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US-Latin America this week with Fausta Rodriguez Wertz

GUEST:  Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz, the editor of Fausta's Blog......we will discuss the latest about the murder of Alberto Nisman in Argentina......the continuing political and economic crisis in Brazil...........President Maduro and Venezuela......the continuing story of repression in Cuba.....the Asia Pacific trade agreement.....Marco Rubio & Ted Cruz in 2016.....the Clinton Foundation..... Click to listen:

The latest in US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

GUEST:   Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog.....we will take another look at the Castro-Obama talks, repression in Cuba, fugitives from US and other international law, Cuba and Venezuela, Raul Castro's rant against the US in Panama plus other issues ...... Click to read:

No “cake de bodas para gays” in Cuba

Can you imagine President Bush reaching out to a regime that treated "gays" like second class citizens? At the very least, we would hear expressions of outrage. Remember the left's outrage over Pinochet in Chile?   They claimed violations of human rights and zero tolerance for lifestyle choices.  or Franco in Spain? Where is their […]

Remember that Ernie Pyle died 75 years ago

Ernie Pyle: The man who wrote about the soldiers r... — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April 19, 2015  

The Obama negotiation style: Iran and Cuba

GUEST:  Frank Burke, businessman and contributor to American Thinker…..we will discuss the negotiations with Iran……how did the US negotiate this deal?   What did we demand from Iran?  where are we now?…..what lessons can we learn from the way that the Obama Administration negotiated this deal?  What happens now that we removed Cuba from the terrorist list?  or […]

The latest on the US-Cuba talks after the Panama meetings with Jorge Ponce

GUEST:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, joins me for a discussion of US-Cuba talks and the meetings in Panama....we will speak about the Castro-Obama meeting, Raul Castro's rant against the US, the US-Venezuela rift and President Maduro bashing President will all of this play in 2016? Click to listen: […]

Castro bashes US but absolves Obama

(My new American Thinker post) The incredible “Panama show” concluded with Cuban dictator Raul Castro’s speech: Castro, in a meandering, nearly hour-long speech to the summit, ran through an exhaustive history of perceived Cuban grievances against the U.S. dating back more than a century — a vivid display of how raw passions remain over American attempts […]

Obama to the rescue: How did Raul Castro get so lucky?

A few months ago, dictator Raul Castro was wondering about the survival of the regime.  In other words, he saw Venezuela imploding and no one in the West willing to lend him any money.   (Cuba has to constantly reschedule its debts as Mexico, Canada and just about everybody else has learned) Guess who comes […]

The essence of the poll is that Cubans want change

The essence of the poll is that Cubans want change... — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April 9, 2015  

Will Obama stand for freedom or shake Castro’s hand?

(My new American Thinker post) Back in October 1981, President Lopez-Portillo of Mexico put together a “North-South” summit in Cancún, or a meeting between industrialized and third-world nations.  It was intended to promote communications and hopefully more trade. President Reagan made it very clear to Mexico: I stay home if Castro comes! It was a clear […]

Castro & Obama in Panama plus other US-Latin America stories of the week

GUESTS:  Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog, and Cecilia Torres, originally from Colombia, join me for a look at the upcoming meeting of Latin America leaders in of the major topics is the anticipated meeting between President Obama and Raul Castro of Cuba......the US-Venezuela rift.....Colombia and FARC.....the marches in Brazil....the latest on the murder of […]

Raul Castro setting the agenda at Latin America summit

(My new American Thinker post) We opposed the U.S.-Cuba talks because nothing was demanded from the Castro regime.  Unlike previous presidents, who demanded something tangible from the regime, the Obama administration spent 18 months and agreed to nothing. We just consented to talk about the issues that have separated the two countries since the early […]

The left wants to talk “gay wedding cakes” rather than the March jobs report

(My new American Thinker post) A few days ago, I posted that the Indiana uproar was all about the left picking fights to avoid the reality of a lousy foreign policy and bad economy. Hello, March jobs report: The sputtering U.S. economy created just 126,000 jobs in March as bad weather, weak consumer spending and flailing […]

Mr President: We are not playing “Let’s make a Deal”

(My new American Thinker post) Before I get a comment that I want to bomb Iran, let me say that negotiations are always better than bombs. This is specially true for those of us who have sons in the armed forces!  My friend at church lost a son in Iraq so I know about the cost […]

A poll released on April Fool’s Day shows Hillary Clinton winning by landslide!

(My new American Thinker post) It came out on April Fool's Day but that's just a coincidence. Or is it? The latest ABC/Washington Post tells us that it's over. Why even have an election? Why not just give Hillary Clinton the keys to the Oval Office and get Bill his own version of Air Force One for […]