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  • Compassion Play: Pope Francis vs. Boris Yeltsin

    10/11/2015 6:44:55 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 11, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Compassion Play: Pope Francis vs. Boris Yeltsin by Daniel Clark In 1989, Boris Yeltsin visited a Houston-area supermarket, and was amazed by the variety of meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables that were available to the general public in the United States. According to biographer Leon Aron, the future Russian president sat with his head in his hands after that experience, before finally remarking, “What have they done to our poor people? … I think we have committed a crime against our people by making their standard of living so incomparably lower than that of the Americans.” Yeltsin, who died in...
  • Time Celebrates 'How Che Guevara Didn't Let Asthma Affect His Ambitions'

    10/10/2015 9:12:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 10/10/2015 | Matthew Balan
    Jennifer Latson paid tribute to communist thug Che Guevara on the anniversary of his death in a gushing Friday item on Time magazine's website. Latson marveled how the Argentinian radical "might have considered the United States his worst enemy, but he faced an even greater threat to his revolutionary ambitions: asthma." The writer later touted that "asthma didn't keep him from embracing the rowdiness of youth," and that "it didn't prevent him from following a rugged revolutionary road to Cuba
  • Cuba B.C. (Before Castro) - Photos of Havana before the Castro brothers destroyed it

    10/02/2015 1:44:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    Cuba B.C. (Before Castro)Photos of Havana before the Castro brothers destroyed itMiramar’s Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue) The same Quinta Avenida at night Quinta Avenida before the tunnel was built and cars had to use the iron bridge that is seen to the center-right The tunnel of Linea Street while it was still under construction. It was built by Cuban engineers and constructors between 1951 and 1953 Accross the street from Parque Central Carlos III Ave. The Masonic Building under construction on the left hand side. The umbrella on the center-left is where a policeman used to stand to change the...
  • Greenfield: The Pope Forgets the Oppressed of Cuba

    09/22/2015 11:29:37 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    FrontPage ^ | September 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Pope Forgets the Oppressed of Cuba The pontiff’s visit gave the Castros what they wanted. September 22, 2015 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. In 1960, Cuban bishops declared that “Catholicism and Communism respond to two totally different concepts of man and the world which it will never be possible to conciliate.” Pope Francis however contends that Communism is really Christianity. “The Communists have stolen our flag,” he said. The Cuban bishops condemned Communism as “a system which brutally denies the most fundamental...
  • As Cuban dissidents arrested, Pope Francis enjoys friendly and informal conversation with Castro

    09/21/2015 1:42:18 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 21, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Pope Francis’s visit to Cuba is proving to be a very comfortable event for the brutally repressive and dictatorial regime. The closest thing, so far, to a challenge to the oppression of dissidents has been the invitation to a dissident group, The Ladies in White, to attend a cathedral service held by the pope. However, according to the U.K. Telegraph, 22 of 24 members of the group were detained by security police and could not attend. Other dissidents fared as badly: Cuban authorities prevented leading dissidents from meeting Pope Francis in Havana on Sunday, in a sign of the Communist...
  • The Hypocrisy and Deceit of Marco Rubio

    09/26/2015 7:03:48 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 33 replies ^ | September 26 | LARRY KLAYMAN
    This Rubio hypocrisy and deceit squares not only with the senator’s do-nothing blowhard talk, but also the hard fact that he has misrepresented at the outset of his presidential campaign that his father had fled Castro’s Cuba. In fact, his dad had freely left the island during the reign of rightest President Raul Batista, the Castros’ predecessor, who his father supported. So Marco’s father did not escape communism to become a simple bartender, as he touts so often. Similarly, Rubio has been caught lying on other occasions during his political career. Then there is Rubio’s similar boasting about how he...
  • Obama Civil Rights Chair Calling to Free Illegal Aliens was on MALDEF Board

    09/22/2015 1:06:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 22, 2015
    There’s enormous controversy surrounding a new U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report calling for the release of illegal immigrants from detention centers nationwide due to widespread “egregious human rights and constitutional violations.” The commission is an independent and bipartisan federal agency created by Congress decades ago to advance civil rights through “objective and comprehensive investigation, research and analysis.” However, the agency’s chairman, Obama appointee Martin Castro, determined that illegal immigrant detention centers in the U.S. were cesspools of human rights violations before the commission completed its study, according to at least two commissioners on the panel. This appears to be...
  • Dissidents arrested as Pope Francis celebrates his first Mass in Cuba

    09/21/2015 3:10:40 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 21, 2015 | Nick Squires
    Cuban authorities prevented leading dissidents from meeting Pope Francis in Havana on Sunday, in a sign of the Communist regime’s rigid intolerance of political opposition. Two well-known dissidents, Marta Beatriz Roque and Miriam Leiva, had been invited by the Vatican to attend a vespers service led by the Pope’s in Havana’s historic baroque cathedral. But they said they were detained by security agents and barred from attending the event.
  • Has the Church surrendered to Fidel Castro?

    09/21/2015 9:08:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 24 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/21/15 | Augustinus
    As widely reported on secular media Pope Francis met yesterday (Sunday, September 20) with the retired ex-dictator of Cuba, Fidel Castro. It is reported on good authority that it was Francis, not Mr. Castro, who sought this meeting; it was not on the official calendar of the visit. Francis had expressed his "sentiments of particular respect and consideration" specifically for Fidel Castro during his first speech in Cuba on Saturday evening and their actual meeting was, in Fr. Federico Lombardi's words, "'familiar and informal," with the two speaking about "protecting the environment and the great problems of the contemporary world."...
  • May God’s blessings come to Cuba’s long suffering ‘dissidents’

    09/21/2015 8:49:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/15 | Judi McLeod
    Pope and the Castro brothers dominate the news, while in hundreds of dark prison cells throughout still Communist Cuba, political prisoners, who are all but ignored by world leaders including their own, send up fervent prayers to their Creator Special blessings on the Cuban “dissidents” forbidden to be in the presence of Pope Francis. Photos of the dissidents, roughly manhandled by security and sent world wide, finally transcend the one of Fidel Castro’s executioner Che Guevara that for more than half a century has literally dominated Havana’s Revolution Square. Even though when caught in the end, Guevara, whose “stock in...
  • Dissidents arrested as Pope Francis celebrates his first Mass in Cuba

    09/21/2015 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 21, 2015 | Nick Squires
    Cuban authorities prevented leading dissidents from meeting Pope Francis in Havana on Sunday, in a sign of the Communist regime’s rigid intolerance of political opposition. Two well-known dissidents, Marta Beatriz Roque and Miriam Leiva, had been invited by the Vatican to attend a vespers service led by the Pope’s in Havana’s historic baroque cathedral.
  • Castro praises Pope's anti-capitalism stance

    09/20/2015 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/20/2015 | By ROBERT KING
    Pope Francis has arrived in Havana this afternoon and starts a historic 10-day visit to Cuba and the United States, according to reports. Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed Pope Francis in a long speech at the airport. In his speech, Castro said the communist government has "founded an equitable society with social justice" in Cuba and he praised the pope's critiques of the global economic system that has "globalized capital and turned money into its idol." Castro thanked Francis for facilitating negotiations that led to a detente between the United States and Cuba. Castro is also calling for the end...
  • Barack Obama speaks with Raul Castro as US eases travel restrictions with Cuba

    09/18/2015 4:36:57 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Sep 2015
    The United States further eased restrictions on business and travel with Cuba Friday, as it presses forward in rebuilding long-frozen relations with its former Cold War foe. Two months after formally restoring diplomatic relations with Havana, the US made it easier for Americans to establish and operate businesses in Cuba, removed remittance limits and widened travel opportunities to the Caribbean island nation. It also cleared up small, irksome restrictions like ones that had prevented representatives of US businesses working in other countries from taking their own computers into Cuba, and which blocked the use in the United States of Cuban-developed...
  • Is Francis ready for a confrontation at the Cuban altar?

    09/14/2015 6:44:58 AM PDT · by Hombre Malevo
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 09/14/2015 | Paul Kengor
    On August 23, a Coptic Christian soldier was killed in his army unit in Egypt. Baha Saeed Karam, 22, was found with four bullet wounds at the headquarters of his battalion in Marsa Matruh. Although transferred to a hospital in Alexandria, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
  • Trump softens once-hard line on Cuba

    09/08/2015 1:30:20 PM PDT · by JediJones · 15 replies
    Politico Florida ^ | 9/8/15 | Marc Caputo
    Donald Trump’s longstanding hard line against Cuba has started to soften... Said Trump: “I think it's fine. I think it's fine, but we should have made a better deal. The concept of opening with Cuba — 50 years is enough — the concept of opening with Cuba is fine. I think we should have made a stronger deal.” That’s a far cry from the Cuba position Trump laid out in 1999... “He's been a killer, he's a criminal, and I don't think you should reward people who have done what he's done,” Trump said on Nov. 15, 1999... In August,...
  • Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers

    08/22/2015 8:16:49 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/20/2015 | Armando Valladares
    Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers The regime was built on the blood of dissidents like those the U.S. now avoids acknowledging. By Armando Valladares Aug. 20, 2015 7: Thousands of Cubans have died fighting for rights that Americans so freely enjoy. The right to build a church and preach without fear of harassment and secret recording by government hooligans. The right to protest without wondering if your friends will be carted off, never to be seen or heard from again. The right to criticize your government leaders in the opinion pages of a newspaper without fear of being...
  • Castro: US Owes Millions (from Sex Tourism)

    08/13/2015 11:03:44 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 12 replies
    Freep | 8/13/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Sultan of Knish: Death of the LeftThe embargo didn’t turn Cuba into a hellhole whose main tourism industry is inviting progressive Canadian pedophiles to rape its children. Castro did that with help from the dead guy on the red t-shirts. “One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates,” Castro told Oliver Stone. In real life, his prostitutes are lucky if they graduated from elementary school. American admirers eager to get to Havana claim to be worried that Starbucks will ruin their Socialist paradise. What really worries them is that American businesses might...
  • America Naively Swoons While Communist Cuba Cracks Down

    08/11/2015 7:25:42 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 9 replies ^ | 2015-08-11 | Benjamin Weingarten
    What is it about dictatorships that make Americans swoon? Juxtaposing two recent articles published within 24 hours of each other on Cuba is instructive. First, a Wall Street Journal article titled "Amid Thaw, First Authorized U.S. Yacht Sails to Cuba on Hopes of Travel Surge" reads: The 78-foot Still Water docked in the marina late Wednesday after a four-hour jaunt. Aboard the sleek yacht were three crew and 12 passengers eager to see Cuba before the sharp economic and social change that many Americans expect to sweep the country as a long-frozen U.S.-Cuba relationship thaws. Some also hoped to sniff out business...
  • Community convenes for Colowyo ( Coal mining & electric power Jobs: Colorado )

    07/31/2015 1:03:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Steamboat Today ^ | July 31, 2015 | Patrick Kelly
    Craig community leaders hosted a meeting Thursday at Moffat County High School to provide a brief update on the situation at Colowyo Coal Mine, answer questions and facilitate public comment on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s environmental assessment. Ray Beck, Craig mayor, opened the gathering by telling the audience about the economic significance of Colowyo mine’s 220 jobs to Craig and Northwest Colorado. “This is not the time to slow down,” Beck said, emphasizing the importance of community feedback on the development of the mine’s new environmental assessment. When the OMSRE’s recommendation to approve mining plans for...
  • Hillary Clinton to Call for Lifting Embargo With Cuba

    07/30/2015 7:48:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 7/29/15
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign says she will call for lifting the embargo with Cuba in a Florida address on Friday. In the speech, Clinton will side with [Hussein], who normalized relations with the island nation in December, and deride her Republican presidential opponents for pushing what her campaign calls the "failed policies of the past."
  • Steve King says Boehner wing of party is to left of Bernie Sanders on immigration

    "Bernie Sanders is closer 2 my position on immigration than a wing of GOP. Avowed socialist is opposed 2 open borders."
  • Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison in the Works

    07/23/2015 6:35:28 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | July 22, 2015 | By Maya Rhodan
    The Obama Administration is drafting a plan to finally close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Wednesday, racing against the clock to fulfill a long-delayed promise by President Obama before his time in office runs out. “The Administration is in the final stages of drafting a plan to safely and responsibly close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and to present that plan to Congress,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday. Earnest said closing the prison is in the national security interest of the United States. One of Obama’s first moves as President was to pledge...
  • Flag Just Raised In Washington Wasn’t American, And People Are FURIOUS

    07/20/2015 8:02:01 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 19 replies
    New ^ | July 20,2015 | Sean Brown
    As we witness the systematic destruction of America at the hands of Barack Obama, a flag was just raised in Washington that wasn’t American, and it’s safe to say there’s quite a few people who are unhappy about it.
  • Cuba’s flag hoisted over embassy in Washington

    07/20/2015 11:21:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 20.07.2015 | [mg/msh (AP, Reuters)]
    Diplomatic ties between Havana and Washington have been restored after Cuba officially reopened its embassy in the US capital after 54 years. The two nations had severed ties in 1960. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez attended the flag-hoisting ceremony in the US capital on Monday, calling the diplomatic thaw “an opportunity … to establish new bilateral relations, quite different from whatever existed in the past.” The Cuban flag was hoisted over Havana’s embassy in the US, known only as the Cuban Interests Section prior to the formal resumption of diplomatic relations on Monday. DW TV’s correspondent in Washington, Richard Walker,...
  • Rep. Steve King: 'I'm as Hispanic and Latino' as Julian Castro

    07/18/2015 3:53:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) pushed back Friday on the notion the GOP was doing poorly among Hispanic voters with a tweet knocking Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro. (SNIP) What does Julian Castro know? Does he know that I'm as Hispanic and Latino as he?
  • Germany, Cuba sign framework accords

    07/16/2015 6:32:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 16.07.2015 | [ipj/gsw (AFP, dpa)]
    Germany and Cuba have signed framework accords to formalize future ties. Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit to Havanna is the first by a German foreign minister since Germany’s reunification 25 years ago. Thursday’s signing by Steinmeier and his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez, involved two documents intended to open regular consultations between their ministries and cultural exchanges. They also contained an acknowledgment of human rights, an issue raised by Amnesty International, which is critical of Cuban clamps of freedoms of expression. Steinmeier’s trip comes just days ahead of the intended reopening by Cuba and the US of their embassies. President Barack Obama announced...
  • Newsmax Prime | Rep. Steve King and Terry Jeffrey discuss Trump and illegal immigration

    07/08/2015 5:52:50 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Iowa GOP congressman talks about the importance of what Donald Trump had to say in bringing the problem of illegal immigration and our lax border security to the nation’s attention. (SNIP) He is joined by Terry Jeffrey, editor of CNS News who has written an investigative article that says more than 40 percent of U.S. District crime cases come out of five districts that involve the U.S.-Mexican border.
  • Shattuck: Why are we rewarding murderous dictators?

    07/02/2015 6:29:07 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 8 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 07-02-15 | Tom Shattuck
    For decades the American left has done its best to convince us that Cuba is a benign, progressive paradise that just needs to be unshackled from our tyranny. But the record is clear: The Castros are running a murderous dictatorship 90 miles south of Key West that has exported violence around the world. Enter Barack Obama. Yesterday he took to the White House Rose Garden to celebrate normalized relations with the most despotic regime in the Western Hemisphere. It is meant to be his crowning foreign policy accomplishment, which is appropriate, because it’s every bit as ill-conceived as everything else...
  • Hillary Mocked Anti-Castro Cubans

    07/01/2015 11:29:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    DC Caller ^ | 7-1-15 | Patric Howley
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton mocked the anti-Castro sentiment of Miami Cubans and their influence on the political process, according to newly released State Department emails. On December 16, 2009, State Department legislative affairs staffer Richard Verma emailed Secretary of State Clinton to update her on the status of the Obama administration’s pick for ambassador to Brazil. Their pick Tom Shannon was being blocked at the time by then-Republican Florida Sen. George LeMieux, who viewed Shannon as being weak on Cuba’s Castro regime. LeMieux was reportedly backing Charlie Crist against his tea party primary opponent Marco Rubio in a race...
  • US, Cuba to announce embassy openings Wednesday

    06/30/2015 5:37:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2015 | (Lucas Tomlinson, Kevin Corke and the Associated Press)
    President Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, an administration official confirmed to Fox News. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes and an opportunity to re-establish formal diplomatic relations. The U.S. and Cuba have been negotiating the reestablishment of embassies in each other’s capitals following the Dec. 17 announcement that they would move to restore ties. …
  • Ted Cruz Details Dad’s Torture in New Book

    06/26/2015 8:27:54 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06.26.15 | Tim Mak
    From his dad’s torture in Cuba to his experience watching hard-core porn with Justices Rehnquist and O’Connor, it seems nothing is off-limits in the senator’s forthcoming memoir. Ted Cruz first heard about his father’s torture as a teenager, after the two of them spent the afternoon watching a Rambo movie.Torture is a tragically familiar concept in the Cruz family: Cruz’s father, Rafael, had been jailed as a Cuban revolutionary in the days of Fulgencio Batista; his aunt later opposed the Castro regime, and too was physically abused. Just hours after watching Rambo endure agonizing electrical torture by Vietnamese captors, Rafael...
  • Bibles Pour into Cuba to Meet Christianity Boom

    06/23/2015 9:26:44 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 12 replies ^ | 06/23/2015 |
    Christians in Cuba received more than 83,000 Bibles earlier this month from the International Missions Board. The Bibles come at a time of growth in the evangelical church in Cuba. The Baptist Convention in Cuba is distributing the Bibles to believers in more than 1,000 churches all over the island. Bibles have not been sold in Cuban bookstores for more than 50 years.
  • Rubio: I’ll block confirmation of any ambassador to Cuba without key concessions from Castros

    06/01/2015 7:32:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/01/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    And that means that Marco Rubio will block any nominee for the position. In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, who is coming home after breaking his leg while bicycling, Rubio pledges not just to oppose any nominee but “to block the Administration’s efforts to pursue diplomatic relations with Cuba and name an Ambassador to Havana” until Barack Obama and Kerry work to wring concessions from the Castros. In particular, Rubio wants American fugitives extradited to face long-delayed justice in the US: Secondly, I urge you to make central to the current talks the repatriation of known...

    05/31/2015 6:05:46 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 19 replies
    5/31/2015 | self
    THE TRAIL OF BLOOD AND SUFFERING LEFT BY THE CASTRO BROTHERS TERROR NETWORKThe Castro brothers, mass murderer tyrants who terrorized a whole Island for over 56 years who killed, imprisoned, and tortured more Cubans per capita than Stalin during his reign of terror and founded and headed the most lethal international terror network is honored, embrace and rewarded by comrades Obama and Pope Francis.The trail of blood and suffering left by Castro’s exploits, especially throughout Africa and Latin America, has had no bearing on the Pope and on the American sycophants support for the longest lasting and most brutal regime...
  • See No Terror, Hear No Terror, Speak No Terror (Obama on Cuba)

    05/30/2015 11:35:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 29, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Today President Obama further opened the financial floodgates from the U.S. to the world’s most notorious deadbeat nation—who is also a “State Sponsor of Terrorism.” Quotation marks are now required around the term “State-Sponsor of Terrorism” when referring to Cuba because just this morning, as the 45 day notification period to Congress expired, President Obama officially removed Cuba from the State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, where President Reagan had placed it in 1982. “Laughing all the way to the bank,” hardly does justice to what the multi-billionaire Castro family must be doing this week. The $7 billion...
  • Castro's Long Record On Terror, Lawlessness And Killing

    05/29/2015 4:51:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies ^ | May 29, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: President Obama removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terror Friday, forgetting the dictatorship's long record of killing, smuggling and, yes, terror. If this is the new standard, why not just scrap the list entirely? The lifting of Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism was a farce that may well come back to the haunt the United States. After all, the ruling Castro regime that benefits from it in the name of normal relations with the U.S. and new access to World Bank loans is the same regime that once tried the first 9/11, aligning itself...
  • Cuba Officially Removed From U.S. State Sponsor of Terror List

    05/29/2015 1:28:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | May 29, 2015 | David Francis
    The United States took another step toward normalization of relations with Cuba on Friday, officially removing its onetime Communist foe from its official list of state sponsors of terror. The White House initiated a 45-day congressional review of Cuba’s status on April 14, so Friday’s announcement is not a surprise. But it’s an important symbolic step as President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro try to thaw more than five decades of frozen diplomatic ties. Republicans long ago conceded Cuba would be removed from the list and vowed not to fight it. “We can’t undo it,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen...
  • Aging Hippies Can Buy Children in Cuba for the Price of a Happy Meal

    05/26/2015 6:23:14 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Letter to Congressman Tom McClintock, CA 4th District | 5/26/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Letter to Cogressman Tom McClintock, California 4th District Please raise Congressman McClintock's concern regarding the issue of sex tourism to Cuba with his colleagues on committees concerned with suppression of international sex tourism from the US.Please see the search string "Daniel Greenfield Cuba Sex Tourism" for evidence of concern to Federal agencies charged with enforcement against organized international pedophilia. At The Death of the Left it is possible to read: "The embargo didn’t turn Cuba into a hellhole whose main tourism industry is inviting progressive Canadian pedophiles to rape its children. Castro did that with help from the dead guy...
  • Taken by Raúl - Castro regime steps up persecution of the church in eastern Cuba

    05/25/2015 4:38:54 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 05/15/2015 | J.C. Derrick
    Maranatha First Baptist Church is one of the largest congregations in Holguín, Cuba . . In early May Pastor Amado Ramírez Oliveros reported the long-awaited answer: Cuban authorities not only denied the construction permit, they announced the government is seizing the property that has belonged to the Eastern Baptist Convention since 1947. Maranatha will be forced to pay an unannounced amount of “rent” if it wants to remain in its building.
  • Hillary’s Unqualified Top VP Choice

    05/18/2015 1:53:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 18, 2015 | MATT LEWIS
    Julian Castro is attractive and charismatic. He also has no business being a heartbeat away from the presidency. Let’s get this out of the way early: Hillary Clinton’s rumored No. 1 choice for vice president would be the least-qualified nominee for the job in decades. Sure, it’s a little early to play Hillary “veepstakes,” but when you don’t really have a primary to worry about, you get speculation like this: During a Spanish-language interview with Univision’s Al Punto the other day, Henry Cisneros, Bill Clinton’s former HUD secretary, predicted current HUD Secretary Julián Castro would be Hillary Clinton’s running mate...
  • Ex-HUD secretary: Hillary will likely pick Julian Castro as running mate

    05/18/2015 6:02:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2015 | David McCabe
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is likely to choose Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julián Castro or another Hispanic politician to be her running mate, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros said in an interview that will air Sunday. “What I am hearing in Washington, including from people in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, is that the first person on their lists is Julián Castro, the ... Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who use[d] to be the Mayor of San Antonio,” he said in an interview with Univision’s “Al Punto.”
  • The unholy alliance of Pope Francis and comrades Obama and the Castro brothers.

    05/15/2015 6:13:15 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 10 replies
    5/15/205 | Dqban22
    The unholy alliance of Pope Francis and comrades Obama and the Castro brothers. Cuban dictator Raul Castro was so impressed by a Vatican audience with Pope Francis that he might return to the faith he was born into. Raul praised the pontiff's wisdom, adding: "I will resume praying and turn to the Church again if the Pope continues in this vein." For Pope Francis, the restoration of relations between the US and Cuba - agreed during secret talks at the Vatican - has been a major diplomatic achievement, says the BBC's David Willey in Rome. From “Dark REBELLION in the...

    05/12/2015 5:13:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Stumbling Block ^ | May 12, 2015 | The Stumbling Block
    At The Blaze writer Steven Herreid says something that’s needed to be stated for quite some time now: the Obama-like diplomacy of the FrancisVatican is an unprecedented scandal. This weekend, the Communist President of Cuba Raul Castro met with Pope Francis in private for an “unusually long time,” according to Gerard O’Connell, Vatican correspondent for America Magazine. When he emerged from his meeting with Pope Francis, which a Vatican spokesman called a “very cordial talk,” Castro exchanged gifts with the Holy Father. Castro gave the pope a commemorative medallion in honor of the 200th anniversary of the building of the...
  • George Plimpton, Fidel Castro, Ernest Hemingway and Che Guevera

    05/10/2015 4:28:40 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 22 replies
    Standpoint ^ | January 2009 | JAMES SCOTT LINVILLE
    "It was right after the revolution," George continued. One afternoon, Hemingway told him, "There's something you should see." The nature of the expedition was a mystery; Hemingway made a shaker of drinks, daiquiris or whatever. They got in the car with a few others and drove some way out of town. They got out, set up chairs and took out the drinks, as if they were going to watch the sunset. Soon, a truck arrived. This, explained George, was what they'd been waiting for. It came, as Hemingway knew, the same time each day. It stopped and some men with...
  • Inside Fidel Castro’s Luxurious Life on His Secret Island Getaway

    05/10/2015 1:07:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Juan Reinaldo Sanchez
    For 17 years, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez served as bodyguard to Fidel Castro. But when he became disillusioned with the Cuban dictator’s hypocrisy and tried to retire in 1994, Castro had him thrown in prison. Sanchez made 10 attempts to escape the island, finally making it to the US in 2008. Now he reveals all in his new book, “The Double Life of Fidel Castro.” In this excerpt, Sanchez exposes “El Jefe’s” privileged life. Modal Trigger To Cubans, Fidel Castro presents himself as a man of the people, claiming to make only 900 pesos a month (about $38) and owning no...
  • Visitors to Fidel Castro's Posh 'Secret Island': Erich Honnecher, Ted Turner, Baba Wawa...

    05/10/2015 12:10:05 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Apparently only communists were invited After 17 years as a personal bodyguard of Fidel Castro, Juan Rienaldo Sanchez recently claimed in a new book that the Cuban dictator was a major trafficker of illegal drugs into the US for years- and profited handsomely from it. Sound plenty believable to me, North Korea exports meth for hard currency- and El Jefe was close with Columbia's coke-producing communist rebels/terrorists FARC. Other interesting revelations would be that Fidel kept his immediate family a secret -had more kids out of wedlock- and was kind of a lazy slob that 'always slept until 10 or...
  • Inside Fidel Castro’s luxurious life on his secret island getaway

    05/10/2015 10:51:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Juan Reinaldo Sanchez
    For 17 years, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez served as bodyguard to Fidel Castro. But when he became disillusioned with the Cuban dictator’s hypocrisy and tried to retire in 1994, Castro had him thrown in prison. Sanchez made 10 attempts to escape the island, finally making it to the US in 2008. Now he reveals all in his new book, “The Double Life of Fidel Castro.” In this excerpt, Sanchez exposes “El Jefe’s” privileged life. To Cubans, Fidel Castro presents himself as a man of the people, claiming to make only 900 pesos a month (about $38) and owning no property other...
  • At least four Florida companies approved for ferry service to Cuba

    05/05/2015 5:36:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | May 5, 2015 | Doreen Hemlock and Arlene Satchell
    At least four Florida companies have been approved for ferry service from the United States to Cuba. For the first time in five decades, the U.S. is allowing ferry service between Florida and Cuba.. At least four companies said they were notified Tuesday of approvals by the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, the first since Washington imposed a trade embargo on Cuba. Licensed were Havana Ferry Partners of Fort Lauderdale, Baja Ferries of Miami, United Caribbean Lines Florida of Greater Orlando and Airline Brokers Co. of Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
  • Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba

    05/05/2015 2:54:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2015 5:46 PM EDT | Michael Weissenstein
    The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year. Baja Ferries, which operates passenger service in Mexico, said it had received a license from the Treasury Department. Robert Muse, an attorney for Baja Ferries, said he believed that other ferry service petitions had also been approved. The Treasury Department said it could not immediately confirm that, but Florida-based Havana Ferry Partners told the...
  • Fidel Castro's double life revealed:

    05/03/2015 8:30:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/03/15 | Sophie Jane
    Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, 66, makes explosive claims in a new tell-all book Says Castro directed cocaine trafficking operations 'like a real godfather' Adds Cuban dictator presided over the trials of two government officials He then 'made other officials watch a video of one of men's executions' Sanchez was eventually imprisoned and tortured in Cuba in 1994 after he attempted to retire over concerns about Castro's 'corrupt' practices Castro, now 88, was previously Prime Minister and President of country