May 23, 2017

TRUMP, CUBA, AND TEMPER TANTRUM

When I was a kid, my mother told me that if you could not be a good loser, then there’s no way you could be a good winner.  Halle Berry As I start thinking about what my hopes are for the Trump presidency, Cuba is in the forefront.    Our president elect gave mixed messages during […]

Under Trump, shameful capitulation to Cuba hopefully will end

As the Christmas season of 2014 unfolded, President Barack Obama began the delivery of a priceless gift to the communist dictatorship of Cuba. It started subtly enough as Obama and Fidel Castro made reference to a “new course” in relations between our nations. The “old course,” namely a half-century of moral clarity requiring reforms in […]

Reports from Cuba: Opponents of Cuban regime react to election of Trump

Cubanet, Ernesto Perez Chang, Havana, 9 November 2016 – The elections in the United States, with the victory of the Republican Donald Trump and the defeat of the Democrat Hillary Clinton, contrary to the predictions of most polls, has captured the attention of the world’s public opinion in recent hours due to the decisive nature […]

Obama’s Cuba Policy Lost Florida for Hillary

Yesterday, a column in The Wall Street Journal asked, “Will Obama’s Cuba Policy Lose Florida for Clinton?” We now have the answer: Yes. Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton in the state of Florida thanks to strong support from Cuban-Americans. We can’t stress this enough: No candidate has ever won statewide in Florida while running […]

Trump praises Ladies in White, says Clinton “closes eyes” to abuses in Cuba

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday at a Miami meeting with anti-Castro Cuban-Americans praised the Ladies in White dissident group and accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of “closing her eyes” to human rights violations on the communist island. He acknowledged the Cuban resistance and the Ladies in White, whom he said were mothers, daughters […]

Dem Senator: Obama ‘Blatantly’ Breaking Law with ‘Outrageous’ Cuba ‘Legacy-Attempt’

Cuban President Raul Castro lifts up the arm of President Obama at the conclusion of their joint news conference at the Palace of the Revolution on March 21, 2016, in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) A Senate Democrat blasted the Obama administration for directing a “profound shift away from our own commitment to the rule of […]

Rubio: Obama Administration ‘Outright Lied’ About Air Marshals on Flights to and from Cuba – VIDEO

If you are planning a trip to Cuba, you might want to postpone it until an honest and trustworthy administration takes over that can ensure your safety. A top TSA official admitted Wednesday that Cuba has not yet agreed to allow U.S. air marshals aboard scheduled airline flights between the the United States and Cuba […]

Wikileaks: Cuba, The DNC, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

So Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz votes in Congress against the President on Cuba policy — an easy vote for her to make because of her Florida connections to Cuban Americans — but behind the scenes at the DNC is she working to undermine it? What did she know about this DNC staffer? Was the DNC being […]

In Age Of Terror, Why Is Obama Rushing to Open Daily Flights With Cuba?

  As the horrific attack in Nice made clear again Thursday night, America is in the midst of a global war against terrorists who seek to exploit whatever weak spots there are. Why, then, is the Obama administration in an unseemly rush to open daily flights with a communist dictatorship that shares intelligence and weapons […]

While Obama’s Celebrities (and Carnival) Distract, Record Political Arrests in Cuba

Here’s what the media focused on this week in Cuba, courtesy of President Obama’s policy: Chanel glamorizing Cuba’s despotism, the Kardashians frivolizing its repression, Gisele Bundchen idolizing Che, and Carnival travelers paraded around by Castro’s intelligence services (through the MININT-owned entity, Havanatur). Here’s what the media ignored this week in Cuba, also courtesy of President […]

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY – WHILE IN CUBA DISSIDENTS MOTHERS ARE HARASSED, ARRESTED AND IMPRISONED.

Happy Mother’s Day, Castro-style. From Marti Noticias: The Ladies in White and activists from UNPACU (Unión Patriótica de Cuba) report a severe wave of repression this Sunday. Dissidents have been using social media to report increased police activity and numerous arrests. Some have already been arrested and are spending Mother’s Day in prison. Others are […]

IMAGINE IN THE U.S. – IT CAN HAPPEN HERE!

Imagine that the U.S. Constitution is set aside by a populist leader who promises social justice, government programs, free health care, education and equality. Sounds great, right? There may be a bit of a price to pay…. Imagine that to unify the country all the newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations are taken away from […]

AMERICANS OF CUBAN DESCENT BEWARE: RIGHTS DISAPPEAR IN CUBA

The information came to me from different sources. One was from a friend who I don’t see often enough.The other came from Cesar Pizarro, who I have known since the 1970s at The Miami Herald. The first one was trying to convince me to travel to Cuba. He did, however, warn me that on the […]

Raul Castro’s New “Excuse” #Cuba

Supporters of President Obama’s policy of unconditional engagement with the Castro dictatorship are in a terrible bind after last week’s VII Cuban Communist Party Congress (“Congress”). They argue that the prior U.S. policy of principled accountability had given Castro an “excuse” for its recalcitrant and repressive behavior. Removing this “excuse” is the premise of their […]

Cuba, Obama and the Law of unforeseen circumstances.

There are no exceptions. The president of the United States is also subject to the “Law of unforeseen circumstances.” This became patent, for example, in Libya. NATO carried out 7,000 bombing raids and caused the destruction of the army of Qaddafi, who ended up executed by his enemies. In total chaos, the country was finally […]

Helping the Enemy – Barack Obama Gave Cuba All They Desired and Got Little In Return

After President Obama moved on his own to normalize relations with Cuba, White House officials told reporters they were confident that the thaw between the countries would result in positive change in Cuba. How’s that working out? Not well. Political dissidents were rounded up before and after Obama’s visit last month. The Columbia Journalism Review […]

How Obama’s Policy is Stifling Economic Liberalization in Cuba

In April 2014, we argued: “Based on the lessons of history, those who still believe ‘self-employment’ licenses are ‘a step in the right direction’ toward capitalism, actually have all the more reason to support U.S. sanctions.” To understand why: First and foremost, from an economic perspective, the very concept of trade and investment in Cuba […]

Cuba After Obama’s Departure: What Is the Castro Brothers’ Real Agenda?

A few weeks have passed since President Obama’s trip to Cuba, where he gave a historic speech that was broadcast throughout the country, and the next day appeared at an exhibition baseball game between the Cuban national team and an American team from Tampa, Florida. Cubans, who for years had been instructed to yell anti-American […]

Meet Trump’s (likely) Advisor on Cuba Policy

(Top right: Cuban-American real estate magnate Jorge Perez with bosom chum and business partner Donald Trump. Top left: Jorge Perez with President Obama in Havana last week–yes, the pic was taken in Havana where Perez was an honored guest of the Stalinist regime.) Alas, I can’t find Perez in the Obama/Che Guevara pic or video–probably […]

Fidel Castro lectures Obama after Cuba trip

President Barack Obama did not meet with Fidel Castro during his historic visit to Cuba last week, but apparently that does not mean that Castro did not have any thoughts about el presidente norteamericano in his country. Castro ripped into the president and his words during the visit in El Granma, the official state newspaper […]

Obama Had Nice Things to Say About Cuba During Historic Visit – but Read What Fidel Castro Is Now Saying About Him

Fidel Castro to Obama: We don’t need your ‘presents’ After President Barack Obama returned from his visit to Cuba, former Cuban President Fidel Castro ripped the president for his comments about democracy and human rights. Obama met with current Cuban President Raul Castro, but did not meet with his older brother Fidel. While in Cuba […]

FOLKS WHY CUBA, WHY NOW?

Pundits and other idiots are guessing and out-guessing each other because it makes no sense and they can’t see the forest for the trees. After 7 years of trying to make America more like Cuba what makes anyone think he is going there to make Cuba more like America? Barrack is what he is; an […]

Obama embarrasses himself, US in Cuba – VIDEO

President Obama stood next to Raúl Castro at a press conference in Cuba yesterday and was browbeaten by the Communist dictator in a humiliating spectacle that no president – no American – should have taken so meekly. Washington Examiner editor Aaron MaClean: Before a televised press conference in Havana, Raul Castro harangued Obama about the continuing […]

Obama Uses 50 Seconds of ‘Historic’ Cuba Speech to Address Terror Attacks in Brussels

President Obama addressed the terrorist attacks in Brussels today ahead of his speech in Cuba, but only spent about 50 seconds offering his support for the Belgium people. “The thoughts and the prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium, and we stand in solidarity with this in condemning the attacks against […]

Obama Has Made Cuba a U.S.-Backed Dictatorship – VIDEO

President Obama arrived in Havana on March 20, 2016, becoming the first president to visit Cuba since the1928 visit to this country by President Calvin Coolidge. In what appears to be deliberate insult to Obama and First Lady Michelle, they  were not welcome by Head of State Raúl Castro or Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel, as […]

Don’t expect Obama to champion capitalism in Cuba

The virtues of capitalism is one thing President Obama isn’t likely to promote in his trip to Cuba, where he landed Sunday evening. Yet it is capitalism — along with human rights, the ability to resist oppression and dream of a better future — that the island needs more than anything. For now, these will […]

Ted Cruz on Obama Cuba Visit: ‘A Sad Day in American History’

Following a last minute meet and greet in Peoria, Arizona, 2016 Republican presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% told reporters that President Obama’s visit to the communist dictatorship of Cuba that day was “a sad day in American history” and that he looks forward to visiting a “free Cuba” after he becomes President.   Today […]

Some observations on President Obama’s upcoming trip to Cuba

President Barack Obama arrives in Cuba on March 20, 2016 with his family for an official visit to the Castro dictatorship in the administration’s continuing effort to make the new United States policy towards the country irreversible after he leaves office.  However, history has demonstrated that engaging dictatorships inevitably has profoundly negative consequences despite the […]

Spring Break! Obama Family Traveling to Cuba for Visit with Castro

As part of their ongoing world-wide tour of some of the most exotic and controversial places in the world, the Obama family is preparing for a trip to Cuba — the first visit by a U.S. president to the island since President  Calvin Coolidge in 1928. The official business will have to wait. According to […]

OBAMA AND CASTRO’S CUBA

  “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were […]

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