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  • Che Guevara Ordered His Father's Death, So Gustavo Villoldo Promised Payback

    08/05/2009 3:30:39 AM PDT · by BGHater · 20 replies · 2,191+ views
    Broward-Palm Beach ^ | 04 Aug 2009 | Tim Elfrink
    Ernesto "Che" Guevara's famous beret is gone. His iconic beard is filthy and matted against skeletal cheekbones. One bushy eyebrow arches over his half-open eyes. As a Bolivian country surgeon methodically saws off his lifeless hands, Che appears vaguely amused. Gustavo Villoldo, a stocky figure in green army fatigues, stands just inside the tiny laundry room where the Cuban revolutionary's corpse rests atop a sink. For five months, the CIA operative has led soldiers hunting Guevara through the rough crags and valleys of southern Bolivia. Less than 24 hours ago, his team had captured and executed him in a village...
  • U.S. anti-kidnap expert kidnapped in Mexico

    12/15/2008 12:23:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 906+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/08 | Robin Emmott
    MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican gunmen have kidnapped a U.S. security consultant who negotiated the release of dozens of kidnap victims in Latin America. Gunmen abducted Felix Batista outside a restaurant last Wednesday in the relatively safe northern industrial city of Saltillo in Coahuila state, Mexican authorities and his employer, security consultancy ASI Global, said on Monday. Batista, a Miami-based Cuban American credited with negotiating the release of victims abducted by Colombian rebels, was snatched after he stepped outside the restaurant, answering a call on his cellular phone, Mexican media said. The U.S. embassy in Mexico City said it was...
  • The Bolivarian Republic of Cuba ?

    08/15/2006 5:48:25 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 2 replies · 173+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 08/15/06 | vanity
    What will become of Cuba once Fidel Castro dies ? I suspect Cuba will be absorbed into the new,steadily growing "Bolivarian Republic" of Hugo Chavez,and that nobody but Hugo is going to like the idea.
  • "THE LOST CITY" By Andy Garcia

    06/20/2006 6:49:48 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 63 replies · 1,860+ views
    BROOKESNEWS | MAY 8, 2006 | HUMBERTO FONTOVA
    A must see movie. In Houston on Friday June 23 at the River Oaks Theater, 2009 West Gray. Ph: 713-866-8881 www.landmarktheaters.com Movie critics aghast at Andy Garcia’s The Lost City Humberto Fontova* BrookesNews.Com Monday 8 May 2006 Andy Garcia blew it big-time with his movie The Lost City. He blew it with the mainstream critics, that is. Almost unanimously, they’re ripping a movie 16 years in the making. In this engaging drama of a middle-class Cuban family crumbling during free Havana’s last days, which he both directs and stars in, Garcia insisted on depicting some historical truth about Cuba —...
  • Documentary shows Cuba's Castro as young rebel

    05/31/2005 9:04:12 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 10 replies · 459+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/31/05 | Anthony Boadle
    HAVANA (Reuters) - How did a well-to-do country boy with a conservative education called Fidel Castro turn into a fearless rebel and enduring leader of one of the world's last Marxist states? For Finnish documentary-maker Folke West, granted rare access to early Cuban state archives, the answer lies in Castro's formative years, long before he became a Communist. His 2-hour, 50-minute "Young Fidel" traces the Cuban president's life from his father's ranch through Jesuit schools and volatile university politics to a nearly suicidal raid on Cuba's second largest military garrison, prison and finally exile in 1955. "Most biographies jump most...
  • Cuba's bio-research activity under scrutiny: Did Castro plant West Nile virus in Florida Keys?

    05/15/2002 1:10:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 1,465+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2002 | By H.P. Albarelli Jr.
    Notwithstanding former President Jimmy Carter's recent statement to the contrary, Undersecretary of State John Bolton's remarks about Cuba's biological weapons capabilities underscore lingering concerns with the rogue island only 90 miles from the United States. Bolton, on May 6, told an audience at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation that the U.S. is suspicious about Cuban biomedical laboratories and their ability to transfer biological weapons technology to Iraq, Syria and Libya, all countries that Cuban President Fidel Castro visited last year. Bolton also made remarks, which may be interpreted as a clear signal of hardening State Department policy toward Cuba, faulting...
  • Michael Moore Knocks Cuban Exiles, Capitalism, etc. in Book "Downsize This"

    08/01/2004 6:52:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies · 4,920+ views
    p193 Miami -- It is there that a nutty bunch of Cuban exiles have controlled U.S. foreign policy regarding this insignificant island nation. These Cubans, many of whom were Batista supporters and lived high on the hog while that crook ran the country, seem not to have slept a wink since they grabbed their assets and headed to Florida. And, since 1960, they have insisted on pulling us into their madness. Why is it that in every incident of national torment that has deflated our country for the past three decades-the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, IranContra, our drug abuse epidemic-the list...
  • President Fidel Castro and Army General Raul Castro Met with High-ranking Chinese Officer

    04/24/2004 7:20:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 365+ views
    Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro met with Colonel General Xu Caihou, Head of the General Political Department of China’s People’s Liberation Army. During the meeting both Fidel and Xu agreed that the visit by the Chinese delegation to the island strengthens bilateral relations between both nations, governments and armed forces. Xu Caihou also met with Cuban Armed Forces Minister, Army General Raul Castro and gave him a friendly message of greetings from Chinese top authorities. In his meeting with Raul Castro, the Chinese visitor stressed the experience of the Cuba armed institution and the population in their preparation for defense and their...
  • Many Miami Cubans Recall 1953 Attack

    07/26/2003 6:43:29 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 240+ views
    AP ^ | Jul 26, 2003 | ADRIAN SAINZ
    The Rev. Pedro Cartaya remembers July 26, 1953, as the day that changed his life. He was 16, a student at Colegio de Belen in Havana — the alma mater of Fidel Castro. It was a Sunday and he had just gotten home from the movies when he heard that Castro and a band of followers had attacked the second largest military stronghold of dictator Fulgencio Batista. The raid was daring and bold — and unsuccessful. Castro didn't even go inside the barracks, running away instead after realizing his plan failed miserably. Most of his loyalists, though, were captured, then...