Greetings from Cuba!

We aren't actually coming to you from the beautiful yet abused island of Cuba because of course it is a brutally repressive dictatorship. But we love the people of Cuba and anxiously await the end of communist tyranny so that Cuba can once again be free. We will provide you with information which may be hard to find elsewhere. We hope you find our site helpful and will visit it often! (Updated 4/3/2016)

Fidel skewers Obama

After Barack Obama returned from his visit to Cuba, former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro ripped the president for his comments about democracy and human rights.   [READ MORE]




The more Obama gives them, the more the Castros want

Internet meme in homage to Benetton's Unhate campaign

Cuba said it would welcome Barack Obama to Havana, but the Communist government had no intention of changing its policies in exchange for normal relations with the United States.

In a long editorial in the Communist Party newspaper Granma, Cuba demanded Washington cease meddling in its internal affairs and said Obama could do more to change U.S. policy.

Cuba also objected to U.S. support for its political dissidents, whom many consider champions of human rights but whom the Cuban government view as an minority funded by U.S. interests.   [READ MORE]




Obama's Cuba trip showing signs of imploding

Barack Obama's "historic" trip to communist Cuba is showing signs of falling apart. Far from the beisbol and mojitos junket that the president’s PR team is selling, disputes are all over, starting with which dissidents the regime will let the president see. It goes to show what a bad idea this was.

The situation got so bad that Secretary of State John Kerry canceled his preparatory trip to Cuba after Cuban officials told him which dissidents Obama could meet — and which ones he couldn't.   [READ MORE]




Sympathy for the Devil: Stones prop up Castro brothers

The Rolling Stones will perform a "Concert for Amity" in Havana, Cuba on March 25. The Associated Press says they are the biggest act to play Cuba since the 1959 Castro takeover.




Kerry can't show evidence of improved human rights in Cuba

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) via House of Representatives TV

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart put John Kerry against the ropes.

In a State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on February 24, 2016, Kerry could not provide factual evidence of improved human rights in Cuba when asked by Diaz-Balart.   [READ MORE]




Human rights on the ropes in Cuba yet Obama is eager to visit

State of Florida Map - Public Domain

Barack Obama makes no secret of his eagerness to visit Cuba, but as recently as December he insisted that there would be no such trip until human rights and civil liberties on the island had improved.

“If we’re seeing some progress in the liberty and freedom and possibilities of ordinary Cubans, I’d love to use a visit as a way of highlighting that progress,” Obama told Yahoo News. “If we’re going backwards, then there’s not much reason for me to be there.”

Cuba is going backwards. By all accounts, the Castro regime’s repression has grown worse, not better, since the renewal of diplomatic ties with the United States in 2014. Beatings and arrests of dissidents have soared. There has been a crackdown on churches and religious groups.

Yet Obama announced last week that he’s going to Cuba anyway, thus abandoning his December pledge and rewarding the hemisphere’s sole dictatorship with the enormous prestige of a presidential visit.
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Castro brothers the only beneficiaries in Obama trip to Cuba

Announcing another historic “first,” Barack Obama said he and the first lady would visit communist Cuba to help improve the lot of the Cuban people. Last time he said that, when he normalized ties, the whip came down.

No regime has been showered with goodies the way the White House has heaped them onto the Castro brothers’ 57-year military dictatorship. From cash and trade, to the prestige of a costly U.S. presidential visit, the Castros have made out like bandits. The U.S. gets nothing in return. Nada.
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Heroes in the fight for freedom

Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado spent 10 months in prison for having written the names of Fidel and Raul on two live pigs which he tried to set loose in Havana. He told a Spanish news agency that Cuba will change only when "people inside it wake up."   [MORE]

Twenty years have passed, but the survivors of the attack by Cuban fighter jets on three private planes piloted by volunteers with the humanitarian group Brothers to the Rescue cannot forget the fear they felt when a sunny day in the Straits of Florida became a living hell.   [MORE]

In February 2015 -- two months after Barack Obama spoke on the phone with Cuban dictator Raul Castro -- 53 members of Ladies in White, an opposition movement founded by wives and other female relatives of jailed dissidents, were arrested after a church service.