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  • Gabriel Garcia-Marquez—Castro Propagandist & Police Snitch

    04/24/2014 10:21:30 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 4 replies
    FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE ^ | 4/24/2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Gabriel Garcia-Marquez—Castro Propagandist & Police Snitch Posted By Humberto Fontova On April 24, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage The eulogies to Nobel-winning author Gabriel Garcia-Marquez upon his death last week make two points official: 1.) No amount of moral and intellectual wretchedness will earn an artist even the mildest rebuke from most of his professional peers and their related institutions—so long as the wretch hires out to communists. 2.) The masochism (to sidestep more “Mc Carthyite” terms) of Democratic U.S. Presidents is boundless. Not that the media eulogies sidestep Garcia-Marquez’ politics. Most are quite upfront about it. Let’s...
  • I cannot read Marxists — or, why I do not mourn Gabriel García Márquez’s passing

    04/24/2014 4:22:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-23-2014 | Bookworm
    I was so naive when I went to Cal. I didn’t realize that, in my history and English classes, the material we read was either created in the first instance by Marxists or, if it predated Marxists, was first run through a Marxist analytical filter either before or immediately after we read it. All I knew was that I thought the material was nonsensical and, because of their adulatory prosing about it, that my professors were idiots. It says a lot about the quality of education at Cal that, simply by parroting the teachers’ stupidity back to them, I managed...
  • What really happened at the Bay of Pigs

    04/20/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Humberto Fontova
    “We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty!” proclaimed Lynch and Hawkin’s Commander-in-Chief just three months earlier. “They fought like tigers,” writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 53 years ago this week. “But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach.” That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting – and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, the Battle of the Bulge,...
  • Woman Dies from Apparent Drug Overdose After Attending Weekend 1 (Coachella)

    04/20/2014 1:08:40 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 28 replies
    NOTE: On the message board was a discussion about the 24-year-old girl who died of an apparent drug overdose at Coachella. The story is referenced here - http://pitchfork.com/news/54842-coachella-attendee-dies-after-collapsing-at-festival/ What is interesting is that some were mocking the poor girl's death. It turned into a political discussion with me saying I would not mock her death but would certainly mock someone evil, like Castro. Here is one of the most staggering responses, which shows what the left has done to the education system in this country: "Pretty sure when you weigh it all out, Castro is responsible for more positive effects...
  • GARCIA MARQUEZ, SNEAK AND AN ACCOMPLICE TO THE CRIMES OF FIDEL CASTRO

    04/19/2014 12:28:33 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 7 replies
    Nuevo Accion ^ | April 18, 2014 | Armando Valladares
    GARCIA MARQUEZ, SNEAK AND AN ACCOMPLICE TO THE CRIMES OF FIDEL CASTRO By Armando Valladares April 18, Nuevo Accion http://www.nuevoaccion.com/ (Translation from Spanish) All dictators and murderers have had staunch defenders; Stalin, Hitler and Fidel Castro. Perhaps the most heinous in that fauna supporting dictatorships, are writers, poets, and artists. I've been saying for decades that an honest intellectual has a commitment to society: telling the truth, fight for respect, for human dignity, and not to use the privilege to reach millions of people, to lie, and to skip over the historical reality. This is one of the biggest crimes...
  • In Austin, Castro, Barbour Call for Immigration Reform

    04/10/2014 8:48:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Reeve Hamilton
    Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a Republican, both expressed optimism on Tuesday that Congress could pass comprehensive immigration reform this year. Speaking at the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Barbour said such reform is in the country's best interest, and told reporters it was too early to count the federal legislation out.
  • Huber Matos, Comrade of Castro, Then Adversary, Dies at 95

    03/01/2014 10:24:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 1, 2014 | Lizette Alvarez
    Huber Matos, a top commander in Fidel Castro’s army who broke from the Cuban revolution in 1959 over its tilt toward Communism, endured a harsh imprisonment for 20 years and became a leader of anti-Castro exiles in Florida, died in Miami on Thursday. He was 95.
  • After a Democrat Praises Cuba, Marco Rubio Blasts Communism Like No U.S. Politician Since Reagan

    02/26/2014 4:11:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 2/26/14 | Kyle Becker
    After Democratic Senator Tom Harkin praised Cuba on several issues, Senator Marco Rubio gave what has been called by Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo as the “best oration of his career.” Its passion and candor about the despicable socialist regimes of Cuba and Venezuela should put those politicians who can actually praise the oppressive nations to shame. The best lines from Rubio’s stemwinder, which is worth every minute: ◾Let me tell you what the Cubans are really good at, because they don’t know how to run their economy, they don’t know how to build, they don’t know how to govern...
  • The Only Way Out is Exile

    02/24/2014 8:00:56 PM PST · by TChad · 12 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 23 February 2014 | Michael J. Totten
    “How many people here actually want to move to the U.S.?” I said. Her eyes widened and she looked at me like I was stupid even for asking. “A hundred percent,” she said. “Well, maybe not a hundred, but close.”
  • Ted Cruz: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is Taking a Page Out of the Castro Playbook

    02/22/2014 10:03:14 AM PST · by EBH · 4 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | 2/22/2014 | Matthew Burke
    In the face of the massive violence taking place in Venezuela, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, in a statement released today, sharply criticized Venezuela President and hand-picked successor to Marxist Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Maduro as using strongman tactics similar to Cuban communist tyrant Fidel Castro: “As opposition protests drag into their second week in Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro is taking a page out of the Castro playbook to violently oppress Venezuelans who are demanding an end to his disastrous rule. Activists have been detained and abused, and even shot dead in the streets.” Cruz went onto call out Maduro for arresting...
  • Is the left forgetting how evil communism was?

    02/18/2014 7:33:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-18-14 | W. James Antle III
    Is communism making a comeback? On its face, the question seems more than a little absurd. The Berlin Wall came down over 24 years ago. We are more than 22 years removed from the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. All that remains are the Stalinist museum pieces of North Korea and Cuba, the former an isolated country known mainly for its absurd dictator and starving population, the latter a beautiful island stuck in a 1950s time warp due to backwards economic and social policies. Even China, the one major power still ruled by...
  • Charlie Crist calls for end of Cuban embargo, Gov. Rick Scott responds

    02/10/2014 6:28:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, running to reclaim his old seat as a Democrat, told HBO’s Bill Maher Friday that he believes the Cuban travel embargo didn’t work and should be “taken away.” “[Cuba] has been held hostage by a small Cuban community in Florida for a very long time,” Maher said, adding that if politicians had the courage to stand up to those exiles, college kids would be going to Cuba for spring break next month. Crist agreed, saying it was the right thing to do. “I mean, the embargo has been there, what, 50 years now?” he said. “I don’t...
  • Among exile elite, a shift over Cuba-US policy

    02/08/2014 10:38:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 8, 2014 2:40 PM EST | Laura Wides-Munoz
    When Miami’s new art museum opened in December, namesake Jorge Perez spoke easily about a once-taboo topic among Cuban-American powerbrokers: his desire to increase artistic exchanges with those on the communist island. Then, this week, billionaire sugar baron Alfonso Fanjul—whose family’s business was seized by Fidel Castro in 1959—spoke publicly for the first time about investing back in Cuba. Both men are among a growing number of powerful South Florida Cuban-American business, civic and political leaders breaking the long-held public line on U.S. relations with Cuba and the Castro government. For all the talk of changing attitudes among second-generation Cuban-Americans...
  • Fidel Castro Finally Appears in Public

    01/11/2014 9:40:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    87 year old Fidel Castro appeared in public this week for the first time in six months and the mainstream media can hardly contain themselves. This appearance coincides with the 55 anniversary of Castro’s “revolution.” To read the media you’d think some effete and benevolent European monarch (from, say, Monaco or Liechtenstein) had made a brief cameo. Across the board the media refers to Fidel Castro as the “President” who “led” Cuba for almost fifty years. No hint of anything else happening in Cuba during that period. You’d never guess Castro killed more Cubans in the process of “liberating” them...
  • JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! or, “If you like your job, let’s HOPE you can keep your job.”

    01/11/2014 6:29:57 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-11-2014 | MOTUS
    Announcing the 2013 finalists in “The World’s Most Dubious Recovery” Contest: 1. Barack ObamaFor his “economic recovery” which is, by his admission, now into it’s fifth year. Unfortunately it has proved to be a “jobless recovery.” With 92 million Americans now “officially” deemed to be out of the workforce, we have a labor force participation rate of just 62.8% – the lowest since 1978. With only 74,000 jobs created last month, the fewest in five years, the economy managed to create just 1 job for every 5 people who abandoned the American Dream and gave up all HOPE of ever...
  • Fidel Castro makes 1st public appearance in 9 months

    01/09/2014 1:39:05 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies
    Aol.com ^ | 1/9/14 | Aol
    Fidel Castro makes 1st public appearance in 9 months Fidel Castro Makes Rare Public Appearance In Havana HAVANA, CUBA - JANUARY 08: Fidel Castro, Cuba's former President and revolutionary leader, makes a rare public appearance to attend the inauguration of an art gallery on January 8, 2014 in Havana, Cuba. Castro, who ceded power to his brother Raul Castro in 2008 after falling ill in 2006, has last been seen in public in February 2013 at a National Assembly meeting. The gallery Castro visited is run by Cuban artist Alexis Leyva, aka Kcho. (Photo by Sven Creutzmann/Mambo Photo/Getty Images) HAVANA...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 29 December 2013

    12/29/2013 5:00:35 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 29 December 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 29th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Democratic former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gen. Michael Hayden, Former National Security Agency Director; NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake.THIS WEEK (ABC): A look at game changers in 2013 (I can’t help thinking it’s Auburn running back Chris Davis).STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Secretary of State John Kerry. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Neera Tanden, president and CEO of...
  • Rangel Is Expected to Seek 23rd Term in Congress

    12/18/2013 6:00:09 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 18, 2013 | Jason Horowitz
    Charles B. Rangel, the venerable but embattled congressman from Harlem, will announce on Thursday that he is running for a 23rd term, according to a colleague in the New York House delegation. Representative Rangel — who in an unusually introspective email to supporters over the weekend prompted speculation that he might retire — told the colleague, Representative Gregory W. Meeks, this week that “I haven’t announced yet, but I want folks to know that I am going to do it.” “He is full of energy,” said Mr. Meeks, a fellow Democrat.
  • Obama shook Raúl Castro's hand after SIX MONTHS of secret U.S.-Cuba talks, report claims

    12/12/2013 10:49:35 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 30 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | December 12 2013 | David Martosko
    U.S. and Cuban officials have held mid-level discussions in Washington and Havana 'We're in talks' with Cuba on a wide range of issues, agreed Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes on Tuesday Middle-men including Latin American diplomats have also been carrying messages back and forth between Washington and Havana The handshake seen 'round the water cooler was no fluke, it turns out.
  • Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro at Mandela memorial

    12/10/2013 10:58:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 6 replies
    "There are too many leaders who claim solidarity with Madiba's struggle for freedom, but do not tolerate dissent from their own people," Obama said, stabbing his finger in the air in the rain-sodden stadium hosting the event.
  • Raul Castro Reaches Out to Obama, But Don’t Call It a Thaw (handshake PLANNED, AFTER mo-s negot)

    12/11/2013 8:35:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Dec 11, 2013 | Eli Lake and Josh Rogin
    Tuesday’s greeting between Obama and Castro comes after six months of quiet diplomacy between the United States and Cuba—and Castro signaling he’s ready for bigger talks. “There has been a string of emissaries, both private citizens and Latin American leaders, who have begun to nudge Obama forward on engaging in talks with Cuba and also carrying a message from Castro that he’s willing to talk,” said Steve Clemons, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation who has exceptionally close ties to the Obama White House... on Tuesday, as Obama and Castro shook hands in South Africa, authorities detained about...
  • Bravo! Ted Cruz walks out of Castro’s speech

    12/11/2013 6:24:38 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    www.bizpacreview.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    www.tedcruz.orgWhen Cuban leader Raul Castro, brother to Fidel Castro, began speaking at the service memorializing Nelson Mandela, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas walked out. “Senator Cruz very much hopes that Castro learns the lessons of Nelson Mandela,” said Sean Rushton, Cruz’s communications director, according to National Review Online. “For decades, Castro has wrongly imprisoned and tortured countless innocents. Just as Mandela was released after 27 years in prison, Castro should finally release his political prisoners; he should hold free elections, and once and for all set the Cuban people free.” President Obama had earlier shook Castro’s hand, which stirred...
  • Did Castro tell Obama "I am Raul Castro" as they were shaking hands? (vanity)

    12/10/2013 4:17:41 PM PST · by SERKIT · 24 replies
    WJLA ^ | December 10, 2013 | WJLA
    Did Castro tell Obama who he was? Check this video at about 7 seconds in. It makes it look like Obama had no clue who he was shaking hands with, and Raul looks like he is saying "I am Raul Castro". Any lip reading experts out there?
  • Obama Shakes Castro's Hand At Mandela Event

    12/10/2013 1:07:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/13 | Ari Yashar
    At a memorial ceremony held in Johannesburg on Tuesday for late South African leader Nelson Mandela, US President Barack Obama made a surprise move on his way to the podium by greeting Cuban President Raul Castro with a long handshake and smile. Relations between the US and Cuba have been frozen since after Raul's brother Fidel Castro's communist revolution in 1959. The US has maintained sanctions on the communist regime throughout the decades, particularly given Cuba's poor human rights record. The handshake can be seen here: video .....
  • Rubio slams Obama handshake with Castro

    12/10/2013 12:35:41 PM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 10, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) blasted President Obama on Tuesday after the president shook hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. “If the president was going to shake his hand, he should have asked him about those basic freedoms Mandela was associated with that are denied in Cuba,” Rubio said.
  • The damage done by Cuba’s biggest spy

    12/10/2013 10:16:35 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 10 replies
    Miami Herals ^ | 04/24/13 | Frank Calzon
    The Obama Administration soon will be releasing its list of countries that support international terrorism. Currently on the list are: Iran, Sudan, Syria and Cuba. Cuba has been listed since 1982 but Reps. James P. McGovern, D-Mass., and Kathy Castor, D-Fl., propose to remove Cuba from the list. They argue that because Raúl Castro has taken control of the island from his brother Fidel, Cuba no longer poses a threat to the United States. An article appearing in Sunday’s [April 21] Washington Post presents a less benign appraisal of Cuba’s intentions. The author, Jim Popkin, focuses on the career of...
  • Obama and Castro share the stage in a tribute to Mandela...

    12/10/2013 9:19:45 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 17 replies
    NuevoHerald/MiamiHerald ^ | Tuesday, 12.10.13 | NewsGroup
    *SNIP* Elizardo Sanchez Santa Cruz, head of the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, said it was a "bad joke" to have invited Raul Castro talk during funeral services for Mandela, along with Obama and other international figures... "We admire Mandela because it represented the opposite side Castrism", said Sanchez
  • Obama’s Handshake with Castro

    12/10/2013 9:04:07 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 11 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | December 10, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Alan Gross has been rotting in a Cuban prison for going on five years for the offense of distributing computers and cell phones to Cuba’s tiny Jewish community. Not only is Gross an American citizen, he was an employee of the U.S. State Department’s Agency for International Development when he was unlawfully arrested. That the Obama administration has not seen to his release is outrage enough — but to witness the handshake between Obama and úRal Castro makes the stomach turn. Even without the Gross case, the nature of the Cuban regime should be enough to cause our president to...
  • Castro, Mandela, Obama: Which Doesn’t Belong and Why?

    12/10/2013 7:39:41 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-10-2013 | MOTUS
    This jet-lag is killing me, butt I just thought you would want to know: Lady M arrived to honor the late Nelson Mandela in one of her signature mini-me’s. The Wons arrive at Waterkloof Air Base, South Africa And as you can see, it’s raining. And Lady M had to carry her own umbrella. Apparently this country still has a way to go before accomplishing complete racial equality, if you know what I mean and I think you do:   As might be expected, Big Guy’s remarks were awesome: “For nothing he achieved was inevitable. In the arc of his...
  • President Barack Obama shakes Raul Castro's hand at Mandela memorial service

    12/10/2013 6:36:42 AM PST · by Innovative · 64 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Dec 10, 2013 | Colin Freeman, and agencies
    The US president, Barack Obama, shook hands with his Cuban opposite number, Raul Castro, at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela The handshake between the two historic enemies came as they attended a ceremony in Johannesburg to celebrate the late South African leader's ability to foster reconciliation. The gesture - which comes despite half a century of hostilities - came as Mr Obama made his way to a podium to deliver a speech. It is only the second time ever that a US president has shaken the hands of a Cuban Communist leader. President Bill Clinton was the first to...
  • Exclusive: Russia signs deal to forgive $29 billion of Cuba's Soviet-era debt - diplomats

    12/10/2013 3:24:04 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2013 | Marc Frank
    (Reuters) - Russia and Cuba have quietly signed an agreement to write off 90 percent of Cuba's $32 billion debt to the defunct Soviet Union, a deal that ends a 20-year squabble and opens the way for more investment and trade, Russian and European diplomats said. The two sides announced an agreement to settle the debt dispute earlier this year and finalized the deal in Moscow in October. It would have Cuba pay $3.2 billion over 10 years in exchange for Russia forgiving the rest of a $32 billion debt - $20 billion plus service and interest, the diplomats said....
  • Caveat on Nelson Mandela

    12/07/2013 6:58:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    A Martian visiting earth this week, coasting TV channels and perusing papers, would have to conclude that among the items that most interest this planet’s news bureaus is the plight of former political prisoners, especially black ones. Well, many Cubans (many of them black) suffered longer and more horrible incarceration in Castro’s KGB-designed dungeons than Nelson Mandela spent in South Africa’s (relatively) comfortable prisons, which were open to inspection by the Red Cross. Castro has never allowed a Red Cross delegation anywhere near his real prisons. Now let’s see if you recognize some of the Cuban ex-prisoners and torture-victims: Mario...
  • The Once Great City of Havana

    12/07/2013 5:40:38 PM PST · by TChad · 36 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 12-3-2013 | Michael J. Totten
    “Havana is like Pompeii and Castro is its Vesuvius.” – Anthony Daniels Almost every picture I’ve ever seen of Cuba’s capital shows the city in ruins. Una Noche, the 2012 gut punch of a film directed by Lucy Mulloy, captures in nearly every shot the savage decay of what was once the Western Hemisphere’s most beautiful city. So I was stunned when I saw the restored portion of Old Havana for the first time. It is magnificent. And it covers a rather large area. A person could wander around there all day, and I did. At first glance you could...
  • Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since return from Miami

    12/07/2013 10:30:54 AM PST · by Innovative · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 6, 2013 | Patrick Oppmann
    Elian Gonzalez, the focus of a bitter international custody dispute after he was rescued at sea as a child, left Cuba on Friday for the first time since 2000, when the U.S. government returned him to the island. Gonzalez, who also turned 20 on Friday, traveled to Quito, Ecuador, as part of a 200-member Cuban delegation to a weeklong youth conference there. "Fidel Castro for me is like a father," Gonzalez said in the recent interview. "I don't profess to have any religion but if I did my God would be Fidel Castro. He is like a ship that knew...
  • Ted Cruz explains dad’s Fidel Castro comment

    12/05/2013 8:46:59 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/5/13 6:44 AM EST | TAL KOPAN
    Cruz’s father, Rafael, fled Cuba and the Castro regime for the U.S. as a teenager. | AP PhotoClose Sen. Ted Cruz said while there are some differences between President Barack Obama and former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Obama is displaying “dictatorial” tendencies as president.During an interview by Jorge Ramos on Fusion, the Texas Republican was asked about comments his father has made comparing Obama to Castro and whether the analogy was “fair” and if he’d like to draw a distinction between the two.“Obviously, there are enormous differences; the United States is not imprisoning and torturing political dissidents,” Cruz said...
  • Honduras election: Hernandez declared official winner

    11/27/2013 8:46:10 PM PST · by Bogey78O · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/27/2013 | BBC
    Honduras' electoral commission has officially declared the conservative governing party candidate winner of Sunday's presidential poll. "Today's figures indicate clearly that the winner of the election is Juan Orlando Hernandez," said the commission's president David Matamoros. Mr Hernandez has won 35.88% of the vote, according to AFP news agency. His main rival, the left-wing candidate Xiomara Castro, has won 29% with 81.5% of polling stations tallied. Mr Matamoros earlier said the final result would be known in the next few days, but he called on all candidates to support the new government. Second-placed Ms Castro said she was robbed of...
  • Elian Gonzalez: My time in the US marked me for my whole life

    11/27/2013 6:49:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    Elian Gonzalez, the object of a 1999-2000 custody squabble involving Washington, Havana and family members on both sides of the Florida Strait, holds a piece of U.S. legislation directly responsible for what he endured then, Cuban official media said Monday. "They were very sad times for me, which marked me for my whole life. I was never given the chance to have a moment to think about my mother, who as a result of that (U.S.) Cuban Adjustment Act died at sea," the now-19-year-old Gonzalez said last weekend during a Union of Young Communists event. ~snip~ The 1966 Cuban Adjustment...
  • Cuba builds communism-free zone to woo capitalist businesses

    11/26/2013 7:04:18 PM PST · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    nbc ^ | Nov 2013
    By Nick Miroff, Global Post HAVANA, Cuba — One country, two systems. The formula has worked for China’s business-minded communists. Can it succeed in Cuba? President Raul Castro’s government is building its own version of a Chinese-style economic zone on the banks of the Mariel Bay, 30 miles west of Havana, where the laws of scientific Marxism will not apply. Inside a 180-square-mile special economic zone, Cuban planners have envisioned a global capitalist enclave where foreign companies can install manufacturing plants, research centers and operational hubs. This island within an island will operate on the business principles of globalization --...
  • Border Patrol Agent Shot And Killed

    07/24/2009 7:00:35 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 53 replies · 1,605+ views
    San Diego 6 (The CW) ^ | July 24, 2009
    CAMPO - A U.S. Border Patrol agent was fatally shot in Campo near the border with Baja California Thursday night. The shooting was reported about 9:15 p.m. near the border on Shockey Truck Trail southeast of the San Diego Sheriff Department's Campo substation. Four engines, paramedics, and a medical helicopter were dispatched to the area, but the agent was declared dead at the scene, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler. Police report that the victim was shot in the head.
  • Elián González: My Time In The U.S. 'Marked Me For My Whole Life'

    11/19/2013 2:40:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 10/19/13 | By Havana (EFE)/Fox News Latino
    Elian Gonzalez, the object of a 1999-2000 custody squabble involving Washington, Havana and family members on both sides of the Florida Strait, holds a piece of U.S. legislation directly responsible for what he endured then, Cuban official media said Monday. "They were very sad times for me, which marked me for my whole life. I was never given the chance to have a moment to think about my mother, who as a result of that (U.S.) Cuban Adjustment Act died at sea," the now-19-year-old Gonzalez said last weekend during a Union of Young Communists event.
  • What Castro Knew About Lee Harvey Oswald

    11/18/2013 8:56:45 AM PST · by mojito · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/17/2013 | Mary O'Grady
    In November 1963, Cuban intelligence officer Florentino Aspillaga was posted in a little hut near a Cuban beach where he operated listening equipment trained on Miami and CIA headquarters in Virginia. On the morning of Nov. 22, Mr. Aspillaga—who would defect to the U.S. in 1987—said that he was ordered "to stop all your CIA work, all your CIA work." He was instructed to "put all of my equipment to listen to any small detail from Texas. They told me Texas." Did Castro know that Lee Harvey Oswald was about to assassinate President Kennedy? Brian Latell, a veteran CIA Cuba...
  • US Indicts 4 Colombia ELN Rebels for 2000 Kidnapping

    11/13/2013 1:45:17 AM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies
    LATIN AMERICA HERALD TRIBUNE ^ | November 8, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON – Four members of a violent guerilla organization were indicted on Friday on conspiracy and hostage-taking charges stemming from the kidnapping of more than 60 people in Colombia in 2000, including three United States nationals."
  • Cyprus and Venezuela, Castro Care

    11/08/2013 7:36:39 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/8/2013 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Cyprus, a tiny island of less than one million people, is a small scale study in “big banking out of control,” “insane spending like there is no tomorrow,” coupled with “socialism runs out of other people’s money.” While researching the bailin and bailout of early summer, I found disturbing accounts of their socialized health care. In return for a 10 billion bailout for Cyprus, the EU bureaucrats have demanded a bailin (read confiscation) of Cypriots’ savings and checking accounts. One bank offered worthless shares but another did not. Cypriots felt that they were used as “guinea pigs” to test if...
  • San Antonio Mayor Castro Stumps for McAuliffe in Woodbridge

    10/15/2013 2:49:52 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    potomaclocal.com ^ | October 15, 2013 | Stephanie Tipple
    WOODBRIDGE, Va. – San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (D), met with Democratic volunteers and campaign staff at the Prince William County Democratic Headquarters in Lake Ridge on Saturday, to support Terry McAuliffe’s candidacy for Virginia Governor and excite volunteers as Election Day draws closer. “I’m here because everyone around the nation is watching this campaign. Everyone around the nation knows what a great candidate Terry McAuliffe is for Governor of Virginia and sees the contrast that really exists in this race,” Castro said. Castro pointed out several of the contrasts between McAuliffe and Cuccinelli including social agenda, ideology and proposed...
  • Ohio Report Cites Possibility That Ariel Castro Died Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation, Not Suicide

    10/10/2013 8:36:42 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/10/13 | AP via CBS
    Ohio report cites possibility that Ariel Castro died auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide.
  • CIA Keeping Secret Report on Bay of Pigs

    09/15/2013 1:56:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 12:15 AM | George Will
    At 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1959, an hour when there never were commercial flights from Havana, David Atlee Phillips was lounging in a lawn chair there, sipping champagne after a New Year's Eve party, when a commercial aircraft flew low over his house. He surmised that dictator Fulgencio Batista was fleeing because Fidel Castro was arriving. He was right. Soon he, and many others, would be spectacularly wrong about Cuba. … In 1972, the Bay of Pigs made a cameo appearance in the Watergate shambles, which involved some Cubans and Americans active in the invasion. On the June 23...
  • Fidel Castro applauds Russian proposal on Syria

    09/14/2013 8:42:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2013 11:15 AM EDT
    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has published an article applauding a Russian-backed proposal to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons. … Castro also lauds Russia as a “brave country” that “stayed firm before the unusual pretension of the government of the United States, threatening to launch an overwhelming attack against the Syrian defenses.” …
  • Ariel Castro found dead in his prison cell

    09/04/2013 7:39:31 AM PDT · by Baynative · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/4/13 | staff
    Ariel Castro, sentenced to life in prison for the decade-long kidnapping, rape and beatings of three Cleveland women he held captive, was found hanged in his prison cell Tuesday night, an Ohio corrections official confirmed.
  • Report: Ariel Castro dead

    09/03/2013 9:48:11 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/4/2013
    Ariel Castro, who pleaded guilty to more than 900 counts of kidnapping, rape and murder, was found dead in his cell,
  • Twitter Reports Ariel Castro Dead

    09/03/2013 9:17:40 PM PDT · by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better · 55 replies
    Twitter is buzzing with this rumor, hung himself in cell, I can't find any media reports yet.