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Some thoughts about Gabriel Garcia-Marquez & Fidel Castro

Victor Triay, author and college professor, joins me for a chat about the Latin American left.   We will also hear from Michael Prada. We will look at the death of Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, the well known author of the Spanish language, who died in Mexico City. My concern is that Mr Garcia-Marquez is another one of […]

An update about Venezuela and Latin America

We spoke with Fausta Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog, about the situation in Venezuela. Fausta published a new post called "The left and reality": "Lefties firmly believe the deceased Hugo Chavez “improved the economy drastically and ameliorated poverty drastically” because GDP went up, and fewer people were living below the poverty line by the time […]

El Salvador: “Que pasa despues que cuenten los votos”?

We looked at the elections in El Salvador with Miguel Portillo-Cuadra and Fausta Wertz, the editor of Fausta's Blog...... The question on the table is simple:  What happens after they count votes? Elections in El Salvador by Silvio Canto Jr on 3/11/2014  http://t.co/Ir8WEar03f http://t.co/R9NqmW0UeJ — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) March 11, 2014  

A morning update from outside Caracas

We spoke Friday morning with Comandante Cazorla in Venezuela....he gave us a personal report plus information about the demonstrations outside of Caracas.   VENEZUELA UPDATE with Comandante Cazorla.......Listen in now at http://t.co/Gu6FuUgmE1. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 14, 2014  

“Ojo y mucho cuidado”: Elections in El Salvador

(My new American Thinker post about the elections in El Salvador) Not long ago, Central America was a big part of our foreign policy discussion in the US. Remember the contras? Noriega and the Panama invasion?  El Salvador civil war? We don't have those problems anymore and we've spent a lot of time looking at […]

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 […]

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 […]

A “human rights council” of countries who don’t guarantee human rights!

They took a vote at the UN yesterday.  The results speak very loudly about the UN and their so called "human rights council". According to news reports, the UK and France got less votes than Russia and China: "In the Latin America contest, Cuba went up against Uruguay and Mexico for the two available seats. […]

The Cubanization of Venezuela: “La bola pica y se extiende”

We Cubans have a lot of great expressions. One of my favorites is "la bola pica y se extiende". It means something like "its complicated" and there is no solution around the corner. For months, our friends at Babalu have been telling you about the "Cubanization" of Venezuela.  Let's add one more episode to that […]

Watching a documentary about Hungary ’56 reminded me of our Cuban experience

We Cubans have a special place in our hearts for anyone who stood up to communism. A few days ago, I had a chance to see a documentary about Hungary 1956.  It was the the story of Soviet tanks crushing the democratic aspirations of the people of Hungary. It made me think of Cuba:  the […]

“Las monjas se van a enojar con Obama” for spying on Pope Francis

I hope that they didn't tell President Obama about this one: "The National Security Agency spied on the future Pope Francis before and during the Vatican conclave at which he was chosen to succeed Benedict XVI, it was claimed on Wednesday. The American spy agency monitored telephone calls made to and from the residence in […]

Cuban American Orestes Matacena working on a new movie project

It's always a pleasure to tell you about Orestes Matacena, a fellow "Cubano" who has been making and acting in movies for decades. His resume is very impressive: "Orestes first ventured into films at the age of six when he worked as an actor in "The Life of Billy the Kid," with a cast comprised […]

Columbus Day: The story of the guy who was looking for India and discovered “El Indio Hatuey”!

Another year and 25 reasons to remember Columbus, or Colon as we say in Spanish. One of those reasons is that he set foot in Cuba: "Columbus and his crew pressed on, landing in Cuba on Oct. 28 and then turning southward—away from Florida and the land of the future United States—and arriving in Hispaniola […]

More ‘Caracas blues’ and ‘fake fights’ with the US

Let me share this post about Venezuela that I published over at American Thinker. As you may know, the US and Venezuela have been expelling diplomats: "Late Tuesday, the State Department said it was expelling Venezuelan charge d'affaires Calixto Ortega Rios and Second Secretary Monica Alejandra Sanchez Morales at the Washington embassy and Consul Marisol Gutierrez […]

“Tapate la boca, Correa”: We don’t have to buy broccoli from you!

President Correa of Ecuador can not get away with saying this: "Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said that American exceptionalism is reminiscent of Nazism “before and during World War II.” “Does not this remind you of the Nazis’ rhetoric before and during World War II? They considered themselves the chosen race, the superior race, etc. Such […]