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William C. Dudley ex vice-chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee Bill Dudley ask the Fed to strikes a cold coup - Aug 28 2019 | Tillis blasts proposal for Fed to play politics to defeat President Trump Sen Thom Tillis (R-NC), Member of the Senate Banking Committee Editors, Title and Illustration CubanReporter.Net LinCu Information Services RALEIGH, N.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement after the former Fed monetary Vice Chairman Bill Dudley proposed that the Fed meddle in the presidential election to defeat President Trump: “I am very disappointed that former Fed monetary Vice Chairman Bill Dudley is lobbying the Fed to use its authority as a political weapon against President Trump. The President is standing up for America against China after 30 years of our country and our workers being ripped off and there is now an effort to get the Fed to try to sabotage the President’s efforts. I’ll be talking to Chairman Crapo about holding a hearing…
US wants to extend pact with Guatemala to other nations - The United States hopes to persuade Honduras and El Salvador to join Guatemala in accepting the designation as a safe third country for asylum seekers, a senior US official said here Thursday. "This is not something that the United States is asking to work on with Guatemala alone. We see this as a regional responsibility," Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said in Guatemala City. "We are now seeking discussions with Honduras and El Salvador about similar arrangements."IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The political opinions that are expressed in the re-published articles from other information media are not necessarily shared by the editors of ReporteroCubano.Net. | Visit the source for more information
Confusion reigns in Puerto Rico on eve of governor’s departure - CubanReporter.Net - EditorsFrom: EFE.Com | English EditionLinCu Information Services Who will serve the 18 months left in the term of Puerto Rico's disgraced governor remained unclear Thursday barely 24 hours before Ricardo Rossello was due to relinquish power. Under the constitution of this US commonwealth, the secretary of state is first in line to succeed in the event of a sitting governor's being unable to continue in office. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The political opinions that are expressed in the re-published articles from other information media are not necessarily shared by the editors of ReporteroCubano.Net. | Visit the source for more information
Dutch burqa-ban enters into force amid general resistance - The prohibition of the use of burqas in public spaces, designed to target some 200 women who use the face-covering garments, came into force amid much controversy on Thursday in the Netherlands. The law is aimed at those who wear Islamic garments such as the burqa (a veil that covers the entire face with a grid at eye level) and the niqab (which only exposes the eyes) but also to those who use a full-face helmet or balaclavas, which are quite common during low temperatures.IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The political opinions that are expressed in the re-published articles from other information media are not necessarily shared by the editors of ReporteroCubano.Net. | Visit the source for more information
Cubans deserve their human rights to be respected - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "We’re doing everything we can here to support the Cuban people, including their human rights." CubanReporter.Net - EditorsFrom BabaluBlogLinCu Information Services Diario de Cuba interviews Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Mike Pompeo: “We’re prepared to consider everything… when the regime renounces its oppressive behavior” We’re doing everything we can here to support the Cuban people,” although “the list of challenges is long,” said the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in a telephone interview with DIARIO DE CUBA in which he highlighted the advantages that an improvement in relations between Havana and Washington would bring to the island, while warning that this would only be possible if the regime “renounces its oppressive behavior.” Mr. Secretary of State, in July 2018 you asked Havana to establish a dialogue on human rights in Cuba. What aspects about the current state of human rights in Cuba concern you…
Venezuela and Iran: How the Islamic revolution partnered up with the Bolivarian revolution - The presence of Islamist militant groups in Hispanic-America has a long and dark history. The brutal terrorist attacks on the Israeli embassy in Argentina in 1992, and the bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) in 1994, collectively left hundreds dead and injured. CubanReporter.Net - EditorsFrom BabaluBlogLinCu Information Services Iran and Venezuela: One story of two Revolutions Irina Tsukerman and Hos Loftus take a deep dive into the strong ties between the murderous dictatorships in Venezuela and Iran. Via Modern Diplomacy: Argentina, as a country, is still dealing with the aftermath. The AMIA incident was the deadliest attack against a Jewish community anywhere in the world since WWII.The Twin Revolutions: “Islamic” and “Bolivarian”In the 1990s Islamist militants in Latin America lacked a base of operations. That began to change when democracy in Venezuela was replaced, first, by a strong man-led system, and subsequently, all-out dictatorship. That was the gift…
Odebrecht kept getting awarded business in Miami - For years Babalú Blog and other Cuban Americans have been calling attention to Odebrecht and its corrupt ties to Cuba’s Castro dictatorship. The media and the local press, however, decided to largely ignore it. But now that the bribery and corruption scandal surrounding the international Brazilian engineering firm is further exposed, they can no longer look the other way. CubanReporter.Net - EditorsFrom BabaluBlogLinCu Information Services How Odebrecht cozied up to Castros while maintaining work in Miami Brazilian engineering giant Odebrecht S.A. spent hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes and illicit campaign contributions to win work across the Americas and land itself in trouble with the U.S. Justice Department. Leaked documents show Odebrecht projects in Cuba also generated large unexplained irregular payments. Over a period from 2010 to 2015, Odebrecht made irregular payments tied to the modernization of the port of Mariel, west of Havana, and the planned expansions of…
Symbols of communism synonymous with Nazi symbols - Nazism and communism both murdered tens of millions of innocent people. The two ideologies are also both racist and brutally oppressive. And as far as a Ukranian court is concerned, their symbols are legally synonymous. CubanReporter.Net - EditorsFrom BabaluBlogLinCu Information Services Communism and Nazism Are Now Legally Synonymous in Ukraine Via the Foundation for Economic Education: The ruling appears to pave the way for the removal of most of the remaining communist monuments and landmarks bearing Soviet names. It also prohibits the use of Nazi and communist symbols. Their names still haunt us. Chelmno. Belzec, Sobibor. Treblinka. Auschwitz. Dachau. Majdanek.They stir images of the horrors of Nazi killing centers, where millions of Jews, Poles, Soviet POWs, and gypsies were systematically killed in one of the great horrors of the twentieth century. For many of us, this imagery is associated exclusively with Hitler and his Nazi minions. Such a view does not…
Castro dictatorship is the Godfather of captive nations - The scourge of socialism that holds tens of millions of people in Hispanic-America captive has one common source: Cuba's communist Castro dictatorship. CubanReporter.Net - EditorsFrom BabaluBlogLinCu Information Services ‘The Source of Evil Is the Same’ in These 3 Captive Nations Via the Daily Signal: As Captive Nations Week came to a close earlier this month, three nations in Latin America were still far from escaping the death grip of communist regimes.“What we’re talking about here is not just politics and policy,” said Marion Smith, executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. “It’s about human beings.”Speakers gathered on Capitol Hill for a summit July 15 hosted by the foundation in conjunction with the Department of State Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom to share the current plight of “captive nations,” nations across the globe that are oppressed by tyrannical, communist governments. “The source of evil is the same place,” one speaker…
Cuba’s socialist dictatorship refuses reforms - With its socialist economy teetering on the brink of collapse, Cuba’s Castro dictatorship still refuses to reform. Doubling down on the failed socialist policies that have brought the Cuban people sixty years of rationing, poverty, and misery, the socialist Cuban regime announced yesterday it is imposing price controls on the island. CubanReporter.Net - EditorsFrom BabaluBlogLinCu Information Services Via Reuters: Communist-run Cuba on Tuesday imposed sweeping price controls on all state and private businesses as it battles a deepening economic crisis and mounting U.S. sanctions. Resolutions published in the official gazette banned all retail and wholesale price increases except for products imported and distributed by the state where already-set profit margins cannot be increased. “In effect they have suspended what there is of a market,” a Cuban economist said, asking not to be identified due to restrictions on talking to foreign journalists. Continue reading HERE. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The political opinions that…
35 years of diplomatic relations with the Holy See - This year, the United States and the Holy See celebrate 35 years of official diplomatic relations — a partnership for peace, justice and human dignity. The Department of State is marking the anniversary with an exhibit at the U.S. Diplomacy Center in Washington, highlighting the pivotal moments of the partnership. President Ronald Reagan traveled to Vatican City, the seat of the Catholic Church, in 1982 to meet with Pope John Paul II. In 1984, they formally established diplomatic relations between the United States and the Holy See. “In doing so, they formally recognized a bond that existed since the founding of our nation,” U.S. Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich said at the exhibit’s opening. President Ronald Reagan, center-right, walks with Pope John Paul II after the pope arrived in Fairbanks, Alaska, in May 1984. The first U.S. Embassy to the Holy See opened in April 1984. (© Scott Stewart/AP Images)Since her…
Cuba’s communist Castro dictatorship holds on to power through sheer force of will - An interesting and highly probable concept by Charles Lane in The Washington Post: A regime’s success depends on its dictator“We have to warn the imperialists,” Fidel Castro thundered at a rally in Camaguey, Cuba, 30 years ago last week, “that they not create so many illusions .?.?. in reference to the idea that our revolution will not be able to resist a debate within the socialist community.”He was alluding to the political upheaval sweeping the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the wake of reforms by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who had recently visited Havana. Communists had just lost elections in Poland, a portent, many believed, of change in Cuba.“Never!” Fidel cried. Even in the event of “a large-scale civil war in the U.S.S.R.,” even if the Soviet Union “disintegrated,” he pledged, “Cuba and the Cuban revolution would continue struggling and resisting.”Seated among other foreign journalists a dozen yards or…
Chinese leader calls religious internment ‘pioneering’ - China’s ruling Communist Party has detained more than a million Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs and other members of Muslim minority groups in camps as part of a broad campaign to suppress religious and cultural identity. CubanReporter.Net - EditorsFrom ShareAmericaLinCu Information Services “Pioneering.” That’s what China’s Communist Party–appointed governor of Xinjiang province calls Uighur re-education camps. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls them “abhorrent.” While the internment has sparked international outcry, the party’s appointed governor of Xinjiang, Shohrat Zakir, has a different opinion. Zakir recently likened the camps to “pioneering” vocational training centers, even boasting that “graduates” — who may have endured torture — enjoy a 90 percent job placement rate, according to the Associated Press. Zakir also said most detainees have been moved out of the camps to jobs, though detainees’ relatives say they remain missing. A detainee told the AP that job placements may be forced, years-long contracts to work…
Reports from Cuba: ‘Cubans are the central nervous system of the [Venezuelan] regime’ - 14yMedio reports from Havana via Translating Cuba: “Cubans Are the Central Nervous System of the [Venezuelan] Regime” Elliott Abrams admits that the military option is not completely ruled out, although it is not preferred by the US. Elliott Abrams, a special US envoy for Venezuela, has estimated 25,000 Cubans reside in the country who provide information to the Nicolás Maduro regime, as detailed in an interview with the Spanish newspaper ABC. The ambassador places about 3,000 the Island’s collaborators in Caracas engaged in intelligence work, spying on the military and civilians, or teaching how to torture. The remainder, doctors or teachers, “can also be spies and informers.” “To understand [Cuba’s] influence, it is enough to remember that Maduro’s bodyguards are Cubans. As I see it, Cubans are the central nervous system of the regime,” Abrams said, also suggesting the possibility that the attempted coup d’etat on April 30 was discovered by Cuban spies and frustrated by…
Cardinal Ortega’s smile masks his shameful role in Cuban history - From our Bureau of Clear-Eyed Obituaries with assistance from our Bureau of Historical Facts That Serve As Meditations On Matthew 7:15 * [Matthew 7:15: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.] Vicente Echerri — an exiled Cuban cleric — has published an incisive analysis of Cardinal Jaime Ortega’s life and work. Echerri, a Protestant, established a friendship with Ortega in Cuba in the 1970’s while he was still a seminarian and the future Cardinal was still a young priest, recently released from Che Guevara’s UMAP camps. At that time both pastors were devoted to fostering ecumenical relations between their flocks. After Echerri fled from Cuba, he grew increasingly dismayed by Ortega’s transformation into an abject lackey of the Castro regime. From Cubadebate: a loose translation of some of its most enlightening paragraphs. h/t to Asombra There was a feature in the…
More people died in Baltimore this weekend than died during the entire Battle of Santa Clara - Baltimore City Police are investigating after more than a dozen people were shot in the city. From 1am Friday, until 3am Monday, 13 people including a 12-year-old boy were shot in the city. Six have died. CubanReporter.Net - Editors From BabaluBlog LinCu Information Services “One Thousand Killed in 5 days of Fierce Street Fighting!”, read a New York Times headline on Jan 4, 1959 about the “battle” of Santa Clara in central Cuba where Ernesto “Che” Guevara earned much of his enduring (and utterly bogus) martial fame. “Commander Che Guevara appealed to Batista troops for a truce to clear the streets of casualties,” continues The New York Times article. “Guevara turned the tide in this bloody battle and whipped a Batista force of 3,000 men.” A year later, Che’s own diaries revealed that his forces (which numbered a few dozen) suffered exactly ONE casualty (“El Vaquerito”) during this Caribbean Stalingrad,…
Cuban pastelitos are not only delicious, than can keep you safe - IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The political opinions that are expressed in the re-published articles from other information media are not necessarily shared by the editors of ReporteroCubano.Net. | Visit the source for more information
Communism’s war on religion: Refuting ‘The Catholic Case for Communism’ – Part 2 - John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter: A Rebuttal of Dean Dettloff’s “The Catholic Case for Communism” Part Two.“It is necessary — secretly and urgently to prepare the terror.” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, 1918This is the second in a series of blog entries rebutting a “Catholic” defense of communism authored by Dean Dettloff in the Jesuit magazine America on July 23, 2019 that downplayed the crimes of communism much like the perpetrators.  Counter-intuitively, the counter-argument began at the end and now work its way to the start.At the beginning of his essay, Dettloff quoted Catholic convert and social activist Dorothy Day’s observation that “[i]t is when the Communists are good that they are dangerous.” There is nothing more dangerous than being principled, honest, true believing, consistent, persistent, and hardworking in the service of a murderous ideology.At the conclusion of the essay Dettloff stated that “[i]t is when the communists…
Tweet of the Day: New feminine hygiene product leaves women with the putrid fragrance of Cuban socialism - "For a limited time, your vagina can smell like standing water, piled up trash, and despair." pic.twitter.com/DEcCpDSCur— Christian ? (@Reaganista) July 29, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The political opinions that are expressed in the re-published articles from other information media are not necessarily shared by the editors of ReporteroCubano.Net. | Visit the source for more information
Enemies of the U.S. who set up shop in socialist Venezuela are now being bled dry by the Trump administration - If you hate the U.S., socialist Venezuela looked like a great place to set up shop. Cuba’s Castro dictatorship controlled the country and opened the door for China, Russia, and Iran to waltz right in. And they all came. Now after investing billions of dollars, Trump has slammed the door shut and they’re stuck there. Grady Means in The HIll: Trump bleeds US rivals in VenezuelaWelcome to Venezuela, the tyrant’s paradise for America’s adversaries — China, Russia, Iran, Cuba (call them the CRIC) — who have been a perpetual annoyance to the Trump administration. And yet, could our rivals be showing signs of political hemorrhagic fever? Is President Trump’s strategy subtly bleeding their economic and strategic resources? Is Trump winning in a patient effort to bring Venezuela back to recovery and democracy?Several years ago, Venezuela seemed like a good place for America’s foes — a strategically located, fully corrupt oil state, with…
What is the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy? - The United States describes its Indo-Pacific strategy as “an iron-clad and enduring commitment to” a region that spans from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian subcontinent. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on July 30, 2018. (© Alex Wong/Getty Images)“The American people and the whole world have a stake in the Indo-Pacific’s peace and prosperity,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in 2018 when he laid out the initiative. “It’s why the Indo-Pacific must be free and open.” The initiative focuses on three areas — economics, governance, and security — and will be a focal point when the secretary travels to the region July 30–August 5. Pompeo’s first stop is Bangkok, where he will meet with foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and participate in the Lower Mekong Initiative. Pompeo also will travel to Australia and the Federated States of Micronesia. American business partnerships U.S. business…
Video of the Day: Cuba was a modern, thriving country in 1958 before socialism destroyed it - People look at socialist Cuba today and think the island was always a third-world country. In reality, before the scourge of socialism infected the island nation, Cuba was a modern and thriving country. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The political opinions that are expressed in the re-published articles from other information media are not necessarily shared by the editors of ReporteroCubano.Net. | Visit the source for more information
Reports from Cuba: The latest building collapse in Old Havana - Yunier Gutierrez reports from Havana via Havana Times: The Latest Building Collapse in Old Havana Weakened by the heavy rains that have recently hit the capital, as well as high temperatures, the roof of a multi-family apartment block (57 Monte Street, between Agramonte and Cardenas Streets in Havana) caved in on the afternoon of July 22nd. The roof began to fall down in bits at approximately 5:30 PM, when some of the residents in the building were coming home from work. The old wooden posts placed in parallel, weren’t able to bear the rain and immediately gave way. “I really don’t know how we managed to get out, we didn’t have much time and I was out of my wits,” one of the residents affected told La Hora de Cuba. This unfortunate incident didn’t result in the loss of human lives, luckily. Residents from the twenty-six apartments in the building…
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Cuba’s Bohemia magazine archive now available online - Its covers could not compete with those of rival magazine Carteles, but this weekly magazine was immensely popular in Cuba B.C. (Before Castro) Bohemia idolized Fidel and his “revolutionary” thugs, but like every other Cuban publication it was stolen from its owners by Castro, Inc. and turned into a propaganda rag. All issues of Bohemia published between 1910 and 2013 have been digitized and are now available on line HERE URL: https://dloc.com/UF00029010/01426/allvolumes The site allows you to search for specific issues by date of publication, but not by subject. This digital archive contains a treasure trove of information about Cuba B.C. (1910-1958) as well as about Castrogonia (1959-2013) I remember one Bohemia cover very well. I spent hours staring at it on my grandparent’s porch, on some very hot sunday in the 1950’s. It had a bright red cover with a fat man trying to cool off with a small…
Socialist dictatorships embedded in Latin America are not going to unscrew themselves out - Pinilla: “And they think we’re going to relinquish power peacefully!” IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The political opinions that are expressed in the re-published articles from other information media are not necessarily shared by the editors of ReporteroCubano.Net. | Visit the source for more information
Cuba’s socialist dictatorship expands internet access, but only if you’re promoting the communist revolution - Cuba’s socialist dictatorship has expanded internet service throughout the island giving Cubans more access to the internet than ever before. The problem is the Castro regime does not want the internet used for anything other than promoting the socialist dictatorship and its communist revolution. Via France24 (emphasis mine): All Cubans can now have Wi-Fi in their homes, as the island’s government extends internet access even while trying to maintain control over its version of the “truth” and to defend its legitimacy, a top official tells AFP. “Cubans support and defend the revolution in every domain, both in the real and the virtual worlds,” Ernesto Rodriguez Hernandez, vice minister of communications, said in an interview.In his eyes, the internet and social media are tools to “position the truth of Cuba, not to manipulate things,” giving them a key role in the political and ideological battles being fought at a time of…
Venezuela’s socialist dictator publicly offers sanctuary to fugitive Colombian FARC narco-terrorists - With fellow Cuban dictatorship sock puppet Miguel Diaz Canel at his side, socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro publicly offered sanctuary in Venezuela to fugitive terrorists from FARC, the Marxist Colombian narco-terrorist group. The announcement came at the Sao Paulo Forum, a gathering of corrupt Latin American leftists and socialist tyrants. Via Reuters: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday said two former FARC commanders from neighboring Colombia whose whereabouts are unknown were “welcome in Venezuela,” a statement likely to fuel criticism that he is providing a safe haven for armed groups. Speaking alongside Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel at the closing ceremony of the Sao Paulo Forum, a gathering of regional leftist politicians and activists, Maduro called Ivan Marquez and Jesus Santrich “leaders of peace.” Santrich and Marquez – the war aliases used by Seuxis Paucias Hernandez and Luciano Marin, respectively – both joined the FARC’s political party after the leftist rebel group…
Castro dictatorship forbids Cuban Catholic leader from attending Cardinal Jaime Ortega’s funeral - Cardinal Jaime Ortega and Dagoberto Valdes in 1996 (via Twitter) It seems Cuba’s Castro dictatorship not only controlled the life of Cardinal Jaime Ortega, but they control his death as well. Via CubaNet (my translation): Cuban regime prohibits Catholic leader from attending funeral for Jaime OrtegaCuban political police prohibited Catholic leader Dagoberto Valdes from attending the funeral for Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino, which will take place this Sunday in Havana. Valdes, who is director of the Center for Studies in Coexistence (CEC) in Pinar del Rio, denounced the ban on social media. He said the prohibition by State Security constitutes “a serious violation of religious liberty in Cuba.”“Lt. Col. Beune from State Security in Pinar del Rio just left my house, along with another official. They told me I was prohibited from attending the mass and burial of Cardinal Jaime Ortega. I was told that if I dare to leave…