Reports from Cuba: 25 years without water: Calle Melilla in the Havana district of El Rincon

Lynn Cruz writes from Havana via Diario de Cuba:

25 years Without Water: Calle Melilla in the Havana District of El Rincón

‘When we complain, what they send us are inspectors. We call them muzzles, because all they want is for us to keep quiet,’ complains a resident.

El Rincón is a picturesque neighborhood located some ten miles from the center of Havana, very close to Santiago de las Vegas, in the municipality of Boyeros. According to the Ecured site: “Part of its flat and low lands in the west and south are occupied by the Ariguanabo lagoon, where the Govea River flows, the most important in the territory. It also features springs and groundwater of great value for human consumption. This town also benefits from a climate featuring periodic rainfall.”

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Cuba can always count on ‘Latin’ solidarity (such as it is)

Cuba’s faux president and designated dictator was not the only speaker at the UN this week. The democratically elected real president of Chile, the socialist Gabriel Boric, also spoke, and used part of his podium time to talk about other “Latin” countries. He advocated for the end of sanctions against the Maduro regime in Venezuela and criticized the Ortega regime in Nicaragua (which is such a graphically putrid freak show that leftists can comfortably trash it, and even look balanced doing it). Of course, he also talked about Cuba (also known as la vaca sagrada).

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Danny Glover leads a joyous welcome for Cuban dictatorship’s sock puppet president in New York

Danny Glover was among a group of American leftists happily welcoming the communist Castro dictatorship’s “president,” Miguel Diaz-Canel, to New York City on Thursday. The event featured a cadre of activists and so-called religious leaders who are all sympathetic to the murderous Cuban regime, which has ruled with an iron fist since taking power over six decades ago.

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We remember Tommy Lasorda (1927 – 2021) who played with the Almendares team in Cuba

Thomas Charles Lasorda was born in Norristown, PA, on this day in 1927 and died in January 2021.

Lasorda broke with the Dodgers in 1954 and played a couple of seasons. His overall record was 0-4. On his way to the majors, he played with Almendares and Marianao of the Cuban Winter League.

We remember him as the manager of the Dodgers:  1,599 wins, World Series champs in 1981 & 1988, NL champs in 1977 & 1978 plus NL West divisional champs in 1983 & 1985.

Lasorda was one of the game’s greatest ambassadors.

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Frank Calzon, Director Emeritus of the Center for a Free Cuba, writes to Miami’s Archbishop Wenski about New York Varela event

The Venerable Father Felix Varela and the Despicable Trucutú Díaz-Canel

From our Bureau of Sorely-Needed Missives

Dear Archbishop Wenski,

I am writing to request your personal attention to an urgent matter. The Catholic Church in New York is sponsoring tomorrow an event in New York honoring Padre FelixVarela, who is an example for the people of Cuba. That’s a good thing.

There are reports that Cuba’s president Diaz-Canel will attend.

The Church ought not to miss this opportunity to ask the Cuban president

1) to stop harassing and threatening parish priests who express concern about the lack of religious freedom and the high number of political prisoners on the island.

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Developing News: Hypocritical Cuban dictatorship event in New York church shrouded in secrecy

Site of Father Varela event to be attended by Cuban dictatorship dignitaries

From our Bureau of Heavily Camouflaged Events Ostensibly Organized by Latrine American Socialist Totalitarian Hellholes

It looks as if the party is still on, but the smokescreen around it is so thick that it is difficult to confirm it with certainty.

Thus far, here is the information that CAN BE confirmed:

Castro, Inc. contacted the Archdiocese of New York to request this event. The Archdiocese then contacted the National Catholic Register to announce this event and to invite a journalist from that publication.

[What good is a publicity stunt if there is no one there to take photos and tell others about it?]

According to the latest information received by Tres Fotutos, the event will take place Saturday 23 September between 5 and 6 pm, at the Church of the Transfiguration, 25 Mott Street, in Chinatown, Manhattan, New York City.

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