Fontova takes on the Summit of the Americas (Updated)

Via Newsmax, our very own Humberto Fontova has a few choice words about last weeks Summit of the Americas. It is today’s must read.

Humberto will be in Miami the weekend starting Novemeber 18 for the Miami Bookfair International. He’ll be sepaking and signing books, as well as a few appearances in the local news outlets. Ill keep you all posted on the details as the weekend nears.

Update: Humberto responds in the comments:

Hot damn, Julio. Wouldn’t you know, I was in Washington D.C. just last week! Forgot you lived there or I’d have given you a holler for sure. BTW it’s “Hom-Boy-Da,” in New Orleanian. I went to D.C. for a stint in a forthcoming documentary on the Brothers to The Rescue Murders (Shootdown is the traditional term, in this documentary I insist on using the term “Murders”) The production co. was interviewing some FBI guys who broke the Castro spy ring and flew me up up there. “Sure” I said. I was extremely flattered, honored and humbled to be part of the thing. Then they thanked ME for appearing? Just like the UMAP Prisoners assoc thank ME for going to their dinner this Nov 19th? And the Brigada and Plantados thanks ME for for my book?

WAIT A MINUTE!! I always rebut. All I had to do was write a ‘freakin book! YOU people went to concentration camps! YOU people fought at Giron–YOU people had relatives flying humanitarian mission with Brothers to the Rescue. What the hell are you doing thanking ME! It’s the other way around. Hell, I grew up a typical American baby-boomer–the most spoiled and pampered generation probably in the history of the human race! No, No, No amigos, the thanks flow from ME to all of YOU!

HF

You deserve all the thanks as well, Humberto. For your work and dedication to what is right and just. Gracias, mi hermano.

12 thoughts on “Fontova takes on the Summit of the Americas (<i>Updated</i>)”

  1. Humberto Fontova is a brilliant writer and I envy you South Floridians the opportunity to go see him in person on Nov. 8.
    Val, please ask him if he has any book promotions planned for the Washington, DC area in the near future, because I have three of his books that I would like him to inscribe.
    I recommend Fontova’s latest opus, the one about Hollywood’s favorite tyrant, to every person who asks me anything about Cuba, an occurrence that happens often because I am usually the only cubano in most places I go to –and in general, most non-Cubans are usually quite curious about the island’s situation.
    Go Hum-boy-to!!!
    Julio

  2. As usual Humberto’s latest essay is right on the dime! I can’t wait for Humberto to publish a compilation of all of his funny and at the same time wonderfully insightful essays!

  3. Hot damn, Julio. Wouldn’t you know, I was in Washington D.C. just last week! Forgot you lived there or I’d have given you a holler for sure. BTW it’s “Hom-Boy-Da,” in New Orleanian. I went to D.C. for a stint in a forthcoming documentary on the Brothers to The Rescue Murders (Shootdown is the traditional term, in this documentary I insist on using the term “Murders”) The production co. was interviewing some FBI guys who broke the Castro spy ring and flew me up up there. “Sure” I said. I was extremely flattered, honored and humbled to be part of the thing. Then they thanked ME for appearing? Just like the UMAP Prisoners assoc thank ME for going to their dinner this Nov 19th? And the Brigada and Plantados thanks ME for for my book?

    WAIT A MINUTE!! I always rebut. All I had to do was write a ‘freakin book! YOU people went to concentration camps! YOU people fought at Giron–YOU people had relatives flying humanitarian mission with Brothers to the Rescue. What the hell are you doing thanking ME! It’s the other way around. Hell, I grew up a typical American baby-boomer–the most spoiled and pampered generation probably in the history of the human race! No, No, No amigos, the thanks flow from ME to all of YOU!

    HF

  4. My apologies, Hom-Boy-Da!
    I was going on memory, trying to remember the Cajun version of your name… shoulda run upstairs and to look it up in my copies of “The Helldivers’ Rodeo” or “The Hellpig Hunt.”
    An aside to the other readers of this blog: These two books are *great reads* even if you are not a scuba diver (like me) or a hunter (unlike me).
    And an aside to Mr. Fontova: I’m sending you, via a private e-mail, some information that may be relevant to your upcoming work on the infamous che guevara.
    Julio

  5. Mr. Fontova, from the little I know of you and your books, you are being way too humble. We all owe you a HUGE THANK YOU for taking it upon yourself to do this, unrelentlessly….it takes passion, courage and determination.

  6. Second what Adriana says – and am very happy to see him involved in the Brothers To The Rescue shootdown documentary – let the truth be hammered home, unrelentlessly, about this, one of kaSStro’s most vicious murders. I lost a high school buddy when those planes went down – Armando Alejandre Jr., so for me, this is close and personal. So, the subject is in good hands!

  7. I don’t know why all the anti-Free Trade movements always blame capitalism for their problems. The problem is EXPLOITATION, clear and simple. Latin Americans deserve better wages and more jobs, but changing political/economic systems won’t help their cause. They need to either force the oligarchies to stop the exploitation, or perhaps throw them out. Not in the name of socialism, but in the name of capitalism, the capitalism that Euros and North Americans enjoy.

  8. Alberto,
    Indeed. Armando Alejandre’s niece, Cristina Khuly, is the one producing this Documentary. it premiere’s in the Guzman theatre down there in Fevruary, which means another maimi trip for me, naturally. I never met Armando, but have heard many eulogies to him. He was a kick-ass type of guy, I hear. A Nam vet who also jumped the fence at the “Cuban interest section” in Washington D.C., during a demonstration and pounded the living crap out of a couple of Castro goons. What a guy! As I said, I’m honored beyond words to be part of this thing. One theory I heard down y’alls way (Calle Ocho) was that Castro feared Armando as an up and coming exile leader, he was young, tall, handsome, courageous, charismatic, extremely motivated. He could cause problems. So he ambushed and murdered him, like he has so many others.

    HF

  9. I’m gonna make damn sure, short of an Act of God, that I make it to see the documentary. Armando Alejandre stood tall – and not just physically – against kaSStro and his minions. Yes, I would not be surprised kaSStro feared him, being the coward that he is, and found a way to eliminate him.

    But kaSStro will get his just reward…

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