Did you go to any of the March protests for the Ladies in White (Miami, L.A., etc.)?
- No (72%, 36 Votes)
- Yes (28%, 14 Votes)
Total Voters: 50
What do you think was the biggest Cuba-related news story this past February?
Total Voters: 50
Please sign this petition to nominate Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, Cuban political prisoner, for the Nobel Peace Prize. Unlike somebody we all know, Dr. Biscet actually deserves to win.
Seems its not enough the Castro brothers have 11 million Cuban slaves. Now it looks as though they might have dozens of Dominican slaves as well:
A total of 96 illegal Dominican boatpeople who set out on November 13, 2008, for Puerto Rico, are being forced to work in sugarcane plantations in Cuba, family members said.
According to Eriko Cuba, spokesman for the migrantsâ€™ relatives, the group left on a â€œyolaâ€ from the coast of the northeastern town of Samana but was forced to land in Cuba due to rough weather while crossing the Mona Passage, which separates the Dominican Republic from Puerto Rico.
Assuming Fidel Castro does finally die in 2010, how long will his brother Raul stick around?
Total Voters: 71
The rumors are bubbling up yet again that Fidel Castro has finally kicked el cubo. What do you think?
Total Voters: 109
Today, we celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. The fall of the Berlin Wall was the beginning of the end for communism, at least in Russia and Eastern Europe. Too bad it seems to be on the resurgence in America–Central, South, and these days, North.
I served in the US Army during the Cold War. I joined for many reasons, but among them was the hope they I would help bring down communism. I spent two years out of my four-year stint in the Army guarding nuclear-tipped Pershing II missiles in Germany. I served with a little-know Infantry unit know as the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry, or simply as 2-4. One of these days, I’ll do a longer post about my time in the Army and why I joined.
The picture below is of me at the Berlin Wall, circa October 1985. Note what I’m pointing at. Let’s hope one day Cuba can be as free as Germany is today.