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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 […]

Indiana proves the left is desperate for a cause

Indiana proves the left is desperate for a cause — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April 2, 2015  

1981: The day that President Reagan was shot

34 years ago (around 2pm CT), I was in Mexico City and walking back to my office across from the US Embassy. I got to the office and there was “an urgent” message from my mother.  I tried to call my mom in Texas but she beat me to it.  My mother was very nervous […]

Not going to miss Harry Reid

Not going to miss Harry Reid — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) March 28, 2015  

Remember when Iraq was hailed as an Obama success story?

Remember when Iraq was hailed as an Obama success ... — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) March 27, 2015  

US-Latin America show: Cuba-Venezuela, elections in Mexico, anti-government marches in Brazil & more

Guest:  Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz, editor of Fausta’s Blog.    We will look the growing US-Cuba rift over Venezuela……….the July mid-term elections in Mexico… will be a real test for President Pena-Nieto and the PRI now back in power… will also give us an idea of how the PAN and PRD will benefit from the nation’s political […]

“Race card Durbin”

"Race card Durbin": Senator Durbin sending black... — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) March 25, 2015