Some members of Congress seem desperate to ease the ban on United States tourist travel to Cuba because they think flooding the island with American vacationers will hasten dictator Fidel Castro's downfall or produce windfall profits for U.S. businesses....
Cuba & Castro
Castro’s Reign is an Abomination
Last month, in a heartfelt address, President Bush spoke out in support of a nation suffering under tyranny. He declared that its people are entitled to liberty, democracy, and dignity, and he condemned the dictator "who jails and tortures and exiles his political...
Lift America’s Embargo on Cuba?
When Fidel Castro dies, will Cuba's communist dictatorship die too? Absolutely, says a prominent Western diplomat in Havana. "I believe the whole system will be gone within two or three years after Castro dies." Absolutely not, says Ricardo Alarcon, the powerful...
An America President in Communist Cuba
Two major stories emerged last week regarding Cuba; one story you probably know -- Jimmy Carter was in Cuba -- and the other you probably do not. The contrast represents the complete inversion of what really matters. An American president in Cuba, current or former,...
Cuba’s Bravest and Best
HAVANA -- "There are no banned books in Cuba," Fidel Castro declared in February 1998, "only those which we have no money to buy." Of course, books *are* banned in Cuba; just try to locate one that criticizes Castro. Bookstores and public libraries here carry works...
Cuba on No Dollars a Day
"This is the real Havana," Miguel said as we turned from Avenida Simon Bolivar to a gritty side street cratered with potholes. "Here you see how Cubans live. Tourists don't come to *this* street." Well, they might if they were simply walking around, as I had been when...
Fidel Castro: The Charmer and the Torturer
A gaggle of gullible women from Seattle flew to Havana last week to meet with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. They found him "charming" and "eloquent." They were especially flattered that Castro -- the head of one of the world's most repressive regimes, listed by the...
Bankrolling Repression in Cuba: Castro Desperately Seeking Dollars
All business dealings with Cuba are joint ventures between the regime and the foreign investor. Cubans are not allowed to be partners.
Liberty for Cuba
"Our goal is not to have an embargo against Cuba; it is freedom in Cuba." Thus spake President Bush last month, at a White House ceremony marking the 99th anniversary of Cuban independence. "The sanctions our Government enforces against the Castro regime are not just...
Torture in Castro’s Cuba
“I recall when they kept me in a punishment cell, naked, with several fractures on one leg which never received medical care; today, those bones remain jammed up together and displaced. One of the regular drills among the guards was to stand on the steel mesh ceiling and throw at my face buckets full of urine and excrement.” – Armando Valladares’, Chief of the US Delegation to the United Nations Human Rights’ Commission, 1988
“Humanitarian” Food and Medicine Bill for Cuba is Anything but Pro-Human
Fidel Castro’s use of food and medicine as weapons of control over the Cuban population is a tactic as old as the Revolution itself.
For Five Months Elian Was Free (Part 2 of 2)
The case of Elian Gonzalez is the morality of freedom versus immorality of dictatorship. It is the individual versus the all-powerful state.
“Life” in Cuba for Elian
I’d like to share some thoughts regarding life in Communist Cuba, important to know and understand prior to formulating an opinion on the Eliàn Gonzalez case, or life in the Island.
Elian Should Stay Free in America
“If the courts send Elian back to Cuba, it will be a slap in the face to every American living or dead — a repudiation of the very principles upon which this country was founded,” she said.
A Firsthand Account Of Child Abuse, Castro Style
I was in solitary confinement in Fidel Castro’s tropical gulag — where I spent 22 years for refusing to pledge allegiance to the Communist regime — when I heard a child’s voice whimpering. “Get me out of here! Get me out of here! I want to see my mommy!”
Whitewashing Castro’s Crimes
One day Castro’s brutality will end. But that end will not be hastened by the Western press, which cannot seem to shed its esteem for Fidelismo
Ayn Rand Heir Asserts Elian’s Right to Remain in U.S.
“The liberals want Elián returned to Cuba, because they regard the difference between the United States and Cuba as ‘merely a difference of political opinion,’ merely a matter of ‘how you define freedom.’ In other words, as statists themselves, they see nothing objectively wrong with Cuba.
Is the U.S. Embargo of Cuba the Cause of Cuba’s Economic Woes?
It is Cuba’s totalitarian economy (socialism) that is the cause of her economic woes.
Elian Gonzalez, Communist Cuba, and “Father’s Rights”: An Interview with Psychologist Edwin Locke
Prodos for Capitalism Magazine: You have been very busy lately talking about Elián Gonzalez and the argument of whether to keep him in America or to return him to Cuba. You've been talking to a lot of the media on this issue. I'm pleased to see that the issue is taken...