Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Can't make this stuff up....

Here we have dictator Maduro singing "El elefante del circo"  to school children while the teachers are in the background laughing. While everyone is laughing and those who oppose him can't believe what an oaf he his....

In the meantime, he is methodically destroying Venezuela.and turning it in into another Cuba. While all the talk shows "talk" about what FREEDOMS are being taken away(Venezuela is not the first country to have this happen), YET nothing is being done.

Dictator Maduro's next step is to take away the arms from the people....

MMMM....this sounds familiar...History keeps repeating itself

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CUBA: Abogado invidente Juan Carlos González Leiva habla ante la ONU en Ginebra. Es interrumpido varias veces por el régimen castrista para impedir su testimonio

Enlace del video de la intervención en el número 16 Il Cenacolo (minuto 31:45):

Ginebra, Suiza. 16 de septiembre de 2014. Juan Carlos González Leiva, abogado invidente y líder del Consejo de Relatores de Derechos Humanos de Cuba, quien se encuentra de visita fuera de la Isla, tomó el piso durante la Vigésimo Séptima Reunión del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU en Ginebra para denunciar la violación de derechos humanos en Cuba.
Soy Juan Carlos González Leiva, llevo 20 años como abogado ciego defendiendo los derechos humanos, sufriendo palizas, arrestos arbitrarios y mítines de repudio. Del 4 de marzo del 2002 al 26 de abril 2004, fui recluido en el Centro Policial de Pedernales de Holguín, sin juicio, por celebrar un congreso sobre derechos humanos. Allí, sistemáticamente me echaron sustancias químicas que me quemaban la piel y ocasionaban alucinaciones, fuerte dolores de cabeza, y alergia. Fui confinado sin acceso a la prensa, teléfono, correspondencia, ni asistencia religiosa. Amenazado por reos asesinos que no me dejaban dormir noche y día. En mi celda dejaban cables con corriente eléctrica. Los defensores de derechos humanos en mi país somos víctimas de una constante política de represión.”, afirmó Juan Carlos González Leiva al iniciar su intervención en la ONU.
El representante de la delegación del régimen castrista, Juan Antonio González, interrumpió el testimonio en tres ocasiones, a pesar de que fue apoyado por los representantes de Venezuela y Paquistán, las delegaciones de Estados Unidos y Reino Unido respaldaron el derecho del activista de brindar su testimonio.
“Señor Presidente, le pido disculpas a toda la sala, pero es evidente que esta persona, conmigo sentado aquí, no va a terminar su intervención”, sentenció el agente castrista, pero el presidente de la sesión devolvió la palabra al defensor de los derechos humanos cubano.
Pido a Naciones Unidas protección para mí y para todos los defensores de derechos humanos dentro de Cuba pues pronto regreso a allá para continuar defendiendo los derechos humanos.”, dijo González Leiva al concluir.
John Suárez, secretario de Relaciones Internacionales del Directorio Democrático Cubano acompañó y guió al activista invidente quien además ha sostenido y sostendrá importantes reuniones con la prensa y relatorías del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU en Ginebra.
“Hemos facilitado la intervención de González Leiva en este foro porque la situación de derechos humanos en la Isla se ha empeorado y las amenazas de muerte contra defensores de derechos humanos en Cuba han aumentado en los últimos meses”, enfatizó John Suarez desde Ginebra.

Thanks Joseito for this information!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion"

Funny how the Cuban dictatorship BLAMES everything on the embargo, YET they can trade with EVERY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.


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"Hemingway grandsons push for marlin conservation in Cuba"

Isn't that SPECIAL......Hemingway's grandsons are in Cuba to promote the conservation  of the marlin.

What about the conservation of the Cuban people? Forget about that little pesky thing: FREEDOM

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Feast of the patroness of Cuba, Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre,

Pope Francis letter to Cubans

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His Excellency Dionisio Guillermo Garcia Ibanez
Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba
President of the Catholic Bishops'

Vatican, 8 September 2014

Dear Brother:

A few days ago, the venerated image of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre was placed in the Vatican Gardens. Its presence constitutes a moving reminder of the affection and vitality of the pilgrim Church of those luminous lands of the Carribbean which, for mor than four centuries, has addressed the Mother of God with that beautiful title. From the mountains of El Cobre, and now from the See of Peter, that small and blessed figure of Mary magnifies the souls of those who invoke her with devotion, as She leads us to Jesus, her divine Son.

Today as we fervently celebrate the feast of Mary Most Holy, la Virgen Mambisa¸ I join all Cubans who set their eyes on her Immaculate Heart to pray for favors, to commend to her their loved ones and to imitate her in her humility and devotion to Christ, of whose disciples she was the first and greatest.

Every time I read the Sacred Scriptures in the passages that speak of Our Lady, three words stand out to me. I would like to focus on them in order to invite the pastors and faithful of Cuba to put them into practice.

The first is rejoice. It was the first word the Archangel Gabriel addressed to the Virgin. “Rejoice, full of grace, the Lord is with you” (Lk 1:28). The life of she who has discovered Jesus is filled with such great interior joy that nothing or no one can take it from her. Christ gives to his own the necessary strength to not be sad or overwhelmed by thinking about the problems that cannot be solved. Sustained by this truth, the Christian does not doubt that that which is done with love engenders serene joy, the sister of that hope which breaks the wall of fear and opens the doors to a future of promise. “I am Our Lady of Charity,” was what the three Johns read on the tablet that was floating in the Bay of Nipe. How beautiful it would be if all Cubans, especially the young, could say the same: ‘I am a man or woman of charity:” I live to truly love, and thus not be trapped in the toxic spiral of eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. What joy is felt by one who authentically loves, through daily acts, and who is not among those who are full of empty words that are carried away by the wind.

The second word is arise. With Jesus in her womb, St. Luke says Mary arose and went with haste to serve her cousin Elizabeth, who in her old age was with child (cf. Lk 1:39-45). She fulfilled the will of God placing herself at the disposition of whoever needed her. She did not think of herself, she overcame all setbacks and gave of herself to others. The victory is for those who arise again and again without being discouraged. If we imitate Mary, we cannot just do nothing and merely complain, or perhaps pass the buck on to others for something that is our responsibility. Its not about doing great things but about doing them with tenderness and mercy. Mary was always with her people looking out for the little ones. She knew loneliness, poverty and exile, and she learned to create fraternity and to make her home in whatever place good would germinate. We implore her to make us poor in spirit, free of all pride, and to grant us a pure heart that sees God in the faces of the disadvantaged and patience that does not shrink from the difficulties of life.

We are to have joy, and share it with those around us. Lift up your heart and do not succumb in the face of adversities, persevere in the way of good; tirelessly helping those oppressed by sorrows and afflictions: these are the important lessons taught to us by Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, useful both for today and for tomorrow. In her maternal hands I place the pastors, religious communities, and faithful of Cuba, so that She might encourage you in your evangelizing commitments and in your will to make love the foundation of society. Thus you will not be lacking in a joy for life, a soul for service, and perseverance in good works.

To the children of the Church in Cuba I ask, please, pray for me, as I am in need of it.

May Jesus bless you, and the Blessed Virgin care for you forever.



Thursday, September 04, 2014

Cult of Personality-----sacrilegious

I thought I have seen it all....In Venezuela, Congresswoman Maria Estrella Uribe, starts the Lord's prayer and changes the words paying homage to the late dictator chavez.