Saturday, December 6, 2008

Protest Against the Opening of Films About Che!

Movie series based on the life of human waste Che Guevara, premiered in Miami, sparking a heated protest by the Cuban-American community. Miami's Mayor Matti Herrera accompanied the protesters, reported the newspaper El Nuevo Herald.

According to this newspaper, "The movies which premiered in Miami will be presented this weekend at the XXX Festival of New Latinamerican Film in Havana, with the participation of the director and main protagonists"-It would seem that Fidel Castro-the oldest Mummy in Cuba, is pleased with the films. Gag me!

With the Cuban American history and pain associated with this butcher, you would think that other Hispanics, and some Americans, would have the decency, to keep trash like this away from South Florida, but it's almost like they do it on purpose.

A set of movies based on that arrogant, murdering, racist, pile of menuer, that was Ernesto Che Guevara, is nothing to be proud off and should not have been brought to Miami. Perhaps we Cuban-Americans have not done our job, educating the rest of the world, about what this executioner did to our countrymen.

Here is an actual execution in Santa Clara of the Mayor of that City:

Friday, December 5, 2008

Cuban-American Congress Woman Hangs up on President Elect. Obama

Cuban-American Congress woman, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, received a telephone call from President Elect. Obama, but she thought it was a prank and hung up on him, not once but twice. Eventually one of her staffers called her a she had him identify an inside joke they share, then she knew it was the real thing.

"I thought it was one of those South Florida Radio Station, playing a joke on me", she said during on interview on the Fox News Chanel. I think she's got something there, I've heard them call people inside Cuba-it's pretty cool actually.

I must say, I'm impressed! Obama reaching out to a prominent Cuban-American, is a very good sign in my book. She said, "We talked about Cuba and Israel".


Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Bloggers Reunion in Havana Will go on as Planned

"We have decided that there won't be an inaugural ceremony, but, we have not renounced having the reunion of Bloggers on Saturday", said independent reporter Reinaldo Escobar.

The Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez said this Thursday, that the intimidation from the government to halt the realization of the meeting of Bloggers, planned for this Saturday in Havana, is a sampling of the "fear" the authorities have of any "unauthorized reunion, that "escapes" their "control".

"The Cuban government is afraid of any gathering of people, who by their own initiative decide to get together to discuss a subject that is outside of "official control", whatever it may be", she told AFP, and and affirmed, that the strong police warning she received on Wenesday, will not make then cancel the encouter".........................

This was reported by Cubaencuentro

Cuban Authorities Continues, Bloggers Intimidation

As Reported by Cuba Intependiente: What happened to Yoani Sanchez is not an isolated incident.

Claudia lives in Cuba and writes on her blog Octavio Cerco

A Mi Tambien (Me too)

"With Reinaldo Escobar on the telephone, still without connection and finding out from him, about everything that had happened, I didn't have time to express my disgust with the Canceling of out first Bloggers Reunion, because at that exact moment, a policeman knocked on my door and handed me a respective citation":

"You are to appear tomorrow at the Police Station at Zapata and C at 2 pm".

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Yoani at the Police Station

As I wrote last night, Yoani Sanchez, winner of the Best Weblog in the "The Bobs", for her Generation Y blog exposing the reality of life in Cuba, as well as numerous other awards, was summoned to a local police station in Havana where she resides with her Husband and son.

Yoani and her husband were interviewed by two members of the Ministry of the Interior (secret police), who refused to sign a formal statement-the bastards want no paper trail!

They read from a script.........

"We want to advise you that you have transgressed all the limits of tolerance, with your proximity to elements of the counterrevolution".

Referring to a scheduled meeting, that will bring together Cuban bloggers from inside and outside Cuba, they informed her that, "The activity planned in the next few days, can not be realized".

They went on to say, "On our part, we will take all measures and will make the pertinent reports and accusations necesary. This activity, with the moments this Nation is living, trying to recuperate from the hurracanes, will not be permited".


Before they asked her to leave, she called them Cowards, for not signing the statement read to her. Wow......What guts!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Yoani Sanchez is in Danger!!

There is the possibility that Yoani Sanchez, the blogger who turned the eyes of the world to the real Cuba, could be in danger. To anyone reading this, please contact the newspapers, radio, TV, etc. Lets not leave her alone, now that she needs us!! I translated this as best as I could. She has been called in to a police station for questioning!

On her blog Generation Y, the blogger who won the best Weblog Award and Reporters Without Border in the "The Bobs" wrote tonight with the same humor and wit that characterizes her, but definitely worried :

First Round
by: Yoani Sanchez at Generación Y , December 2, 2008

I swear, that I have not ran a red light, that I have not bought cheese in the black market, in more then two months and I have not left a store without paying. I don't remember violati the laws -to much- these days. I have not even pretended to be a foreigner in order to use the Internet in some Hotel.

I have nevertheless, been called into the police station along with Reinaldo. We are to go down to the Police station on 21 and C in Vedado. I wonder if I should take my tooth brush or will I just receive a brief ear tug.

I leave you with the official document I received today from the hands of a sweaty official, that had to go up 14 flights of stairs -I've had no elevator for a month–.

Tomorrow at nine in the morning, I will know what it is about, wait for news after two.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Supporting International Aids Day from our Blogs

Why Should You Participate?

HIV/AIDS has been a global epidemic for more than 27 years. Most of today's youth have never known a world without it. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published national HIV incidence (new infections) that showed much higher numbers that previous estimates. The time is now. Together, we can prevent the spread of this pandemic – through awareness, care, prevention, education and research.

“HIV/AIDS has now become a pandemic that has literally put the world at risk, affecting diverse populations in different ways”. –Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director

On December 1st, individuals and organizations will recognize World AIDS Day. This year’s theme is leadership – from all sectors, including government, but also leaders among individuals and families, communities, non-profits and other organizations. The question is not should you participate, but how can you? Both NIDA and recognize the leadership of Bloggers Unite and invite bloggers to join them in their mission to prevent and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.

From Bloggers Unite their iniciative, downlad the baner and publish it in your blog.

Bloggers Unite