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Cuba (News/Activism)

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  • Anniversary of When Che Guevara 'Closed' on His Beachfront Mansion

    01/28/2023 8:37:47 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/28/2023 | Humberto Fontavo
    “Nothing could be more vicariously gratifying than Che Guevara’s disdain for material comfort and everyday desires,” read Time’s encomium to Che Guevara in 1999, hailing him among the “Heroes and Icon of the Century’ alongside, Anne Frank, Rosa Parks and Mother Theresa. In fact, the domicile Che Guevara “acquired’’ in Havana was among the most luxurious in Cuba,” wrote Cuban journalist Antonio Llano Montes about the mansion Che Guevara “nationalized” (stole at Soviet gunpoint from rightful owner and moved into) in January 1959. After a hard day at the office signing firing-squad warrants and blasting teenagers’ skulls apart with the...
  • Ike Was Right: The Military-Industrial Complex Has Become a Serious Problem

    01/26/2023 8:22:13 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JANUARY 25, 2023 | KEVIN DOWNEY JR
    In his last few days as President, Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a televised speech in which he warned the nation about the dangers of .. the “military-industrial complex” (MIC). ... Eisenhower wisely delivered his speech warning the nation about the MIC when he was leaving office .. not wanting to anger the CIA. ... written for Facui. Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the...
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Ordered to Pay $110 Million for Use of Cuba Port

    12/31/2022 7:02:36 PM PST · by texas booster · 23 replies
    VOA News ^ | Dec 31 2022 | Brian Ellsworth
    Norwegian Cruise Line must pay $110 million in damages for use of a port that Cuba's government confiscated in 1960, a U.S. judge ruled on Friday, a milestone for Cuban Americans seeking compensation for Cold War-era asset seizures. The decision by U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom in Miami follows her March ruling that the use of the Havana Cruise Port Terminal constituted trafficking in confiscated property owned by the plaintiff, Delaware-registered Havana Docks Corp. "Judgment is entered in favor of Plaintiff Havana Docks Corporation and against Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd," reads the decision. "Plaintiff is awarded $109,848,747.87 in damages,"...
  • US Weighs Opening Venezuela Asylum Program To Nicaraguans, Haitians, Cubans: Everyone in the Pool!

    12/14/2022 7:46:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 12/14/2022 | Tyler Durden
    The Biden administration is considering a major expansion of an asylum program that originally targeted Venezuelans, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday night. Specifically, the program would widen to encompass migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti. With an eye on decreasing illegal southern border crossings, the program lets migrants from Venezuela apply for asylum from overseas and then fly to the United States. Under the proposal, that privilege would be extended to three more countries. The news comes on the heels of jarring images from El Paso on Sunday night, as an estimated 1,500 migrants poured across the Rio Grande...
  • Anderson Aldrich, mom caught on video using racist slurs at airport

    11/25/2022 6:44:17 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 107 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/25/2022 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A disturbing video has emerged of alleged Colorado LGBTQ nightclub shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich and his mother spewing racist slurs at fellow passengers after a flight to Denver in July. Frontier Airlines passenger Maria Martinez captured cellphone footage of Aldrich and their mother, Laura Voepel, during the heated confrontation at the terminal on July 31, KDVR reported. The clip posted by the station begins with Martinez asking Voepel about a racial slur aimed at Mexicans.
  • Joe Biden to begin deportations of Cubans

    11/22/2022 9:14:34 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 71 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 15, 2022 | AP
    Cuba said that it will receive deportation flights from the U.S. that had been stalled in the pandemic — and that it was open to continuing dialogue with Washington. The agreement comes amid one of the largest migrations from Cuba to the U.S. in decades.
  • WATCH LIVE: President Donald J. Trump Holds Rally in Miami, FL - 11/6/22

    11/06/2022 9:40:33 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 461 replies
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  • TRUMP: REPUBLICAN PARTY IS ‘SETTING RECORDS’ FOR HISPANIC SUPPORT

    11/07/2022 7:52:15 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    RSBN ^ | November 6, 2022 | Samantha Flom
    Hispanic voters are flocking to the Republican Party, according to President Donald J. Trump, because they understand the dangers posed by an open border.Addressing a crowd of Miami rallygoers Sunday, Trump said: “When I talked about the border, you know who the biggest fans of that were? The Hispanics – Latinos. They knew more about the border than anybody.”Noting that seasoned politicos had predicted he would lose support from Hispanic voters over his immigration stance, he added: “Actually, it turned out to be the exact opposite. We are setting records… They understood crime much better than the fools that we...
  • Shortage of wheat flour means no more Communion hosts in Cuba

    11/06/2022 3:50:20 PM PST · by Twotone · 37 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | November 3, 2022 | CNA Staff
    The economic crisis in Cuba continues to impact the population, this time affecting Catholics specifically because the lack of wheat flour has meant that no more Communion hosts can be made. The St. Teresa Discalced Carmelite Monastery in Havana announced the news Wednesday. “We inform all the dioceses that there are no longer hosts for sale. We have been working with the little flour that was left and what was in reserve has already run out,” the nuns reported in a statement shared by the Catholic publication Vida Cristiana. “We hope and trust in the Lord that we can resume...
  • Surprise! Cuba’s sugar industry in free fall towards inevitable total collapse

    11/06/2022 3:47:11 PM PST · by Twotone · 22 replies
    BabaluBlog.com ^ | November 2, 2022 | Carlos Eire
    From our Bureau of Great Moments in Socialist Agriculture with some assistance from our Bureau of Lethal Nostalgia They’ve done it. Castro, Inc. has managed to destroy Cuba’s sugar industry. This is quite an accomplishment, given the fact that 63 years ago Cuba was the world’s leading producer and exporter of sugar. Destroying the one agricultural industry that made Cuba one of the most economically successful nations in all of Latin America was not easy, since Cuba has such fertile soil and the infrastructure for sugar production in 1959 was arguably the world’s finest and most impressive. Once upon a...
  • Mexico arrests 9/11 suspect

    06/21/2005 10:26:22 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 125 replies · 4,960+ views
    Agence France-Presse | June 22, 2005
    Mexico arrested Amer Haykel, a British man of Arab extraction, sought by US authorities in connection with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the Attorney General's office (PGR) said on Tuesday. Haykel was arrested in Todo Santos, a town in the northeastern Mexican state of Baja California, officials said. "The PGR arrested... Haykel, whom US authorities have linked to extremist groups presumably involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York," the office said in a statement. Officials said Haykel was arrested at the Todo Santos fire department, following "investigative and intelligence work and...
  • UK terror suspect in Mexico is simply a tourist (Amer Haykel released)

    06/22/2005 7:57:50 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 779+ views
    Reuters | June 22, 2005
    MEXICO CITY, June 22 (Reuters) - A man arrested in Mexico and named as a key terrorism suspect with possible links to the Sept. 11 attackers, is in fact a tourist who poses no security risk, red-faced Mexican authorities said on Wednesday. The attorney general's office set bells ringing on Tuesday when it announced it had detained Lebanese-born British citizen Amer Haykel at a fire station in the state of Baja California Sur in cooperation with U.S. authorities. It said Haykel was wanted in the United States and was "linked to extremist groups presumably involved in the Sept. 11,...
  • Cuban Women Rescued From Sex Traffickers In Florida ‘Lived Through Hell For Months’: Officials

    10/26/2022 6:58:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Breaking 9-1-1 ^ | October 24, 2022 | Staff
    TAMPA – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has rescued eight victims from the perils of human trafficking, while two suspects are behind bars for coercing them into commercial sex acts. HCSO’s Human Trafficking Section received a tip in reference to a possible human trafficking case last week. The tip suggested that a victim was forced to perform commercial sex acts to pay off a $60,000.00 “debt” for being brought into the United States from Cuba. An additional tip received by the National Human Trafficking Hotline advised the two suspects, Amet Ramon Maqueira De La Cal, 35, and Rosalia Leonard Garcia,...
  • Bernie Sanders: I Don’t Accept Democrats Spending Contributed to Inflation

    10/16/2022 8:31:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2022 | Pam Key
    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he did not accept the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress spending as a reason for inflation. Anchor Chuck Todd said, “Do you accept the criticism the American Rescue Plan in 2021 contributed to inflation issue we’re dealing with right now.” Sanders said, “No, I don’t. Inflation, I’m sure you know, Chuck is an international problem. In Germany, it is 10%. U.K., it is 10%. Canada it is 7% inflation globally is caused by the pandemic and the break in supply chains. It is caused by, in my...
  • Poll: Majority in US see relations with adversaries souring

    10/11/2022 6:21:00 AM PDT · by devane617 · 21 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10/11/2022
    A majority of U.S. adults expect America's relations with foreign adversaries like Russia and North Korea to grow more hostile, according to a new poll, a major shift in public opinion from four years ago under President Donald Trump. Two years into the Biden administration, 60% of U.S. adults say relations with adversaries will get worse, up from 26% four years ago at the same point in the Trump administration, according to the poll from the Pearson Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just 21% say relationships with allies will deteriorate, down from 46% then. In...
  • Cuba confirms contacts with the Biden Administration requesting economic aid after Hurricane Ian

    10/04/2022 6:57:59 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    The WSJ published this Friday an exclusive entitled "Cuba makes an unusual request for US aid after the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian." The news explained that the Cuban government had requested “emergency assistance” from Washington and that the administration of President Joe Biden was in contact with the authorities on the island to find out how much help was needed.
  • Cuba Family Code: Country votes to legalise same-sex marriage

    09/26/2022 3:28:54 PM PDT · by Salman · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 2022-09-26 | BBC staff writers
    Cuba has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a national referendum. About two-thirds of the population voted to approve reforms in a new Family Code, which will also allow surrogate pregnancies and give gay couples the right to adopt children. It marks a big moment for Cuba, which saw gay people persecuted and sent to work camps in the 1960s and 70s. However, there was significant opposition to the reforms among religious groups and conservatives. The referendum on Sunday was for a new Family Code - a 100-page document which went through more than two dozen drafts and hours of...
  • Cuba declares massive fuel plant fire extinguished

    08/14/2022 6:37:48 PM PDT · by texas booster · 8 replies
    Cuba’s government declared the “elimination” on Friday of a fire at a major fuel storage plant that left two firefighters dead and 14 people missing. The presidency said on Twitter that “at 7.00am, the elimination of the fire was declared”. After the fire was extinguished, 60 experts entered the disaster zone to recover the remains of those still missing. “Forensic medical teams have been working since early in the morning to search for the remains of the missing persons,” the president’s office said. Remains of the missing have been “located in different places” in the devastated area, one of the...
  • Cuba: Day four of Matanzas fire; third oil tank explodes

    08/09/2022 2:48:13 PM PDT · by texas booster · 13 replies
    Radio Jamaica News ^ | Aug 9 2022 | staff
    Cubans living in Matanzas continue to deal with a raging fire at the Matanzas Supertanker Base, as a third oil tank exploded yesterday. At around 1:30 p.m. yesterday, Cubans across the island witnessed an explosion live on national television. From afar, many said they could feel the heat from the flames coming from the oil storage facility. Several tanks have collapsed and fires continue to burn at the large oil storage facility, which is about 60 miles from Havana. Since the fire started on Saturday, nearly 5,000 people have been evacuated.
  • Hypocrite Trudeau Caught Maskless After Flying on Private Jet. ( Canada )

    08/05/2022 6:07:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Summit News ^ | 5 August, 2022 | Paul Joseph Watson
    “It’s okay when we do it!”.. ... Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who ensured mask mandates remain in place on planes for Canadians, was caught on camera with his entire family disembarking from a private jet having not worn a mask. Canada remains one of the increasingly diminishing number of western governments that demands face masks be worn on flights, with the United States ditching the rule nearly four months ago. When a Florida judge struck down U.S. version of the law, Trudeau’s government moved to insist that masks would still be required on Canadian airlines and on flights that depart...