From the Shark Tank on YouTube:
From the Shark Tank on YouTube:
For the record, I know from personal experience that Ileana cares. I once contacted her office over concerns for the health of an activist in Cuba; I received an immediate response, and she followed through with her promise to help.
From the good Congresswoman:
For more information: September 13, 2012
Alex Cruz, 305-668-5994
With Reports That Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello & Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez”
Weakened By Hunger Strike, Ros-Lehtinen Offers Solidarity, Expresses Concern For Their Wellbeing
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) issued the following statement after reports indicated that leading Cuban pro democracy activists Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello and Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez” health was deteriorating due to their ongoing hunger strike. Both of these brave and principled freedom fighters, as well as others across the island, are on hunger strikes to protest the brutality, repression and lack of human rights under the Castro dictatorship.
Said Ros-Lehtinen, “I am very concerned over reports that both Marta Beatriz and ‘Antunez’ have suffered a sharp decline in their health because of their hunger strikes. These brave and courageous freedom fighters are willing to risk it all in order to draw attention to their desperate plight against the brutal and entrenched Castro tyranny. Yet, the world ignores their struggle and kowtows to the octogenarian despots that have misruled Cuba for more than half a century.
While I fully support the pro democracy activists in all that they do against the Castro brothers, I am worried that their health will continue to deteriorate and the cause for freedom in Cuba can ill afford anymore losses. I urge the Obama Administration and all responsible nations to stand in solidarity with these brave men and women, repeal all concessions to the regime, and condemn the ongoing brutality of the Castro family dictatorship.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 12, 2012
House Foreign Affairs Committee; Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman:
Back in February, the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies’ Cuba Transition Project held some panel discussions on “Taiwan as a Model for Cuba’s Future.” It wasn’t until now that they posted video of the event, which featured the following speakers:
The video of the event is available on this YouTube playlist. Click the link if you would like to pick and choose the speakers you watch.
If you’ve got a serious craving for heady panel discussions, you can just watch here. The videos should play sequentially on their own.
He was born in Havana and speaks with a Cuban accent, but he is an American at heart and was proud to march with the U.S. team in in the opening ceremony.
Bonnie Rubinstein, the sister of Cuban prisoner Alan Gross, was in Washington Monday for a weekly demonstration in front of Cuba’s equivalent of an embassy.
In an interview afterward, she said her 63-year-old brother is a Washington Redskins football fan who has grown interested in Cuban baseball because his jailors watch games.
Lopez is the third wrestler to win multiple golds at 120 kilograms, joining Russian legend Alexandre Karelin and Alexander Koltschinkski of the former Soviet Union.
The Suspicious Death of Catholic Lay Leader Oswaldo Paya and a Vibrant Young Colleague
Cuba: 18 Years After a Short-Lived Uprising (by Yoani Sanchez)
But on the morning of August 5 of that year, the Malecón became a battlefield. Around the ferry dock to Regla people were gathering, encouraged by the hijackings of several boats throughout the summer. An extended sensation of the end, of chaos, of “zero hour” was palpable in the atmosphere.
From Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: As A Dozen Former U.S. Foreign Policy Makers Endorse Document Rejecting Commercial Ties With Cuba While Castros Remain In Power, Ros-Lehtinen Congratulates Them For Putting Freedom First
(see the release below the fold)