Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Pope's visit to the U.S. and Cuba




The Pope will visit the poor, congress, and those in prison in the United States. In Cuba the Pope will celebrate mass at several locations and perform other functions, but NO VISIT to POLITICAL PRISONERS?

That's right Alfredo! The good CARDINAL stated that their are NO political prisoners in Cuba! So why would he visit the prisons in Cuba?



In honor of NO POLITICAL PRISONERS in Cuba, El Cafe Cubano will run non-stop posts of the NON POLITICAL PRISONERS past and present in Cuba.


Above you will find the NON POLITICAL PRISONER, Esubeio Penalver, who spent 28 years in Castro's dungeons:
(Hey where was the LATINO CLUB during his 28 years???)



Born in Ciego de Avila, province of Camagüey, Cuba, on July 1st, 1936, at the beginnings of 1960 he was on the mountains of Escambray, already having joined the First National Front of the Escambray. He was captured that same year and condemned to 30 years of prison and forced labor, of which he served 28 years.
He suffered the most brutal tortures as a result of continuous harassment for 24 hours a day and seven days a week, as he describes in an autobiographical piece, tortures against which he built a shield of virile resistance, honoring his condition of “plantado”. In a 1999 interview with The Associated Press, he defined a "plantado" as a person who firmly plants his feet while struggling for freedom and democracy in Cuba.
He came to the United States as an exile in 1988, and since then has spent every day and every hour fighting for Cuba’s liberty in Los Angeles, California, through his involvement in the LIBREPROC Association, the World Federation of Cuban Political Prisoners and in Miami, Florida as delegate and president of "Plantados until Freedom and Democracy in Cuba," and also as president of Unidad Cubana (Cuban Union).
Peñalver received love and admiration from his peers and friends because of his chivalry, generosity, frankness, sense of humor, and strength of character to never deviate from what is morally right.
May the soul of Eusebio Peñalver Mazorra rest in the peace of the Lord.




Friday, June 26, 2015

Fact: Since December 17th, U.S. Agricultural Sales to Cuba Plummet

Capitol Hill Cubans






Posted: 23 Jun 2015 08:48 AM PDT
Facts are stubborn -- and sobering.

For years we've heard how an improvement in U.S.-Cuba relations, an easing of sanctions and an increase in travel to the island, would benefit U.S. farmers.

Well, since December 17th, the Obama Administration has embraced the Castro regime -- offering it every concession it can deliver.

As part of these concessions, the Obama Administration eased payment terms for agricultural sales.

As a result of these concessions, American travel to Cuba has increased by a reported 37%.

And this week, the Castro regime announced that its GDP had grown by over 4% during the first six months of 2015 -- thanks to growth in its sugar, trade and tourism monopolies.

Oh, and not to mention the endless U.S. business and trade delegations to Havana.
Yet, as The Washington Post reported last week:

"[I]n the six months since President Obama announced a new opening to the island, sales of U.S. foodstuffs — among the few U.S. products allowed, with restrictions, under the embargo — have dropped by half, from $160 million in the first quarter of 2014, to $83 million this year."

How could that be?

Simple.

The biggest lesson the Castro regime has learned from the Obama Administration is that it has more to gain from coercion than from good-will or behavior.


Thus, cut purchases dramatically, and watch the lobbying for financing, mass tourism and investment for Castro's monopolies intensify.

As we've written before, a policy based on coercion is never in the U.S.'s best (political or economic) interest.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 08:46 AM PDT
A favorite argument of the Obama Administration -- and those who lobby for the removal of U.S. sanctions towards Cuba -- is that we are ceding "business opportunities" to foreign competitors.

That's funny.

Below is a great graph recently published in The Financial Times comparing foreign direct investment ("FDI") in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

Cuba is the darkest red -- but pull out your magnifying glass, for it's such a blip that it's very difficult to see.

So where are those great opportunities that our foreign competitors are gobbling up?

The fact remains that U.S. tourism, financing and investment are the "opportunity" for Castro's bankrupt regime and its monopolies -- to survive.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 07:30 AM PDT
From The Miami Herald:

Cuba investments are a high risk for U.S. companies, new report says

A firm that specializes in commercial real estate and investment management has issued a report stating that the time to invest in Cuba has not yet come.

The report by JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) — among the nation’s 500 highest-earning companies according to the latest edition of the annual Fortune magazine’s list — cautions U.S. investors against diving into business opportunities in Cuba and concludes that the process of "integration with Cuba, even if the embargo is fully lifted, will take decades."

"What we have determined is that there is still a lot of risk involved, there is not a solid banking system, the physical infrastructure of the country is a challenge and with the current embargo, U.S. companies are not allowed to enter into a contract with the government" as required in joint ventures, said Steve Medwin, managing director of the firm.

"There are a lot of impediments in the way. We do not mean that there won’t be opportunities in the future but right now there are so many hurdles that it is rather a wait and see where things shake out. It's like a double-edged sword: There are opportunities but with a very high risk," he added.

The easing of sanctions by the administration of President Barack Obama could have an impact on increased trade with the island, according to the report, but "development plans and economic expansion" should come first.

The ability to directly export to small private entrepreneurs in Cuba — as new regulations now permit— is evaluated as a "marginal opportunity" to increase the volume of trade with the island.

The authors point out the shortcomings of the Cuban infrastructure, low purchasing power and dealing with the Cuban government as additional elements that hinder the American presence on the island.

While Cuban officials have conveyed a welcome message to the U.S. investors, the Cuban government has not yet ruled on many aspects of the measures announced in January, such as direct exports to private businesses or the granting of permits for ferry services.

"They may be saying that, and there may be those opportunities, but when it comes to an individual or company risking their capital to make an investment, people want to have reasonable assurance on getting a return. What we are saying to our constituency is that, what we see today is not a sound investment because of all impediments that are in the way, although there are opportunities," Medwin said.

In this regard, the report identifies telecommunications and the sale of building materials, as avenues where investment opportunities may be more immediately possible, "but it is not an open country with which to do business," he said.

The sector with the most potential for long-term development, according to JLL, is tourism and associated services, such as hotel services and transportation services specifically tied to the industry such as ferries. However, a substantial increase of U.S. tourism would require the complete removal of the embargo and a new legal framework in Cuba so that U.S. companies can legally invest in the creation of a "solid hotel infrastructure."

JLL also assessed business opportunities for Florida, which could benefit from the possible expansion of the demands of offices for financial and legal services to address businesses in Cuba, to the extent that relations and trade between the two countries move forward. Less clear are the opportunities in the agricultural sector, as the report notes, as a result of concerns from the Florida Farm Bureau Federation that competition could mean the arrival of Cuban agricultural products that are very similar to what is grown in Florida.




Top 10 Things to do when you visit Cuba!!!!




The AP and other news outlets are just FOAMING at the mouth, plus they are posting non-stop articles about Americans traveling to Cuba and POOF Cuba will just change automatically.

Since El Cafe Cubano can't compete with the non-stop propaganda from the news outlets, this blog has decided to help those who travel to Cuba with some tips or things TO DO while in Cuba:


Here is a top 10 list:

1) BONUS: When you step off the plane in Havana, make sure you hit the local watering hole for some mojitos, and while toasting, make sure you say REAL LOUD: ME CAGO EN FIDEL

REPEAT: ME CAGO EN FIDEL

By saying this I am SURE you will be upgraded in your accommodations!


2) Go to your local Hospital or Clinic and get yourself a check up or better yet some surgery. Remember go to the one that are usually reserved for locals, to get that AUTHENTIC local flavor!!!


3) For you Architecture lovers, since Cuba has been unspoiled for 55 years, stay in those Art Deco buildings(the ones you see Crumbling all over)  for the REAL Cuba feeling. Electricity and running water are optional.

4)This is really cool...... Get yourself in a 1953 Ford taxi, feel like your stuck in a time warp, and ENJOY YOURSELF to some Cohibas while touring all the land, buildings, and Houses stolen by the regime. Try to facebook, twitter, and snapchat while doing this....


5) Volunteer at your local political prison while wearing your Che t-shirt


6) You want something REALLY Authentic: Get some rafts, inner tubes, or any floatation device, and at the crack of dawn, take to the water, and for kicks, see how long it takes you to get to Miami!!!


7) While doing the tours, and when you go by the Dictator's compound, wave those huge FOAM fingers, the one with the middle finger extended and say hello this is a salute from Miami.


8) Bring some computers, laptops, cellphones, all types of electronics to the dissidents(make sure you declare this when you get off the plane in Havana!!!!)

9) Bring some extra cash for a smoke a thon with Fidel(depends if he is really alive or not)

10) All these are touristy things, but check out the possibility of opening up a business with the government, they are reliable, and they always PAY!!!





"A Selfie with the Cuban people"


Monday, June 22, 2015

Liberation Theology created by the KGB?



Hey guys remember the good ole days when the marxist revolutionaries used this symbolism pictured above in Latin America. Yeah, it just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy doesn't it?

But Alfredo the church in Latin America is for the poor! Well, surprise, surpise, surprise......Looks like the KGB invented Liberation Theology to ADVANCE MARXISM and confuse people.




Read here and below:

.- Espionage deep in the heart of Europe. Secrets in the KGB. Defection from a communist nation. Ion Mihai Pacepa has seen his share of excitement, serving as general for Communist Romania’s secret police before defecting to the United States in the late 1970s.

The highest-ranking defector from communism in the ‘70s, he spoke to CNA recently about the connection between the Soviet Union and Liberation Theology in Latin America. Below are excerpts of the interview. All footnotes were provided by Pacepa.


In general, could you say that the spreading of Liberation Theology had any kind of Soviet connection?

Yes. I learned the fine points of the KGB involvement with Liberation Theology from Soviet General Aleksandr Sakharovsky, communist Romania's chief razvedka (foreign intelligence) adviser – and my de facto boss, until 1956, when he became head of the Soviet espionage service, the PGU1, a position he held for an unprecedented record of 15 years.

On October 26, 1959, Sakharovsky and his new boss, Nikita Khrushchev, came to Romania for what would become known as “Khrushchev's six-day vacation.” He had never taken such a long vacation abroad, nor was his stay in Romania really a vacation. Khrushchev wanted to go down in history as the Soviet leader who had exported communism to Central and South America. Romania was the only Latin country in the Soviet bloc, and Khrushchev wanted to enroll her “Latin leaders” in his new “liberation” war.


I learned about Sakharovsky from your writings, but I could not find any other relevant information about him. Why?

Sakharovsky was a Soviet reflection of the Cold War's hot years, when not even all the members of the Israeli and British governments knew the identity of the heads of Mossad and MI-6. But Sakharovsky played an extremely important role in shaping Cold War history. He authored the export of communism to Cuba (1958-1961); his nefarious handling of the Berlin crisis (1958-1961) generated the Berlin Wall; his Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.


Was the Theology of Liberation a movement somehow "created" by Sakharovsky's part of the KGB, or it was an existing movement that was exacerbated by the USSR?

The movement was born in the KGB, and it had a KGB-invented name: Liberation Theology. During those years, the KGB had a penchant for “liberation” movements. The National Liberation Army of Columbia (FARC), created by the KGB with help from Fidel Castro; the “National Liberation Army of Bolivia, created by the KGB with help from “Che” Guevara; and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), created by the KGB with help from Yasser Arafat are just a few additional “liberation” movements born at the Lubyanka -- the headquarters of the KGB.

The birth of Liberation Theology was the intent of a 1960 super-secret “Party-State Dezinformatsiya Program” approved by Aleksandr Shelepin, the chairman of the KGB, and by Politburo member Aleksey Kirichenko, who coordinated the Communist Party's international policies. This program demanded that the KGB take secret control of the World Council of Churches (WCC), based in Geneva, Switzerland, and use it as cover for converting Liberation Theology into a South American revolutionary tool. The WCC was the largest international ecumenical organization after the Vatican, representing some 550 million Christians of various denominations throughout 120 countries.


The birth of a new religious movement is a historic event. How was this new religious movement launched?

The KGB began by building an intermediate international religious organization called the Christian Peace Conference (CPC), which was headquartered in Prague. Its main task was to bring the KGB-created Liberation Theology into the real world.

The new Christian Peace Conference was managed by the KGB and was subordinated to the venerable World Peace Council, another KGB creation, founded in 1949 and by then also headquartered in Prague.

During my years at the top of the Soviet bloc intelligence community I managed the Romanian operations of the World Peace Council (WPC). It was as purely KGB as it gets. Most of the WPC’s employees were undercover Soviet bloc intelligence officers. The WPC’s two publications in French, Nouvelles perspectives and Courier de la Paix, were also managed by undercover KGB – and Romanian DIE2 - intelligence officers. Even the money for the WPC budget came from Moscow, delivered by the KGB in the form of laundered cash dollars to hide their Soviet origin. In 1989, when the Soviet Union was on the verge of collapse, the WPC publicly admitted that 90% of its money came from the KGB3.


How did the Theology of Liberation start?

I was not involved in the creation of Liberation Theology per se. From Sakharovsky I learned, however, that in 1968 the KGB-created Christian Peace Conference, supported by the world-wide World Peace Council, was able to maneuver a group of leftist South American bishops into holding a Conference of Latin American Bishops at Medellin, Colombia. The Conference’s official task was to ameliorate poverty. Its undeclared goal was to recognize a new religious movement encouraging the poor to rebel against the “institutionalized violence of poverty,” and to recommend the new movement to the World Council of Churches for official approval.

The Medellin Conference achieved both goals. It also bought the KGB-born name “Liberation Theology.”


Theology of Liberation had key leaders, some of them famous “pastoral” figures, some others intellectuals. Do you know if there was any involvement of the Soviet bloc in promoting either the personal image or the writings of such personalities? Any specific connection with Bishops Sergio Mendes Arceo from Mexico or Helder Camara from Brazil? Any possible direct connection with liberation theologians such as Leonardo Boff, Frei Betto, Henry Camacho or Gustavo Gutierrez?

I have good reason to suspect that there was an organic connection between the KGB and some of those leading promoters of Liberation Theology, but I have no evidence to prove it. For the last 15 years of my life in Romania (1963 - 1978), I managed that country's scientific and technological espionage, as well as the disinformation operations aimed at improving Ceausescu's stature in the West.

I recently glanced through Gutierrez's book A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, Salvation (1971), and I had the feeling that it was written at the Lubyanka. No wonder he is now credited with being the founder of Liberation Theology. From feelings to facts, however, is a long way.





Cuban selfies.......







Sunday, June 21, 2015

Blessed to have my FATHER!!!!!

I would like to send a very special Happy Father's day to my very dear father. Thanks for always being there, thanks for teaching me the value of freedom, and for setting the example of the importance of family. We are now closer in distance and I CHERISH the time we spend together. May God bless you in this very special day!!!! How can we forget:

"Where are the scratch and dents?"

"cream proof"


" I came to this country with nothing"


Dad, you have always been there for me. One of the reasons I do this blog is for you. I cannot FREE Cuba for you, but I will do everything I can to try to FREE Cuba. I hope one day we can step foot together all of the family in your beloved Pedro Bentacourt in a FREE Cuba!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I see and know nothing on political prisoners







In a interview with Spanish media, Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega :


In Cuba now, you won’t find those prisoners," Ortega said.
"There aren’t political prisoners?" the reporter asked.

"Not political," he added



Friday, June 12, 2015

with friends like the NY Times.......




The NY times  and Herbert Matthews basically crafted the dictator Castro's image and helped the "COMMUNIST" dictator in power .

meanwhile the NY times are REALLY concerned about Marco Rubio's speeding tickets, his finances, and where he lives:


Rubios on the Road Have Drawn Unwanted Attention - First ...

Marco Rubio's Career Bedeviled by Financial Struggles ...



BUT the NY times conveniently NEVER reported on this:


New York Times ignored 15 unpaid tickets of Obama in 2007





Saturday, May 30, 2015

2nd Machete in the back.....













As predicted by El Cafe Cubano and the "pesky" Cuban exiles, the day after the "Hola" tour by Obama at the sacred Ermita sanctuary in Miami, Cuba is removed from the terror list.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Machete in the Back

 
Yesterday Obama visited the Our Lady of Charity shrine in Miami, a VERY symbolic and SACRED place for the Cuban Exile community. Now because of this visit many are calling this a “symbolic” visit or an “olive branch” extended out to the Cuban Exile community because of Obama’s move to normalize relations with the dictatorship of Cuba.
 
On the outside, it seems warm, and fuzzy. The first President to visit the shrine, but a DEEP DOWN feeling that I have is that of a MACHETE piercing through my back.
 
Why?
-Well let’s see…..The US is about to drop Cuba form the State sponsor of terrorism. What a coincidence that TODAY is the last day of the 45 day period that congress could of challenged the President’s decision to remove Cuba form the state sponsored terror list.
- Obama opened the door for the normalization of relations between Cuba and the US.
And
 
-Basically the President  ignored and left out the Cuban exile community and the people of Cuba.
 
But….Alfredo, the president visited our shrine and said “hola” to those in the church!  Yes, and the dictator Fidel and his revolutionaries came down the mountain all wearing rosaries…..and 56 years later …the nightmare continues!!!
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

"New luxury hotel in Cuba to offer Wi-Fi in every room"

 
 
Wow.... we are in the year 2015 and Cuba will have its first hotel with WIFI. This asinine  article points out that every room in this hotel will have WIFI, like it's something spectacular or out of the ordinary.
 
 
Just wondering... will they let Cubans stay at this hotel and use the WIFI????

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day




A special Thank You to all those who have served our great country! Please fly the flag today in remembrance of those who have sacrificed so much!

God Bless America!!!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

How to spot a Cuban-American.......






Ever since Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio announced they were running for President of the United States, they as well as Cuban Americans are not deemed LATINO(We are NOT in this exclusive Club) enough or as interview above asked asinine questions proving how Cuban he really is. Believe me I have been told by “LATINOS" (I forgot we are not in this Club)” and non-LATINOS that I don’t look Cuban, excuse me; I did not know that Cubans were supposed to have a LOOK?
El Café Cubano has come up with a guide for you to SPOT a Cuban right away without having to check his Cubiche card for verification, a Cuban litmus test if you will:
 
1)      We wake up in the morning saying,” I have only two things in this world, my balls and my word”
2)      When we get home in the evening we say “Lucy I’m home”
3)      We finish every sentence with “Meng”
4)      We all eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day at Versailles
5)      In Cuba, our families worked in casinos with Meyer Lansky, and ALL of us brought our millions to the United States. What we have is because of “special treatment”
6)      Santeria is our official religion and practiced by every single Cuban
7)      At lunch every day we play the bongos
8)      We ONLY listen to CUBAN music and specifically the song Guantanamera
9)      We all drive 1959 Chevy’s
10)   We all live in Hialeah and Little Havana, not Miami Lakes bro
11)   We ALL SMOKE  cigars
12)   Mafia members
13)   ONLY play baseball
      
       14)      LOUD, NOISY, DISRESPECTFUL ALL the time!

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

elian gonzalez interview




Here is a HARD HITTING interview with Elian........well NOT REALLY, NOT EVEN CLOSE!

Jim Avila conducts the SOFTBALL interview(Did Al Madrugal check to see if Jim Avila LATINO Enough?)

"A icon in Cuba"  I thought the dictator of Cuba was NOT going to use Elian politically?


"Whose father stood up to the United states" NOPE, whose father who DID NOT stand up against the dictator of Cuba. Well let's see Jim, why don't you ask the silent father, how many times did he attempt to flee to the US before the Elian drama? Why don't you ask the father if he knew that Elian LEFT with his mother to the United states on a raft?


Who orchestrated this interview??? Is it coincidence the timing of this interview?


Monday, May 11, 2015

"Castro: Pope Francis so impressive I might return to church"




Dictator Castro "MIGHT" return to the church, if let's see, the Vatican helps with the removal of the embargo and removing Cuba from the terror list?

I hope the Vatican pressed the dictator on:

-Stop BEATING up the Ladies in White on the way to Church
-Stop aiding and abetting the FARC in Colombia
-The release of ALL Political Prisoners
-FREEDOM of speech, religion, and of the press
-FREE Elections
-Regime change after one family in power for 56 years
-Accountability for ALL the executions
-All the wealth stolen from the Cubans returned back to the Cubans
-Stop CONSTANTLY HARASSING the Cuban people
-What happened to Oswaldo Paya?
- STOP the Travel Restrictions and the Family Separation
-Stop sending weapons and missiles to terrorist countries
-Removal of over ALL castro spies in Miami.
-Did Fidel really sellout Che?
-What's the deal with spermgate, and why were political prisoners in Cuba NOT given the same "SPECIAL TREATMENT?"
-Stop "LATINO" activist and comedians from HATING and RESENTING Cubans and not have Cubans EXCLUDED from the exclusive "LATINO" Club
-pay for the dental work for Allan Gross
-APOLOGY to the CUBAN people for ALL the atrocities committed against them.







Saturday, May 09, 2015

"LATINO" of the week: Al Madrugal!




El Cafe Cubano nominates Al Madrugal the "LATINO" of the week for his comments and fondness for Cubans! His bio states the he is half white and half Mexican, but I believe it's more half comemierda and half postalista.


For his nomination and winning the "LATINO(NO CUBANS ALLOWED IN THIS EXCLUSIVE CLUB)" of the week, Al will receive:

Bottle of Jalapa( it's a sticky substance, that comes from a sticky fruit) so he can apply it all over and on that toothpick that he used on Comedy Central.

A comedy appearance to do stand up at Versailles in Little Havana, while wearing your "Cubans are snooty t-shirt"

A raft and inner tube to go to Cuba and  do comedy for the dictator brothers in Cuba! Make fun of the dictatorship and see what happens "LATINO"brother, just maybe you will feel our pain and what it FEELS like to be CUBAN!!!!!!

Instead of El Jebe t-shirt, a "El Comemierda" t-shirt courtesy of El Cafe Cubano


Congratulations for the AWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






Friday, May 08, 2015

"Al Madrigal Says What Everyone's Thinking But Won't Say About Ted Cruz And Marco Rubio"






Humberto Fontova at Babalu posted an article titled

"Comedy Central’s token Latrine-oh (Mexican Al Madrigal) denounces Cubans as: “a snooty subset–the WASPS of the Latino world”



Now here we have an article by another Cuban Hater,




























Friday, May 01, 2015

May Day Protesters: HAPPY COMMIE DAY!!!!!!!

Since it's May Day(Commie Day) and  protesters and "Activists" will be  marching for labor and immigrant rights all across today and probably will take advantage and direct their "ACTIVISM" message towards police brutality.

In the spirit of commie day, All the "immigrants" who are NOT here legally will have their country of origin BILLED for medical care and other expenses on a daily basis(redistribution of cost). Secondly, ALL the wealth, Houses, cars, royalties and ALL of the money  of the Hollywood celebrities, community activist, and Michael Moore will be REDISTRIBUTED to all the immigrants not here legally and to the unpeaceful protestors in Baltimore!






Not that is a May Day to remember!!!

May Day: Happy Commie Day!!!!!!