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Cuba (News/Activism)

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  • Trump Administration to Designate Cuba a State Sponsor of Terror

    01/11/2021 8:36:11 AM PST · by Navy Patriot
    Newssmacks ^ | January 11, 2021
    The Trump administration will place Cuba back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday, according to two senior State Department officials, reversing an Obama-era decision and making it harder for President-elect Joe Biden to quickly revive diplomatic ties with Havana.Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is expected to indicate he’s designating Cuba because the country continues to harbor American fugitives including Joanne Chesimard, convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper in 1973, and refuses a Colombian extradition request for National Liberation Army members linked to a 2019 bombing that killed 22.Cuba joins only Syria, Iran and North...
  • Martel: World Prepares for Return of Obama-Era Chaos Under Biden

    12/25/2020 7:43:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2020 | FRANCES MARTEL
    President-elect Joe Biden has made clear in his staffing plans and public remarks that he intends to return America to many of the foreign policy positions championed by his former boss, President Barack Obama. While American mainstream media has largely cheered this – and glowered at President Donald Trump for defending his achievements by making regression more difficult under Biden – many of America’s allies, and some of its foes, around the world are making moves suggesting they expect a full return to the state of global affairs in 2016. The Obama administration’s foreign policy was defined by the tension...
  • Cuban Communists: Add Rodent Meat ‘to the Family Dinner Table’

    12/25/2020 12:11:25 AM PST · by xomething · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/2020 | Frances Martel
    <p>A government television broadcast in Cuba this week urged citizens to eat guinea pig and other rodents, suggesting rodent meat is more nutritious and “sustainable” than pork or beef, Cuban outlets reported on Wednesday.</p><p>The Communist Party has presided over major food shortages in Cuba for decades, beginning almost immediately following the Cuban Revolution in 1959. In recent years, the Castro regime has blamed President Donald Trump for extensive food shortages and failed distribution of government-mandated rations. While the Trump administration has imposed significant sanctions on the regime in response to the increased frequency of human rights violations against pro-democracy dissidents in the Obama era, these sanctions have targeted elite individuals and military-linked corporations, not sources of food for the general population.</p>
  • Colin Kaepernick Honored by Ben & Jerry’s with an Ice Cream Flavor

    12/12/2020 4:23:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “Sidelined NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is getting his own ice cream flavor courtesy of Ben & Jerry's," wrote CNN this week. "The company said it created the flavor to celebrate 'Kaepernick's courageous work to confront systemic oppression and to stop police violence against Black and Brown people.'" In 2016, Kaepernick's claim to fame was when he said, "I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. There is police brutality. People of color have been targeted by police…There’s people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable.” While proclaiming the sentiments above, which earned him Ben...
  • Venezuelan bishop: Isn’t anyone concerned that Iran’s building a ‘strategic’ military base here?

    11/21/2020 8:09:17 AM PST · by yoe · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Until now, the United States certainly has had a concern over Iranian penetration in South America, and not just in Venezuela. One reason why Donald Trump adopted the “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran was to curtail its global ambitions against the West, especially in energy-rich areas. Most of the attention from the media fell on the immediate region around Iran, such as the “land bridge” strategy through Syria to the Mediterranean and the encirclement strategy against the Saudis with Hezbollah and the Houthis.However, Iran has long tried a similar diplomatic/economic/political encirclement strategy against the US in South America. They conducted...
  • "Cancion de Trump" by Los 3 de la Habana (full video)

    11/01/2020 8:42:28 AM PST · by Dana1960 · 20 replies
    This is the full video they made into a Trump commercial. Cuban Americans in Florida doing their thing :)
  • Trump on the right side of history in confronting Latin America’s dictators......

    10/15/2020 8:40:22 PM PDT · by caww · 1 replies
    .miamiherald ^ | 10/14/2020 | BY MARIO DIAZ-BALART
    The brutal regimes in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua pose a grave threat to our country’s national security interests. We must continue to consistently deny funds to these regimes, which work together to oppress their people, wreak havoc in our hemisphere and oppose U.S. interests. The Trump administration has responded effectively to this reality, marginalizing these intertwined dictatorships while supporting humanitarian and pro-democracy efforts for the populations they oppress. These dictatorships maintain ties with U.S. adversaries, pariah states, and terrorist organizations including Russia, Communist China, Iran and the FARC and ELN in Colombia. These regimes’ tentacles also extend well beyond their...
  • Churches burned and looted after a march in Chile this # 18 Oct generated outrage in networks: "The left will not rest"

    10/19/2020 7:18:06 AM PDT · by xomething · 13 replies
    maduradas ^ | 10/19/2020 | Redacción Maduradas con información de DW
    This Sunday, October 18, there were several “peaceful” protests and mobilizations in Santiago de Chile as a result of the commemoration of the first anniversary of the beginning of the social unrest in Chile. A group of hooded men violently attacked two churches in the vicinity of Plaza Italia: one of them was San Francisco de Borja, where police officers celebrate their institutional ceremonies, and the other was the church of La Asunción. one of the oldest in Santiago. The first of the sanctuaries, in addition to being attacked, was looted and some of the religious images were burned in...
  • Chile undergoing the same process as the US. Evidence of a global conspiracy

    08/11/2020 11:06:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    Lulu.com ^ | Dr. Mark O'Doherty
    Chile has been in chaos since October 2019. Roiled by mass protests and looting, the government of Chile has declared a state of emergency and imposed curfews in many cities across the country: About 20,000 soldiers are patrolling the streets, over 2,300 people have been injured and thousands have been arrested and at least 23 have been killed - the worst unrest Chile has faced since Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship three decades ago. To make matters worse, the Chilean authorities have begun advancing an increasingly authoritarian message implying that the conflict must be solved with repression. The government of President Pinera...
  • VP Pence Honors Castro and Che Guevara’s Murder Victims, Obama Honored the Murderers

    10/17/2020 3:58:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “It is great to be back in the Sunshine State with so many champions for freedom, just 19 days away from a great victory all across Florida and all across America. But standing here, near the hallowed grounds of Memorial Cubano, it is my great honor, on behalf of our president, to accept the endorsement of these extraordinary heroes of the Cuban exiled community. Thank you so much. I thank you so much for the honor and for the support,” Vice President Pence at the Cuban Memorial, Oct. 15.  Far from honoring communist murder victims, Obama visited Cuba to gift the...
  • Cuba, China, Russia elected to UN Human Rights Council; US brands it a 'mockery'

    10/13/2020 2:52:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13 2020 | Adam Shaw
    Cuba, China and Russia on Tuesday were elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council -- a move that the U.S. branded a “mockery” of the body's intended purpose and as proof that Washington was right to leave the council in 2018. The three countries, all with a history of authoritarianism and human rights abuses, were elected by the U.N. General Assembly, along with countries including Bolivia, France, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal, Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom. Saudi Arabia was on the ballot but failed to drum up enough support to win a seat.
  • U.N. Ready to Welcome China, Russia, Saudi Arabia to Human Rights Council

    10/13/2020 5:47:35 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/2020 | Simon Kent
    China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Cuba and Pakistan are tipped to finish top of Tuesday’s election for seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council, prompting disbelief from freedom campaigners and exiled dissidents alike. U.N. Watch, a Geneva-based monitoring group, said allowing these countries anywhere near the council “is like making a gang of arsonists into the fire brigade.”
  • A Glorious Anniversary—52 Years Ago This Week Che Guevara Got His Just Deserts

    10/10/2020 4:51:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “The LameStream Media has gone totally CRAZY! They write whatever they want, seldom have sources (even though they say they do), never do “fact checking” anymore, and are only looking for the “kill.” They are now beyond Fake, they are Corrupt…The good news is that we are winning. Our real opponent is not the Democrats, or the dwindling number of Republicans that lost their way and got left behind, our primary opponent is the Fake News Media. In the history of our Country, they have never been so bad!” President Trump tweeted last month. Pretty accurate, Mr. President. But I’m not...
  • Venezuela, Once an Oil Giant, Reaches the End of an Era

    10/07/2020 7:56:14 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 7, 2020 | Sheyla Urdaneta, Anatoly Kurmanaev and Isayen HerreraPhotographs by Adriana Loureiro Fernandez
    For the first time in a century, there are no rigs searching for oil in Venezuela. Wells that once tapped the world’s largest crude reserves are abandoned or left to flare toxic gases that cast an orange glow over depressed oil towns. Refineries that once processed oil for export are rusting hulks, leaking crude that blackens shorelines and coats the water in an oily sheen. Fuel shortages have brought the country to a standstill. At gas stations, lines go on for miles. Venezuela’s colossal oil sector, which shaped the country and the international energy market for a century, has come...
  • Democrats’ Socialist Lurch Will Hurt Them In Florida For Years To Come.

    10/05/2020 10:54:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Florida's Hispanic voters are fleeing the Democratic Party and there's little indication that the trend might reverse post-2020. MIAMI, Fla. — Democrats are on track to lose Florida in November, and there’s little indication that the Sunshine State will turn reliably bluefor the foreseeable future.As of this writing, RealClearPolitics’ latest aggregate of Florida polls shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump by about two points, well within the margin of error for most polls. This time four years ago, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was up by three points and still lost the state’s 29 critical...
  • Trump's Supreme Court frontrunners: A mother of seven who adopted two children from Haiti and belongs to a Christian sect that inspired The Handmaid's Tale - and a Cuban American whose father was stopped from becoming a lawyer by Castro

    09/19/2020 11:11:44 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 243 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20 2020
    President Donald Trump's announced Saturday night that the Supreme Court nominee he plans to announce next week to fill the vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be a woman, spotlighting two conservative women as his potential pick. During a campaign rally in North Carolina, Trump declared 'I will be putting forth a nominee this week, it will be a woman', later adding his pick would be a 'very talented, very brilliant woman' because 'I like women more than I like men'. As he left the White House for the rally, the president identified two women as front runners: Amy...
  • Jeffrey Goldberg Shudders That Trump’s Actions 'Create a Sense of Horror'—But He Praised Fidel Castro as 'The Great Man'

    09/12/2020 4:55:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “Horror is the right word…among people in the national security complex there is a sense of horror about the way he (President Trump) acts, behaves and talks. So I fully expect much more reporting to come out on this.” (Jeffrey Goldberg, CNN, September 6.)  “I was also anxious to meet the great man…a close reading of the human rights literature suggests to me that the leadership of Cuba is not morally comparable to the leadership of Zimbabwe, Burma, Iran, Syria, Libya, North Korea, Eritrea, Venezuela….I judge his (Fidel Castro’s) revolution against what it replaced, namely, the thugocracy of Batista, who...
  • Trump tries out new nickname: 'Joe Hiden'

    09/05/2020 9:19:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/3/2020 | Morgan Phillips
    “Can you believe what’s happening!?” Trump tweeted Wednesday, with a link to a Breitbart article. “They give Joe Hiden’ the questions, and he reads them an answer!” In the story, the Trump campaign accuses Joe Biden of accidentally reading an instructional note from a teleprompter as he answered questions in an interview. In an interview set to air Sunday with NBC 6 anchor Jackie Nespral, Biden discussed Latin American diplomacy, bashing Trump’s policy in Venezuela, before reading the “topline message.”
  • Antifa ‘Commander’ Burst Into Cowardly Tears Upon Arrest—Perhaps Imitating Antifa Idol Che Guevara

    09/05/2020 6:18:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “An Antifa leader known as Commander Red was busted carrying a flamethrower to a Wisconsin Black Lives Matter rally — and 'dropped into the fetal position and began crying' when stopped by cops, officials said…Matthew Banta, 23, is 'known to be a violent Antifa member who incites violence in otherwise relatively peaceful protests,' a criminal complaint in his Green Bay arrest record insisted…He was carrying stickers and a flag for the controversial group — the name of which is short for “anti-fascist” — along with 'military-grade 5-minute' smoke grenades, fireworks rockets, and a flamethrower,” the New York Post reported. Cuba-watchers...
  • As a Young Senator, Biden Supported Keeping ‘Boat People’ Out of the U.S.

    08/31/2020 8:01:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 31, 2020 | Jack Beyrer
    As a freshman senator in 1975, Joe Biden joined Sen. Robert Byrd (D., W.Va.) in opposing legislation allowing 130,000 Vietnam War refugees asylum in the United States, including thousands of children. President Gerald Ford proposed a Vietnam refugee relief program that would settle thousands of Vietnamese and Cambodian families in the United States. The bill was met with resistance from a Democratic majority in Congress. Sen. Byrd cited fear of admitting "undesirables" such as "barmaids, prostitutes, and criminals" to the country. Biden also took issue with Ford's proposal. During a Foreign Relations Committee hearing with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger,...