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Cuba (News/Activism)

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  • Fighter jets escort plane back to Pearson, again

    08/27/2014 9:03:56 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 4 replies
    The Mississauga News ^ | August 27, 2014 | Louie Rosella
    MISSISSAUGA — For the 2nd time in just more than a month, a Sunwing flight was forced to turn around and return to Pearson International Airport over a major disturbance on the plane. The Sunwing flight was en route to Cuba when the pilot decided to divert the plane back to Pearson when two female passengers were being disruptive, according to Peel Regional Police. The pilot of the 737 aircraft reported while in mid-flight that the aircraft was "under threat." Sunwing officials say the women were drinking and lit a cigarette onboard the flight before getting into a fight and...
  • Castro’s Spy, the CIA, John Kerry and the AP

    08/25/2014 8:36:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 23, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    Editor’s Note: When you’re too far left to work in the government for a Democratic Administration, an academic berth probably awaits. With wars raging in the Middle East, and Russia still threatening Ukraine, the problem of anti-Americanism in Latin America has been put on the back burner. But since Secretary of State John Kerry declared last year that the Monroe Doctrine was dead, Vladimir Putin of Russia has traveled to Brazil, Argentina, Nicaragua and Cuba. This doesn’t seem like an accident. The Obama administration is inviting aggression against the U.S. During the Cold War, Cuba hosted Soviet nuclear missiles targeting...
  • U.S. Treasury Clears Jay-Z and Beyoncé Trip to Cuba

    08/21/2014 9:13:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/21/14 | JOEL SCHECTMAN
    A U.S. Treasury Department investigation has found Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s 2013 Cuba trip did not violate sanctions law. Superstar Beyoncé and her husband, the rapper Jay-Z, had obtained permission to visit the blacklisted country from the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control, under a license that allows cultural exchanges....
  • Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama: Let's hug it out

    08/12/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/12/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Hillary Clinton called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him” when she recently discussed her views on foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic, according to a statement from a Clinton spokesman. The statement comes amid tension between the Clinton and Obama camps in the wake of the interview. It also comes as Obama and Clinton, his former secretary of state, are due to cross paths at a social gathering Wednesday night in Martha’s Vineyard. In the interview, Clinton dismissed the Obama administration’s self-described foreign policy...
  • Fidel Castro Denounces 'Fascist' Israel’s 'Genocide' of Palestinians

    08/15/2014 3:01:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “I think that a new, repugnant form of fascism is emerging with notable strength…The Nazi genocide of Jews outraged all the earth’s peoples. Why does this (Israeli) government believe that the world will be insensitive to the macabre genocide which today is being perpetuated against the Palestinian people?” (Fidel Castro, August, 5, 2014) “Who cares, what that senile ZOMBIE Castro says!” strikes me as a reasonable retort from many readers. “Unfortunately,” I’m forced to answer. “Many otherwise reasonable care very much what Fidel Castro says.” Take Israeli Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu: “The remarks attributed to Castro demonstrate his deep understanding...
  • Nicaragua’s President: ‘Netanyahu Appears to be Possessed by the Devil’ (Daniel Ortega)

    08/04/2014 8:11:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 4, 2014 - 2:21 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a Marxist and long-time friend of Communist Cuba and who Ronald Reagan once described as a “little dictator,” criticized Israel’s actions against Hamas terrorists as genocidal and said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “appears to be possessed by the Devil” and “needs Pope Francis to exorcise it.” "Prime Minister Netanyahu appears to be possessed by the Devil; he needs Pope Francis to exorcise it, to become appeased,” Ortega was quoted as saying on Aug. 1 in Globovision. Ortega also said that Israel is “committing genocide” in Gaza, a crime so “terrible that it is only comparable...
  • Nicaragua’s President: 'Netanyahu Appears to be Possessed by the Devil'

    08/04/2014 10:36:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    cns news ^ | 8/4/14 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a Marxist and long-time friend of Communist Cuba and who Ronald Reagan once described as a “little dictator,” criticized Israel’s actions against Hamas terrorists as genocidal and said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “appears to be possessed by the Devil” and “needs Pope Francis to exorcise it.” "Prime Minister Netanyahu appears to be possessed by the Devil, he needs Pope Francis to exorcise it, to become appeased,” Ortega was quoted as saying on Aug. 1 in Globovision. Ortega also said that Israel is “committing genocide” in Gaza, a crime so “terrible that it is...
  • Alan Gross, American Imprisoned in Cuba, Says Goodbye to Family

    08/05/2014 4:00:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Aug 4, 2014
    A lawyer for an American who has spent more than four years imprisoned in Cuba said Monday that his client cannot take life in prison much longer and has said his goodbyes to his wife and a daughter. Alan Gross was arrested in Cuba in 2009 while working covertly in the Communist-run country to set up Internet access. His attorney, Scott Gilbert, said in a statement Monday that his client "has withdrawn" and told him "life in prison is not a life worth living." Gross has previously said through his lawyer that his 65th birthday, which took place in May,...
  • Cuba’s Fidel Castro Condemns ‘Primitive’ Accusations of Russia’s Role in Boeing Crash

    08/05/2014 12:00:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    ria.ru ^ | August 5, 2014
    BUENOS AIRES, August 5 (RIA Novosti) – Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dismissed Tuesday accusations of Moscow’s alleged role in the deadly Malaysian passenger plane crash as “primitive.” “Accusing the Russian Federation of destroying the Malaysian Boeing during the flight is horrifying primitivism,” Castro wrote in an article published in Cuba’s Granma newspaper. “Neither President Vladimir Putin, nor Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov nor other Russian leaders could have ever done such a stupid thing,” Castro stressed. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17. All 298 people on board,...
  • AP reveals secret US program in Cuba

    08/05/2014 6:31:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/4/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    The Obama administration secretly sent young people from Venezuela, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico undercover to Cuba in an effort to provoke political change against its communist government, according to a report published Monday by The Associated Press. According to interviews in six countries and internal documents, the AP discovered the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) dispatched nearly a dozen young Latin youth to Cuba who posed as tourists. They were paid as little as $5.41 an hour, the report said, and visited college campuses to recruit anti-government activists.
  • US reportedly dispatched Latin Americans to foment Cuba political change

    08/04/2014 4:46:59 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | August 4, 2014
    WASHINGTON – An Obama administration program secretly dispatched young Latin Americans to Cuba using the cover of health and civic programs to provoke political change, a clandestine operation that put those foreigners in danger even after a U.S. contractor was hauled away to a Cuban jail. Beginning as early as October 2009, a project overseen by the U.S. Agency for International Development sent Venezuelan, Costa Rican and Peruvian young people to Cuba in hopes of ginning up rebellion. The travelers worked undercover, often posing as tourists, and traveled around the island scouting for people they could turn into political activists....
  • Driving Off a Cliff

    08/01/2014 8:47:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Last week, The Washington Post's Tehran, Iran, correspondent was arrested. The charges are unspecified, but according to the paper, Jason Rezaian, 38; his Iranian wife, Yeganeh Salehi; and two other U.S. citizens were detained. State Department spokesman Marie Harf issued a protest that didn't even rise to the level of tepid, saying "Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of U.S. citizens abroad." Reassured? Rezaian and the others join a list of Americans held captive -- many for years and years. Former FBI agent Bob Levinson, 66, went missing after traveling to Iran in 2007. Warren Weinstein, 72, was...
  • Putin Robbed Blind in Cuba

    07/25/2014 12:13:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Russian president Vladimir “Teflon” Putin is on a roll—or so we’re led to believe by the media. The Russian president combines the slick machismo of James Bond, the cojones of George Patton and the craftiness of Cardinal Richelieu. Actually, in his dealings with Cuba, Putin looks more like Barney Fife. We’re not accustomed to seeing Mr Macho-Cool Vladimir Putin made an international jackass. But many Cuba-watchers snickered as the hapless Russian President met with the Castro brothers on July 11th and “wrote off” their $32 billion debt to the Soviet Union. “That old thing? I never liked it anyway,” Cuba-watchers...
  • We Sent Back Elian {And we acted decisively then]

    07/24/2014 2:17:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/24/2014 | Bernie Reeves
    <p>The US government, which has refused to act decisively to control the horde of children entering the US via Mexico from Central America (estimated to be nearly 60,000 from October 2013 to June 2014) certainly had no compunctions about expelling a helpless child back to terrible conditions in the case of Elian Gonzalez back in 1999 during the Clinton regime.  In that case, the Feds were wrong to send a child back to a communist dictatorship, where he lives today, a member of the Union of Young Communists, propagandist for the regime, and personal “friend” of Fidel Castro.</p>
  • Hillel Neuer ..called Hamas missiles a ‘crime against humanity.’ Why won’t the UN?

    07/24/2014 1:32:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Hillel Neuer
    What follows is testimony delivered on Wednesday by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer, at the UN Human Rights Council Emergency Session on Gaza, in Geneva. The Palestinian ambassador to the UNHRC, together with Iran, Syria, Egypt, Cuba and Venezuela had tried but failed to silence Mr. Neuer. As expected, the council voted 29 to 1 (USA), with 17 abstaining (EU & others), to condemn Israel for “gross violations of international human rights,” and it created a new commission of inquiry. ... An entire nation—towns, villages and cities, from the Negev Desert up to the Galilee, from the Judean hills...
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • Hispanic Children Murdered on our Border—Media Silent

    07/19/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    No ethnic group in the U.S. matches Cuban-Americans in their rejection of the Democratic Party. This might explain why most of you, amigos, have probably never heard of this atrocity against “Hispanics” attempting to enter the U.S. The Democratic Party’s public relations department (i.e. mainstream media) saw no upside to publicizing this “border crisis.” But this week marks the 20th anniversary of the Communist massacre. You know it’s bad (or good, depending on your viewpoint) when a mainstream media luminary himself admits to mainstream media “negligence.” To wit: “In the summer of 1994, something terrible happened out there,” ABC’s Ted...
  • Honduras holds 10 Cubans who went to U.S.

    07/18/2014 10:33:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    LaPrensa - Honduras ^ | July 18, 2014
    Honduras authorities today arrested ten undocumented Cubans who wanted to travel to the United States illegally, a police source said. None of the Cubans carrying documents , so they were referred to the Bureau of Immigration in this Ocotepeque to define their immigration status in the Central American country. The Cubans were going to Guatemala to continue to the United States, said the source, who did not say when entered Honduran territory. According to local authorities, Honduras has become in recent years a transit point for immigrants, especially Cubans who leave their country to go to America, and only this...
  • Fidel Castro says 'pro-imperialist' Ukraine downed jet

    07/18/2014 12:13:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies
    AFP ^ | July 18, 2014
    Fidel Castro accused Ukraine on Friday of shooting down the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in rebel-held territory, blaming its "pro-imperialist" government for the disaster that killed 298 people. "Cuba... must express its repudiation of this action by such an anti-Russian, anti-Ukrainian and pro-imperialist government," the 87-year-old father of the Cuban Revolution wrote in the official newspaper Granma. .... Castro said the plane had been hit while flying "on a route under the control of the bellicose government of Chocolate King Petro Poroshenko," a reference to the confectionery magnate turned Ukrainian president. In a wide-ranging article headlined "Abnormal Provocation," Castro...
  • Russia 'to reopen Cold War Cuban listening post used to spy on America'

    07/17/2014 11:38:57 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 July 2014 | Leon Watson
    Facility at Lourdes was the largest Russian listening post abroad It was mothballed in 2001 after relations with the U.S. warmedBut relations with the West have deteriorated amid the Ukraine crisisMoscow has also shown a new interest in Latin America and CubaLast week, Russia agreed to write off 90 per cent of Cuba's debtRussia has agreed to reopen a major Cold War listening post on Cuba that was used to spy on America, it was reported today.Moscow-based daily Kommersant claimed Russia and Cuba have struck a deal 'in principle' after President Vladimir Putin visited the island last week.Citing several sources within...
  • Cuba Cracks Down, Arrests 100 Women Dissidents

    07/13/2014 6:14:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Francisco Jara
    Cuban authorities arrested an unusually large group of about 100 dissident marchers Sunday, breaking up a march by the Ladies in White opposition activists. Shouting "Freedom! Freedom!," the women offered no resistance as they were put on buses by dozens of police and plainclothes agents of the only communist-ruled country in the Americas. A group of about 100 government supporters, who arrived along with the authorities at the scene in Havana's Miramar district, angrily shouted "Viva Fidel, Viva Raul" as the women were whisked away. The women's group, formed in 2003 by wives and relatives of political prisoners, marches with...
  • Russia's Rosneft to explore for offshore oil in Cuba, Putin says

    07/12/2014 10:03:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-11-2014 | Reuters
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he was hopeful Russian oil company Rosneft and Cuban state oil company Cupet could begin jointly exploring Cuba's potential offshore oil reserves "in the very near future."
  • Putin makes unplanned stopover in Nicaragua

    07/12/2014 12:58:46 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    itar-tass.com ^ | July 12, 2014
    MANAGUA, July 12 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has changed the schedule of his Latin American tour and arrived in Nicaragua for a brief working visit. On his way from Cuba to Argentina on Saturday, the Russian leader decided to make a stopover in Managua, where he had been officially invited earlier. At the Managua airport, he was welcomed by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. ‘Much is yet to be done to develop our relations, especially in the area of economy, but we have good base for that,” Putin said, adding that Russia and Nicaragua had long-standing good relations. “We admire...
  • The Latino Child Eric Holder Booted Back Home

    07/12/2014 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Attorney General Eric Holder can hardly contain his tears when explaining his program titled “Justice AmeriCorps,” to provide emergency legal representation for the tens of thousands of Central American minors crashing our southern border. “How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse or trafficking – goes to the core of who we are as a nation,” Holder said while detailing his program to provide 100 lawyers and paralegals for the minors. And yet it was (then) Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder who concocted the “legal”...
  • Elian Gonzalez, Call Your Office

    07/11/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Dauily ^ | July 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: Democrats and our attorney general once favored the forcible return of alien minors to their country of origin, but that was when the country was Castro's Cuba and the horrible condition they fled was communism. Eric Holder made a very emotional plea the other day when he announced the Obama administration program "Justice AmeriCorps," intended to provide emergency legal representation to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across our open southern border from Central America. "How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution,...
  • Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

    07/11/2014 3:30:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Alexei Anishchuk and Daniel Trotta
    HAVANA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba's struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island. Putin was joined in Havana by close ally and so-called Russian oil czar Igor Sechin, the chairman of state oil company Rosneft, to finalise a deal to explore for oil off Cuba's northern coast. The Russian president also promised to reinvest $3.5 billion of Cuban debt with Russia into development projects on the island, part of a deal in which Russia...
  • BBC Warns—Gaza Photos Aren’t Really from Gaza

    07/08/2014 3:53:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/8/2014, 1:19 PM | Gil Ronen
    Many of the graphic images being shared on social media are really from Syria or Iraq, finds the broadcaster. […] “A #BBCtrending investigation has found that many of these images are not from the latest conflict and not even from Gaza. Some date as far back as 2009 and others are from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.” …
  • Retained in Honduras to 35 Cubans heading for U.S. (Google Translate)

    07/07/2014 10:11:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    LaPrensa.hn News ^ | July 7, 2014
    Choluteca, Honduras -- Honduran authorities today arrested 35 undocumented Cubans, including a minor, in southern Central American country, while trying to travel to the United States, a police source. Caribbean immigrants were arrested in the department of Choluteca bordering Nicaragua, for irregularities in their documentation and immigration status, told reporters the spokesman of the National Interagency Security Force (Fusina), Quentin Juarez. He said the group was referred to a unit of the Directorate of Immigration for defining their immigration status in the Central American country. In recent years, Honduras has become a transit point for Cubans who leave their country...
  • A Romance of the Pearl of the Antilles

    07/05/2014 6:21:54 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    The Review of Reviews ^ | 1897 | William Thomas Stead
    A ROMANCE OF THE PEARL OF THE ANTILLESA CUBAN HEROINE AND HER RESCUER By William Thomas Stead FEW things that happened last month are more worthy of chronicling than the brilliantly successful achievement of Karl Decker in rescuing the Cuban heroine, Miss Evangelina Cisneros, from the State prison of Havana. I.-THE JOURNALISM THAT ACTS. Apart altogether from the interest which belongs to it as an episode which recalls the daring enterprises of the adventurers of the Middle Ages, the incident marks a significant phase in the evolution of the journalistic profession. Newspaper reporters have had many assignments of various kinds,...
  • "Muchas Gracias, Suckers!” Says Castro to American Taxpayers

    07/04/2014 9:05:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Last week National Public Radio (lavished with over $4 billion by U.S. taxpayers over the past decade) ran a week-long “special series” on—and from—Cuba. Such was its propaganda value for the Castro regime that Cuba’s own KGB-founded and mentored media gleefully ran some of the programs —and in their pristinely unedited form. Given totalitarian media practices that’s quite a “compliment” to NPR’s producers. To wit: "Everything within the Revolution, nothing outside of it." (Fidel Castro speech, June, 1961.) "Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state." (Benito Mussolini, Doctrine of Fascism, 1932.) In his famous speech...
  • NPR Shills for Socialism

    06/27/2014 5:04:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    That National Public Radio has nice things to say about socialism shouldn’t be surprising. After all, “Federal funding is essential to public radio's service to the American public,” explains NPR’s own website. “Elimination of federal funding would result in fewer programs, less journalism…and eventually the loss of public radio stations.” NPR’s brand of journalism came under fire most recently when Republican Senators Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn sponsored a bill in 2011 to defund the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. “Since 2001, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds programming for National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service, has received...
  • Crist criticized for “flip-flop” after scrapping visit to Cuba

    06/24/2014 4:17:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/23/14 | STEVE BOUSQUET
    Charlie Crist has scrapped plans to go to Cuba this summer, citing time demands in his campaign for governor and delays in getting federal permission to visit the island nation. “I had to make a decision,” Crist said. “We’ve got to win this thing, and we can’t sap any more of my time or staff’s time to the detriment of victory. … I need to stay focused on Florida.” Crist’s about-face was immediately called a “flip-flop” by Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign, and it follows a recent poll that showed his July plans were not popular with Cuban-American voters in Miami-Dade,...
  • A Warning from South of the Border to Grip our Wallets

    06/21/2014 12:56:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Most news from our southern border means another raid on our wallets. “How many millions (billions) will this one cost us?” we wonder about “processing” (one way or the other) the latest invasion by hapless “Latino” children. You can’t help but feel for the children, but instinctively know the real beneficiaries of all the “processing” will be the corrupt, fat- cat politicians whose own policies stifle economic growth down there, hence preventing any competition to their crony capitalism. But no problemo! Because they can always rid themselves of the resulting underclass at our expense. Given recent history and current U.S....
  • Miami Cuban-Americans support end to embargo according to poll

    06/18/2014 2:19:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 6/17/14
    ....half of Cuban-Americans surveyed in Miami support an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba. Even more support resuming diplomatic relations with the communist island's government. That's according to a Florida International University poll released Tuesday.
  • Does Hillary Clinton Take Us for Idiots?

    06/14/2014 1:24:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Hillary Clinton gets bashed frequently from “our side of the aisle.” But among the many, varied and colorful descriptions applied by her political enemies to our former First Lady and former Secretary of State you don’t often find “dumb.” Apparently she reserves that one for us. As if we need more proof of her disdain for our sense than the Benghazi cover-up now come the “revelations” in her book Hard Choices. Turns out, the former “Smartest Woman in the World” somehow found her husband and herself “dead broke” upon leaving the White House in 2000. So they promptly bought a...
  • The Taliban Got Back Their Terrorists—Now Castro Wants His

    06/12/2014 3:30:40 PM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 12, 2014 | By Humberto Fontova
    It didn’t take long. Exactly two days after the announcement of the Berghal/Taliban-Five deal, Cuba’s Terror-Sponsoring (official classification by U.S. State Dept.) regime started clamoring for an Alan Gross/Cuban-Five deal. Alan Gross is a Jewish American held hostage by the Castro regime since December 2009 when he was arrested while distributing computers and satellite phones to Cuba’s microscopic ( and mostly regime-collaborationist) Jewish community while on assignment for USAID (United States Agency for International Development.) After a “trial,” the Castro regime formally sentenced Gross to fifteen years in prison. “The Cuban Five” are Cuban terrorist/ spies nabbed in south Florida...
  • Ted Cruz: Ban transfer of Gitmo detainees

    06/09/2014 6:52:52 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/9/14 | BURGESS EVERETT
    Ted Cruz began on Monday shopping his bill to temporarily ban the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees, arguing it’s “prudent” to halt such transfers while the deal to release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is still being examined.The Texas Republican said his legislation, expected to be introduced on Tuesday, would freeze government funding for Guantanamo transfers and deduct any money used for such transfers from the executive office of the president. There would be an exception for the release of individual prisoners if President Barack Obama asks Congress.Cruz’s bill would also require that every Guantanamo release be personally approved by the president.“Until...
  • Radio Marti Broadcasting NBA Finals to Cuba

    06/07/2014 8:12:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Jun 6, 2014
    The U.S. government-funded Radio Marti will broadcast the NBA finals live to audiences in Cuba. The Office of Cuba Broadcasting announced Thursday it will air play-by-play commentary of this year's matchup of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.
  • Official: US moving ahead with Guantanamo closure

    06/05/2014 6:24:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2014 6:48 PM EDT | Ben Fox
    President Barack Obama is moving ahead with his push to close the Guantanamo Bay prison despite the uproar over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for a captured American soldier, an administration official said Thursday. The government has been working to reduce a backlog of prisoners already approved after a security review for transfer to their homeland or repatriation elsewhere, the official told reporters. The official said a “significant number” of prisoners are on their way toward release, but he declined to say precisely how many or when they would leave Guantanamo. The remarks were made on condition of anonymity...
  • Forget the 'Taliban Five' – Obama's real chance is to free Gitmo's Cleared 78

    06/05/2014 2:13:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 3, 2014 | Cori Crider,Reprieve, Guantánamo attorney, legal director and strategic director
    If Obama could exercise his authority as to bring home the son of Bob and Jani Bergdahl, why not use it to bring back some of America's lost honor and release a few good cleared men?So President Obama, like many presidents before him and no doubt many to follow, has employed a routine end-of-hostilities POW swap. For five Guantánamo prisoners, he has managed to bring Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl home. Bravo. But while Republicans do their level best to Benghazi-fy this rather uncontroversial news, the real story on Gitmo is elsewhere. Lost in the kerfuffle over the Bergdahl-Taliban swap is one...
  • Bergdahl Deal Could Be First Step to Emptying Gitmo

    06/02/2014 7:19:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06/02/2014 | Josh Rogin
    Now that President Obama has proven Congress can’t stop him from releasing terrorists, the administration could be primed to empty out the prison at Guantanamo Bay. President Obama released five Taliban leaders from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on Saturday without consulting Congress and without strict assurances that the militants won’t somehow return to the fight. Republicans on Capitol Hill worry that the swap of these Taliban leaders for American hostage Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a prelude to a bigger move—the emptying out of Guantanamo entirely. In his 2014 State of the Union address, Obama promised to shutter the prison...
  • A Most Successful President

    06/01/2014 11:42:52 AM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 1, 2014 | By Eileen F. Toplansky
    If one sets out to destroy the core pillars of a society, to incrementally break down the values of a country, and to dishearten its inhabitants, then Barack Hussein Obama has been a sterling success. He is no amateur; he is not a feckless individual who doesn't know what he is doing. His actions are deliberate, and his goals are in direct opposition to the vast majority of the American people. His so-called misdirections are calculated, and his leadership traits are not intended to support America. He knows exactly what he is doing, and far too many people still don't...
  • Is U.S. Chamber Of Commerce President Thomas Donohue An Idiot? Or A Scoundrel?

    05/31/2014 9:16:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue was barely finished calling for the further impoverishment of American workers (i.e. “immigration reform”) when he shows up as a guest of Cuba’s Stalinist regime and gives a speech at the University of Havana calling for a further fleecing of American taxpayers (i.e. ending the so-called Cuba embargo.) “For years, the US Chamber of Commerce has demanded that our government eliminate the commercial embargo on Cuba. It’s time for a new approach,” proclaimed Donohue this week to an ovation from communist apparatchiks, some who in 1960 stormed into almost 6000 U.S. owned businesses...
  • Russia opposes sanctions on Venezuela

    05/29/2014 2:59:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 29, 2014
    Moscow supports Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's efforts, in collaboration with the Vatican and the Union of South American Nations, to establish a negotiating process between the government and "a constructive opposition," Russia's top diplomat said. His comments came a day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials accused of violating human rights during the last three months of anti-government protests in the Andean nation.Violence surrounding those protests has claimed the lives of 42 people, including both opponents and supporters of Maduro as well as bystanders and members of the security forces. Venezuelan...
  • Book: Castro Traveled With Personal Blood Donors

    05/24/2014 1:46:31 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 22 replies
    Newser ^ | May 24, 2014 | John Johnson
    "He always traveled with 10 bodyguards, and two of them had to have his blood type in case he needed an emergency transfusion. Castro didn't trust stored blood."(snip)"Contrary to what he has always said, Fidel has never renounced capitalist comforts or chosen to live in austerity," writes Sanchez. "Au contraire, his mode de vie is that of a capitalist without any kind of limit. He has never considered that he is obliged by his speech to follow the austere lifestyle of a good revolutionary."
  • Joe Garcia Praises Communism, Gets Basic Facts Wrong ( Florida )

    05/22/2014 12:24:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    mt ^ | May 22, 2014 | James Taylor
    U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) misstated basic facts while praising communism in an online video conference this week. Garcia, who represents southernmost Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives, told video conference participants, “We’ve proved that communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there’s no crime.” Garcia made his comments while discussing immigration, border security agents, and crime rates in El Paso, Texas. “Let me give you an example, the kind of money we’ve poured in,” said Garcia. “So the most dangerous — sorry, the safest city in America is El Paso, Texas. It happens to be...
  • Judge orders temporary halt to forced feeding of Guantanamo detainee

    05/17/2014 5:12:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 17, 2014 | by RICHARD A. SERRANO
    A federal judge in Washington has temporarily banned U.S. military officials from force-feeding a terror prisoner at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, at least until she can review his medical records and screen videotapes of authorities forcing him to eat during his ongoing hunger strike there. If U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler permanently bars the military from forcing all hunger strikers to eat, the Pentagon would have to come up with a new way to secure the health and safety of many of the 150 detainees who are on hunger strikes.
  • Miami Will Likely Be Underwater Before Congress Acts on Climate Change

    05/18/2014 11:50:50 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 121 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 15, 2014 | Ronald Brownstein
    Miami will likely be underwater before the Senate can muster enough votes to meaningfully confront climate change. And probably Tampa and Charleston, too—two other cities that last week's National Climate Assessment placed at maximum risk from rising sea levels. Even as studies proliferate on the dangers of a changing climate, the issue's underlying politics virtually ensure that Congress will remain paralyzed over it indefinitely. That means the U.S. response for the foreseeable future is likely to come through executive-branch actions, such as the regulations on carbon emissions from power plants that the Environmental Protection Agency is due to propose next...
  • Charlie Crist Protested and Heckled By Cuban-Americans in Miami [Video]

    05/17/2014 2:35:59 PM PDT · by kingattax · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2014 | by JAVIER MANJARRES
    Charlie Crist gets protested and heckled at his Miami campaign office opening. They say they wouldn't let themselves get distracted, but.... Watch at :30 where Crist snatches the microphone away.