Thursday, April 23, 2015

TECHNICAL: NBA holding camp in Cuba today

a four day " athletic diplomacy " basketball camp starts today in Communist Cuba. Here is the article from the AP:

The NBA is the first U.S. professional league to visit sports-crazy Cuba since the declaration of detente between the Cold War enemies late last year.
Stars such as former MVP Steve Nash and Hall of Fame inductee Dikembe Mutumbo will open a four-day training camp Thursday to wage athletic diplomacy and boost the profile of Cuba's arguably fourth most-popular sport, after baseball, boxing and soccer.
Cuba's men's team finished third in the 1972 Olympics and its women's teams dominate International Basketball Federation (FIBA) play in Latin America, but basketball has been one of the Cuban sports hardest-hit by players' departures for other countries. It's widely perceived to be at a historic low point on a national level.
That doesn't deter thousands of young Cubans from taking to street courts and abandoned lots to race between improvised hoops mounted on posts or even trees. The NBA and FIBA plan to renovate three courts as part of the four-day event.
The training camp will be aimed at top-level Cuban players as well as children and teenagers. It will feature Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder and Orlando Magic coach James Borrego, among others.
''It's magnificent that the NBA and FIBA are working on training youth and the development of this sport in our country in a way that will benefit the future of this sport at a national and international level,'' Cuban Basketball Federation Chairman Ruperto Herrera said in a statement announcing the event.
As part of his move to engage Cuba, President Barack Obama this year did away with a requirement for athletes to request U.S. government permission before heading to Cuba for a sports event. Participants in competitions and exhibitions now have blanket permission to travel to Cuba, along with 11 other categories of travelers such as academics and people participating in religious activities.


Hold on.....El Cafe Cubano calls a TECHNICAL FOUL:


but basketball has been one of the Cuban sports hardest-hit by players' departures for other countries. It's widely perceived to be at a historic low point on a national level.

Well the players DEPARTED from Cuba because of the lack of FREEDOM and to leave the lavish salaries they were making in Cuba.


TIME OUT........We will take the ball on the side.....



Now before the media starts printing stuff the next couple days of predictable stuff, I will beat them to the dunk:


-Dictator Castro was actually one the top basketball players in Cuba during the 1950's, and was known for his dunks on the island. Referees suddenly disappeared after the dictator felt that their were questionable calls.  All the NBA teams were interested in him at the time and were fascinated with his baseball, tennis, badminton, golf, and volleyball skills

-Basketball was only played at the casinos in front of all the mobsters and Hollywood celebrities during the 1950's

-In 1959 a NBA expansion team was considered for Cuba:

The Cuba Casino Mobsters.....


Cuomo really CARES about the Cuban people!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

La Paz......REALLY?

How many times have we heard from the "FEEL gooders" throwing out the buzzwords like "La PAZ" or dialogue on social media? Somehow by saying these buzzwords just POOF peace will happen?

Well, for decades the FARC in Colombia have been terrorizing the Colombian people with their Leftist ideology and Cuban training.

The Colombian people are OUTRAGED with the recent actions of the FARC killing 10 Colombian soldiers....

YET not one PEEP against the Cuban Dictatorship that BACKS and FINANCES the FARC.


and there are holding the peace talks in Cuba? You are freaking kidding me.........That's like having an AA meeting in a bar, and FREE drinks flowing.


To my fellow Colombian brethren, wake up, you can't DEAL with terrorist, and YES the FARC are financed and backed by the Cuban dictatorship.

So stop the comemierderia of saying "La Paz" or "dialogue" and really do something for your country and denounce these terrorist.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Obama to remove terrorism label for Cuba----What about those missiles that were found on a ship in Panama?

 
 
 
 
UNBELIEVABLE..........Did everyone suddenly forget about those pesky missiles that were found on a ship in Panama in route to North Korea from Cuba?

Monday, April 13, 2015

SPECIAL TREATMENT Cuban immigrants?





Above we have a picture Augusto Monge, Cuban-American activist, who was attacked by a PRO CASRTO MOB at the the summitt of the Americas in Panama.

You see that is why many of the millionsof Cubans fled the COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP island run by thugs, as you can see in the picture above, that is one of the "SPECIAL TREATMENT" Cubans, and AMERICANS of Cuban descent have suffered just for believing in FREEDOM and having an opposing view from the Cuban dictatorship.


The Sun Sentinel ran an article about some polls that Cubans get "SPECIAL TREATMENT" because of the LAW, Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966.


You mean to tell me that the estimated 15-20 million ILLEGAL ALIENS here in the US don't have "SPECIAL TREATMENT" and benefits??

What is Cuban Col. Alexis Frutos doing attacking Cuban dissidents in Panama?

 
 
Inline image 1


HEY what is Col. Alexis Frutos, the head honcho of Cuba's intelligence services in Venezuela doing in Panama attacking and beating up dissidents?

hmmmm.....why didn't the Col. offer a handshake to the dissident? Why NO UPROAR from anyone in the media?

DO YOUR HOMEWORK(media) and stop relying on soundbites and scenes from the Godfather movie for your knowledge on the Cuban situation.


Que cosa mas grande.....



click here for more at the REAL Cuba!

Un coronel castrista en Panamá



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Why is the media so silent about this?





The media all gushing with words like "historic" and in the meantime those who believe in Democracy are ATTACKED by Cuban DICTATORSHIP supporters.


and........you really BELIEVE that DIALOGUE will work with thugs like this?

Historic handshake?



Historic handshake? HISTORIC will be the day Cuba is FREE, and this dictatorship no longer in power!

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Dialogue????





56 years in power, executing, imprisoning and threatening those who oppose the Cuban dictatorship in any way!

Dialogue? You mean to tell me that people actually BELIEVE that dialogue with this Cuban dictatorship will actually bring change in Cuba? The Cuban dissidents have been heckled, Cuban exiles have been attacked at the summit in Panama.

History has shown that 56 years DIALOGUE has been squashed by the Cuban dictatorship!

"Cuban dissidents heckled at Americas Summit"

From the AP:


Associated Press
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA


Para más información:
Asamblea de la Resistencia Cubana
(305) 220-2713


COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

URGENTE
Golpeados brutalmente por turbas castristas miembros de la Resistencia cubana durante una demostración silente ante busto de José Martí. Han sido arrestados.

CIUDAD PANAMÁ, 8 de abril del 2015. Asamblea de la Resistencia Cubana. Un grupo de activistas de la Resistencia cubana quienes en esta ciudad denunciando la dictadura castrista fueron agredidos físicamente por turbas castristas en el Parque Porra, frente a un busto de Martí donde los activistas rendían tributo al Apóstol de Cuba.

“Íbamos en una marcha silente hacia el busto de Marti en el Parque Porra y fuimos golpeados por turbas del régimen castrista. Hombres nos daban sin importarles que habíamos mujeres. Golpearon fuertemente a Antúnez, a Orlando Gutiérrez, Augusto Monge, Yris Pérez Aguilera, otros más. Nos están arrestando en este momento, nos llevan al Cuartel San Miguel. Denuncien esto por favor”, dijo Isela Fiterre de la junta directiva de MAR por Cuba desde Ciudad Panamá.

La delegación constituida por líderes opositores de dentro y fuera de Cuba, realizó una conferencia de prensa en horas del mediodía de hoy y anunció la celebración de un foro de unidad pautado para este jueves 9 de abril a partir de las 9:30 AM.

El régimen castrista arremetió contra la delegación en el día de ayer con las acusaciones contra los exiliados y opositores que fueron hoy agredidos.

Como parte de la delegación de activistas dentro de Cuba se encuentran el abogado invidente y activista de derechos humanos Juan Carlos González Leyva, del Consejo de Relatores de Derechos Humanos de Cuba, entidad que ha documentado la violación de los derechos humanos en la Isla, la activista Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, que preside el Movimiento por los Derechos Civiles Rosa Parks, agrupación de mujeres en diferentes partes de la Isla, que luchan por los derechos humanos y cuyas manifestaciones han sido duramente reprimidas, Leticia Ramos Herrería, activista de las Damas de Blancoy una de las principales líderes opositoras en la provincia de Matanzas, y el intelectual Rolando Rodríguez Lobaina, coordinador de la Alianza Democrática Oriental(ADO) y director del proyecto Paleque Visiónque realiza reportajes independientes dentro de Cuba.

Cubanos de la Resistencia en el exilio también brindaran testimonio durante la conferencia.
Entre los integrantes exiliados de la delegación estarán la empresariaSylvia Iriondo, presidente de Madres Anti Represión por Cuba, el principal movimiento de mujeres cubano americanas y destacada líder cívica en la ciudad de Miami, así como el Dr. Orlando Gutiérrez-Boronat, Secretario Nacional del Directorio Democrático Cubano, una de las principales organizaciones internacionales que denuncia la situación de derechos humanos en Cuba y trabaja para apoyar la resistencia interna en Cuba.

Al cierre de este comunicado se conoció que estaban siendo trasladados del Cuartel San Miguel a San Francisco en la misma ciudad Panamá.

NUMEROS DE CONTACTO: ISELA FITERRE 305-3216738

###

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"This Is What It’s Like Using the Internet in Cuba"


World News Videos | US News Videos


Click here for the article:



Mar 31, 2015, 2:47 PM ET


The Internet in Cuba is bad -- really, really bad.
Imagine you are back in 2001 and set your computer up to download one, single song off Napster while you are at school all day. It's that kind of bad.
I just got back from Cuba for ABC News’ continuing coverage following the announcement of the renewal of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the island nation. One of the first things I expected to see changed, even before the embargo gets lifted, was Internet access.

Just to illustrate how bad it seems for an American used to fast connectivity: I was uploading a photo to send to our digital team -- a beautiful photo of the historic city we wanted to use for one of our digital stories. The file was around 30 MB. It took nearly an hour to upload it to Google Drive.
When I returned home, that same file took less than five seconds to upload.
It’s no surprise Cuba is considered the “least connected” country in the Americas, with the Geneva-based ITU ranking the country 125th out of 166 countries worldwide in telecommunications development.
But officials want to change that. With the new U.S. diplomatic relations working toward normalization, a senior U.S. State Department official told members of the media on Monday that Cuba has "real potential" and that, as a member of the United Nations International Communications Union, wants to see 50 percent of households have Internet access by 2020.
“There is real potential here as long as there is a will on the Cuban side,” the official said. "So as long as the Cubans create an environment that's attractive to investment and attractive to deployment and attractive to the delivery of services, I believe that services will reach the island."
In early March, executives from Google visited Cuba for the second time.
Currently, roughly 5 percent of Cubans can access the Internet from home. The only way to get Internet access for most Cubans is to visit a government-run Internet location and pay $5 per hour -- prohibitively expensive for most in the island nation. Those who can afford it often wait for hours to gain access to one of the government-run sites.
The U.S. sent a delegation to Cuba to discuss telecommunications as part of the talks last week. And President Obama announced connectivity as a priority, naming telecommunications equipment, technology and services among the first exemptions to the embargo.
While Internet connectivity moves forward slowly, this American reporter is most looking forward to Internet on a cell phone -- you know, being able to read email on the iPhone.
Hopefully, by the time we go back next month, Internet speeds will be a little better. Probably not, but here is looking to the future.
ABC News’ Katelyn Marmon contributed to this report.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Detenidas unas veinte Damas de Blanco por lanzar fotos de presos políticos desde un ómnibus

Los hechos se produjeron en la calle 23, cerca de la heladería Coppelia.

Unas veinte Damas de Blanco fueron detenidas este domingo en el centro de La Habana, casi llegando a la heladería Coppelia, tras lanzar fotos de presos políticos desde un ómnibus.
"Cuando salieron de misa, cogieron una guagua, y al llegar a la calle 23, en el Vedado, lanzaron fotos de presos políticos por las ventanillas. Entonces las arrestaron", dijo a DIARIO DE CUBA la activista Martha Beatriz Roque, presidenta de la Red de Comunicadores Comunitarios.
Las mujeres fueron trasladadas a un centro de detención en Tarará. Entre ellas está Berta Soler, líder de la organización.
Este domingo, 63 mujeres asistieron a misa en el templo de Santa Rita, en el oeste de La Habana, y luego realizaron su tradicional caminata por la Quinta Avenia de la capital.


click aqui

Monday, March 23, 2015

Protesta de mujeres enciende las calles de La Habana

RESISTENCIA CUBANA HABLA ANTE LA OEA

RESISTENCIA CUBANA HABLA ANTE LA OEA

ACTIVISTAS CUBANOSTESTIFICARÁN ANTE LA COMISIÓN INTERAMERICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS (OEA) SOBRE SITUACIÓN DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS EN CUBA


Washington DC. 19 de marzo del 2015. Directorio Democrático Cubano. En el único panel sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Cuba que tendrá la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), en este período, testificarán hoy Sara Martha Fonseca, líder opositora cubana recientemente exiliada quien habló ante un comité congresional americano en febrero, así como los miembros del Directorio Democrático Cubano, John Suárez y Janisset Rivero.

Los testimonios, que expondrán sobre la situación general de los derechos humanos en Cuba, tomarán lugar en Washington DC, en el edificio de la OEA. Esta audiencia es la única que tendrá lugar sobre Cuba en la OEA ANTES de la celebración de la VII Cumbre de las Américas en Ciudad Panamá el próximo 10 y 11 de abril y desde el anuncio en conjunto, el 17 de diciembre del 2014, de normalización de relaciones diplomáticas entre el régimen castrista y el gobierno del Presidente Barack Obama.

El enlace para ver la audiencia en vivo es: http://www.oas.org/en/iachr/

Lugar Ruben Dario Roo
1885 F Street NW,
Washington DC
Hora 5:45 pm

Thursday, March 05, 2015

"Conan In Cuba"






Here is Conan 0'Brien in Cuba. The canned laughter is no solice to millions who have suffered under the brutal communist dictatorship.

Historic will be the day that Cuba is FREE!

Monday, March 02, 2015

A selfie??? and you wonder why we Cuban exiles get angry?



Paris Hilton takes a selfie with Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, son of Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So I guess it's so cool and hip to take a selfie with The dictator's son,  Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart?
 
 
 
So hip........ that millions are exile, thousands have been executed and imprisoned solely on their beliefs, and thousands have died in the ocean trying to flee the hip, selfie styled dictatorship!
 
 
 
Click here for the story.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Historic??? "Conan Storms Cuba Ahead Of Late-Night Competitors"






Sound the trumphets..........drum roll please.......The media and the late night show business is all abuzz about Conan O’Brien's show being filmed in Cuba.

Historic?? according to whom?

 This doesn't mean anything to the average Cuban in Cuba or the millions of Cubans in exile.


Click here for the story:


EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Fallon may have taken NBC’s Tonight Show to Phoenix and Los Angeles – but Conan’s in Cuba

The episode is intended to give O’Brien’s audience a rare glimpse into Cuban daily life, said show representatives in confirming the report to Deadline.
O’Brien’s show is known for its road trips, having previously filmed in Ireland, Finland, and Toronto as well as New York, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta. His remotes are a signature thing, including last week when O’Brien and Steven Yuen visited a Korean spa, and that Lyft ride Conan took through Hollywood with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart that went viral late last year.
In December, President Obama announced he would normalize relations with Cuba, despite continued criticism from hardliners particularly in South Florida’s fiercely conservative Cuban expat community.
Scott Pelley also made news that day when he anchored the CBS Evening News from Cuba, detailing for viewers the new rules loosening trade and travel restrictions that are part of the normalization push after a half-century of isolation and sanctions against the communist country. Conservatives also complained that Obama excessively used his presidential executive authority to achieve a policy goal without involving Congress.
NBC’s Brian Williams and ABC’s David Muir followed Pelley to Cuba the next month. And now, Conan’s making late-night history.
Conan’s been talking about traveling to Cuba for a couple of months. He waited until now to go film the episode because his show does not do a live episode on President’s Day, giving him the needed travel time for the trip.


Top 10 list of what to buy when traveling to Cuba!!!!

The Conan O' Brien staff can take some pointers on what to buy while in Cuba:





1) El cafe Cubano suggest to barter on this first item. The American public and media are fascinated with all the 1950's car roaming all over the Island. To take advantage of this time warp cozy feeling, El Cafe Cubano suggest that you trade for one of those CLASSIC CARS in exchange for a  BOAT(make sure their is enough gas in the tank to make it to Miami). This will be a big hit for local Cubans! The US and Cuban government will get a big Kick out it. This is key for better US-Cuba relations.

2) Leave your CELL PHONE home and BUY ONE in Cuba!!! Use the local hotspots for WIFI and connect to those back home!!!!! Snapchat and twitter away dude...


3) Buy t-shirts(El Cafe Cubano has set up a t-shirt store in anticipation) at the El Cafe Cubano trade relation store. Make sure you buy one of these and wear all around Cuba and with pride:

"Mi cago en fidel"

"Mi cago en la revolucion"

"Gusanos Rule"

"Calle Ocho Rules"

"Soy un comemierda tourista"

"Luis Posada Rules"

"Libertad"

Make sure you take a picture with your t-shirt at the Plaza of the Revolution in Cuba and post it to Facebook!!!!


4) Ask the concierge at the hotel your staying and ask him where Versailles is located , where you can go to drink Cuban coffee, and where you can eat pastelitos!!!


5) If you acquire one of those classic 1950's cars, you need to stock up at your local Cuba Auto supply store for spare parts!!!!!!

6) Guys buy a Mankini(nutcracker bathing suit) and wear it on the beach at Varadero! You will will be a BIG hit with all the local Cuban women, no matter the beer belly(JUST HAVE CASH!!!)

7) This is for you ladies......Dress all in WHITE(You can buys this at The El Cafe Cubano store also) and hang out with the Ladies in White while they do their weekly walk a long to church. Make sure you wave and yell real loud at the security.

8) A MUST..........purchase a handgun while in Havana!!!

9) Instead of eating out, save money go to the local store and stock up on meat, diet coke, water bottles, snacks and chips!!!!

10) Forget about the $100 rule(El Cafe Cubano has inside information).....go ahead and stock up on Cigars and rum, as much as you can, just slip the customs guy a $100, then wink, and you should be fine brother!!!!!


I hope this helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!









Sunday, February 15, 2015

Arresto con violencia de mi hijo, Daril Ferret

En la tarde de ayer efectivos de la policía en Pinar del Río arrestaron con violencia a mi hijo mayor, Daril Ferret, el mismo que la Oficina de Intereses en La Habana le negó la visa de entrada a EEUU, invitado a participar en un evento organizado, entre otras instituciones, por autoridades del Condado de Miami. Negativa de visa en medio de un contexto donde le brindan el beneplácito de entrar a territorio de EEUU a infinidad de funcionarios y familiares de la cúpula de la dictadura asesina de los Castro. Sobra señalar el por que de la represalia policial contra mi hijo. No obstante, somos de los que no pedimos clemencia ni a unos ni a otros. Nuestra frente la mantenemos siempre en alto al costo que sea.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CONVOCATORIA: CUMBRE PARALELA OPOSICIÓN Y SOCIEDAD CIVIL DEMOCRÁTICA CUBANA

La Habana, Cuba -- Miami, EEUU -- San Juan,Puerto Rico
CONVOCATORIA: CUMBRE PARALELA OPOSICIÓN Y SOCIEDAD
CIVIL DEMOCRÁTICA CUBANA
Después de sendos encuentros en la ciudad de Miami, con miembros de la comunidad de cubanos allí radicados y con Cubanos Unidos de Puerto Rico, representantes de la oposición en la isla y en el exilio, convocamos oficialmente a trabajar para realizar una Cumbre Paralela el próximo mes de abril a propósito de la VII Cumbre de las Américas a realizarse en Panamá.
Invitamos a todos los cubanos a trabajar mancomunadamente para que la voz de la sociedad cubana, comprometida con las libertades fundamentales y el bienestar de nuestros compatriotas, esté presente en este cónclave hemisférico.
YO SOY CUBAes el lema con el que acudiremos a esta importante cita de las Américas.
Una Cumbre Paralela se celebrará también en La Habana de forma simultánea.
Esperamos la participación de todos los cubanos
Nota: en las redes sociales utilizaremos el hashtag#YoSoyCuba
Miami, Florida. 10 de febrero de 2015

Monday, February 09, 2015

"Netflix brings its streaming video service to Cuba"

 
 
 
Netflix in Cuba? According to "Freedom House  puts Cuba's Internet availability at just 5 percent of the population"
 
So the communist dictatorship elite will only have access to Netflix, and AGAIN the Cuban people get screwed.
 
 
Click here for the story:
 
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix began selling its Internet video service in Cuba Monday in what appears to be a largely symbolic move driven by the recent loosening of U.S. restrictions on doing business with the communist-run island.
 
 
The expansion probably will generate more publicity for Netflix Inc. than new subscribers because only a small fraction of people living in or visiting Cuba have the high-speed Internet access needed to stream movies and TV shows.
 
The audience with fast enough Internet service to get Netflix consists primarily of international executives, foreign media workers and high-ranking government officials. Many more Cubans have access to relatively fast internet connections if they work for state businesses authorized to have the service, but their online activities are monitored. Streaming videos at work is among the activities that could trigger disciplinary action
 
Most Cuban incomes are meager, too, making Netflix's $8-per-month service an unaffordable luxury for most of the island's 11 million residents. A ban on making U.S. payments also remains in effect, requiring anyone in Cuba who wants to subscribe to Netflix to set up an international payment method.
 
Credit card use by Cubans is virtually unknown, though both MasterCard and American Express recently announced plans to begin processing payments by their U.S. card holders while visiting the island.
 
Despite those obstacles, Netflix evidently wants to establish a toehold on Cuba now with the hope that Internet service will improve, household incomes will rise and diplomatic relations with the U.S. will continue to thaw. Moving into Cuba isn't likely to cost Netflix a significant amount, given that the Los Gatos, California, company already has been programming for Spanish-speaking audiences since expanding into dozens of Latin America countries in 2011.
Netflix now has more than 5 million subscribers in Latin America, accounting for nearly 10 percent of its 57 million customers worldwide. About 39 million of those subscribers are in the U.S, but Netflix is now experiencing its fastest growth internationally.
 
Things have been going so well internationally that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings plans to complete the company's expansion outside the U.S. by the end of next year. By then, Netflix expects to be streaming in 200 countries, including China, if the company can get the necessary approvals.
Investors apparently don't view Cuba as a particularly promising market for Netflix. The company's stock dipped 85 cents to $443.51 in afternoon trading Monday.
 
Only about 27 percent of Cuba's population currently has access to the Internet, according to Internet Live Stats, which uses information from the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations and the World Bank to estimate the world's Internet users. Another estimate by the group Freedom House puts Cuba's Internet availability at just 5 percent of the population.
 
Much of Cuba's Web surfing occurs in hotels or government internet centers with connections too slow to stream videos. That kind of access typically costs $4.50 per hour or about a quarter of the normal monthly wage. Most Cubans currently use the Internet time to email friends and relatives abroad.
 
Hundreds of thousands of Cubans entertain themselves by sampling a wide range of U.S., Spanish and Latin American films and television series copied onto DVDs and USB memory drives. The pirated content makes it possible to watch an entire season of a TV series for as little as $1.
 
 

Monday, February 02, 2015

"Venezuelan Security Head: Chávez Died Months Before Official Announcement"

Click here for the article:


The former head of security for Venezuela’s Second in Command has defected to the United States, accused his old boss of running an international drug cartel, and now claims that deceased dictator Hugo Chávez Frías died months before the official announcement of his death, hidden from the public eye by current Venezuelan leaders who used his name to pass legislation convenient for them under Chávez’s name.

Leamsy Salazar is the highest ranking military official in the history of Venezuela to defect. Before taking on the position of leading security personally for Diosdado Cabello, the leader of Venezuela’s National Assembly and second-in-command in the nation’s Socialist Party, he served as the head of security for Hugo Chávez. In this position, he reportedly told U.S. officials, he witnessed how the current government in Venezuela hid the news of Chávez’s death from the public for months.
According to Guillermo Cochez, an ex-ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Salazar told U.S. officials that Chávez died in December 2012 — not March 2013 — this week, after he was confirmed to have arrived in the United States to work on an indictment in the New York Southern District Court against Cabello.

The tweet reads: “Leamsy Salazar confirms that Chavez died at 7:32 PM on 30 Dec 12. How many lies have they told to hide that he was dead. Shameless.”
Argentine news outlet Infobae notes that, if this allegation is true, the current Venezuelan government would have to explain who approved dozens of legislative initiatives and executive orders previously believed to have been signed by Chávez between December and March 5, the date of his official death. “Those in charge of this public manipulation would have benefitted politically and economically with the signing of mandates allegedly validated by the dead commander,” the paper reports.
As head of Chávez’s security services, Salazar held a beloved position in the dead leader’s private court. In footage from Chávez’s multi-hour television program Aló Presidente unearthed by Latin American media sources, Chávez can be seen heaping praise on Salazar as a “humble and great soldier of our marine forces.”

The Venezuelan government has not responded to the allegations regarding Chávez’s death, but have responded to the cartel accusation. Salazar is planning to testify in New York, according to reports, that Cabello is the capo of the Cartel de los Soles, named after the Venezuelan military uniform due to the high number of members believed to also be serving in Venezuela’s armed forces. The Cartel de los Soles specializes in trafficking cocaine in Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States. The government of Cuba has also been implicated in aiding Cartel members with finding trade routes in the Caribbean less accessible to law enforcement.
“Imperialist hands are behind this,” said President Nicolás Maduro of the allegations in a trademark extensive speech Tuesday, warning, “A hell of solitude awaits whoever betrays the revolution.”
U.S. State Department officials have not remarked on the Salazar comments in detail, but William Brownfield, the State Department’s top anti-narcotics official, has not ruled out the veracity of Salazar’s alleged testimony. Salazar’s claim, Brownfield told the press, “is not inconsistent with that narrative. That is as far as I am inclined to go.”
In addition to Salazar, eight other members of President Maduro’s personal security force have deserted Venezuela and defected to the United States, according to reports in Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional.
 

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

PRESIDIO POLITICO CUBANO
PRESS RELEASE
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


------------------------------------------------
PRESIDIO POLITICO CUBANO
COMUNICADO
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