Testimony of Angel Santiesteban after the events on Thursday, November 8, 2012 / Angel Santiesteban
"I'm happy, I'm doing my duty." #OlaRepresiva #FreeRodiles
My name is Angel Santiesteban Prats, I'm a writer and Cuban blogger, government opponent.
It was really sad what happened there, the whole world has seen the terrible video, where unfortunately we show what happens in… Continue reading
Nobel Peace Prize contenders, from Afghanistan to ex-Soviet states and Cuba AFP Paris, October 10, 2012 First Published: 08:23 IST(10/10/2012) Last Updated: 08:26 IST(10/10/2012)
The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday in Oslo. Here are portraits of top contenders for perhaps the world's most-watched award.
Thor Halvorssen Founder, Human Rights Foundation
An Open Letter to Urban Outfitters Regarding Their Che Guevara Merchandise Posted: 09/19/2012 11:10 am
Ted Marlow CEO, Urban Outfitters 30 Industrial Park Blvd. Trenton, SC 29847
Dear Mr. Marlow,
The Human Rights Foundation recently became aware of the sale of merchandise at Urban Outfitters emblazoned with the image of communist leader Che Guevara,… Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 05.19.12
Oil well in Cuba comes up dry, raises questions about future exploration
After reporting that it found no oil in its well in Cuba, Repsol will likely now consider leaving the country. By Juan O. Tamayo [email protected]
Cuba's dreams of an oil bonanza suffered a tough but possibly temporary setback Friday when the Spanish Repsol company… Continue reading
Open Letter to The Cuban Dictator Raul Castro / Jorge Luis García Pérez AntunezAntunez – Jorge Luis García Pérez, Translator: AnonyGY
Mr. Dictator Raul Castro
From Placetas, in the center of Cuba, Jorge Luis García Pérez Antúnez and his wife Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera are writing to you, a married couple openly opposed to your tyrant and totalitarian regime. On… Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 04.21.12
The hit teams that carried out Castro's vendettas
In an excerpt, the first of three, from his new book, 'Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine,' Brian Latell a retired CIA agent now with the University of Miami, discloses how a Cuban intelligence defector
Assassination operations had always been Fidel's personal bailiwick. None could be… Continue reading
Cuban Dissenters Find a Niche in Church
Catholic-Sponsored Magazines, Granted Leeway by Castro, Get Away With Greater Freedoms to Criticize Government
HAVANA—Last year, as Libyan rebels fought Moammar Gadhafi, Fidel Castro took to his state-run newspaper Granma to defend the dictator as a revolutionary hero.
Now, the former Cuban leader faces an unlikely voice of dissent on that Libya stance—from… Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 03.10.12
Why we remain resolute against traveling to CubaBy Humberto Fontova
"More travel to Cuba means more freedom for Cubans," goes the anti-"embargo" mantra.
Open Letter from the Writer Ángel Santiesteban-Prats to the New President of Spain / Ángel Santiesteban
President Mariano Rajoy, I turn to you on the day my daughter celebrates her birthday. Just thinking of the Cuban young people, I decided to write you these humble and sincere words without standing on ceremony other… Continue reading
Cuba, North Korea, and Vaclav HavelRay WalserDecember 21, 2011 at 11:30 am
On learning of the death of Kim Jong-il, Cuban authorities immediately declared three days of official mourning. Their action underscored longstanding ties of intimacy between two of the world's most oppressive, most anti-American regimes.
The death of North Korea's tyrant also evoked a feeling that the Cuba of… Continue reading
Cuba's Media Promotes CockfightingDecember 5, 2011Isbel Diaz Torres
HAVANA TIMES, Dic 5 — The always interesting television program Como me lo contaron (The way I heard It), discussed the hot topic of cockfighting last week. Although this lucrative business is promoted by the Cuban state — which exports about 700 fighting birds annually — government involvement in this abusive practice… Continue reading
Obama, Cuba, and the Confederacy of Dunces / Ernesto Morales LiceaErnesto Morales Licea, Translator: Unstated
According to Jonathan Swift, when a true genius appears in the world we can recognize him by a sign: All fools conspire against him.
I believe we could easily adapt this maxim – taken from the stupendous novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy… Continue reading
The Fate of the Cuban Taliban / Angel SantiestebanAngel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated
Reading Carlos Alberto Montaner's book, Conversation at the funeral of the Comandante. What will happen after the death of Fidel Castro?, from the first pages I could recognize a reality that was predicted by the author several years before it happened.
Who could have predicted that… Continue reading
The Cuban Missile Crisis Myth: 49 Years LaterPosted By Humberto Fontova On October 31, 2011 @ 12:02 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage
Forty nine years ago on Oct. 28th JFK "solved" the Cuban Missile Crisis. Given the influence of Camelot's court scribes and their cronies in the mainstream media, perhaps a refresher on conservative reaction to this "solution" is in order:… Continue reading
Humor in Times of Fear / Yoani SánchezTranslator: Unstated, Yoani Sánchez
From time to time they invite you to be on some comedy show on TV, but you don't earn a living from this. You prefer to be hired by one of the exclusive restaurants that have begun to spring up all over Havana. Being paid in convertible pesos, a… Continue reading
Che Guevara: An emblem of freedom?By Humberto Fontova 10:51 AM 06/23/2011
Let's excuse our intrepid "watchdog" MSM. They're too busy rummaging through Sarah Palin's garbage to report on the actual sayings and doings by our actual government officials. So here's a report from Britain's Guardian on a speech by Alec Ross, the U.S. State Department's senior advisor on innovation: "Dictatorships… Continue reading
Posted on Friday, 05.27.11GAYS
Cuba new view on gays won't save itBY PEDRO ROIG
It's official. More than 300 Cubans, most of them homosexuals, marched recently against homophobia through the streets of Havana. In a 180-degree turn, Castroism abandons the tired anti-gay bigotry. To Che Guevara, champion of "social engineering" and "the New Man" this opening would have been terrible… Continue reading
FONTOVA:Jimmy Carter does HavanaEx-president sympathizes more with Castro thugs than their murdered victimsBy Humberto FontovaThe Washington Times
Embracing a recent invitation by the Castro brothers, Jimmy Carter visited Cuba last week. "We greeted each other as old friends," gushed the former president after his meeting with Fidel Castro.
"In 2002, we received him warmly," Fidel reciprocated. "Now, I… Continue reading
Cuba's Black Spring:HRF demands amnesty for Oscar Elías Biscet and all paroled prisoners of conscience; After his release, Biscet tells HRF he's in a bigger prison now
NEW YORK (March 14, 2011) – Following the release of prisoner of conscience Oscar Elías Biscet from prison, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) demands amnesty for him and for all the prisoners of… Continue reading
Cuba debt cancellation 'unbelievable'by Gunnshot2010-12-17 09:23
Many of the goings on in this country are so unbelievable, that often it feels as though they cannot be real.
Just recently the ANC government wrote off a R1.1bn debt to Cuba. Why? Does South Africa have billions to give away? Does the Health Department have no problems? Are there no mud schools… Continue reading
José Azel:Cuba's pre-existing condition12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, October 24, 2010
José Azel is a senior scholar at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami and author of "Mañana in Cuba." This essay was first published in Foreign Policy. He can be reached at .
Last month, the Cuban government said it planned to… Continue reading
August 28, 2010
Engagement with Castro Has Clearly Failed — Time to Try an EmbargoBy Humberto Fontova
"Gosh, maybe if we were only nice to Castro," goes the liberal mantra on Cuba.
In fact, the U.S. elite's fetish for "engagement" with Fidel Castro began before he was even in "office."
"Me and my staff were all Fidelistas." (Robert Reynolds,… Continue reading
Congressional Black Caucus Still Stuck on CastroHumberto Fontova
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who also serves as chairperson for the Congressional Black Caucus, has composed an entreaty to President Obama for an end to the "embargo" on Cuba. "Mr. President: Lift the travel ban," reads the title of her post on The Hill's Congress Blog.
"[W]e need to…eliminate the trade embargo… Continue reading
World Opinion Joins to Mourn, and Save, the Lives of Cuba's Hunger Strikers
Seven years ago this week, as the world was distracted by the start of the war of in Iraq, the Cuban regime rounded up 75 journalists and other democracy advocates, and subsequently sentenced them to decades-long prison terms. Some have since been released for health reasons, but… Continue reading
Rights group criticizes Cuba in prisoner's deathReutersBy Jeff Franks Jeff Franks – Wed Feb 24, 2:52 pm ET
HAVANA (Reuters) – Amnesty International called the hunger strike deathof jailed Cuban activist Orlando Zapata Tamayo a "terrible indictment"of repression on the island and urged Cuban President Raul Castro onWednesday to release all political prisoners.
The London-based human rights group said… Continue reading
Roar, tyrants, you cannot hide your racist deedsBY NAT HENTOFF • January 9, 2010
The Nov. 30 "Acting on Our Conscience: A Declaration of African-American Support for the Civil Rights Struggle in Cuba" by 60 prominent black Americans denouncing the deep discrimination against Afro-Cubans by the Cuban government was a surprise because none of the five dozen signers had previously… Continue reading
Publicado el 12-30-2009More Than Half a Century of Tragedy in Cuba
January 1st, 2010 marks the fifty-first anniversary of the enslavement of the Cuban people by the totalitarian Marxist-Leninist tyranny of Fidel Castro, and in the last two years of a two-headed tyranny with the incorporation of General Raúl Castro as head of state. To review in detail the… Continue reading
Castro's Berlin WallBy Humberto Fontova *The American Thinker.US.Infosearch:José CadenasAnalystBureau ChiefUSADept. de InvestigacionesLa Nueva CubaDecember 2, 2009
OK, a decent interval has passed since Freedom-Week, so I'm no party-pooper. The fall of the Berlin Wall certainly merited all the festivities. Its construction eventually whacked many of the "enlightened" on the head, grabbed them by the ears, and shoved their faces… Continue reading
No glory in spying for CastroBy Vincent CarrollPosted: 06/09/2009 01:00:00 AM MDT
Anyone who hung around leftists in the 1960s or '70s knew someone like Walter Kendall Myers, the former State Department official charged last week along with his wife, Gwendolyn, with spying for Cuba. Privileged, intelligent and self-righteous, the Myers of that era were so exquisitely sensitive to the… Continue reading
Why being a Castro apologist is still considered okayMay 21, 8:49 PM · 4 comments
This thug has always gotten a free ride from the Left.
My column of March 25, "A Semester in Cuba must address Communism," provoked an unexpected barrage of comments, ranging from the occasional nod of agreement and support to the most vociferous denunciations – and… Continue reading