Cuba

Martel: 5 Times the New York Times Defended Communism

The New York Times confused many on Tuesday publishing an opinion piece calling for “fully automated luxury communism” (?), a supposed “new politics” to liberate us from disease, starvation, and boredom.

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U.S. Ends ‘People-to-People’ Educational Travel to Cuba

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Tuesday it would eliminate “people-to-people” educational travel to Cuba, an exception to the embargo expanded under President Barack Obama widely abused for tourism.

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Cuba Smears Its American Victims: Owners of Property Stolen by Castro Were ‘Delinquents’

Cuba’s state newspaper Granma continued its campaign against the United States’ decision to allow Americans to sue companies who profit from companies using their stolen property this week, arguing in a column Wednesday that the communist theft of their properties was legal because it was a “sovereign” act and the true owners of the properties were “delinquents.”

HAVANA, CUBA: Cuban President Fidel Castro (R) and Cambodia's Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen (L) salute a passing honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the State Council in Havana 09 September 1999. Hun Sen is on a four-day official visit to Cuba following Castro's invitation. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/ADALBERTO …

Senior North Korean Envoy Makes ‘Work Visit’ to Cuba

The vice president of the Communist Party of North Korea met with senior members of the Cuban Castro regime in Havana on Thursday for a “work visit” to discuss “topics of mutual interest,” according to the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

Former North Korean Foreign Minister and ruling party senior leader Ri Su Yong is seen at the President Palace in Hanoi on March 1, 2019. (Photo by MINH HOANG / POOL / AFP)

Colombia Frees Cuban ISIS Suspect: Social Media Posts Are Not Terrorism

A Colombian judge dropped charges on Monday against Raúl Gutiérrez Sánchez, a 46-year-old Cuban economist accused of plotting a terrorist act on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS), because “if everyone were judged by what they posted on social media, we would all be in jail.”

Police escort Cuban suspect Raul Gutierrez to court where a judge will rule on prosecutors’ request he be held on terrorism and conspiracy charges in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Gutierrez is suspected of plotting to kill American diplomats in the name of the Islamic State. Fernando Vergara - …

Christian Father Imprisoned for Homeschooling: Cuba Went to War with Us

A Cuban Evangelical pastor sentenced to two years in prison for homeschooling his children says his family has endured “psychological pressure and a war on behalf of authorities” for refusing to allow the Castro regime to indoctrinate his children into communist ideology.

Cuban school children salute the national flag 03 September 2002 at the "Juramento de Baragua" elementary school in La Habana. This particular school was part of Fidel Castro's restoration project of 437 schools and construction of 344 schools to reach the standards of the National Education System. AFP PHOTO/Adalberto ROQUE …

Cubans Turn Waiting for Hours in Ration Lines into a Social Media ‘Challenge’

Cubans stuck for hours in lines to buy basic goods like eggs, chicken, oil, and soap are sharing photos of their ordeal under the hashtag #LaColaChallenge, or “The Line Challenge.” The challenge is a tongue-in-cheek way to approach a crisis so pervasive that reports surfaced Thursday of mothers “renting” their children to ensure families have enough to eat.

Cubans line up to buy food in Havana, on April 4, 2019. - A drastic reduction in the circulation of Cuban state newspapers this week, awaken the spectre of the 90s crisis, amid the shortage of basic goods, the bad news from Venezuela and the tightening of the US blockade. …

Report: Venezuelan Oil Tanker Captain Refused to Ship Gasoline to Cuba

The captain of the Manuela Saenz, a Venezuelan oil tanker, fought back against orders to send a shipment of unleaded and diesel gasoline to Cuba last week, prompting dictator Nicolás Maduro’s political police forces to stop the ship and replace him, according to a report in Argentine news outlet Infobae on Tuesday.

An oil tanker remains at the Maracaibo Lake in Maracaibo, Venezuela on March 15, 2019. - Production cutbacks by OPEC nations are building a supply cushion that could be called upon to mitigate a possible supply shock from an abrupt drop in crisis-hit Venezuela's output, the International Energy Agency (IEA) …

NGOs: Cuba Enslaving Up to 100,000 Doctors, Other Professionals Annually

Cuba’s communist regime is actively subjecting tens of thousands of doctors, musicians, professors, engineers, athletes, and other professionals deployed on international missions across the world to “crimes against humanity,” including “enslavement, persecution, and other inhuman acts,” two prominent non-governmental organizations (NGO) revealed on Tuesday.

An elderly patient at the Geriatrics ward of Comandante Manuel Fajardo Hospital in Havana, on July 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuelan General Implies Cuba Killed Chávez to Install Maduro in Power

A Venezuelan general who participated in a failed coup d’etat alongside Hugo Chávez in 1992 published a video this week urging soldiers to rise up against dictator Nicolás Maduro and suggested the communist government in Cuba killed Chávez to install Maduro as their puppet.

Hugo Chavez Mural, Caracas, Venezuela

Cuba Violently Shuts Down ‘Illegal’ Gay Pride Parade

Cuba’s communist regime sent police to beat and violently haul away some of the estimated 300 people congregating in Havana Saturday for an “illegal” gay pride march, organized after the regime canceled the annual Castro-led “conga against homophobia.”

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