Cuba

Soto San To Soto Zen
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ub Sat, 08/21/2021 - 08:25

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

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/05/2021 - 12:15
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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. 

Cuban Exile Anthem SOS

Submitted by ub on Sun, 06/06/2021 - 13:19
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When I was recruited to work for US President George HW Bush's GOP administration at USIA, I was the only non-Republican that I know of (I have no political affiliation) and the youngest GM-15/10 to serve in Washington DC. 

The Cuban Imbecile Crisis?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/21/2021 - 20:35
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The free world is watching as the infamous date is approaching the Cuban Missile Crisis anniversary. Will these two be forever known as Kremlin Cruz and Moscow Marco?
It was one month and four days in 1962 from 16 October – 20 November.