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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 […]

A word for Obama: “Camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente”

Wake up Obama or you may drifting downstream with all of the other "camarones". The latest explanation about the ObamaCare "fumble" is that President Obama does not like to hear "bad news". This is from Gloria Borger: "People don’t like to tell him bad news,” says an ex-White House staffer. “Part of it is the […]

ObamaCare vs Katrina: The NY Times “sigue comiendo de lo que pica el pollo”

The Obama Care roll out is so bad that there is panic on the Democrat side of the aisle. On Friday, 39 Democrats in the House voted with the GOP, or the Upton Bill. Over at the US Senate, "red state Democrats" are desperately trying to explain their vote for ObamaCare to very angry constituents […]

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 […]