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At this rate, every other street in Argentina will be named after Nestor Kirchner!

We Cubans know a thing or two about "el culto". Take a good look at Argentina and you will notice that just about everything is named after a guy named Nestor. Of course, we are talking about former President Nestor Kirchner who was followed by his wife, the current President Cristina Fernandez. According to Andres […]

The Humanity Paradox

Sometimes, lessons are learned from the most unexpected places. This is one of those times. MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Via FOX News) –  Traditional hunters armed with homemade guns, poisoned spears and amulets have gathered in their hundreds, eager to use their skills and what they believe to be supernatural powers to help find nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted […]

Reds Return to Red Square on May Day 2014

MOSCOW - Tens of thousands of Russians marched through Red Square on Thursday as part of May Day celebrations in the first such display of Soviet-era-like ceremony since 1991 - the year the communist Soviet Union dissolved. "For the first time, stages will be filled, and 5,000 (labor) veterans will stand on the tribunes of […]

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 […]