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Cuba as a carnival prize

I've previously written about the disconnect of liberal Jews supporting Israel hating, Castro loving, politicians, promoters, etc, etc, etc. I cannot understand how any Jew, in the wake of the Holocaust can ignore the barbaric cruelties of a dictator that among other atrocious acts destroyed a nation's Jewish community, and who has supported terrorists for […]

Antonio Rodiles: “The time for our fundamental rights has come”

Antonia Rodiles of Estado de Sats, continues fighting for the God-given human rights of the Cuban people. Capitol Hill Cubans: Rodiles: We Must Accept Nothing Less Than Fundamental Freedoms at 9:21 AM Thursday, October 30, 2014 Excerpt by Cuban democracy leader and head of the independent think-tank, Estado de Sats, Antonio Rodiles: The temptations of […]

Cuba’s battle shy cowardly dictator couldn’t find the entrance

It was always others who shed their blood for the dream of a democratic revolution, never the power mad psychopath bent on destroying the island of his birth. From Translating Cuba, by Angel Santiesteban, Cuban dissident writer, blogger, and political prisoner. The “Hero” Who Couldn’t Find the Entrance by Angel Santiesteban A great truth was […]

Cuban healthcare quote of the day

"No one who speaks or writes about the magnificent Cuban health system has had to have their illnesses or those of their loved ones treated here. Furthermore, many Cuban bigwigs prefer to seek treatment in other countries, even that of the enemy. There must be some reason for this." Translating Cuba: Solidarity or Propaganda? Fernando […]

#Cuba #SOS Opposition leaders Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez” & Yris Pérez Aguilera violently arrested

The Castro dictatorship continues violating the human rights of its citizens, and its policy of violence and intimidation against peaceful dissidents. From The Directorio, (my transalation) Placetas, Cuba, 11 de June de 2014. Directorio Democrático Cubano. In early hours this morning, 11 de June de 2014, the opposition leaders Jorge Luis García Pérez "Antunez" and […]

Leading Cuban dissident Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez” arrested

#FreeAntunez From the Twitter of Martha Beatriz Roque: #Cuba arrestado en este momento Placetas V Clara Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez — Martha Beatriz Roque (@marthabroque) May 18, 2014

A chat with Orestes Matacena & Fausta Wertz about Cuba today

A few days ago, Alberto introduced some of our readers to Orestes Matacena, the very successful Cuban-American filmmaker: "His most recently produced screenplay was "Bitter Sugar," a love story that takes place in today's tyrannical Cuba. It opened to excellent reviews and has done extremely well at the box office both in the US and […]

Cuban opposition leader Jorge Luis Garcia “Antunez” arrested, whereabouts unknown

While Alfy and other morally compromised individuals are busy making deals with the murderous Castro regime, in Cuba, those who disagree and dare to stand up for their human rights suffer violent repression and arrest. Jorge Luis Garcia "Antunez" along with family members were arrested Wednesday. His whereabouts is unknown at this time. Various posts […]

A new story about gay rights in Cuba

Really, it’s the same old story, but this saga of one gay man’s journey through arrest and internment in a “rehabilitation center” at age 15, in 1974, to his current position as a refugee in Ecuador at the mercy of a Castro ally, exposes the ugly truth about the regime's repressive anti-gay policies. Via MinnPost: […]

Tourist response to info about human rights in Cuba: “Please don’t talk to me anymore.”

I received this question from Klout, asking me to respond to an inquiry from a reader whom I assumed was planning a visit to Cuba. What are some things to do in Cuba? My response: I don’t know why you’re visiting Cuba, an island suffering from 54 years of rule by a ruthless dictatorship that […]

Arturo Sandoval: I Have Fulfilled my Dreams

English translation of an excellent interview with Arturo Sandoval, from Ivan's File Cabinet: To speak about music in Cuba is an analogy. Cuba is the music. There are nice people, splendid weather, the smell of salty residue, and there’s always a reason to party. Other things, like the shrimp, tropical fruits, or beef are a […]

Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez” is coming to Los Angeles

It is perfect that the southern California Cuban community welcomes to Los Angeles a hero dedicated to Cuba's freedom, Jorge Luis Garcia "Antunez", and his wife, Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera, founder of the Rosa Parks Feminist Movement for Civil Rights, as we commemorate the revered hero of Cuba's wars for independence, the great patriot and […]

Meet agent Camilo-political police kidnapper

Add this man to your list of those deserving justice when Cuba is free. From Translating Cuba, and in Spanish at Cubanet: Political Police Kidnappers Identified / Leon Padrone Posted on September 12, 2013 agente-camilo-300x209 The political police agent known as Camilo followed the route of the P1 bus, on which the Ladies in White […]

Cuba: Dr. Biscet denied right to travel

It's wonderful that Cubans, or at least some Cubans, are now allowed to travel. Unfortunately, who gets to enjoy that benefit is not based on human rights, but by the arbitrary criteria of what best preserves the power of a dictator. According to Dr. Oscar Biscet's Twitter account, the Castro regime has decided that Dr. […]

Remembering Col. Cornelio Rojas Fernandez

Tonight on Cubanarama Blog Talk Radio, Barbara Rangel and Silvio Gonzalez, grandchildren of Col Rojas, along with guests, will discuss the life of Col. Cornelio Rojas Fernandez. Born in Cuba in the early 1900's, following family tradition, he spent his life in the service of his country. He was Chief of Police in the Leoncio […]