba Leads to Escalation in Repression of Cuban Dissidents Dec. 10, 2014, the Cuban government marked the 64th anniversary of international Human Rights Day with sweeping nationwide arrests of pro-democracy dissidents. One week later, on Dec. 17, President Obama announced that the United States and Cuba had agreed to begin the process of normalizing relations.

The agreement, reached after 18 months of negotiations, included plans to reopen the U.S. and Cuban embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C., and a promise by President Obama to advocate for an end to the economic embargo of Cuba. In exchange, Cuba released 53 political prisoners on a list presented by the U.S. negotiators.

The Cuban government’s response at each stage in the process of reconciliation has been a steady escalation in the arbitrary harassment, abuse, arrest and detention of Cuba’s pro-democracy dissidents.

Human Rights Watch reports that “the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) — an independent group the (Cuban) government views as illegal — received over 7,188 reports of arbitrary detentions from January through August 2014, a sharp increase from approximately 2,900 in 2013 and 1,100 in 2010 during the same time period.”

Before CCDHRN’s blog stopped being updated in June, its monthly arrest reports reflected that Cuban security police had made over 2,000 detentions for peaceful political activity since President Obama announced the normalization of relations in December 2014.

“Detention is often used pre-emptively to prevent individuals from participating in peaceful marches or meetings to discuss politics,” Human Rights Watch noted in its 2015 report on Cuba. “Other repressive tactics employed by the government include beatings, public acts of shaming, and the termination of employment.”

Yilenni Aguilera Santos is a member of the Damas de Blanco (“Ladies in White”) protest movement, a group of wives and family members of former and current political prisoners. On June 22, 2014, she reported suffering a miscarriage following a severe beating by Cuban security police during her detention in Holguin.

On Sept. 27, 2015, the website Diario de Cuba reported that the 21-year-old daughter of Damas de Blanco member Daisy Basulto was arrested, violently stripped, forced to urinate in front of police officers and then held in a cell at a police station in Cotorro, where she was exposed to a toxic chemical that made her ill.

The Cuban government prides itself on the excellence of its free nationwide healthcare system. But it maintains an “overcrowded,” “unhygienic” prison system, where “unhealthy conditions lead to extensive malnutrition and illness,” according to Human Rights Watch. Inmates “who criticize the government, or engage in hunger strikes and other forms of protest, are subjected to extended solitary confinement, beatings, restrictions on family visits, and denial of medical care.”

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Reports from Cuba: Children without milk

Boris Gonzalez in Translating Cuba:

Children Without Milk

14ymedio, Boris Gonazales, 7 October 2015 – My son will be seven years old this Thursday, October 8. For decades, seven has been the age chosen by Fidel Alejandro Castro and maintained by his brother Raul Modesto for Cubans to stop drinking milk.

Every ten days a Cuban child under age 7 receives 2.2 pounds of powdered milk for the price of 2.50 in Cuban pesos, about 10 cents in US dollars. The minimum Cuban wage is around $10 a month, and the average is about $18 a month, and however prices are adjusted for markets around the world, you can see it would be impossible for a Cuban worker. In Spain and Brazil it is possible to buy a quart of milk for the equivalent of $0.70 on the US dollar, but such a figure approaches a day’s wages for a Cuban teacher.

Outside this milk quota received by my son, which he shares with his older sister, Cubans who want to drink milk or give it to their children or parents, have to buy it in the market in dollars. But there the price of milk far exceeds what is charged for children under seven, and also exceeds what it costs in most markets in the world. More than four times what it costs abroad, and a quarter of the Cuban minimum monthly wage. The milk sold at such a price is often already expired on the shelves. As of age seven, not even Cuban children can drink milk, nor will they be able to do so for the rest of their lives.

The times of White Udder are past, she was a cow with a tumor and the attention of one no less damaging than Fidel A. Castro. In the ‘80s she broke the world record for the most milk produced in a day. They say the comandante paid filial attention to the beast, making her into a star of articles, documentaries, frequent visits from specialists from around the world and, according to a computer engineer who emigrated, it was an honor in those years to be invited by Fidel A. Castro to toast with a glass of milk from those diseased udders.

It is known that the comandante’s passions were, for decades, objects of national worship. The Yankees were hated until last 17 December, Celia Sanchez was the truest flower, PPG – a pill to regulate cholesterol – came to rub shoulders with the rest of the national symbols, and five spies charged with involvement in murder were made into heroes.

Aside from delirium, to exalt the Cuban dairy industry was a propaganda move. The Revolution had triumphed, among other things, to bring a glass of milk to every child and one cow was enough to meet this ambitious goal, according to the logic offered by the Party leader. If we consider that the Communist organization emphasized greed more than bringing together members who believed in the supposed aims of the Revolution, we can understand why this particular heroine is stuffed in a livestock research institute like Lenin in his mausoleum.

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Sting, the Anti-Apartheid Human Rights Activist, is anxious to upstage Anti-Apartheid Rolling Stones with first performance in Stalinist/Apartheid Cuba


According to source Dominic Miller, who long played back-up for Sting, the ex-Policeman is very anxious to scurry into Cuba and beat The Rolling Stones to their performance in Havana reportedly set for March 2016.


Sting is world renown as a “Human-Rights activist,” penning the song “They Dance Alone” to dramatize and popularize the cruelty of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship and the murders and tortures it supposedly visited upon innocent people.


Sting was also a headline act for 1988’s “Free Nelson Mandela” concert in Wembley Stadium which was broadcast to 67 countries to an audience of 600 million. (no word on whether black victims of the Castro Dynasty’s Stalinist-Apartheid regime, Oscar Biscet, Sonia Garro, Esusebio Peñalver, Orlando Zapata, Antúnez, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc…..tuned in.)



This concert-extravaganza for the convicted (by a an independent judiciary during a trial hosting multifarious international observers) Communist/terrorist was also hailed internationally as “Freedomfest,” “Free Nelson Mandela Concert” and “Mandela Day.” Throughout the concert/extravaganza the indignant performers and crowd hysterically denounced the cruelty of Botha’s Apartheid government in South Africa and the horrors it visited upon innocent people.


If these Havana concerts come to pass, the Human-Rights activists and peace-niks (Sting and the Rolling Stones) will help enrich a military dictatorship (the Castro dynasty’s) that jailed and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s during the Great Terror (including the world’s longest-suffering black political prisoners,) murdered more Cubans in it’s first three years in power than Hitler’s murdered Germans during his first six–and craved to start a worldwide nuclear war which would have incinerated tens of millions of innocent people.

Above items fully-documented here.



Inside Cuba’s ‘World-Class’ hospitals: What the Castro regime doesn’t want you to see

By Belen Marty in PanAm Post:

Inside the Cuban Hospitals That Castro Doesn’t Want Tourists to See

Island’s “World-Class” Health Care Is a Myth Wrapped in Propaganda
The reality of the Cuban health-care system is far from the paradise promoted on billboards.

By the time I climbed the steps of the emergency room entrance in San Miguel, Havana, I could already tell that the supposed first-class health care provided in Cuba was a myth. Hospitals in the island’s capital are literally falling apart.

Friends told me to dress “like a Cuban” and not to speak while inside, since my Argentinean accent would give me away the moment I said hello. A member of the opposition Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU) party came along to guide me in my journey to the core of communist-style medicine.

We entered the hospital at 10 p.m. on an ordinary Saturday night in September. Three out of the hospital’s four stories were closed. Only the ER was operational.

“We have been waiting for an ambulance for four hours,” yelled a man wearing green scrubs, who seemed to be a doctor. I sat on one of the four plastic chairs in the waiting area. My friend kept still and gestured to let me know I should remain silent and listen to the patients and their relatives.

Twenty minutes went by, and still no ambulance. The man in green scrubs remained at his mother’s side on an improvised stretcher, trying not to lose his patience. They looked like characters from the play Waiting for Godot.

The scarce equipment available gave the building the appearance of a makeshift medical camp, rather than a hospital in the nation’s capital. stood up and continued my tour. Two nurses stared at us but didn’t say a word as we entered an intensive-care unit, where the facility’s air-conditioned area began.

My guide — a taxi driver for tourists who don’t get to see this part of town — told me that all the doctors working the night shift are still in school. Indeed, none of them appeared to be older than 25.

The only working bathroom in the entire hospital had only one toilet. The door didn’t close, so you had to go with people outside watching. Toilet paper was nowhere to be found, and the floor was far from clean.

I saw biological waste discarded in a regular trash can. The beds had no linen, and the only equipment around was the bag of IV fluids hanging above them. All doctor’s offices had handwritten signs on the doors, and at least four patients waited outside each room. The average wait time for each was around three hours.

Orderlies were also nowhere to be seen. A young man had to push his mother on a stretcher until he reached the line of those waiting for an ambulance.

Continue reading HERE.