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  • VP Pence Honors Castro and Che Guevara’s Murder Victims, Obama Honored the Murderers

    10/17/2020 3:58:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 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 · 29 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,...
  • Biden’s Convention Endorsers Also Endorsed Fidel Castro

    08/22/2020 4:33:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “Joe has the experience, character, and decency to bring us together and restore America’s greatness. We deserve a person with integrity and judgment, someone who is honest and fair, someone who is committed to what is best for the American people. He understands that honesty and dignity are essential traits that determine not only our vision but our actions. More than ever, that’s what we need," said Jimmy Carter endorsing Joe Biden at the DNC. And speaking of Jimmy Carter’s interpretation of “character, decency, integrity, honesty” and people whose hearts and minds are focused on “what’s best for America”:"Fidel Castro first and...
  • Trump Team 'Celebrates' Castro’s Birthday by Banning US Charter Flights to Cuba, Millionaire Dem Celebs Hardest Hit

    08/15/2020 4:00:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    "Today, I requested that the Department of Transportation suspend private charter flights to all Cuban airports, including Havana,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released in a statement Thursday. “This Administration will continue to target and cut the revenue the Cuban government earns from landing fees, stays in regime-owned hotels, and other travel-related income…The Cuban military and intelligence services own and operate the great majority of hotels and tourism infrastructure in Cuba.” For the record, the late Stalinist dictator’s birthday was August 13th. But fear not! The Castro regime and its mainstream media propaganda auxiliaries instantly got to the bottom of...
  • US Seizes 4 Iranian Fuel Tankers En Route To Venezuela, Diverts To Houston

    08/14/2020 9:49:06 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    USSA ^ | 8-14-2020
    It’s been revealed that for the first time the US has successfully confiscated Iranian fuel cargo on the high seas that were deemed in violation of sweeping US-led sanctions on Iran’s energy sector. Recall that in late May Iran delivered five tankers laden with fuel to Venezuela at a moment the US was threatening military blockade in the Caribbean. Maduro sent military jets and warships to escort the Iranian tankers, which both countries hailed as a rare, victorious act of defiance against Washington’s plans. Later in July, when Iran again sent tankers for a second round of deliveries, which the...
  • Cuban-American Republicans attack potential Biden VP pick Karen Bass over Cuba ties

    08/03/2020 12:58:28 PM PDT · by rintintin · 16 replies
    McClatchy via Fresno Bee ^ | Aug 1 2020 | ALEX DAUGHERTY
    Florida’s two highest-ranking Cuban-American Republicans are preemptively attacking California Rep. Karen Bass, one of Joe Biden’s potential vice president picks, due to her past work in Fidel Castro’s Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade, a group that has organized annual trips to Cuba for left-leaning Americans since 1969. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuńez criticized Biden for including Bass on his shortlist and said picking her would hurt his electoral prospects with Hispanic voters in South Florida.
  • Rep. Karen Bass: I'm Not A Commie Lover, Just a Slow Learner

    08/02/2020 4:19:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/2/2020 (1433 edt) | Bronson Stocking
    California Congresswoman Karen Bass (D) is reportedly in the race to be Joe Biden's running mate. Bass was born both black and a woman, Biden's criteria for picking the person one heartbeat away from the presidency. Biden's affirmative action policy has the finalists doing some last-minute scrambling to get on the ticket. Rep. Bass was on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace where she was forced to address comments she made in 2016 mourning the death of communist dictator Fidel Castro. "As Cuba begins nine days of mourning, I wish to express my condolences to the Cuban people and the...
  • Nicolas Maduro will sell $640million of Venezuelan gold to the UAE in return for cash to buy [tr]

    02/01/2019 6:54:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2019 | Chris Pleasance
    Venezuela will fly 15 tonnes of gold to the United Arab Emirates in coming days in return for euros in cash as the country tries to stay solvent, sources have said. In total, Nicolas Maduro plans to sell 29 tonnes of Venezuelan gold - worth around $1.2billion - to the UAE by February in order to buy basic goods and prop up his crumbling government. Meanwhile Russia, which is backing Maduro, was forced to deny being in contact with opponent Juan Guaido after the politician said he sent a message to Moscow.
  • Rumored Biden VP pick Karen Bass praised the Church of Scientology in 2010 and sympathized with Cubans over death of Fidel Castro

    08/01/2020 11:41:58 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 01 2020 | JAMES GORDON
    Rep. Karen Bass, a possible top-tier contender to be Joe Biden's running mate has had to row back on remarks she made in 2010 where she was heard praising the Church of Scientology. On Friday, video emerged of an event from 2010 at which the California Democrat spoke at a ceremony for a renovated Scientology Church in Los Angeles. During her remarks, while calling for peopel to treat one another with respect and fight oppression, she also spoke highly of the Church's controversial founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
  • A South Africa update and it's not pretty; A country once the 'bread basket of Africa' is Turning into another Venezuela fast

    08/01/2020 5:20:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2020 | Eileen Toplansky
    In 2018, Tucker Carlson highlighted the expropriation of land from White farmers in South Africa. He stated "[a]s land seizures based on skin color shows, South Africa is once again becoming a place where an entire group of people is targeted for discrimination and violence on the basis of their skin color." Twenty-six years ago, "South Africans engaged in a peaceful revolution. As late as the 1980s commentators predicted that any transition from white minority domination and black majority rule would precipitate a bloody civil war. Instead, in 1994 South Africans replaced president F. W. de Klerk with Nelson Mandela...
  • Biden's Nicaraguan Back Story

    07/16/2020 7:07:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jul 16, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Death of anti-Communist revolutionary Eden Pastora recalls Biden’s reign of error. Eden Pastora passed away at 83 in Nicaragua last month, an event of significance for the 2020 presidential race and an educational opportunity for millennials and such. Back in 1978, “Comandante Zero,” as he was known, led a raid on Nicaragua’s national congress, freeing 60 political prisoners of the Somoza regime. Not present that day were Humberto and Daniel Ortega, comfortably sheltering in Cuba. “They wanted to copy the Cuban model and failed and they didn’t listen to me,” Pastora told reporters in 2003. “I never wanted to be...