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  • Venezuela Buys Oil for Cuba as Venezuelans Suffer

    05/19/2018 8:55:53 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 29 replies
    Voice of America ^ | May 17, 2018 | Marianna Parraga, Jeanne Liendo, Jonathan Evans
    Venezuela’s state-operated oil company reportedly has bought nearly $440 million worth of foreign crude oil and shipped it directly to Cuba. The Reuters news agency says this information comes from company documents. It said the Venezuelan business, PDVSA, purchased the oil on friendly credit terms and often at a loss. The shipments are said to be the first documented example of Venezuela buying oil for its nearby allies. Usually, the country sells them oil from its own supply.
  • Gotcha!--Deep State Foiled Trying To Sabotage Trump’s Foreign Policy

    05/19/2018 6:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    "We called the White House and they acted swiftly on the Friday event, which has since been postponed," said a staff member for Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who complained that the event would have openly undermined President Donald Trump’s agenda on Cuba."The event in question has been postponed," a State Department official confirmed."This (event) was designed to embarrass the president and Pompeo—somebody needs to be held to account," one source said. "The fact that State Department officials were advancing a program that is so slanted and completely at odds with the president's directive on Cuba, I am concerned what...
  • 3 survivors after airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba

    05/19/2018 5:42:50 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 5/18/18 | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
    HAVANA – An aging Boeing 737 with 110 people aboard crashed and burned shortly after taking off from Havana's airport, leaving three survivors and investigators sifting through debris for clues as to what caused the airliner to go down. It was Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades and its third major air accident since 2010. Skies were overcast and rainy at the airport at the time of Friday's disaster and Cuban state television said the 39-year-old jet veered sharply to the right after departing on a domestic flight to the eastern city of Holguin. "The only thing we heard,...
  • Crash: Global Damojh B732 at Havana on May 18th 2018, lost height shortly after takeoff

    05/18/2018 7:30:16 PM PDT · by texas booster · 18 replies
    The Aviation Herald ^ | Saturday, May 19th 2018 00:32Z | Simon Hradecky
    A Global Aerolineas Damojh Boeing 737-200 on behalf of Cubana de Aviacion, registration XA-UHZ performing flight CU-972 from Havana to Holguin (Cuba) with 104 passengers and 9 crew, lost height shortly after takeoff at 12:08L (16:08Z), contacted a house, trees and a railway track near position N22.9914 W82.3912 and burst into flames. Emergency services are responding. Three passengers have been taken to hospitals in critical condition and are believed to be the only survivors. Cuban Authorities confirmed an accident at Havana Airport, there is intense fire. A massive response by emergency services has been dispatched. Later Authorities reported 3 passengers...
  • Reports: Plane crashes shortly after takeoff in Cuba

    05/18/2018 10:25:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 05/18/2018 | Staff
    LA HABANA, CUBA — There are social media reports that a Boeing 737 crashed shortly after takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Cuba. Authorities have not confirmed the reports of a crash. This is a breaking news story, return for updates.
  • MAKE COMMUNISM FAIL AGAIN: US TOURISM TO CUBA FALLS BY HALF

    05/13/2018 7:58:32 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 13, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sad! The Communist dictatorship is just going to have to go back to its old reliance on Canadian pedophiles. Cuba is in the top four child sex destinations for Canadians in the Americas. The others are Mexico, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. In 1978 I spoke with Puerto Rican Nationalist Rodolfo Rivera Rios, who had just voluntarily returned to the U.S. from Havana to face charges for airline hijacking. He said that he quickly became disillusioned and disgusted with the Robotlution soon after arriving in Havana in 1971, when a 12-year-old girl offered to have sex with him in exchange...
  • Great American wave of tourism recedes after brief Cuban dalliance

    05/11/2018 6:59:29 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 15 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | 05/11/18 | Anthony Faiola
    As U.S.-Cuban relations warmed in recent years, Matilde Portela, an Airbnb host, reveled in the flood of American tourists arriving. An aspiring business executive at age 73, she quickly learned the art of niche marketing – adorning her home with two American flags and laying out back copies of the New Yorker. “We had so many Americans coming that we didn’t know where to put them,” Portela said. But Cuba’s Great American Tourist boom has now turned to bust. During the first three months of this year, 95,520 Americans came to Cuba – a 40 percent drop from the same...
  • Anger over Irish decision to honor “mass murderer” Che Guevara with stamp

    10/10/2017 5:01:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 10, 2017 04:54 AM | Irish Central Staff
    A Cuban-American radio host and Irish politicians have called on An Post, Ireland’s postal service, to explain their decision to launch a €1 stamp featuring a portrait of Che Guevara by Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick. Ninoska Perez Castellón, a prominent member of the Cuban exile community in Miami and radio host, told RTE’s "Morning Ireland" show, the stamp honoring Che Guevara would “celebrate a man who slaughtered so many people.” An Post’s plan was announced on Friday to coincide with Monday’s 50th anniversary of Che Guevara’s execution (October 9). Castellón, who works at Miami 710 Radio, said regardless of the...
  • The Kennedy Center and the Washington Post Partner with Communist Propaganda Ministry

    05/05/2018 6:58:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “The Kennedy Center celebrates the richness, diversity and influence of Cuban arts and culture with a two-week festival beginning Tuesday that features 50 events spanning music, theater, film and visual arts. “Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World” showcases 400 artists, including 250 from the island nation, performing salsa, ballet, Afro-Cuban jazz, Latin funk and more.” (From the Washington Post 5/3/2018)The WaPo titles it’s free ad for the Castro regime as a “Can’t Miss!” event. “Cultural exchanges with foreign countries are our most effective propaganda.” (Soviet KGB document, May, 20, 1981, discovered and translated by Vladimir Bukovsky.“Effective immediately, I...
  • Kennedy Lied, People Died and were Enslaved—and the Media Covered it Up (the Sequel)

    04/28/2018 6:00:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    Well, so much for that “agonizing reappraisal” (allowing truth) by the media/Hollywood complex on the Kennedys. Naturally we were asking too much. Apparently the movie Chappaquiddick, which forthrightly—and thus astoundingly! -- showcases a Kennedy’s perfidy, was a flash in the pan.Recently here at Townhall your humble servant speculated the movie might open a tiny crack for historic truth about Kennedy treachery to seep through. So I quickly slipped in the truth on the Kennedy treachery at the Bay of Pigs.Alas! Now we’re back in traditional media/Hollywood Kennedy hagiography mode. I refer to this week’s Netflix’s release of “Bobby Kennedy for...
  • Trump declines to order release of certain JFK documents

    04/26/2018 9:25:22 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 106 replies
    AP ^ | 04/26/2018 | AP
    <p>Back in October, President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, agreeing to appeals from the CIA and FBI.</p> <p>Now, Trump has accepted a recommendation from the National Archives to keep the lid closed, more than five decades after the 35th president was killed.</p>
  • Want income equality? Here is the nation for you! (And Bernie sanders wants to emulate it)

    04/25/2018 8:23:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2018 | Martin Marcus
    Cuba is so lucky.  With the installation of their new president, Miguel Díaz Canel, Cubans will be able to continue with their terrific lifestyle.  What lifestyle?  Income equality. We are repeatedly told that income inequality is bad.  Apparently, you should be ashamed of yourself if you earn more money than what lazier people get.  We are supposed to assume that the definition of paradise is a place where everyone has the same income.  So what is it like in a country with income equality? Cuba has income equality.  Verifying this requires a careful look at the data.  Most sources – for example, Brookings – cite a per capita...
  • Former Obama lawyer Greg Craig leaves firm after brush with Mueller probe

    04/24/2018 3:03:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 24, 2018 | by Ken Dilanian
    Craig supervised Alex van der Zwaan, who has pleaded guilty to lying about communications regarding his work for Ukrainian politicians. Former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig has left his law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the firm told NBC News. His departure comes after he and his law firm became caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Alex van der Zwaan, who had been a lawyer in Skadden's London office, pleaded guilty to lying to prosecutors and the FBI about communications involving work the firm had been...
  • Parkland Student Calls For Confiscation Of All Semi-Automatic Firearms

    04/22/2018 8:01:00 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 108 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 04/22/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Leader of the Authoritarian High School Lollipop Guild is coming for your semi-auto guns . . . On Sunday, the most recognizable far-left activist from Parkland, Florida called for the confiscation of all semi-automatic weapons from American society in the wake of a shooting in Tennessee. Reacting to the shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee in which several people were shot, far-left activist Emma González immediately attacked the NRA and Smith & Wesson Corp. After several tweets, González called for the confiscation of all semi-automatic firearms, writing: “Removing the assault and semi-automatic weapons from our Civilian society, instituting thorough...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cuba: Pope Sends Message to Youth Ministers

    04/21/2018 2:40:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Zenit ^ | April 21, 2018 | Pope Francis
    Pope Francis on April 21, 2018, sent a message to the participants in the meeting of heads of youth pastoral ministry in Cuba.Video Message of the Holy FatherDear young people,I encourage you to fall in love with Jesus and to be ever more committed in a concrete way to the service of the Church in this real Cuba of today, without fear of hearing the call of God in the situations that are presented every day. Good patriots, love your land, love your country! Be generous and open your heart to the Lord!May the next World Youth Day in Panama,...
  • Cuba’s “Transition” is Fake News with Bells On

    04/21/2018 6:12:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    Castro's (unregistered) agents-of-influence are frantically busy this week thanks to their (unregistered) accomplices in the Fake News Media. All claim an earth-shaking "transition" is underway in Cuba! Needless to add, according to these (unregistered) foreign agents, President Trump should promptly avail himself of this golden opportunity to embrace those harmless, innocent, free- health-care providers that U.S. policy has unjustly and vicariously “bullied” for ‘lo so many years. Could anything be more transparently facetious and idiotic? To quote the late Joan Rivers: “Can we talk?” In fact, what’s happening as Cuban “President” (dictator) Raul Castro “steps down” in favor of Cuban...
  • Romania to Move Embassy to Jerusalem: Netanyahu Promises Six More to Follow

    04/20/2018 9:48:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/20/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    After meeting last week with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely last week, a Romanian politician has announced their nation will be moving their embassy to Jerusalem. This will make Romania the fourth nation to do so and the first European Union country to break ranks and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă, a Social Democrat, proposed the move to his government last Wednesday, April 11, and the process moved forward quickly. In an interview with the Romanian TV channel ANTENA 3 on Thursday, Israeli Independence Day, Liviu Dragnea, the president of the Chamber of Deputies...
  • Bay of Pigs Freedom Fight: 57 Years Later

    04/20/2018 7:50:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/20/2018 | Humberto Fontova
    The Bay of Pigs freedom-fight transpired 57 years ago this week. Given that Hollywood and the mainstream media have finally gotten around to revealing the hideous truth about a Kennedy’s perfidy and how the media/Democrat complex helped cover it up (i.e. Teddy, Chappaquiddick), who knows, perhaps one day they’ll level with us about what really happened at the Bay of Pigs. "I really admire toughness and courage, and I will tell you that the people of this brigade [Brigada 2506] really have that…you were let down by our country.'' (Donald Trump, addressing Bay of Pigs Veterans at the Bay of...
  • Cuba's Raúl Castro hands over power to Miguel Díaz-Canel

    04/19/2018 10:04:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04/19/2018
    Miguel Díaz-Canel has been sworn in as Cuba's new president, replacing Raúl Castro who took over from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006. It is the first time since the revolution in 1959 that a Castro is not at the helm of the government. Mr Díaz-Canel had been serving as first vice-president for the past five years. Even though Mr Díaz-Canel was born after the revolution, he is a staunch ally of Raúl Castro and is not expected to make any radical changes. 'The Revolution continues its course' He was elected by the members of the National Assembly, all 605...
  • Diaz-Canel tapped to steer Cuba through post-Castro uncertainty

    04/18/2018 9:31:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | April 18, 2018 | Staff
    Cuba turns to a model Communist Party official, Miguel Diaz-Canel, to steer it through a period of uncertainty when it finally turns the page on the Castro era in a vote on Thursday. The 57-year-old First Vice President is the pre-ordained choice of Raul Castro as he steps down, ensuring that the vote in the National Assembly to appoint him will be little more than a formality.