Obama parting gift to Castro regime creates havoc for Cubans seeking freedom

Obama parting gift to Castro regime creates havoc for Cubans seeking freedom

by WorldTribune Staff, January 13, 2017 President Barack Obama on Jan. 12 repealed the “wet foot, dry foot” policy in which any Cuban who reached U.S. soil was allowed to stay while any picked up at sea was returned. The Cuban government hailed Obama’s parting policy act. “It was creating serious problems for the security […]

Communist Cuba has a modest plan to pay off Czech Cold War debt: Rum

Communist Cuba has a modest plan to pay off Czech Cold War debt: Rum

by WorldTribune Staff, December 20, 2016 Cash-strapped Cuba has proposed paying off a large Cold War-era debt to the Czech Republic with rum. Cuba owes some $270 million to the former Czechoslovakia, Havana’s ally during the Cold War. There’s no word on whether the Czechs are going to take the deal. Czech Finance Ministry spokesman […]

Latin American liberal tide wanes after subdued Castro funeral, Trump win

Latin American liberal tide wanes after subdued Castro funeral, Trump win

by WorldTribune Staff, December 15, 2016 Latin America’s “pink tide” of liberalism has receded with the death of Fidel Castro and the rise of Donald Trump, analysts say. “The band of union leaders, ex-guerrillas and other left-wing rabble-rousers that dominated Latin American politics for more than a decade has fallen from favor as the region’s […]

Cuba festival bans film spotlighting Fidel Castro’s intolerance toward gays

Cuba festival bans film spotlighting Fidel Castro’s intolerance toward gays

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2016 A film that exposes the horrendous treatment of homosexuals during Fidel Castro’s reign has been banned from a Cuban film festival. “Santa et Andres,” a film by 33-year-old Cuban Carlos Lechuga, was barred from the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana due to a “question of […]

Adios Fidel, hola Cuba libre?

Adios Fidel, hola Cuba libre?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — When Fidel Castro died at age 90, perhaps the greatest achievement of Cuba’s communist Commandante was to have defied ten American presidents and five decades of American opposition. During his 57 years in undisputed power, Castro excelled in playing the role of a socialist David […]

Franklin Graham compares Cuban regime to ideals preached by Democratic Party

Franklin Graham compares Cuban regime to ideals preached by Democratic Party

by WorldTribune Staff, December 1, 2016 Fidel Castro, who died on Nov. 25, was a brutal dictator who “drove the entire Cuban nation into complete poverty and oppression,” Franklin Graham said. “And to think that Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Keith Ellison and others wanted socialism as a model for our country […]

Fidel Castro ‘was a coward’: Miami columnist rejects ‘romantic narrative’

Fidel Castro ‘was a coward’: Miami columnist rejects ‘romantic narrative’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 27, 2016 Progressive lawmakers and the elite media were quick to heap praise on the “courageous” Marxist leader who they insist created a socialist paradise in Cuba. Miami Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer was having none of it – characterizing Fidel Castro as an “egocentric coward who never dared to allow his […]

Flashback: The Castro brothers’ Stalinist Cuba, mass graves, and a U.S. president’s legacy

Flashback: The Castro brothers’ Stalinist Cuba, mass graves, and a U.S. president’s legacy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Frank Calzon Fidel Castro, 90, is dead, his brother Raul announced Friday. The following was published on Jan. 19, 2016. President Barack Obama announced his visit to Cuba on Feb. 18, 2016 following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Obama did not attend Scalia’s funeral and he has […]

Russian navy plans permanent base in Syria; eyes others in Vietnam, Cuba

Russian navy plans permanent base in Syria; eyes others in Vietnam, Cuba

Special to WorldTribune.com By Backgrounder, Geostrategy-Direct.com President Vladimir Putin is looking to expand Russia’s military power and restore Moscow’s global reach of the Soviet era. Moscow on Oct. 10 announced it was planning to make its naval base in Syria permanent. Earlier reports said Russia is considering re-establishing bases in Vietnam and Cuba that it […]

Cuban government blocks text messages using words such as ‘democracy’, ‘human rights’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 8, 2016 “Democracy”, “human rights” and “hunger strike” are on a list of 30 keywords being blocked in text messages by Cuba’s communist government. Prominent blogger Yoani Sanchez and journalist Reinaldo Escobar found that the Castro regime is filtering the keywords and blocking the transmission of any texts that contain them. […]