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A Babalu PSA: Rabies Alert

So finally the Miami Herald mentioned Ted Cruz’s presidential candidacy in the main page of their online edition.(!) (I wouldn't know about the print edition because I confess I haven’t looked at that fish wrap since April of 2000.) And it goes something like this: A Cuban, a Canadian, a white supremacist and a Chihuahua […]

1994 and a few lessons from lifting the Vietnam trade embargo

It was 21 years ago today that President Clinton and the US Congress lifted the Vietnam trade embargo: "President Clinton lifted the embargo primarily to encourage cooperative efforts between the U.S. and Vietnam to discover the fate of American prisoners of war (POWs) and missing in action (MIA) who had remained unaccounted for after the […]

Our ‘MIA in Paris’

Our 'MIA in Paris' http://t.co/NH7AAbhBDC — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 12, 2015  

“Fidel no se murio” so let’s talk a little “vaqueros” until the next rumor

THE COWBOYS VS PACKERS AND OTHER NFL GAMES THIS WEEKEND.......listen in now at http://t.co/bOrpIHfb71. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 10, 2015  

Obama’s Resume Enhancers

Obama's Resume Enhancers http://t.co/nC7QNgZUTE — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 3, 2015  

Hopelessnes And Change For The Worse

I haven’t been paying too much attention to current events these past few weeks. Frankly, The Obama administration’s decision to "normalize" relations with Cuba left me with the desire to crawl into a cave with a few bottles and hibernate. So as I start to come out of my temporary exile in the blissful cave of ignorance, […]

Why all of the turkey posters? My first Thanksgiving

Why all of the turkey posters? My first Thanksgivi... http://t.co/P3Ckc2PRJD — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) November 27, 2014  

TUESDAY: THE LATEST FROM VENEZUELA

TUESDAY: THE LATEST FROM VENEZUELA WITH COMANDANTE CAZORLA....Listen in now at http://t.co/RlcBoIe0iL. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) September 23, 2014  

D-DAY MEMORIES WITH BOB JAGERS, WW2 Veteran who attended the 70th anniversary

SUNDAY: D-DAY MEMORIES WITH BOB JAGERS PLUS BILL KATZ OF URGENT AGENDA.........Listen in now at http://t.co/gnALPlecvj. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) September 14, 2014  

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 […]