Senator Marco Rubio suggested that Jay-Z and Beyoncé have "no interest in Cuban People's freedom." And U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart said that the pair's recent visit "funds the machinery of oppression."
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Even 50 years after the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Central Intelligence Agency is still refusing to release its entire official history of the bungled operation.In response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the CIA explains that the final volume of its five-volume history should be withheld ... More >>
Okay. I'll be honest. It was hard logging onto my computer last week and having Mayor Tomás Regalado's face pop up on my screen accompanying an article listing ten reasons why he should be recalled.
Every time his kindly mug cycled on the homepage rotator, I thought of my uncles and older cousi ... More >>
Luis Posada Carilles can count on Julio Robaina.Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina's political campaign contributed $350 to the Luis Posada Carilles defense fund. Last Friday, the 83-year-old Cuban American and ex-CIA operative was acquitted by an El Paso jury of 11 federal charges. He was accused of ly ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsBay of Pigs Memorial in Little Havana.They landed silently in the pre-dawn darkness: small groups of armed men seeking to overthrow Fidel Castro and his young government. Then everything went wrong. Two days later, the mission was in flames.This Sunday marks the 50th annivers ... More >>
via NewscomLuis Posada CarrilesIn case you needed any more proof that the CIA often is not the most astute judge of character, check out this 1966 report on accused anti-Castro mass murderer Luis Posada Carriles: "Although ... dedicated to the overthrow of Castro, he is not a typical 'boom and ba ... More >>
via Call of Duty: Black OpsWant to kill Fidel Castro? Think you've got what it takes to gun down the guy who's survived almost 700 assassination attempts, from exploding cigars to fungus-infested wetsuits to handgun wielding psychos? Now's your chance thanks to the new entry in the Call of D ... More >>
President John F. Kennedy's most famous appearance at the Orange Bowl was during a ceremony to welcome back the freed prisoners of Brigade 2506 following the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion. While obviously JFK's most significant trip to the now-destroyed historic stadium, it wasn't his only. ... More >>
Raquel RegaladoTomas Regalado and daughter, Raquel, at a school board campaign eventSchool board candidates are typically a veritable who's that of local gadabouts or gray-haired teachers with little recognition outside home room. In District 6, which covers parts of Coral Gables and South Miami, ... More >>
On Sunday, Cuban television broadcast the first episode of an 8-part miniseries on the various assassination attempts on Fidel Castro.Just another jolly night on Cuban prime-time!Called He Who Must Live, the miniseries covers the "638" attempts on El Supremo's life, including some that took place ... More >>
First Fidel Castro's cronies took his father's car dealership. Then, they took his father's life.Time to Pay Up, BuddNow, Gustavo Villoldo has a legal verdict for $1 billion against El Commandante himself. And he fully intends to collect, as crazy as it sounds.Miami-Dade County Judge Peter Adrien aw ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre Today Banana Republican begins a weekly series assessing candidates running for various municipal elected offices this year. Let's turn our attention to the district three city commission race in Miami where we have seven contenders vying to replace Joe Sanchez, who is running for ma ... More >>
Exactly 36 years ago the Central Intelligence Agency blew it at the Bay of Pigs. For an encore it created the biggest commando operation in U.S. history -- right here in South Florida. It's time for a sentimental tour.