Monday, October 30, 2017

Anti-American Cuban-Americans

Dictating Vile Cuban Policies!!
{Updated: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017}
       The Washington-based Center for Democracy in the Americas is one of the many democracy-loving organizations that work tirelessly advocating for the U. S. government to bring, at long last, some decency and sanity to its Cuban policy.
      The Executive Director of the Center for Democracy in the Americas is Emily Mendrala. Each Friday her weekly review of U.S.-Cuban relations on the CDA's Cuba Central is the best online update related to the island of Cuba, which says as much or more about America as it does about Cuba itself. On her current update, She decried the fact that a mere handful of extremists Cuban-Americans in Miami and in the U. S. Congress still essentially dictate America's Cuban policy, the policy that currently has America condemned worldwide by a unanimously loud 191-to-0 vote in the UN. Emily Mendrala put it this way on October 27th: "Indeed, support for engagement with Cuba is now a mainstream opinion among the public and in Congress. And yet, somehow, a minority group of lawmakers continues to stymie engagement."
      Emily Mendrala's Center for Democracy in the Americas, as her quotation above indicates, is appalled that the United States' Cuban policy primarily targets and harms totally innocent everyday Cubans on the island, especially young-adult Cubans trying to become entrepreneurs to support their families on the U.S.-EMBARGOED island.
      The quotation above by Emily Mendrala referenced this heart-wrenching photo of a young Cuban entrepreneur named Yamina Vicente who came to Washington to beg -- YES, TO BEG!!! -- the Trump administration to allow her and other young Cuban mothers like her to be able to continue to make decent livings for their families thanks to a brief opening provided by the decent former U. S. President Obama.
      The quotation above by Yamina Vicente in Washington BEGGED the U. S. government to allow her to continue to make a decent living for her family in the sovereign nearby country of Cuba. {Please re-read & study that sentence}. Yamina and many other young female entrepreneurs in Cuba who signed the letter that she held aloft, were BEGGING the Trump administration not to reverse the decent overtures that the previous Obama administration had so bravely provided them. Most decent, democracy-loving Americans -- such as Emily Mendrala -- are ashamed that a young Cuban mother like Yamina Vicente had to come to Washington TO BEG the U. S. government to allow her to make a decent living IN A NEARBY SOVEREIGN COUNTRY. But that's the way it has been in the United States democracy since 1959 {except for the two-term Obama presidency} since the Cuban Revolution overthrew the vile Batista-Mafia dictatorship on the island only to see it quickly and permanently, it seems, resurface violently on U. S. soil with Little Havana in Miami as its new capital. The U. S. government that backed the Batista dictatorship in Cuba in the 1950s now in the Trump era in 2017 backs Rubio as America's latest Cuban dictator.
     The Marco Rubio dictatorship of Cuba is located in Washington and not Havana because the Miami-Batistianos, after all these decades, have yet to recapture Cuba despite having the Superpower support of the U. S. economy, the U. S. military, the U.S. CIA, the U. S. Congress, and all U.S. Republican well as the apathy of two generations of unpatriotic Americans. It is that situtation that angers decent Americans like Emily Mendrala AND the majority of Cuban-Americans even in Miami.  
       Americans are not supposed to know this man. Yet, from his home-base in Miami, he is a prolific and brilliant journalist and author. His name is...Alvaro Fernandez. His journalistic endeavors include the founding of Progresso Weekly, a starkly pro-American/anti-Batistiano/anti-Counter Revolutionary publication in the heart of Miami. He believes the polls that reveal a strong majority of Cuban-Americans even in Miami desire normal relations with Cuba, and thus he believes that the majority of Cuban-Americans -- not just a minority cabal of extremists -- should have input in Miami, in Florida, and in U. S. political circles on issues related to Cuba. He is aware that most Americans, most Cuban-Americans, and the entire world -- based on the current 191-to-0 vote in the UN -- agree with him. So, he truly believes the Cuban-exile use of the U. S. democracy to assault Cubans on the island since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959 should be confronted by the less revengeful majority of Cuban-Americans and, possibly, by a more patriotic majority of Americans.
         And indeed, with 2017 being the first year in America's Era of President Trump, Alvaro Fernandez seems to believe conclusively that Miami choirboy Marco Rubio is now the self-anointed and Trump-anointed dictator of Cuba, not so unlike the U.S.-anointed Fulgencio Batista was in the 1950s on the island itself or the Bush-anointed Jorge Mas Canosa was beginning in the 1980s in the United States.
For example:
     In a recent -- Oct. 27-2017 -- Progresso Weekly update, Alvaro Fernandez used the above photo-montage to illustrate an article entitled: "The Made-for-Miami Fairy Tale of Marco the Good vs. Cabello the Bad." Here are the first two paragraphs:
               "It's hard to comprehend how people still believe Marco Rubio, or swallow the manufactured PR stunts that the press falls for that paint a picture of the U. S. senator from West Miami as the hero of some tall tale.
                "A closer and more detailed look at Rubio would show a Little Marco that is more fairy tale character than the responsible politician he pretends to be. Which goes to show how gullible Miami and so many American voters are -- a nice way of saying that too many of us are just plain stupid when voting."
        That understandable critique of Marco Rubio and the Miami-infested U. S. democracy proves that Alvaro Fernandez is both an astute and very brave observer of post-Cuban Revolution politics in Miami and, unfortunately, also in Washington.
    In another recent Progresso Weekly update, Alvaro Fernandez used the above photo-montage to illustrate an article referencing Marco Rubio entitled: "Two-faced? Cowardly? Both." The article alleges that U. S. Secretary of State Rex Tillotson's Cuban policies are dictated by America's current Cuban dictator Marco Rubio. In another article, a blistering Alvaro Fernandez headline screamed: "Follow the Money...and Marco Rubio." That article, in excruciating detail, vividly discussed "a dark alley called Marco Rubio." Unfortunately, it is that "dark alley called Marco Rubio" who currently is Dictator #1 of America's cruel, undemocratic Cuban policy.
     In continuing his excoriations of Marco Rubio in his Miami-based Progresso Weekly, Alvaro Fernandez used the above photo to illustrate an article entitled: "Ileana, Marco, Curbelo, and Mario: Crippled Trump Enablers." The photo depicts entrenched Marco Rubio-like Miami members of the U. S. Congress -- Carlos Curbelo, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Mario Diaz-Balart. Alvaro Fernandez wonders, if most Cuban-Americans even in Miami favor normal relations with Cuba, why only Counter Revolutionary extremists can get elected to the U. S. Congress from Miami.
     In another major Progresso Weekly update, Alvaro Fernandez used the above graphic to illustrate his article entitled: "Menendez Trial Update: Has the Supreme Court Legalized Public Corruption?" It is a legitimate question related to the federal trial in which the U. S. government charged U. S. Senator Robert Menendez with 18 corruption-bribery charges. Menendez, an ultra-powerful and entrenched Cuban-American Counter-Revolutionary U. S. Senator from New Jersey, is expected to be found "not guilty" despite years of expensive investigative work by the U. S. government and an expensive trial in Newark, New Jersey, that has consumed over two months as of today -- October 31st, 2017. Even the presiding judge has openly referenced the fact that the U. S. Supreme Court over-turned the apparently solid corruption charges against the convicted former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell. It was the same U. S. Supreme Court that earlier had legalized unlimited political donations by billionaires, drastically altering the U. S. politics that some, obviously including Alvaro Fernandez, now view as "for sale to the highest bidders." But while a very brave Alvaro Fernandez in Miami questions what is happening in the Menendez corruption trial -- and is the same Alvaro Fernandez who pens major articles about the "two-faced," "cowardly," and "For Sale" Marco Rubio -- the intimidated or politically correct mainstream U. S. media only portrays Rubio as a choirboy.
     One of America's most respected investigative journalists, Ken Silverstein, penned the above deeply investigated article...using a plethora of specific names, places, dates, real estate, etc...that, as far as I can recall, labels Marco Rubio the most "FOR SALE" politician I've ever read about. Interestingly, as far as I know, Ken Silverstein has not been sued by either Rubio or his wealthy supporters. Yet, aside from brave and highly respected journalists like Alvaro Fernandez and Ken Silverstein, the inept mainstream United States media lavishly promotes presidential wannabee Marco Rubio as the quintessentially American-made Mother Teresa-like saint.
   But in the heart of Miami Alvaro Fernandez and his incisive Progresso Weekly articles consistently oppose Miami's dictation of America's Cuban policies.
Which reminds me of:
     The top news anchor on Cuban television is Cristina Escobar. She is also a record-setter as the first Cuban to ask questions at a White House news conference, and she took full advantage of that opportunity by asking six very pertinent questions. Also on U. S. soil at one university in California, at two universities in Alabama, and on a Pulitzer Center-sponsored Tracey Eaton U.S./YouTube video, Cristina Escobar has made this firm statement: "Cuban journalists have more freedom to tell the truth about the U. S. than U. S. journalists have to tell the truth about Cuba." Americans, propagandized since the Batista-Mafia dictatorship retrenched in Florida and New Jersey following the 1959 triumph of the Cuban Revolution, are supposed to quickly dismiss that observation by a respected Cuban on the island, Cristina EscobarBut she is a well-educated and brilliant Cuban broadcast journalist who also happens to believe her comment depicted above as well as her second most referenced quotation: "Cuba's fate is up to Cubans on the island, not Cubans in Miami and Washington." In other words, as a leader of the vital young-adult generation of Cubans on the island, Cristina Escobar staunchly disapproved the American-backed Batista dictatorship in Cuba in the 1950s and she staunchly disapproves of the American-based Rubio dictatorship of Cuba now -- IN 2017!
     While even notable Miami journalist Alvaro Fernandez calls Marco Rubio "two-faced" and "cowardly," NO ONE either in Cuba or the U. S. has ever used such adjectives to describe the thoughtful Cristina Escobar. She is a talented Cuban jewel.
Making history at the White House.
Cristina Escobar.


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