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56 min ago | Babalu Blog

Why do Obama and Clinton eulogize an author who relentlessly flagellated their nation?

Gabriel Garcia Marquez shared all of Fidel Castro's hatred against the U.S., a passion that contributed much to their long and warm friendship.


Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

5 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

As Cubans move on, Central Americans are newest face of Little Havana

Many of these Nicaraguans live in the heart of "Little Havana" - a neighborhood made famous by the influx of political refugees fleeing the Fidel Castro regime in the early '60s.


Related Topix: Miami, FL, Cuba, World News, Central America, Nicaragua, Honduras, University of Miami

9 hrs ago | Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba: At Repression's Ground Zero

The first time I set foot in that scary place called Villa Marista, similar to Lubyanka Prison in the now fortunately disappeared Soviet Union, it was by my own will.


Related Topix: Prison, US News, Conservative Political News

10 hrs ago | Rock102online.com

Peru's Vargas Llosa to take secret of Garcia Marqu...

Peruvian author and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa vowed on Thursday to honor until death a pact with his late Colombian counterpart Gabriel Garcia Marquez not to reveal the mystery of their famous decades-old enmity.


Related Topix: Venezuela, World News, Hugo Chavez

15 hrs ago | Babalu Blog

Moody's cuts Cuba's credit rating

The news here shouldn't be that Moody's has cut Cuba's credit rating. The real news here should be that Moody's is apparently also in the business of rating military juntas whose main business enterprises include drug trafficking, arms smuggling, extortion, kidnapping, and other major crimes.


Related Topix: Raul Castro, Conservative Political News, US News

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Washington Post

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a gifted writer but no hero

The obituary of Garca Mrquez that I would most like to read will never be written.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Opinion

Fausta's blog

Well, there's at least one person out there who dislikes Gabriel Garcia Marquez more than I,

One of the great phonies and bootlickers of leftist dictators has passed from the scene.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America,


Becoming Cuba

How a tight-laced, middle-class widow became a revolutionary propels Melinda Lopez's out-of-the ordinary family drama "Becoming Cuba," currently in a New England premiere at Huntington Theatre Company.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts

Korea Herald

Cuba film festival to pay tribute to Garcia Marquez

Cuba is dedicating this year's Havana Film Festival to the late Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


Tue Apr 22, 2014

Babalu Blog

On this Date in History: Elian Gonzalez's only chance of freedom is stolen from him

In the early morning hours of April 22, 2000, President Bill Clinton and his Justice Department sheepishly submitted to the demands of Cuba's Fidel Castro and violently seized a six-year-old boy from his uncle's home.


Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

The Japan Times

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 'lost' political legacy

I met writer Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez and Fidel Castro at the Convention Palace in Havana during a medical meeting I attended in Cuba in the early 1980s.


Related Topix: Opinion


Havana's infectious atmosphere is not the Caribbean of the holiday brochures

Cuba's captivating and vibrant capital Havana wows Nigel Thompson with hot rhythms, retro style and its famous booze and tobacco I, on the other hand, have been attempting to persuade two left feet to vaguely co-operate for just five minutes.


Related Topix: Travel

The Miami Herald

He thought Fidel was bigger than his sins

Myles Chefetz does a tasting in the kitchen at Prime Fish with chef Todd Zimmer, April 14, 2014.


Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Journalism

Mon Apr 21, 2014


Mexican, Colombian presidents hail Gabriel Garcia Marquez in lavish Mexico City memorial

"Garcia Marquez is the greatest Latin American novelist of all time," Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto told a packed crowd in the ornate vestibule of the Palace of Fine Arts.


Related Topix: South America, Colombia, World News, Mexico, Arts, Literature, Raul Castro,

India Talkies

China to deepen cooperation with Cuba - Indiatalkies.com

Havana, April 22: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said that his country will deepen its mutually beneficial cooperation with Cuba in various fields and refresh bilateral ties.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News

National Review Online

SlideshowThe Island of California

California's climate, remoteness, and left-wing politics can make it seem to many like a separate country.


Related Topix: California, Stanford University, Castro (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco, CA

Babalu Blog

Reinaldo Arenas on Gabo: Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Esbirro o es burro?

The following is a translation by Asombra of a text by the highly acclaimed Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas .


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Conservative Political News, US News

National Review Online

Armando Valladares: Garc a M rquez: Castro Stooge

Perhaps the most heinous in that fauna supporting dictatorships are writers, poets, and artists.


Related Topix: Activism, Prison

Sun Apr 20, 2014

War Is A Crime

Ukraine in Context of Other Major Missed Opportunities

The unnecessary and regrettable conflict between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine brings to mind sad remembrances of important junctures at which I watched - as a citizen and a CIA analyst - chances for genuine peace with Russia frittered away.


Related Topix: Washington, DC, Vladimir Putin, US Military, Fort Benning, US Army, US News, Liberal Political News


Hannah Berkeley Cohen for The Globe Cuba, US are warily, slowly improving relations

The imposing, seven-story structure with darkened windows sits just across from the Malecon, or sea wall, central Havana's communal hangout.


Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Prison, US Politics, James McGovern, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat