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  • Six men charged in eastern Virginia gas pump skimming scheme (Cuban nationals)

    09/22/2019 3:46:27 PM PDT · by csvset · 37 replies
    WTKR ^ | 21 Sep 2019 | Web staff
    NORFOLK, Va. – Six men have been charged in connection with an eastern Virginia gas pump skimming scheme. The Department of Justice said they men are from southern Florida. They are accused of placing skimming devices on gas pumps located in the Eastern District of Virginia. The skimming devices were capable of recording the credit and debit card numbers, along with PINs of the customers that used their cards at the gas pumps, the The Department of Justice said. In April and May 2018, using the stolen card information, the defendants are accused of traveling between Harris Teeter store locations,...
  • Richardson tries to put probe behind, but feds won't let him

    09/03/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies · 1,248+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/3/09 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    For New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, last Friday was long in coming — the day a federal prosecutor announced that after nearly a year investigating alleged corruption in the awarding of state contracts, he had wrapped up the case without any indictments. The investigation had cast a cloud over Richardson, scuttling a job in the Obama Cabinet and putting in doubt his political future. But even as Richardson and his allies proclaimed his “vindication” and predicted it would catapult him back onto the national stage, the prosecutor handling the case wouldn’t let the matter fade. U.S. Attorney Greg Fouratt fired...
  • Democrats target Florida Hispanics in 2020

    06/23/2019 9:29:04 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/22/2019 | Max Greenwood
    Democrats are looking to make inroads with Florida Latinos as President Trump prepares to launch an aggressive effort to court the state’s fastest-growing voter bloc. Eager to avoid a repeat of 2018, when two Trump allies edged out Democrats in the state’s Senate and gubernatorial contests, Democrats are wading into Florida’s Hispanic communities earlier this time around, mobilizing dozens of organizers in the Sunshine State and fine tuning Spanish-language outreach. And on Friday, more than half a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ (NALEO) annual conference in Miami, where they pitched...
  • This Is Why Trump Is Threatening A New Embargo On Cuba

    04/30/2019 4:14:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    The situation in Venezuela is deteriorating. Throughout the day, protests have erupted. Supporters and opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro are once facing off after months of economic destitution that has left the beacon of 21stCentury Socialism an absolute hellhole. You’ve all read the reports. Medicals supplies are absent, hunger is rampant, and inflation is through the roof. No one is safe from economic blight, except Maduro. Venezuelans from all social classes have suffered. There’s footage of people eating out of trashcans. Zoo animals are being killed for food. Venezuelan children are now being forced into prostitution in order to...
  • More than 600 Cuban illegals 'escape' from Mexican detention center: "We want out, we want food"...

    04/27/2019 3:40:41 PM PDT · by caww · 30 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 4/26/2019 | dailymail.
    Cuban migrants escaping their holding area into an area reserved for women, who were mostly Honduran, marked the beginning of the break-out. A swell of commotion ensued and, among the chaos, migrants managed to gain access to other parts of the detention center before eventually bursting through a gate in the main entrance. Immigration agents at the facility were unarmed and unable to intervene, according to officials. Only 35 of those who escaped have now returned to the facility. Those who remain at large will be black-listed from applying for Mexican residency, and will likely face immediate deportation when captured
  • Cuban migrants stage mass escape from center in south Mexico

    04/26/2019 5:12:21 AM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    AP ^ | Apr. 26, 2019 | staff
    At least 1,300 mainly Cuban migrants fled on foot from an immigration detention center on Mexico’s southern border Thursday in the largest mass escape in recent memory. The National Immigration Institute said 700 of the Cubans had returned voluntarily, but 600 were still on the loose. The institute said agents inside the compound weren’t armed and “there was no confrontation.” Federal police with riot shields later streamed into the compound to control the situation, as a crowd of angry Cubans whose relatives were being held at the facility gathered outside.
  • Nancy Pelosi cursed out by protesters in Florida

    10/20/2018 5:04:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Nancy Pelosi cursed out by protesters in Florida By Tamar Lapin October 20, 2018 | 1:47am House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was hounded by a group of protesters in Florida — with some cursing and calling her a “communist.” Video of the confrontation shows the small group of hecklers shouting obscenities and calling Pelosi (D-Calif) a communist in English and Spanish as she walks into a Wednesday campaign event for congressional hopeful Donna Shalala in Coral Gables. “You don’t belong here you f–ing communist f-k,” one person howls. “You and your f–ing Democrats.” When Pelosi wordlessly walks by and enters...
  • Nancy Pelosi shouted out of a restaurant - by Cuban Americans in Miami!!! [VIDEO]

    10/18/2018 2:17:24 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 204 replies
    Hatetriots ^ | October 18, 2018
    DEMOCRATS HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE ATTACKED!?! NANCY PELOSI TOLD TO GET OUT BY CUBAN AMERICANS IN MIAMI
  • Murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero canonised

    10/14/2018 4:03:18 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14th October 2018 | BBC News
    Pope Francis has conferred sainthood on murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero at a ceremony in the Vatican. He praised the cleric - an advocate for peace during El Salvador's civil war - for sacrificing his own safety to be "close to the poor and his people". Óscar Romero was killed by soldiers while giving Mass in 1980. His killers have never been brought to justice. Pope Francis also canonised Pope Paul VI, known for making reforms to the Catholic Church in the 1960s. The bestowing of a sainthood onto Archbishop Romero has long been called for by Catholics in the...
  • OBAMA ENDS VISA-FREE PATH FOR CUBANS WHO MAKE IT TO US SOIL

    01/12/2017 5:23:45 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 01/12/17 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL AND JULIE PACE
    President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident. The repeal of the "wet foot, dry foot" policy is effective immediately. The decision follows months of negotiations focused in part on getting Cuba to agree to take back people who had arrived in the U.S. "Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and do not qualify for humanitarian relief will be subject to removal, consistent with U.S. law and enforcement priorities," Obama said in a...
  • Soledad O’Brien’s disgrace on Castro

    12/04/2016 11:47:11 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/16 | Matthew Vadum
    There are Cubans who liked Fidel Castro? It’s always fun watching left-wing journalists get chewed out. In this case anticommunist author Humberto Fontova excoriated liberal talking head Soledad O’Brien for her claim that sections of the Cuban population “liked” the recently deceased Communist dictator Fidel Castro.
  • Cuban-Americans Voted for Trump at Higher Rate than “White” Americans

    11/19/2016 6:16:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    While “White” American voters supported Trump at a rate of 56%, Cuban American voters went for the Republican candidate at a rate of 58%--or perhaps even higher. Gosh? What could possibly account for this phenomenon?Well, if the quip “you had to be there” applies anywhere, it’s in explaining the voting habits of Americans of Cuban heritage. By “there” I mean in a communist country—but not as a tourist! Not like the tens of thousands of (mostly pinko) Americans who’ve been visiting Cuba and filling the coffers of Cuba’s terror-sponsoring Stalinist rulers the past few years, thanks to Obama.No, instead...
  • Bay of Pigs Veterans Association Endorses Donald Trump (First endorsement ever)

    10/16/2016 9:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 17, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Fifty years before Benghazi we had the Bay of Pigs: “Where are the planes?! Where is our ammo?! Send planes or we can’t last!” The pleas came from Commander Jose San Roman as Soviet tanks, Soviet artillery and tens of thousands of Soviet led troops pounded the 1400 Cuban freedom-fighters he commanded on a bloody and heroic beachhead now known as the Bay of Pigs. The same heartsick and enraged U.S. Navy men listening to these pleas had escorted these freedom–fighters to that beachhead. Their ships—including the aircraft carrier Essex groaning under a heavy load of deadly Skyhawk jets– sat...
  • Tim Kaine's Dangerous Liaisons

    09/11/2016 4:40:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    The New York Times Sept. 4 feature on Tim Kaine1, shows that his year in Honduras introduced him not to Jesus Christ, but to Karl Marx. The story doesn't say that, exactly, but connect the dots with a little history, and an alarming picture emerges of Kaine's adventures with radicals and revolutionaries in 1980s Latin America. The Times notes that in Honduras: “Mr. Kaine embraced an interpretation of the gospel, known as liberation theology...” This wasn't mainstream “Catholic thought” at the time. It was a radical, Marxist-based ideology at odds with the Church, the pope, and the United States, but...
  • Panama begins flying 3,800 stranded Cubans to U.S.-Mexico border

    05/10/2016 10:34:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/10/16 | Staff
    PANAMA CITY – Panama has closed its border to Cuban immigrants trying to make their way north to the United States and once again is flying Cubans who already made it to the country to the Mexico-U.S. border. President Juan Carlos Varela said Monday he had agreed with his Mexican counterpart to fly 3,800 Cubans already stranded for weeks while trying to get to the U.S. Varela says it was a difficult decision, but necessary because Nicaragua closed its border to Cubans last year and impeded their journey north. Cubans are admitted to the United States. if they get to
  • Trump accuses Cruz's father of helping JFK's assassin

    05/03/2016 5:57:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 182 replies
    Politico ^ | May 3, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Donald Trump on Tuesday alleged that Ted Cruz’s father was with John F. Kennedy’s assassin shortly before he murdered the president, parroting a National Enquirer story claiming that Rafael Cruz was pictured with Lee Harvey Oswald handing out pro-Fidel Castro pamphlets in New Orleans in 1963. A Cruz campaign spokesperson told the Miami Herald, which pointed out numerous flaws in the Enquirer story, that it was “another garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage.” “His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald's being — you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous,” Trump said Tuesday...
  • Cubans handed cash, Social Security card, food stamps, Medicaid at U.S. border

    03/29/2016 6:31:54 PM PDT · by angelcindy · 26 replies
    Thousands of Cubans rushing the U.S. border in record numbers are being greeted with a Welcome Wagon operation the provides them with taxpayer-funded benefits including cash, a Social Security card, food stamps, and Medicaid, according to a review of the latest immigration crisis on the border
  • Obama tells Cubans he comes to bury a last remnant of Cold War

    03/22/2016 7:59:52 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 35 replies
    Reuters via CNBC.com ^ | March 22, 2016 | Reuters Staff
    Sitting next to Cuban President Raul Castro (R), US President Barack Obama (L) gestures during the state dinner at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. Adalberto Roque | AFP | Getty Images Sitting next to Cuban President Raul Castro (R), US President Barack Obama (L) gestures during the state dinner at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama declared on Tuesday that he had come to Havana to "bury the last remnant" of the Cold War in the Americas as he spoke directly to the Cuban people in a historic speech...
  • Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Split Anti-Donald Trump Vote In Florida

    03/13/2016 12:11:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 114 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | March 13, 2016
    Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Split Anti-Donald Trump Vote In Florida A Florida Atlantic University public opinion poll released Saturday showed Donald Trump with 44 percent of the vote and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz with 21 percent each. With the primary just days away, 5 percent of Florida Republicans still hadn't made up their minds. If the numbers hold through Tuesday's primary, the billionaire businessman and part-time Palm Beach resident would win all of Florida's 99 nominating delegates in the winner-take-all primary. If Rubio, Florida's junior U.S. senator, fares as poorly in actual votes in his home state as the...
  • Surging Puerto Rican population is remaking the country's biggest swing state

    03/09/2016 3:22:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Press ^ | March 9, 2016 | Kate Linthicum
    Rafael Rivera left Puerto Rico for central Florida late last year, fed up with the island's escalating debt crisis and dwindling sales at his cellphone shop. Five months later, Rivera, 36, has a nice apartment in the Orlando suburb of Kissimmee and a job at a nearby Hyundai dealership. He's also registered to vote. Because Puerto Ricans are the fastest-growing group of voters in a contested corridor of a battleground state, "you could make the case that they're the most important voters in the United States," said Fernand Amandi, a Florida pollster. "Puerto Rican voters have completely upended the understanding...