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Cuba (News/Activism)

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  • The Democrats Want to Turn the US into Cuba; They Should Just Move There

    01/25/2020 7:21:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 25, 2020 | L.B. Johnson
    Having recently returned from several days in Cuba, I watched the Democrats debate last week and wondered why they don’t just hop on a plane and move to Havana, the Cuban capital that has been languishing in the 1950’s thanks to Fidel Castro’s revolution. Sure, the old cars are pretty cool to drive around in but most of them are dirty, loud, and don’t come close to meeting Obama’s emissions standards. The reason why they remain on the roads is not so much because of the U.S. embargo (the newer automobiles are Russian for the most part) but because the...
  • The Countries Where It’s Most Dangerous to Be a Christian in 2020 [North Korea;Afghanistan;Somalia;Libya;Pakistan;Eritrea;Sudan;Yemen;Iran;India

    01/20/2020 3:59:59 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 11 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | January 18, 2020 | Joe Carter
    Around the world, more than 260 million Christians—one of every eight believers—experience high levels of persecution, just for following Jesus. For the past 28 years, the Open Doors World Watch List has offered a global indicator of countries where human and religious rights are being violated, and those countries most vulnerable to societal unrest and destabilization. During the 2020 World Watch List [https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-countries-where-its-most-dangerous-to-be-a-christian-in-2020/] reporting period, in the top 50 countries, a total of 9,488 churches or Christian buildings were attacked; 3,711 Christians were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned; and 2,983 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons. On average,...
  • Trump Had Right to Withhold Ukraine Funds: GAO is Wrong

    01/18/2020 12:05:58 PM PST · by bitt · 105 replies
    gatestoneinstitute.org ^ | 1/17/2020 | alan dershowitz
    The Constitution allocates to the president sole authority over foreign policy (short of declaring war or signing a treaty). It does not permit Congress to substitute its foreign policy preferences for those of the president. To the extent that the statute at issue constrains the power of the president to conduct foreign policy, it is unconstitutional. Even if the GAO were correct in its legal conclusion — which it is not — the alleged violation would be neither a crime nor an impeachable offense. It would be a civil violation subject to a civil remedy, as were the numerous violations...
  • Ex-Guantanamo Commander Convicted of Lying About Man’s Death

    01/18/2020 9:48:26 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 10 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 1/17/20 | Staff
    A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was convicted Friday of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his affair with the man's wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Navy Capt. John R. Nettleton on charges of obstruction of justice, concealing material facts, falsifying records and making false statements. Nettleton was removed from command shortly after civilian Christopher Tur was found floating in the waters off the base on the southeastern coast of Cuba in January 2015. Nettleton had commanded the base since...
  • First, the purges: Comrade Chesa Boudin fires prosecutors for ... prosecuting

    01/14/2020 6:12:35 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 14, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    What would it be like if Hugo Chavez and Bill Ayers ran the city prosecutor's office? San Franciscans are about to find out, now that Ayers' stepson, Chesa Boudin, son of Weather Underground terrorists, and translator to none other than Hugo himself, has made his first move as San Francisco District Attorney.
  • Faculty call for ideological diversity

    01/08/2020 10:43:48 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 25 replies
    Yale News ^ | 12-6-19 | VALERIE PAVILONIS & MATT KRISTOFFERSEN
    Despite Yale’s push for increased diversity among faculty members — specifically with regards to demographic categories such as race, gender and sexual orientation — several members of the University community voiced their concerns about the lack of political diversity. According to data from the Office of Institutional Research, the faculty gender gap is shrinking. Since 2006, the percentage of female Faculty of Arts and Sciences members has grown from roughly one-quarter to one-third. Yale faculty have also grown racially diverse over the years. But conservative professors criticized what they saw as a lack of effort to recruit a faculty body...
  • Juan Guaidó defies security forces to claim his mandate in parliament

    01/07/2020 10:53:14 PM PST · by topher · 1 replies
    The Times of London (newspaper) ^ | 8-Jan-2020 | Lucinda Elliott, Sao Paulo
    Juan Guaidó, Venezuela’s opposition leader, defied the regime and managed to break in to the country’s parliament building to preside over a session of the assembly for the first time since it was hijacked by President Maduro’s allies.
  • What Would a Democratic Socialist America Would Look Like? I Can Tell You—I’m Venezuelan.

    01/06/2020 12:15:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/06/2020 | Daniel Di Martino
    The closer we get to the 2020 election, Democratic presidential candidates support more socialist proposals, and the more that we Venezuelan immigrants experience déjà vu. We’re all-too-familiar with the rhetoric Democrats have delivered over the course of their campaigns. All candidates endorse a transition to Medicare-for-All in one form or another, higher taxes on Americans, and a fresh wave of regulations and government-guaranteed “rights.” And just recently, Elizabeth Warren seemed to endorse government-provided housing. These are the kinds of measures they hope will bring about a paradise similar to the Left’s beloved Nordic countries. Even so, for Americans used to a liberal...
  • Serial Trump Defamer Robert De Niro Threw Party Honoring Stalinist Cuba’s Regime

    01/04/2020 5:38:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    <p>Not to be outdone, among the attendees at De Niro’s party celebrating the current dictator of the only regime in modern history to criminalize Rock & Roll music and herd Rock & Roll fans into forced-labor camps at bayonet point was Rock & Roll hall of fame member Patti Smith.</p>
  • Castro Brother: Hillary's Been Cleared By Justice Department

    03/06/2016 9:20:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 111 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/6/16 | Daniel Halper
    Rep. Joaquin Castro, the twin brother of HUD secretary Julian Castro, claimed this morning on CNN that Hillary Clinton had been cleared by the Justice Department:
  • Julian Castro Ends Bid for the Presidency

    01/02/2020 7:55:32 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 30 replies
    Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro said he’s dropping out of the 2020 race. “It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president today. I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished together. I’m going to keep fighting for an America where everyone counts—I hope you’ll join me in that fight,” Castro said in a statement on Jan. 2. Castro, 45, was the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the later years of the Obama administration. He joined the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs in 2017 after...
  • Julian Castro ends presidential campaign

    01/02/2020 6:52:20 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 2, 2020 | Dan Merica
    Julián Castro ended his presidential campaign on Thursday after the former Housing and Urban Development secretary failed to gain traction in the large field of Democratic candidates.
  • title:Now terror subs prowl Caribbean

    09/05/2008 2:25:41 AM PDT · by Man50D · 30 replies · 241+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 04, 2008
    The waters in the Caribbean and around Latin America for a long time have provided a path for illicit drugs to flow into the United States, but the U.S. Navy has increased its patrols in the region now looking for something else – Hezbollah terrorists, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. The Navy, in trolling for mini-submarines sometimes used to transport drugs, has discovered that some of them apparently are being operated by Hezbollah. The mini-subs are small semi-submersibles, made of fiberglass and capable of carrying up to four people plus a payload. They are popular with...
  • December Dates that Live in Infamy

    12/21/2019 8:42:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2019 | Humberto Fontoava
    December 7th commemorates a day America sets its jaw, rolled up its sleeves, and vowed to counterattack a vicious totalitarian enemy.   In short order this enemy – much of its homeland in virtual ashes - found itself degradingly signing an unconditional surrender. This enemy was shocked at the courage and resourcefulness in battle of the “sleeping giant they woke”—and equally shocked by its magnanimity in victory.On the other hand, Dec. 17th commemorates a day a whimpering American president surrendered unconditionally to blackmail from the totalitarian enemy 90 miles off our coast.The Fake News Media, Democrats and libertarians hail Obama’s...
  • Time Magazine Names Greta Thunberg 'Person of the Year'—After Honoring Che Guevara

    12/14/2019 5:31:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    “Sixteen-year-old activist Greta Thunberg has quickly risen to prominence with her clarion call for climate action and Time's naming her its 2019 Person of the Year this week.” (NPR, 12/12) “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!” (President Trump tweet 12/12)Interestingly, Greta Thunberg has recently become a darling of the media in Stalinist Cuba, a  regime whose founders craved a pretty dramatic form of “climate change.” And speaking of ridiculous Time magazine bestowing honors on people who desperately needed to chill:The publication also honored...
  • Oxen and horses put back to work in Cuba

    12/12/2019 6:25:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | December 11, 2019 | Rigoberto Diaz and Moises Avila
    A lack of fuel, in large part due to the US blockade, is forcing Cubans to return to horse and ox power for farming, transport and everyday travel. In Los Palacios, 100 kilometers (60 miles) of the west of the capital Havana, Heriberto Piloto bellows at his oxen "Montezuelo" and "Pasajero" as they plough a tobacco field at the "La Juanita" farm. Once the fields were ploughed by tractors, plus some animal help, but now beasts of burden are the only option, meaning the job of ploughman has made a comeback too in Cuba's fields. "Under normal conditions, we always...
  • Cuba reintroduces the dollar

    12/07/2019 12:29:26 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    In October Cuba’s communist government said citizens could open bank accounts that receive dollars, yen, euros and other European currencies. They will be able to use the money to buy imported goods from new state-owned shops, called Tiendas Moneda Libremente Convertible (or convertible-currency shops), where prices are given in dollars. More than 70 are planned. This ends a ban on dollar transactions introduced in 2004.
  • Russia has secretly installed nuke missiles in Venezuela, US politician claims...

    05/01/2019 9:06:23 AM PDT · by amorphous · 21 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 1 May 2019 | Jon Lockett
    RUSSIA has secretly installed nuclear missiles in Venezuela a US politician has sensationally claimed in a chilling echo of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Republican congressman Mario Diaz-Balart said he believes Vladimir Putin's hidden nukes are now a direct threat to the "national security" of the United States. He made his astonishing allegations hours after Venezuela was pushed to the brink of civil war when opposition leader Juan Guaido called for rival Nicolas Maduro to be ousted from office. Diaz-Balart told Fox News if Maduro stays in power it could be "an open door for the Russians and for the Chinese...
  • Report: Iran stashing missiles in Iraq that can reach Israel

    12/05/2019 3:33:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    A7/JTA ^ | 5/12/19 | Marcy Oster
    Iran is stockpiling short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq that can reach Israel, according to a New York Times report that cited American intelligence and military officials. The hidden rockets are part of a larger effort by Iran to intimidate countries in the region and assert its power, the Times reported. Short-range missiles generally have a range of just over 600 miles, so one fired from just outside of Baghdad could reach Jerusalem. Iran’s effort to build up its arsenal comes as the United States has sent thousands of troops to the region with plans to send more. The arms in...
  • Reports: Iran is secretly transporting missiles into Iraq that may have nuclear capability

    12/05/2019 2:41:45 PM PST · by numberonepal · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-05-2019 | PHIL SHIVER
    Iran has been taking advantage of recent political unrest in Iraq by secretly stockpiling short-range missiles inside the country, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The buildup is part of Iran's widening effort to assert dominance in the Middle East and could pose a threat to American troops as well as allies in the region such as Israel and Saudi Arabia, U.S. sources told the Times. Both Iraq and Iran have been gripped by deadly protests in recent months, with more than 1,000 people reported dead as a result of protests in Iran. But public unrest has not seemed to...