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1969: Watching a man walk on the moon still tops my list

On this day in 1969, President Nixon & the whole world watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon: "Nixon joined approximately 500 million people around the world in watching Armstrong and Aldrin as the astronauts left their lunar landing module and walked on the moon. (The Soviet Union and China, America's two biggest rivals in […]

Bob Jagers, a D-Day veteran, will return for the 70th anniversary!

Bob Jagers is a World War II veteran and was present at D-Day in 1944.    I met Bob about 5 years ago at our church.  He will be flying to Normandy for the 70th anniversary! His book is "Whales of WW 2" and you can order the book here.   I read it and […]

Walesa saw US leadership and does not see it now

Former President Walesa of Poland spoke for millions around the world. This is what he said: "Speaking to The Associated Press Friday, Walesa said the ‘‘world is disorganized and the superpower is not taking the lead.’’ The former Solidarity leader said that when he meets Obama in Warsaw, he wants to tell him that the […]

Russia in Latin America?

Who would have believed this the day that the USSR fell in 1992? According to The HIll, Russia is looking to Latin America for alliances: "Russia’s defense minister says the country is planning bases in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, and just last week, Putin’s national security team met to discuss increasing military ties in the […]

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  

Really? A poll about US-Cuba policy based on “1,024 randomly selected adults”?

There are polls, such as those based on likely or registered voters, and then there are those based on "1,024 randomly selected adults".    The former is a serious effort to understand public opinion.  The latter is just a "cheap" effort to influence our foreign policy. The New York Times is reporting on a new poll […]

Ana Quintana, a young Cuban woman at The Heritage Foundation

Ana Quintana's parents came from Cuba.  She was born in Miami and now a Research Associate, Latin America, at The Heritage Foundation: "Quintana holds a master of arts degree in global security studies and a bachelor’s degree in political science, both from Florida International University. She also received certificates in national security, Latin American and […]

Feliz Navidad: Cuban-Americans talk about their first Christmas in the US

Sit back and enjoy our chat about that first "Navidad" in the US, or "exilio" as we called it back then.   Our guests were: Marta Sosa (Cubanarama on the radio); Tersi Bendiburg (storyteller) Fernando Hernandez ("The Cubans, our footprints...") and, Amarilys Gacio Rassler ("Cuban American.....") FRIDAY: Cuban-Americans remember their first Christmas in the US....Plus […]

“Barbara y su falso mesías”

Barbara Walters admitted the obvious, i.e. too many people got caught up in Obama the Messiah: "Barbara Walters said the difficulties engulfing President Barack Obama are a reflection of the let-down people are feeling from the high expectations they had during his earliest days in office when she and others thought he was going to […]

Today in 1991: “El dia que se acabo la URSS”

It was not "nosotros que nos queremos tanto debemos separarnos....", like the famous romantic song from pre-Castro Cuba. It was more practical than that.   It was a realization that the USSR was no longer a viable country. On this day in 1991, we heard that it was over: "After a long meeting between Soviet […]

“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 […]

Venezuela and “se fue la luz” again

We can predict two things about life in Caracas: 1) President Maduro will blame everything on the merchants; and. 2) the lights will go out somewhere in the country. The lights went out again yesterday: "A power outage briefly darkened Venezuela’s capital and other parts of the country Monday night in what President Nicolas Maduro […]

The new Iran deal: “Un cuchillo en la espalda de Israel”

The new Iran deal is a perfect storm, or the kind of event that will have huge unintended consequences. Let's look at the elements of this perfect storm: 1) The Obama administration is desperately looking for any kind of legacy.  President Obama is trying to look consequential on the world scene.   Why did he […]

And my mother said: “Mataron a Kennedy”

November 22 means the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. It always takes me back to that day in Cuba when we got the news. We were "gusano waiting for el telegrama" to leave Cuba. We eventually left in July '64. It was a time of terrible tension and fear that "el comite" would find […]

“Le ronca el mango” and other things that people are saying about the ObamaCare premiums!

You don't have to read any polls to figure out that the public is very disappointed. Just talk to them. Ask adults about a job or young people about looking for one! Or ask them about paying higher premiums so that ObamaCare can work. Let me tell you what one of my sons' friends said […]