Human Rights Rides Again?

The State Department echoed by the EU has once again raised the human rights issue to beat up Cuba. In 1959, Fidel Castro declared his independence from the United States – possibly without realizing that punishment could last 51+ years. Even when US national interests are involved, Washington acts petulantly if not downright childishly. Following […]

STRANGE RECIPROCITY!

Miami, 2008 Antonio Veciana described three failed assassination plots he directed against Fidel Castro – with the help and encouragement of the CIA. In 1960, Maurice Bishop, aka David Atlee Phillips, had recruited Veciana for CIA dirty trick operations in Havana. Veciana described how the Agency, working with the Catholic Church, forged a Cuban “law” […]

A “Smart Power” Coup in Honduras

By SAUL LANDAU and NELSON P. VALDÉS “If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine  will go far.” -President Theodore Roosevelt, 1903 “I am going to teach the South American republics to elect good men.” -Woodrow Wilson, […]

Book bannings – The News Story

By Saul Ortega and Nelson Gassett “[I]t is critical to listen to as many diverse voices as possible. When it comes to Cuba, we do exactly that.” -President Barack Obama, responding to questions from blogger Yoani Sanchez, November 19, 2009 On November 15, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review a lower court decision […]

Dissidents Make Noise — oops, News

U.S. government hypocrisy has grown so pervasive over the last decades that it provokes yawns and glazed looks. Senators denounce government interference in health care while partaking in their own top of the line government health insurance that they designed – at taxpayer expense. Secretary of State Clinton demanded Pakistani leaders remove terrorists from their […]