A reminder about life in Communist Cuba under the Castro regime, from a former political prisoner of 22 years

Benjamin Weingarten The Blaze 12/17/2014

In light of the news regarding the release of Alan Gross and America’s re-opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba, we thought it useful to provide some insight into what life has been like under the Communist Castro regime in the decades since the island’s 1959 revolution.

The horrors of the […]

Rubio: Obama's New Cuba Policy 'Puts a Price on Every American Abroad'

Susan Jones CNS News 12/17/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he’s glad that American “hostage” Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, but he opposes the process by which his release was secured — “because it puts a price on every American abroad.”

“Governments now know that if they can […]

Rubio rips Cuba, Venezuela … and Tom Harkin

Ed Morrissey Hot Air 2/25/2014

…The U.S. Senator from Florida had listened patiently to Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa speak favorably about his recent trip to Cuba, all the while omitting any real references to the oppression of the totalitarian government there.

To Rubio, like many Cuban exiles and their descendants, it was too much […]

Senator Leahy’s Winter Pilgrimage to Havana

Capitol Hill Cubans 2/18/2013

After a visit to Havana in February of last year, which accomplished absolutely nothing (other than a great photo-op for General Raul Castro), U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) is back in Cuba today.

This time, he’s accompanied by the leading Republican advocate for unconditionally embracing the brutal Castro dictatorship, U.S. […]

Obama to Miami anchor: Hugo Chávez has not posed ‘serious’ national security threat

Patricia Mazzei The Miami Herald 7/10/2012

Oscar Haza, a well known Miami Spanish-language broadcast journalist and anchor, scored an interview this week in Washington with President Barack Obama in which Obama said Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has not posed a “serious” national security threat to the United States…

…Haza asked about the alliance between Venezuelan […]