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. […]

Iran foreign minister in Havana kicks off tour of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile and Bolivia

Iran foreign minister in Havana kicks off tour of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile and Bolivia

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said in Havana his visit would open a new chapter in the Islamic Republic’s relations with Communist-ruled Cuba. “We will start a new chapter in the bilateral relations with Cuba on the basis of a big (business) delegation accompanying […]

WORLD MATTERS: Yes, European conservatives agree, U.S. politics and media are in free fall

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto Pardon an outburst from a fervent friend of the United States: Yes, Secretary of State John Kerry is right! This year’s election campaign is indeed an embarrassment to America! As Kerry said, America’s friends around the world are shocked. I am a European conservative, and I am shocked. I […]

Cuba violently cracks down on protests days after Obama visit

Cuba violently cracks down on protests days after Obama visit

Special to WorldTribune.com The lasting impression President Barack Obama made on Cuba’s communist despots lasted all of two days. On March 22, Obama addressed Cubans about the importance of human rights and peaceful dialogue. On March 24, pro-democracy demonstrators in Havana were savagely beaten and arrested. The protesters were brutalized by Cuban police just three […]

How the U.S. handles the baddest of bad actors: ISIL, Cuba and North Korea

How the U.S. handles the baddest of bad actors: ISIL, Cuba and North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com WASHINGTON – The hype surrounding President Obama’s visit to Cuba quickly gave way to fear and loathing as the world absorbed the news of the slaughter perpetrated in Brussels, for which ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, immediately claimed “credit.” No sooner were we treated to […]