Category Archives: Cuba

Anniversary of a National Disaster


On January 1st, 1959, a jubilant Cuba greeted the flight of a dictator and his henchmen. Castro, the new leader, made the nation experience its worst political, economic and social disaster in the 20th century.

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Cuba, Canada and Their Politicians


From the standpoints of history, geography, languages, races, climate and systems of government, Cuba and Canada are very different countries. But surprisingly, some of their politicians share amazing characteristi

THE 8-MINUTE CANDID SPEECH THAT RAUL CASTRO SHOULD HAVE MADE


Presidents and Prime Ministers: The United States of America and the Republic of Cuba have been in a collision course for much more than the 56 years since, under the leadership of Fidel Castro, the Rebel Army defeated a corrupt and murderous tyrant and his Army. The Platt Amendment was imposed on the Cuban Constitution […]

Update on Cuba-US Rapprochement


It’s clear as noon in Havana (and not at all a surprise) that the Communist party is doing all it can to ruin Obama’s initiative by listing demands that they perfectly well know are impossible for the Obama administration to accept.

Obituary of a true patriot


Oscar Espinosa Chepe passed way yesterday morning, September 23, 2013 at a hospice for the terminally ill in Madrid, Spain. He was 73 years old. Oscar was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, a beautiful city on the southern coast. In the 1950s he opposed the Batista dictatorship and joined Socialist Youth, the Cuban Communist Party’s organization […]

The Cuban Missile Crisis, a foot soldier’s story


Before 1959 the Cold War had not been a widely held concern in Cuba. Folks assumed that our nation was too insignificant to be targeted by the Russians, and because the United States was our ally since World War II, the notion that American nuclear-tipped missiles could rain down on us was inconceivable. This started […]

Yunel Escobar’s slur didn’t come from left field


Two or three minutes after I saw the photo of Escobar’s cheeks and read the news stories, I considered writing this. But I decided to wait until things returned to normal so people would read me with cooler heads. It’s important to say I’ve never met the Toronto Blue Jays short-stop and don’t think I […]