The 26th of July Movement was a Cuban vanguard revolutionary organization and later a political party led by Communist Fidel Castro.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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 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.
Everyone has a group of people they call family. For better or worse, some are more successful and we wish others were much brighter.
My family members are spread out over this fantastic nation, which years ago opened its arms and accepted us as political refugees.
Every time I travel to Miami, or Los Angeles, I make an effort to see as many of them as I possibly can, but lately, I find some have drunk the Kool-Aid. This is concerning, not because we do not share the same point of view because that is normal, but because some of them should know better.
Raul Castro has announced that he is stepping down and making room for his hand-picked BFF, who some say is much more. To me, it is difficult to imagine Fidel’s younger brother stop bending over and letting someone else take over so he can be doing what he likes. Cuba si, Comunimso no!
Many years ago, when I was a cub reporter and aspiring journalist in Miami, I was asked to produce a new Spanish-language program for a young up-and-coming musical star named Willy Chirino. The show was called Love Van and it was supposed to be a hipper version of American Bandstand and Soul Train, but unfortunately, it never caught on.
Cubans worldwide have been waiting for years until the Communist Castro regime collapses, and have been singing about it.