Nine Leftist Latin American Countries Dropping The US Dollar In 2010.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jisHEg79Cz8uRtYfZR6WK4JmWsIg Leftist Latin American leaders have agreed on the creation of a regional currency to scale back on the use of the US dollar as well as economic sanctions against Honduran coup leaders. Nine countries of ALBA, a leftist bloc conceived by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, met Friday in Bolivia where they vowed to press ahead with a new currency for intra-regional trade to replace | Read More »
Jimmy Carter: One Term Wasn’t Enough?
From The Political and Financial Markets Commentator One Disastrous Term Wasn’t Enough For Jimmy Carter To Establish His Legacy? It was For Me And I would Venture To Say Most Everyone Else As Well. No, this former peanut farmer from Georgia wants to make sure that his name goes down in history as a destructive career diplomat as well, both foreign and domestic. His current | Read More »
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This is the Cuban Nirvana that the left says is just so wonderful? Really?
For years we’ve been treated to the left gushing at the very thought of the island nation of Cuba and the socialist “utopia” that has been created there. For example, in 1998 the noted academic Jack Nicholson said that, “Fidel Castro is a genius! We spoke about everything [in our meeting]. Castro is a humanist like President Clinton. Cuba is simply a paradise!” Indeed! Nicholson | Read More »
Cuba’s Lack of Toilet Paper
Cuba will soon run out of toilet paper, apparently. I wonder if it was all worth it for Fidel if, now, 50 years on from la Revolución Cubana, they can’t even produce toilet paper. But I can’t feel sorry for them. Marxist murderers should get what they deserve. This helps a bit.
Next, they’ll be checking for homing pigeons.
Actually, they should check for homing pigeons. EXCLUSIVE: Cuban spies’ shortwave radios go undetected MIAMI | A retired State Department officer and his wife who are accused of spying for Cuba appear to have avoided capture for 30 years because their communications with the Caribbean island were too low-tech to be detected by sophisticated U.S. monitors. [snip] U.S. intelligence spends little time combing the shortwave | Read More »
Retired State Department analyst arrested for spying for Cuba.
The words ‘treason,’ ‘traitor,’ or ‘betrayal’ do not appear anywhere in this narration of the career of a spy for regime which is an avowed enemy of the United States of America. BDS, on the other hand? First paragraph. I’m almost convinced that this was deliberate self-parody on the WaPo’s part, except that I know other people who are equally this dead to irony. A | Read More »
Now *there’s* the willfully-obnoxious Cuba regime we’ve grown accustomed to!
(Via NTCNews) It’s so nice to see that some people keep up with the old traditions… Cuba rejects OAS membership, official says HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) — Cuba will not rejoin the Organization of American States, even though the multinational organization has lifted the 47-year-old suspension of the country’s membership, a Cuban official said Thursday. Ricardo Alarcon, president of the National Assembly, made the announcement to | Read More »
What’s behind the need to close Gitmo???
I’ve always been curious about the motivation behind the left’s desperate desire to remove prisoners from Guantanamo Bay Cuba. The explanation that we shouldn’t have prisons outside of the US is belied by Obama’s continuation of the Rendition Program as well as the prison that we’re running in Afghanistan. Well, I guess that it’s pretty obvious now why. It looks like Obama is setting up to continue | Read More »
Apparently Fidel Castro doesn’t quite understand that the best thing that he could do for Cuba right now is, well, die: Fidel Castro: Obama ‘misinterpreted’ Raul’s words HAVANA – Fidel Castro says President Barack Obama “misinterpreted” his brother Raul’s remarks regarding the United States and bristled at the suggestion that Cuba should free political prisoners or cut taxes on dollars people send to the island. | Read More »
Rep Chris Smith (R, NJ) breaks out the big guns on Cuba
Wow. David Freddoso reports this at NRO’s the corner. Fireworks on House Foreign Relations With an unusually dramatic display of placards bearing the photographs of Cuban political prisoners, Rep. Chris Smith (R, N.J.) began by urging Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to demand their unconditional release. This was the calm, bipartisan moment before the fireworks. Smith then questioned her rather vigorously over her reception of | Read More »
Barack Obama: The Soft on Tyranny President
In May of 2008 when Barack Obama was running for president he made a stop in Miami, Florida, a place well known for being a hotbed of anti-Castro, anti-communist sentiment. Miami is a place where many thousands of self-exiled Cubans settled after they fled a life of religious and political oppression and torture at the hands of Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro. While in Miami | Read More »
Today’s Podcast: Tea Parties, the Bush Six, and International Affairs.
I did my twice-monthly radio podcast with Fausta – we discussed Tea Parties, Cuba, the “Bush Six,” pirates of Somalia, the Vatican’s rejection/non-rejection of pro-choice ambassadors, the DHS rightwing extremist issue, and even a quick mention of IL-05. And, oh yeah, I sneered at the pro-torture Left. Just because I felt like it. Podcast and the various links mentioned after the fold. I would like | Read More »
End of the Cuba Embargo?
Very possibly. From Fausta: Cuba: U.S. Embargo to End? The Fifth Summit of the Americas is coming up next week, on April 17-19 in Trinidad-Tobago. The Summit’s theme is “Securing Our Citizens’ Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability.” It will be interesting to watch what the Obama administration has planned for the Summit regarding Cuba. As readers may recall, last February | Read More »
Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) Has No Problems With Repressive, Murderous Dictatorships
This is un-freakin’-believable. Holy cow. NPR interviews Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) about the Congressional Black Caucus’s visit to Cuba. Brown’s comments have gotten little play and, in fact, what should have been the money quote is totally ignored by NPR. At the 2 minute mark in the interview, the reporter Melissa Block asks, “Well, Congressman, you well know that supporters of current Cuba policy, supporters | Read More »