Cuba

Baseball Grand Slam

Submitted by ub on Mon, 12/06/2021 - 08:02
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Kudos to Minnie Miñoso, a pioneer Cuban in the Negro League. He played seasons with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.

CUBA Seguro Qué Si

Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/14/2021 - 20:20
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The Cuban people have been oppressed for six decades by the totalitarian Castro regime and will say Basta and Libertad.

Fidel Castro died five years ago this week, but his menacing shadow and his legacy of oppressing the Cuban people continues.

Those national planned mass protest is demanding their freedom and an end to the communist dictatorship in the Caribbean island.

To follow the developments and do your part to support them and help spread the word to the world. #15NCuba #SOSCuba #15N

Soto San To Soto Zen

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/21/2021 - 08:25
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I’m the unicorn journalist with wings and a cyclops eye. I have been affected by multiple news stories, starting with Fidel Castro’s Cuban Communist Revolution in the ’60s, when I became a political refugee after coming to America.  

RIP Gustavo Godoy

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/12/2021 - 20:57
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I met Gustavo Godoy when he was anchoring Noticiero SIN with Teresa Abate in Miami when I had been hired as executive producer.

Gus and Tere were a likable and extremely capable Cuban anchor team, but as TV demographics continued to evolve, they made room for Maria Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos, younger Mexican news anchors that ultimately catapulted Univision into a television news powerhouse.

Our Wedding Pledge

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/10/2021 - 04:18
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Eight years ago we were married on City Island - A Slice of New York City Paradise. A year earlier I asked Yirong to marry me at the local NYC beach during the annual July Fourth Fireworks celebrations and extravaganza.

The New Cuban Revolution

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/26/2021 - 05:20
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The 26th of July Movement was a Cuban vanguard revolutionary organization and later a political party led by Communist Fidel Castro.

Viva CUBA Libre

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/11/2021 - 18:50
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There is no way to predict wether the Cuban protesters will eventually prevail against repression, but their courage is commendable.

I served as the first GM-15/10 Director Office of Cuba Broadcasting for TV Marti under President George HW Bush. I have never ever seen anything like these protests by the Cuban people that are being carried out all over the Caribbean island.

Celia Mi Vida
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ub Mon, 07/05/2021 - 12:15

As we approach the anniversary of her death, it is most important to recall Celia's life of music and her patriotic integrity. 

Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso, known as Celia Cruz, was a Cuban-American singer and one of the most popular Latin artists of the 20th century. Cruz rose to fame in Cuba during the 1950s as a singer of guarachas, earning the nickname "La Guarachera de Cuba"

El Choteo

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/26/2021 - 14:17
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The evolution of the idiosyncratic Choteo, inextricably linked to Cuban national identity and is illustrated through its rich cross-cultural presence in cinema, literature, theater, and, most significantly, journalism, television, and popular music.

Made popular by the late Cuban comedian GUILLERMO ÁLVAREZ GUEDES, as well as others and authored with La generación del ño, by the award-winning writer Gustavo Pérez Firmat.

A Life of Journalism

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/24/2021 - 09:20
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My family emigrated to the USA when I was a little boy. The youngest son of professional parents who lost everything and fled for safety in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave.