Thursday, January 29, 2015

Here we go.........."Senators Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Travel Ban"

While Dictator Castro emphasized that he will NOT change any in regards to his RULE, PLUS he wants the embargo lifted and Guantanamo returned...

and now these senators keep pushing for more and more......and the Cuban people get WHAT?

Here is the article:

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba -– the first legislation to be introduced this year following President Obama’s executive action to start opening diplomatic relations with Cuba.
“We’ve tried this current policy that we have prohibiting travel for about 50 years, and it hasn’t worked, so it’s time for something new,” Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, one of the sponsors of the bill, said. “It’s time to allow Americans to travel freely to Cuba.”
“It makes no sense to have this prohibition,” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, another sponsor of the bill, said.
The legislation, titled “The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015,” is sponsored by four Republican and four Democratic senators. The Republican senators include: Flake, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Mike Enzi of Wyoming and John Boozman of Arkansas.
They said they expected other farm-state senators to join them in lifting the travel ban. The Democratic sponsors: Leahy, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Tom Udall of New Mexico and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island.
Even though the bill has Republican support, it’s an open question whether the legislation to lift the travel ban will be called for a vote in the Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been critical of the administration’s Cuba policy, saying he defers to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is an ardent critic of lifting the travel ban or the embargo.
Earlier this month, the White House eased restrictions on the U.S. travel ban by permitting travel to Cuba for 12 categories of people, including Americans with family in Cuba, employees on official business for the U.S. and foreign governments, and journalists.
Congress will need to pass legislation lifting the travel ban in order for all Americans to travel to the country located just 90 miles from the United States.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MIAMI:Chained for the freedom of Cuba/ Encadenados por al Libertad Total de Cuba

The Cuban Political Prisoners' organization invites all Cuban exile organizations and the community at large to join us in this patriotic event in pursuit of Cuban freedom.
What: Chained for the freedom for Cuba
Where: Bay of Pigs Monument
8th Street SW and 13th Avenue
Miami, Florida
When: January 29th, 2015
Time: 12 noon

For more information:
Organizing Commission / Cuban Political Prisoners / Casa del Preso”
Nelis Rojas - pH: (786) 488-4568

El Presidio Político Cubano en su incansable lucha por la defensa y el cese de la esclavitud en nuestra patria convoca a todas las organizaciones del exilio y a todos en general para que nos acompañen y participen con nosotros:
QUE: "Encadenados por la libertad total de Cuba"
Donde: Monumento a Girón
8th Street SW & 13th Avenue
Miami, Florida

Cuando: Enero 29th, 2015

Hora : 12 mediodía

Comisión Organizadora / Presidio Político Cubano / Casa del Preso”
Nelis Rojas: (786) 488-4568

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Thanks to Joseito for this:

VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM Memorial Foundation - The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is a Washington-based, non-profit educational and human rights organization devoted to commemorating the more than 100 million victims of communism around the world and to the freedom of those still living under totalitarian regimes. 300 New Jersey Avenue, NW # 900, Washington DC 20001
This article originally appeared in The Hill on December 31st, 2014

It’s Been a Good Month to Be a Communist—Strike Up The Internationale!

The United States has reversed a decades-long policy (enforced by ten U.S. presidents) that weakened and isolated an unapologetically Marxist regime. In return, the U.S. secured no economic, political, or moral interests from Cuba’s current government, which continues to impoverish, imprison, and terrorize its own people. The reality of life on the island nation is far from the rose-colored nostalgia popularized in American notions of a living museum stuck in the 1950s. Unilaterally changing US policy toward Cuba does nothing for the Cuban people, but does serve to immediately legitimize that nation’s Communist Party rule.
Cuba, an island prison ruined by years of Leninist economics and brutalized by Soviet police-state tactics, has in many ways reached the end of its rope. Pro-democracy protestors are regularly seen—and quickly jailed—in Havana and elsewhere. After the Soviet Union collapsed, Cuba found another source of state funding in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela, to the tune of $5 billion annually. Since Chavez’ death, Cuban military “advisors” have helped Nicolás Maduro resist a growing pro-democracy movement in Venezuela. Maduro’s regime has imprisoned opposition leaders and murdered protestors in the streets. Cuba’s aim has been to maintain a lucrative arrangement, but falling petrol prices and growing political instability in Venezuela have upset Cuba’s economic outlook.
Given these realities, many have hoped that the Brothers Castro would finally lose control (or die) and the Communist Party-state would finally collapse. Time was not on the side of Raúl Castro, but then he received a bailout—from the United States.
In return for its promised diplomatic and economic opening, the U.S. obtained the release of two American prisoners, but it bought their freedom at the expense of releasing three Cuban agents, including Gerardo Hernández, who has blood on his hands from his conspiratorial role in shooting down two planes carrying Cuban émigrés. Even the possibility of this prisoner exchange was rejected last year by current Secretary of State John Kerry, “because there is no equivalency.” Indeed. And nothing on that moral score has changed.
Still, hundreds of pro-democracy supporters still languish in jail or under house arrest, the latest in a long line of dissidents who have challenged Cuba’s grave human rights abuses and atrocities.
Even if more prisoners had been released, that would not change the nature of the regime. According to Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas, “We don’t accomplish anything by freeing 53, a thousand, or ten thousand prisoners if the same laws remain, if the hegemony of the communist party continues, if there is no rule of law.”
In a bi-partisan manner, Congressional leaders on this issue agreed. For Senator Robert Menendez, the U.S. policy shift is a “reward that a totalitarian regime does not deserve” and only “perpetuates the Castro regime’s decades of repression.” Senator Marco Rubio reminded Americans that “Cuba, like Syria, Iran, and Sudan, remains a state sponsor of terrorism.”
The President’s hope that economic cooperation with Cuba will lead to political reform and respect for human rights is a model proven unworkable by the President’s own examples of China and Vietnam, where there continues to be no plural party system, no free elections, no freedom of speech, no freedom of religion, no independent judiciary, and where there are widespread human rights violations, including forced labor camps – after decades of growing economic cooperation with the United States. Beijing’s suppression of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong this fall is only the latest in an unbroken record of human rights violations since the ‘opening of China’ in 1972.
Rather than a foreign policy model to replicate, America’s China policy should serve as a cautionary tale about the limits of economic cooperation given contradictory political systems. For his part, Castro appears eager to follow the Chinese model of economic opening and political repression. We can assume that given the current understanding, “normalization” of U.S.-Cuba relations will not translate into political change for Cuba.
The policy shift is also an incalculable blow to the victims of communism killed by the Cuban regime under Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and Raul Castro, since the United States did not demand justice and accountability for the crimes committed by Cuba’s Communist Party.
In an early sign of future disappointment ahead, the very next day Cuba showed its still true colors by leading opposition against America’s attempts to condemn the documented human rights violations of North Korea, Iran, and Syria—countries Cuba’s ambassador to the U.N. called “friendly countries.” This vote was no small matter for the U.S. and was considered by the State Department to have “directly affected United States interests and on which the United States lobbied extensively.”
Cuba’s defense of Kim Jong Un’s regime is especially brazen given North Korea’s hacking of Sony Pictures and threats of terrorism against American movie-goers this month. The cyber-attack prompted a nation-wide cancellation of The Interview and even bans on showing the movie Team America. Within North Korea and elsewhere, Kim Jong Un’s hacking and successful intimidation of American society is considered a victory against the United States.
The inconvenient fact is that Cuba still sees more of an ally in the murderous DPRK than in the USA. No premature policy shift by the United States changes this fact, but the economic opening provided by the U.S. could help save the Communist Party and secure the Castro brothers’ hold on power. It looks like an ailing but defiant Fidel has lived long enough to see America bow, without giving up a single thing in return. It’s been a good month to be a communist—strike up The Internationale!
Marion Smith is Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Cuba's new best friends lawmakers to visit Cuba on a 3-day trip....

Senators Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, and Representatives Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Peter Welch of Vermont are set to visit Cuba on a 3 day trip!

This article goes on to say what these U.S lawmakers purpose of the trip:

"In the statement, Mr. Leahy’s office said the trip was intended to “seek clarity from Cubans on what they envision normalization to look like, going beyond past rote responses such as ‘end the embargo.’ ” The office said that the trip would “help develop a sense of what Cuba and the United States are prepared to do to make a constructive relationship possible.”
The delegation is scheduled to meet with Cuban government officials, Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino and ambassadors to Cuba from Mexico, Spain, Norway and Colombia. The statement said the delegation might meet with “representatives of Cuba’s civil society,” a term referring to those working for reform within the communist political system."
Again the Cuban people are screwed!!!!!!

The propaganda is in full gear: "Cuba's squeaky -clean image"

I open the Miami Herald this morning and on the first page a post titled  " Relaxed travel rules may be test for Cuba's squeaky-clean image."

We are talking about Cuba, a communist dictatorship  police state!!!!!  Executions, political prisoners, beating up the ladies in white on the way to church, and no worries for the American tourist? According to this article you can walk down any street late at night with your gold chains, thousands of dollars in your pocket, and you will not be robbed or killed! Third LOWEST  homicide rate in this hemisphere boasts this drivel.

One tinny, tiny thing.......Cuba DOES NOT REPORT its crime statistics in which this article pointed out!!

It's sickening to see blatant self serving propaganda just to advance specific agendas in regards to travel to Cuba.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Leahy's Cuba's spermgate..

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy was so deeply CONCERNED for Adriana Perez, the wife(also an intelligence officer for Cuba) of CONVICTED Cuban spy, Gerardo Hernandez, that he helped arrange for Perez's artificial insemination.

It gets even stranger.....

"Leahy and his wife, Marcelle Pomerleau, a registered nurse, met with Perez. At the time, Hernandez was still at a federal prison in Victorville, California, serving two life sentences on murder conspiracy and other charges. Cuba had complained repeatedly that the U.S. was denying her a visa to visit her husband."

"She made a personal appeal to Marcelle. She was afraid that she would never have the chance to have a child," Leahy, a Vermont Democrat who chairs the Senate subcommittee on foreign appropriations, said in a statement. "As parents and grandparents we both wanted to try to help her."

so sympathetic to an enemy agent? No uproar from those in our government? No uproar or ANY questions from those in the MEDIA?

Sympathy for an enemy agent, but apparently not for the Cuban people, and for Americans of Cuban descent.

Now enemy spy Adriana Perez gave birth to a child this Tuesday. Wonder if the Leahy's are going to be the God parents?

Read the article here.