We remember Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso. He was born in Cuba on this day in 1925, died in Chicago in 2015 and made it to The Hall of Fame in 2023. As a boy growing up in Cuba, and later in the US, I remember hearing Miñoso stories from my father. Orestes, as he was known in Cuba, played for Marianao and was a top draw in the Cuban winter leagues.
What happens when the political class makes villains out of policemen and victims out of criminals? The policemen move on, such as in “quitting” their jobs.
There is a tune flying around the country that sort of goes like this:
The Cuban American story is diverse. Speaking of that, we chatted with Tersi Agra Bendiburg, a “Cubana” who grew up in Georgia. Her family story is similar to mine, and perhaps yours.
A few days ago, Univision interviewed former President Trump. By the way, this is the same Trump who is running for President and leading in the polls. He is also gaining with Hispanics. Love or hate him, he looks like the next President of the U.S. Why wouldn’t Univision want to interview the man likely to sit in the White House? It sounds like a no-brainer to me, but then I don’t suffer from TDS.
We look back at our first Thanksgiving in the US with 3 fellow Cuban Americans who came here with their families many years ago. We chat with Marta Sosa, host of Cubanarama, Tersi Bendiburg, storyteller, and author Amarilys Rassler.
Over the last couple of days, I’ve been catching up with my Argentina friends to get their thoughts on the shocking presidential election. One friend told me something like, “our inflation is 10 times worse than yours.” He added that this is why we were desperate for a change. I understand completely.