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MY THOUGHTS ON THE NEW CUBA POLICY

See https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/president-obama-cuba-jorge-ponce?trk=prof-post

Saladrigas v. Calzon

  Following is an excellent debate between two Cuban-Americans, Carlos Saladrigas and Frank Calzon, on the Oscar Haza TV program. The debate centered on whether the U.S. policy towards Cuba merits revision. I've said it many times in the past that it does not matter whether one is a Democrat or a Republican, rich or […]

U.S. Embargo, Who’s Leading Who?

Despite repeated cries by some Cuban-Americans and Americans that it’s time to lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba that has been around since 1962, the answer still remains that it would be advantageous for the United States to keep the embargo in place. To those who claim that the embargo is a figment of someone’s […]

The French elections and “No Che Day” with Michael Prada

Thursday: The French elections and a few other issues with Michael Prada... by Silvio Canto Jr http://t.co/ARBCUXdqUu — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) October 10, 2014  

Is It Time To Lift The U.S. Embargo?!!

To those who claim that it is time to lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba, please listen up: Cuban Government officials, on September 10, 2014, calculated its negative impact on the Cuban economy at more than $1.1 trillion. It was never meant as a tool to topple the Cuban regime. Those who repeat the latter […]

CUBAN EMBARGO. ANYTHING NEW?

The U.S. embargo against Cuba is a topic that is being discussed lately in the news.  Not much has changed since I and others addressed this topic in the March/April 2009 issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine. See http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/Out-of-the-Humidor_9201

TUESDAY: We look at Cuba with Alberto de la Cruz, Editor, The Babalu Blog

TUESDAY: We look at Cuba with Alberto de la Cruz, Editor, The Babalu Blog.....Listen in now at http://t.co/FDsWr4u32c. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) May 21, 2014  

Engagement with Cuba and those “reforms”

Engagement with Cuba, via trade and tourism will create a middle class, which in turn will create the necessary conditions for democracy. In spite of all evidence to the contrary, that mindset is endlessly espoused within articles and comments about Cuba in the media. It seems entrenched doctrine when it comes to U.S. Cuba relations, […]

We should call the “Castro-Chavez” axis in Latin America the new ‘evil empire’

President Obama should call the Castro-Chavez axis the new "evil empire".....read the full article below: We should call the "Castro-Chavez" axis in Latin A... http://t.co/wWJao68MuQ — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) March 9, 2014  

Cuba today: “Los Castros no quieren cambio”

(This is my new Cuba post over at American Thinker) We've seen this movie many times before.  It starts with a country giving Cuba a line of credit or going around the US embargo.  It is followed by high expectations that Cuba will change once Cubans in the island greet foreign tourists or Spaniards build […]

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 […]

To The Point: “I think ‘normalizing’ relations has a lot more to do with Cuba…”

I share this mostly because of an email exchange I had just last night with a friend who lives in San Fransisco. A few days ago my SF friend had sent out a group email with info on how you could help those who were dealing with the contaminated water in West Virginia. She fowarded […]

Angola and the many “jovenes cubanos” who died there

We remember a bit of Cuban history largely forgotten today: "As part of an arrangement to decrease Cold War tensions and end a brutal war in Angola, Cuban troops begin their withdrawal from the African nation. The process was part of a multilateral diplomatic effort to end years of bloodshed in Angola—a conflict that, at one time […]

55 years of the Castro regime with Jorge Ponce

We spoke with Jorge Ponce, fellow contributor to Babalu, about the 55th anniversary of the Castro regime. Like Jorge, I came here as a kid and grew up in the US.  Nevertheless, we do have some memories of communism in the island. My family came here in 1964.  Jorge's family arrived in 1966. Here is […]

January 1, 1959: “Batista se fue” dijo mi mama!

Like other 6 year old kids in Cuba, I slept through the events of the night before. My recollection is our home the next morning, or 55 years ago today. My dad was on the phone, my mom was getting our breakfast ready and listening to the phone conversation. The TV and radio were on […]