Thursday, November 29, 2018

U.S.-Brazil War on Cuba

Nearing A Reality!!
{Saturday, December 1st, 2018}
    The highly definitive graphic above is courtesy of Plablo Moreira Leita/Brazil 247. It depicts probably the most important news item currently affecting the USA but, typically, the mainstream U. S. news media will ignore it because the topic is Cuba. But, yes, it is resonating across Latin America this last week of November, 2018. The image...the man...holding the BOMB Hammer is John Bolton, President Donald Trump's and the USA's Top Security Adviser. Cuba and much of Latin America believe that Bolton has successfully advised Trump to overthrow Cuba's revolutionary government and also to make contaminant regime changes in Venezuela and Nicaragua. Therefore, Americans -- who will pay for the impending and perhaps very bloody and expensive chaos in Latin America and the Caribbean -- should study the graphic above.
       And as you study the graphic, please note that John Bolton met with Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro this week -- Nov. 29th, 2018 -- to obviously discuss regime changes in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Bolton for many years as a product of the Bush dynasty wanted a regime change in Cuba and his reputation as an extreme right-wing war-monger is well known. Bolton's meeting with Bolsonaro appears to be an effort to secure Brazil's help in reshaping the political dynamic in the Caribbean and Latin America to suit extreme right-wingers and their rich supporters. Brazil's new President, Bolsonaro, is a well-known extreme right-winger and now the decision-maker in Latin America's largest, richest, and most powerful nation. And so...Bolton's meeting with Bolsonaro was anticipated by top Cuban experts in the United States and in Latin America.
    The photo above is courtesy of The Independent.co.uk and, I think, it should scare and appall democracy lovers. It was taken Thursday in Rio and it shows Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro warmly greeting U. S. President Donald Trump's top National Security Adviser John Bolton. Bolsonaro is an extreme right-winger now in charge of Brazil, the Latin American superpower. Bolton is the most extreme high-profile right-wing war-monger in the United States, the world superpower, and Bolton has long advocated the overthrow of Revolutionary Cuba. Now it seems President Trump has finally given Bolton that opportunity. And, moreover, Bolton apparently believes that his prime ally in that endeavor is Bolsonaro.
    Many keen observers consider Tracey Eaton to be America's best and fairest journalist related to the intricacies of the U.S.-Cuban conundrum. Almost every major media source in the U. S. -- from the USA Today to NBC News -- has featured Eaton's reporting on Cuban issues. Now a journalism professor in Florida, he remains the best source for reports concerning Cuba...including eight insightful articles this month. His latest update -- on Nov. 28th, 2018 -- is entitled: "New U.S.-Brazil Alliance Will Likely Target Cuba." Eaton was the first to reveal that John Bolton was meeting with Jair Bolsonaro in Rio on Nov. 29th, and he revealed why: "I would not be surprised to see the U. S. government launch some sort of operation targeting Cuba from Brazil." Eaton then explained it was obvious that America's top right-wing/war-monger, John Bolton, would solicit the anti-Cuban, right-wing/war-monger who is now the leader of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro. Eaton directly mentioned some of Bolsonaro's far-right comments: "I wouldn't rape her because she doesn't deserve it;" "She doesn't deserve to be raped because she's so ugly;" "I would be incapable of loving a homosexual son;" and "We're going to execute the Workers Party members here." The Workers Party in Brazil, led by recent former Brazilian Presidents Lula de Silva and Dilma Rousseff, powerfully supported Brazil's poor people and powerfully supported Revolutionary Cuba!!
   This month, John Bolton, as shown above, went to Miami and essentially and very publicly declared war on Cuba and it was clear he had clearance to do so from his boss, America's Commander-in-Chief President Trump. It is also apparent that the ultra-right winger Bolton was mightily impressed by the anti-Cuban comments and actions of Brazil's new ultra-right wing President Jair Bolsonaro.
 Thus, this handshake featuring Bolsonaro and Bolton on Nov. 29th, 2018, was easily predictable and it has prompted America's best appraiser of U.S.-Cuban issues, Tracey Eaton, to write this sentence: "I would not be surprised to see the U. S. government launch some sort of operation targeting Cuba from Brazil." For American citizens and the mainstream U. S. media to sit back and allow a right-wing/war mongering thug like John Bolton to orchestrate what might well be a bloody conflagration in the Caribbean and Latin America is, of course, unthinkable and unconscionable. Yet, the cowardly ambivalence and the darkening atmosphere that currently pervades both Washington and the mainstream U. S. media makes what Tracey Eaton and many other decent observers fear has become a distinct probability.
     The Cuban official in charge of day-to-day...and sometimes hourly...monitoring of U. S. designs on Cuba is Carlos Fernandez de Cossio. He said, "I believe when the primary U. S. news media failed to report fairly what Bolton said in Miami, which to me was a war declaration, it emboldened Bolton to go forward with enticing Brazil's Bolsonaro into his scheme for executing regime changes in Cuba as well as Venezuela and Nicaragua. Brazil, the Latin American power, now has a Bolton-like extremist as its leader...and the U.S. is the world power. We know those regime changes can be executed but the people who allow it to happen should know that it would only be another beginning and not be the end of the matter."
     An influential Cuban highly respected for closely staying in touch with the rhythms and pulses of everyday Cubans on the island is Rosa Miriam Elizalde. She said, "We have known since Bolton's speech in Miami and Bolsonaro's inflammatory words and deeds against Cuba that it could evolve into a nexus against us-- mighty Brazil and ultra-mighty America warring against us much like the Mafia and ultra-mighty America warred against us in the 1950s. The Cuban media, which I represent, respects Cubans on this island more than the American media respects Americans, so both the Cuban journalists and the everyday Cuban people constantly interact with each other, and we know what to expect from Trump and Bolsonaro. But for us, we have two options -- surrender to foreigners or revert to do-or-die revolutionary ideals. That seems, again, to be our two choices now. Even with their combined arsenals, Trump and Bolsonaro will never get us to surrender. If that means we perish...well, you know...! A sovereign and independent Cuba has always been worth a do-or-die fight, and that has been especially so since January one of 1959."
    Among other things on the island, Rosa Miriam Elizalde is in charge of Dominio Cuba, an influential television channel that, indeed, interacts with the Cuban people. And Rosa via television has shared with her fellow Cubans the image of John Bolton wielding the BOMB Hammer
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Rubio Set for Cuban Overthrow

Rubio Finalizes Cuban War Panel!!
{Updated: Thursday, November 29th, 2018}
      The Joe Raedle/Getty Images photo above was used to illustrate an important Politico article entitled: "Trump Packs Foreign Policy Team With Cuba Hardliners From Florida." The photo itself shows Little Havana's U. S. Senator Marco Rubio making nice with President Donald Trump, the two bitter enemies during the 2016 Republican primaries. But Trump as President buys Rubio's Miami connections with a pay-off that is probably the most egregious act Trump will execute as President of the United States. The left-wing mainstream U. S. media that is trying so hard to impeach Trump doesn't have the courage or insight to report that fact but Politico, now the best media source for political news in Washington, does have that courage and insight. The aforementioned Politico article was written by Marc Caputo, who also happens to be the best journalist in Washington.
     This is Marc Caputo. Certainly no journalist in America today knows as much about Florida's weird political apparatuses than Caputo. He grew up in Key West fascinated with the Sunshine State's political shenanigans and then became an award-winning journalist for the Miami Herald where his investigative reporting resulted in multiple federal convictions. In 2015 Caputo was hired by Politico and, in addition to the vital article mentioned here, he writes Politico's must-read Florida Notebook section. In his aforementioned article that all Americans should Google and heed, Caputo explains that Trump has allowed Rubio to staff the U. S. State Department, the U. S. National Security arena, and the Western Hemisphere Affairs department ONLY WITH ANTI-CUBAN COUNTER REVOLUTIONARY EXTREMISTS. To allow that to happen, and not be reported by the mainstream U. S. media, shows a blatant lack of respect by Trump and Rubio for both America and Democracy. Caputo points out that Rubio has lined the three U. S. government agencies most able to overthrow the Cuban government with ONLY career Counter Revolutionary extremists -- Otto Reich, Tomas Regalado, Eliot Pedrosa, Carlos Truillo, etc., etc. But first Rubio maneuvered three vicious and long-time anti-Cuban zealots -- Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, and Mauricio Claver-Carone -- as the leaders of the State Department, National Security, and Western Hemisphere departments...well knowing that those three would quickly approve all of the anti-Cuban extremists that Rubio, to quote Caputo, "packs" with nothing but anti-Cuban extremists. While Cuba is generally off the day-to-day radar of the U. S. media, it should, to a crucial extent, be at the forefront for this reason: Rubio and Claver-Carone are fully capable of turning their extremism against Cuba into a regional war that Americans and their Democracy would pay for. Marc Caputo, the best Washington journalist, has explained the groundwork currently setting the stage for potentially bloody regional fireworks and long-lasting repercussions.
     When a Mauricio Claver-Carone is put in charge of America's Western Hemisphere Affairs, Americans should be informed that such an appointment is likely to result in two things: {1} An overthrow of Cuba's revolutionary government; and {2} harsh treatment for Caribbean and Latin American nations that are friendly to Cuba and lush financial rewards to Western Hemisphere nations that are persuaded to support or condone Claver-Carone's extreme hatred and extreme exploitations of Revolutionary Cuba. If those two points strike you as hyperbolic exaggerations, it's only because you are unfamiliar with Claver-Carone's very profitable anti-Cuban obsessions all his adult life. Except for great investigative journalists such as Marc Caputo, Tracey Eaton, don't expect the mainstream media to enlighten you about Claver-Carone's Cuban extremism. So, if you are unfamiliar with recent articles by the likes of Caputo and Eaton, for example, I would advise democracy-loving and tax-paying Americans to at least Google Claver-Carone's totally consistent and dubious background.
   When extremist one-trick-ponys like Mauricio Claver-Carone are put in charge of key U. S. government agencies capable of fomenting everlasting calamities in America's backyard, Americans at least should be somewhat prepared via forewarnings.
     A President Trump that can get away with installing a John Bolton as America's top National Security official is a President that should be held accountable for predictable repercussions -- namely, vicious assaults, not on Big Boys like China or Russia, but on smaller nations, like Cuba, that Bolton's long-standing war-mongering has targeted.
    And now with Trump as President and Commander-in-Chief, Bolton finally has a chance to actually make war on small nations.
    In Miami recently, Bolton essentially declared war on Cuba...something he almost got his former boss, President Bush, to do.
    With John Bolton in charge of National Security and Mike Pompeo the Secretary of State, Senator Marco Rubio has been blessed with full authority to do what Marc Caputo confirms that Rubio has done, which is to "pack" the crucial National Security department, the State Department, and the Western Hemisphere Affairs arena, which is a part of the State Department, with only anti-Cuban zealots.
     A Bolton, a Trump, and a Pompeo as America's three most important officials involved in foreign affairs leaves the United States primed for some more bloody, expensive, and very predictable involvements, I believe, and I believe the great journalist Marc Caputo also believes!!
 In Marc Caputo's aforementioned Politico article, he reveals that Trump is allowing two Little Havana members of the U. S. Congress -- Mario Diaz-Balart and Marco Rubio -- to saturate the highest elements of the U. S. government with career anti-Cuban zealots. Mario is a one-trick-pony from Miami whose father was a key Minster in Cuba's ousted Batista dictatorship and, after 1959, one of the all-time richest and most vicious anti-Cuban extremists in Miami. And Marco, also a one-trick-pony from Miami, is, according to the great investigative journalist Ken Silverstein, "head and shoulders above" EVERYONE ELSE IN WASHINGTON "when it comes to corruption and chicanery." And if Mario & Marco are allowed to saturate the highest echelons of the U. S. government with anti-Cuban extremists, why not allow Mario & Marco to succeed Trump & Pence as America's next President and Vice President??
     During the Trump presidency, Cuba being off the radar of most Americans is a huge advantage that permits the likes of Rubio and Diaz-Balart to have the cover for guiding the United States into a Western Hemisphere catastrophe that is likely to absorb a lot of innocent blood and tons of tax dollars.
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Monday, November 26, 2018

BULLETIN: It's Still Fidel's Cuba:

A Known Fact on the Island;
Despite the USA Narrative!!
{Tuesday, November 27th, 2018}
     Yesterday was November 26th, 2018. It marked the second anniversary of the death of Fidel Castro at age 90. It was a special day on the island of Cuba...a sad day of mourning but also a celebratory day concerning the revolutionary life that he led. Although Fidel's younger brother and fellow revolutionary Raul is still alive and Cuba now has a non-Castro as its new President, it is still Fidel's Cuba and that will remain so, and even grow in the realm of reality...at least until and if some foreign-based coup changes the political dynamic on the island. While the Cuban narrative in the United States of America will disagree with that assessment, it should be remembered that the U. S. assessments of Fidel Castro have been faulty since 1952 and, particularly, since 1959. If that were not so, there would never have been a Cuban Revolution that overthrew the U.S.-backed Batista dictatorship and, after that momentous event, faulty U.S.-Batistiano-Mafiosi assessments of Fidel Castro have accounted for another momentous event -- the amazing longevity of Revolutionary Cuba. The photo above attests to those basic facts as well as the continued faulty appraisals of Fidel Castro and his legacy. The young Cuban woman paying homage at Fidel Castro's tomb is Rosy Amaro Perez. Well-educated, extremely smart, and a brilliant broadcast journalist, Rosy put this photo on her Facebook page with a caption: "Vives dentro de mi y te guardo a mi manera." {"You live inside me and I keep you my way."}. If a coup or some other factor overthrows Cuba's revolutionary government, a second Fidel Castro-inspired REVOLUTION would commence immediately...and fight to the death to restore it. Yes, faulty USA assessments...sprinkled with self-serving lies...are one thing but the photo above speaks volumes of truths on the island itself. Rosy is not alone in her feeling. She is, in fact, among a strong majority on the island who worship Fidel Castro.
      A brilliant broadcast journalist, Rosy Amaro Perez has visited the great capitals of Europe and she has close relatives living in Florida, Virginia, Arizona, etc. But she is a Cuban-Cuban, not an American-Cuban. If there were not millions more like her on the island, the Cuban-American anti-Castro extremists headquartered in the Little Havana section of Miami since 1959 would have regained control of Cuba many decades ago. After all, being in almost total control of both America's Cuban policies and America's Cuban narratives gives Little Havana what, on the surface, is seemingly overwhelming advantages over Havana...and that's been the case for over six decades. Therefore, there must be some explanation for Revolutionary Cuba's longevity...and the Cuban narrative in the U. S. dictated by anti-Cuban extremists is built on lies regarding that phenomenon. But, I believe, Rosy Amaro Perez explained it with her sentence that described her visit to Fidel Castro's tomb: "You live inside me and I keep you my way." From 1952 till 1959 Americans were urged to flock to Cuba to partake in the rampant gambling, illegal drugs, prostitution, and other Mafia-like vices that permeated the island. From 1959 till today Americans have been the only people in the world discouraged from visiting Cuba, with Batistiano-based congressional laws actually making such visits illegal except under special circumstances. But those of us who have been to the island are not surprised that Rosy Amaro Perez worships Fidel Castro and would fight a revolutionary death to defend his legacy.
    Significantly, Rosy Amaro Perez has a precocious and beautiful lookalike daughter. Rosy has the wherewithal to permanently take her beloved child to any capital city in Europe or America but she believes her Mariana is best loved, best protected, and by far the safest and happiest living in Havana. I am well aware that Americans do not understand that reasoning, and I fully know that most Americans believe Rosy is misguided or brain-washed; but she is neither of those things. A brilliant journalist and a devoted mother, she knows all about Revolutionary Cuba and she knows all about what preceded Revolutionary Cuba -- relentless Mafia-style theft and brutality.
       From 1952-1959 the top leaders of the U.S.-based Mafia ruled Cuba with brutal force and extreme greed, a process supported by the United States because rich U. S. individuals and companies were allowed to also partake in the extreme thievery while pretending to ignore the extreme brutality heaped upon the majority peasants. Since 1959, with the retreat of the top leaders to U. S. soil, Americans have been propagandized to believe the basic truth depicted above is a lie. It is not. AND, BELIEVE ME, if it were a lie the longevity of Revolutionary Cuba would have ended...internally and externally...MANY DECADES AGO!!
    The first mistake Batista, the Mafia, and the United States made in Cuba in the 1950s was to not at least throw some crubs to the majority peasants on the island. While the wholesale rape and robbery of Cuba proceeded with unabated brutality and thievery, the photo above illustrates how the majority peasants were left with nothing -- no education, no health benefits, and...no nothing. That was a stupid mistake by the thieves in charge of Cuba in the 1950s.
    But the biggest mistake BY FAR made in Cuba in the 1950s by Batista, the Mafia, and the United States of America is, undeniably, depicted by the photo above. When the majority peasants and their supporters complained about the treatment they were receiving, the answer by Batista was to send out goons to murder peasant children as a warning for the peasant mothers and fathers not to resist. Instead, brave mothers marched in the streets in numbers far too large and far too brave to be mowed down by Batista's machine-gunners. Thus, a Revolution was born, one that would do the impossible -- which was to overthrow a powerful dictator backed by the Mafia, the strongest criminal organization in the world, and by the USA, the strongest nation in the world. The woman second from the left in the white blouse and sunglasses was the mother of little Willie Soler. With three other boys, Willie was murdered by Batista's goons and their bodies left in an abandoned warehouse as a warning to their parents to stop resisting. Willie's mother and thousands of others across the island didn't heed those warnings, and their marches created the Revolution. Americans, of course, are not supposed to comprehend all that...and Americans even today are not supposed to Google to ascertain why there is an important hospital in Cuba today that is named the William Soler Children's Hospital. Of course, if the well-funded Counter Revolutionaries in the USA today can deny either the authenticity or the significance of the two black-and-white photos directly above, I will be the first to admit that they have at least one legitimate point, but I simply don't believe they can deny the absolute and well-documented truth.
    The most important person in Batista's Cuba who reacted to the Mother's Marches was a doctor's daughter named Celia Sanchez. Many experts on the Cuban Revolution, including Fidel Castro, considered/consider Celia the most important anti-Batista rebel -- as a guerrilla fighter for sure but most importantly as the key recruiter of rebels and supplies that could take on Batista's powerful Mafia-backed and USA-backed forces. After her revolution triumphed on January 1, 1959, Celia, with the full support of Fidel Castro, was the prime decision-maker on the island right up till the day -- Jan. 11, 1980 -- she died at age 59 of cancer. In the early days of Revolutionary Cuba, therefore, it was Celia who famously issued the two quotations that best summed up her Revolution: {1} "The Batistianos will never regain control of Cuba as long as I live or as long as Fidel lives;" and, {2} "We rebels get far too much credit for winning the revolution...our enemies deserve most of the credit, for being greedy cowards and idiots." I've been to Cuba {legally} to research Celia Sanchez and, of her two most famous and definitive quotations, I tend to favor the first one depicted above. But others, including The Woman Project.org, favor the second one.
   It was the Mother's Marches that inspired Celia Sanchez to become the greatest female revolutionary in all of history.
    And it was, in fact, Celia Sanchez who inspired the famous revolutionary men whose fame tied to the Cuban Revolution will be indelible forever. Take for example the photo in the lower-left of the above montage; the London-based BBC, which actually has the freedom to report fairly about the Cuban Revolution, says this photo reflects the very first telescopic rifle Celia Sanchez gave Fidel Castro the day he joined her revolution in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra Mountains on the far southeastern tip of Cuba in late November, 1956.
    But Celia Sanchez long before she ever laid eyes on Fidel, or Che, or Raul, or Camilo, etc., was the incomparable guerrilla fighter and the vital recruiter of rebels and supplies that sustained and fueled her Revolution. So Cuba's renowned historian Pedro Alvarez Tabio summed up the Cuban Revolution best with these words: "If Batista had manged to kill Celia Sanchez anytime between 1953 and 1957, there would have been no viable Cuban Revolution...and no revolution for Fidel and Che to join." And so...while the Mother's Marches inspired Celia Sanchez and Celia Sanchez inspired Fidel Castro, the longevity of Revolutionary Cuba today, after both Celia and Fidel have died, depends...I believe...on a strong cadre of young-adult Cuban women inspired by both Celia and Fidel. And that Cuban cadre today...I believe...is epitomized by Rosy Amaro Perez.
       Above is a photo of Rosy Amaro Perez that was taken this week -- on November 26, 2018 -- in Havana. She is abundantly aware that day was the second anniversary of the death of Fidel Castro at age 90. All this week, if Cuba is mentioned at all in the United States, Americans will be reminded that everything about Revolutionary Cuba is bad and everything about the Batista-Mafia dictatorship that preceded it was good and that the Batistiano dictating of America's Cuban policies and narratives since 1959 is the absolute truth. As a democracy loving American, I believe that lie shames America far more than it shames Cuba. I believe that any American who loves America should have the guts and the patriotism to ask...or at least consider if you are not in a position to ask... WHY Rosy Amaro Perez thinks as she does. After all, Rosy has lived all of her life in Revolutionary Cuba and so have her mother Carmen and her daughter Mariana.
     Americans are programmed not to believe it, but young Cuban females in Cuba...like Rosy Amaro Perez and like the young women above...are the most ardent worshippers of Fidel Castro, a man who did not want a cult following and insisted that no statues of him should ever be built in Cuba and no roads or other edifices ever named for him. But these young women are writing on their faces "Yo soy Fidel" -- "I am Fidel." And, no...there are no Cuban soldiers holding guns on them and they don't need outside influence to express their worship of Fidel Castro on their faces.
      Two years after Fidel Castro's death at age 90, "YO SOY FIDEL" on the island means "I AM FIDEL." I don't know what it means in Little Havana, Florida, but I do know what it means in Big Havana, Cuba. It means that...if Fidel's revolution is overturned, another revolution will immediately start to reinstall it.
     Yes, Rosy Amaro Perez...has a right to pay homage to Fidel on the second anniversary of his death at age 90. That's because the extremely smart and well-educated Rosy knows a helluva lot more about Revolutionary Cuba and Batista's Cuba than Americans who have been propagandized about both issues for all the decades since the 1950s.
Is this U. S. truth or is it U. S. propaganda?
This photo was taken in Havana on....
November 26th, 2018!!
Rosy Amaro Perez, journalist.
And, yes, she has some opinions too!!!
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Friday, November 23, 2018

Cuba Friends, Cuba Enemies


They Abound and They Change!!
{Monday, November 26th, 2018}
     With Donald Trump midway through his first 4-year term as President of the United States and Jair Bolsonaro just starting his first term as Brazilian President, in the USA the remnants of the Batista dictatorship in Cuba think they have a golden chance to regain control of the island after 6+ very determined decades of trying. In the United States Trump has turned America's Cuban policies totally over to the Little Havana extremists in Miami and in the U. S. Congress while Bolsonaro, an extreme right-winger, has done the same in Brazil.
     Prior to the startling election of President Trump in 2016, the more decent U. S. President Barack Obama had bravely and astutely done all he could to normalize relations with Cuba. As shown above, he went to Cuba and assured the Cuban people, "Cuba does not need to fear a threat from the United States." But now, in the closing days of 2018, 11.4 million Cubans on the island are well aware that they face a dire threat from Trump's United States of America, the world's Superpower, and now from Brazil, Latin America's Superpower.
    When Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro can stand side-by-side with thumbs-up gestures, the Little Havana U. S. Cubans, at long last, assume Havana will soon be theirs again, and it well may happen.
   The photo above shows Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in 2013 with some of the Cuban doctors she sent to the poorest areas of Brazil where there had never been doctors. When Brazil goes from a Rousseff to a Bolsanaro and the U. S. goes from a Obama to a Trump, Cuba is in deep trouble...but so too may be Brazil and the U. S.
     The Eraldo Peres/Associated Press photo above shows two Cuban doctors holding Brazilian and Cuban flags at the airport in Sao Paulo on their way back to Havana. It is featured in an informative AP article written by Evan Marshall. Shortly after 2013, in a deal negotiated with Cuba by Brazil's left-wing President Dilma Rousseff and the Pan American Health Association, about 14,000 well-trained and dedicated Cuban health professionals were employed in the poorest areas of Brazil where previously there were no doctors or nurses. Even though Rousseff was forced out by what she calls a left-wing coup before she finished her second democratically elected term, there were 8,300 Cuban health officials in Brazil when extreme right-winger Jair Bolsonaro was amazingly elected president. Even with Cuban-friendly left-wingers in charge of the Brazilian government for almost four complete presidential terms, the U. S. along with Brazilian left-wingers had bribed Cuban medical personnel  to defect, and some did. Now with both extreme anti-Cuban Presidents in Washington and Brasilia, President Bolsonaro has invited the Cubans to defect to Brazil. Meanwhile, the poor Brazilians loved and appreciated the medical care provided by the now-departed Cubans, but Bolsonaro said they will be replaced.
     The AFP photo above shows the first group of Cuban doctors that have returned to Havana after being booted out of Brazil by that country's new right-wing, anti-Cuban President Jair Bolsonaro.
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      Above is a very important photo taken in Havana on Friday, November 23rd, 2018. It shows Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel and his wife strolling the streets of Havana and greeting everyday Cubans. The significant man just to the left of Diaz-Canel is the Prime Minister and leader of Spain Pedro Sanchez, who arrived on the island Thursday.
Credit: BALLESTEROS/EFE.
    Thursday -- Nov. 22, 2018 -- Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrived in Havana for an important two-day stay. Cuba's new President Miguel Diaz-Canel had enjoyed a nice meeting with Sanchez back in September in New York City. It is the first time in 32 years that a Spanish Prime Minister has visited Cuba, reflecting a long Spanish-Cuban chasm but now finally challenging and changing three decades of capitulations to the USA's economic Embargo-Blockade of Cuba. Sanchez also confirmed that Spain's King and other members of its Royal Family will be in Cuba in 2019 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Diego Velaquez de Cuellar's arrival on the island. But mostly Sanchez announced on his arrival in Havana yesterday that, "My visit to Cuba is to normalize, stabilize, and deepen bilateral ties with this island nation." And then Sanchez opened a business forum in Havana's 5-star Grand Packard Hotel that is operated by Spain's huge Iberostar hotel chain that appreciates a lack of competition on the island from U. S. companies. Three leading dissident groups on the island -- Elizardo Sanchez, Guillermo Farinas, and Damas de Blanco {Ladies in White} pressured Sanchez to meet with them, but Sanchez resisted that pressure. Meanwhile, Sanchez on Friday, Nov. 23rd, 2018, attended a business forum in Havana that included Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Borrell, Industry Minister Reyes Maroto, and Treasury Secretary-General Carlos San Basilio as well as dozens of Spanish business executives.
     This is the newly opened 5-star Iberostar Grand Hotel Packard in Havana. Despite the Trump administration's tightening of the U. S. embargo-blockade against Cuba, a record 4,750,000 tourists have visited the island this year. Spain's Iberostar hotel chain, even prior to the Packard, already had 27 hotels with 7,881 rooms on the island. Uh, did I say that Iberostar loves the fact that it doesn't face any Cuban competition from USA's hotel chains. Yet, while Spain is displaying some brave independence in resisting the long-standing U. S. belligerency towards Cuba, other nations -- most notably Brazil -- are suddenly buying into President Trump's current effort to recapture Cuba by at last starving or overthrowing the Cuban Revolution, as indicated below.
     This photo was taken by Eraldo Peres for the Associated Press. It shows a Cuban doctor taking a selfie of herself this week as she prepared to board a plane in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia to return to Havana. She is one of thousands of Cuban doctors booted out of Brazil by Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's newly elected but extremely controversial right-wing President. Thousands of Cuban doctors had been working diligently in Brazil's most remote and poorest areas, many that never before even had a single doctor. The Pan American Health Association as well as the United Nations and other international organizations have supported the projects, as have the prior left-wing Lula-Rousseff Brazilian governments. But things have changed drastically in Latin America's largest, most populated, and richest nation -- and not just the change from prime Cuban supporters to a prime Cuban enemy but also now, with an extreme right-wing President in Brazil aligned with USA President Trump, the chance of right-wingers destroying Revolutionary Cuba have sky-rocketed. Even during the 4 democratically elected terms when Cuban-protectors Lula and Rousseff ran the Brazilian government, the USA had mounted massive and expensive projects to get Cuban medical personnel in Brazil to defect, which in many cases were successful. But now that Brazil has elected an extreme right-wing President, the USA no longer has to bribe Cuban doctors to defect to the USA from Brazil, like the Cuban doctor shown above flying back to Havana from Brasilia this week, while making sure of taking a selfie with the Cuban flag next to her face.
       The ultra-powerful Batistiano/Mafiosi-fueled Cuban Counter Revolutionaries in the United States have tried desperately to regain control of Cuba for over six decades -- every day since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution on January 1, 1959. The best chances came during the 12 years of the three Bush presidencies but many of the Batistiano-Mafiosi leaders in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood believed the incredible election of Donald Trump as U. S. President in 2016 affords them the best-ever chance to recapture Cuba. But now, with the equally incredible election of right-wing extremist Jair Bolsonaro as President of Brazil in 2018, the zealots in Little Havana and in the U. S. Congress are doing celebratory hand-stands, and well they should. The USA, the world's economic and military Superpower, is now aligned with Brazil, Latin America'a economic and military Superpower, in agreement that Cuba's revolutionary government must be overthrown so rich Americans and rich Brazilians can exploit the Caribbean's largest and most coveted island the way rich Americans exploited it from 1952 till 1959 during the brutal Batista-Mafia dictatorship. And now, as you study the Jair Bolsonaro image above, consider this: Prior to Trump's 2016 election in the USA, President Obama for the previous 8 years had been America's all-time most-friendly U. S. president regarding Cuba; and prior to Bolsonaro's 2018 election in Brazil, the almost 4 terms of the Lulu-Rousseff presidencies in Brazil had been the all-time most-friendly Brazilian presidents regarding Cuba. So considering that the USA is the world Superpower and Brazil is the Latin American Superpower, please consider what those  recent incredible elections in the USA and in Brazil mean for the vulnerable island of Cuba.
  Internationally known as a Superstar journalist, Anthony Boadle has headed bureaus for London-based Reuters in both Cuba and Brazil and he is a highly respected Latin American expert. And Mr. Boadle now openly feels sorry for poor Brazilian children who no longer have their skilled and dedicated Cuban doctors to take care of them. Boadle headlined: "Cuban Doctors Head Home, Leaving Poor Towns With No Health Care."
     On Nov. 22nd-2018 Anthony Boadle used the above photo on both Reuters and his Twitter page. The photo shows two young Cuban doctors, holding Cuban and Brazilian flags, booted out of Brazil by staunch right-wingers and flying back to Havana. Boadle described the photo this way: "The first of 8,500 Cuban doctors returning home, some happy to see their families and arrive back with a 49-inch TV, others sad to leave their work in poor and remote parts of Brazil, and the affection of Brazilian patients who were sad to see them go." In other words, in Brazil now the rich supporters of their new right-wing President will get much richer while the poorest Brazilians will get poorer, and millions of them are once again without any medical care.
     Probably still the most popular politician in Brazil, and the champion of poor Brazilians, is Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a left-winger who worshiped Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Lulu was twice democratically elected President of Brazil as was his protege Dilma Rousseff who was also a worshiper of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. But, accused of corruption, right-wingers forced Rousseff out of office before her second term was completed...and Lulu? Well...Lulu is in prison. Lulu and Dilma...and millions of their poor supporters like the ones above...claim the right-wingers framed them with corruption charges because Lulu and Dilma were spending huge amounts of Brazil's wealth on the long-neglected poorest Brazilians, and that included the expenditures for the Cuban doctors that all unbiased sources acknowledged were performing excellent and extremely necessary work in Brazil.
     For the most part, Americans get their Cuba-related news spoon-fed to them from Counter Revolutionary propagandists or from extreme right-wing rags like Brietbart that are lushly funded and promoted by extreme right-wing billionaire dollars. But Americans seeking the truth on Cuba-related news should depend on sources like Anthony Boadle of Reuters, which is the world's best news agency and, thankfully, has wide worldwide reach including the USA. Otherwise, the mainstream U. S. media is simply too afraid or too politically correct to anger Counter Revolutionary Cuban extremists in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. One way, in addition to Reuters, to get important and accurate Cuba-related news is to also follow the social media pages of Anthony Boadle, especially on Facebook and Twitter.
       For example, yesterday -- on Nov. 22nd, 2018 -- Anthony Boadle used the photo above on Twitter to preview an important Reuters article. Mr. Boadle explained that: "Brazil is hosting air combat exercises for 14 air forces including the United States Air Force." And, of course, as Anthony Boadle well knows...and as Cubans and Americans should know...both Brazil and the United States are awash with sophisticated air power that could easily do to countries like Cuba what the ultra-modern Saudi Air Force, purchased from arms sellers like the US and UK, is doing to Yemen. And, of course, the current Commanders-in-Chiefs of Brazil and the United States are two anti-Cuban zealots -- Jair Bosolnaro and Donald Trump. Thus, these war exercises in Brazil surely don't appear to be defensive in nature because neither Russia nor China has any interest in attacking Brazil; so they are, instead, offensively minded...it seems.
    And meanwhile, as he hosts Spain's friendly Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez this week in Havana, Cuba's new President Miguel Diaz-Canel is trying to adjust to the new USA-Brazil axis that is poised to starve-out or to simply just recapture his island. Diaz-Canel back in September in New York City and at the UN tried to enlist new friends and also reinforce old friendships. Then after John Bolton, America's newly appointed extreme right-wing National Security Adviser, essentially declared war on Cuba during a speech in Miami, Diaz-Canel this month made a whirlwind trip that took him to France, England, Russia, China, Vietnam, North Korea, and Laos. Now back on the island Diaz-Canel is trying to solicit investments from friendly nations even as he spends much of his time promoting the island's New Constitution that is being discussed at 24,000 forums across the island and will then be voted on in early 2019, changing Cuba's Constitution for the first time since the 1970s. Also, Diaz-Canel, Cuba's former {and very popular} Education Minister, is trying to prioritize the Revolution's two proudest achievements -- free educations through college and free healthcare for life. In his Tweet above this week, Diaz-Canel was offering "Felicitaciones" -- "Congratulations" -- to "Mariam Nicado." Diaz-Canel, Cuba's former Education Minister, had just named her the first female Rector at the University of Havana in the school's "290 years" of existence.
  Mariam Nicado, the University of Havana leader.
       This photo of a precious little Cuban girl was taken Nov. 22-2018 by Roberto Garaycoa Martinez, one of Cuba's most notable professional photographers.
      This was extreme right-winger John Bolton, speaking on behalf of United States President Donald Trump. Bolton is shown here adjusting his classes in Miami as he declared war on Cuba, at least that remains the significant interpretation by Cuba's new President Miguel Diaz-Canel.
    Declaring war on Cuba, of course, is also declaring war on the little Cuban girl that Roberto Garaycoa Martinez photographed this week. Like all Cuban children born on the island since 1962, this little girl has been severely targeted by the U. S. economic embargo that, according to DE-classified U. S. documents, was in 1962 as it is still today intended to starve, deprive, and make miserable the lives of everyday Cubans on the island to induce them to rise up and overthrow their revolutionary government. Somehow, remarkably, little girls like this...through three generations now...have survived the embargo, rather beautifully as you can see. Hopefully, little girls like this will also survive the war that, apparently, the Trump-Bolsonaro forces are preparing to unleash on their island.
      Perhaps the cruelest cut of all...even above such atrocities as the unending embargo and the impending war...is the fact that vicious and self-serving Counter-Revolutionary U. S. Cubans -- like Mario Diaz-Balart and Marco Rubio -- can get away with repeatedly proclaiming that, "WE ARE TRYING TO HELP THE CUBANS ON THE ISLAND." That is a bald-faced lie.
     And as a democracy-loving American, I sincerely believe that the parents and the grandparents of this little Cuban girl know very well that Mario Diaz-Balart, Marco Rubio, and their USA enablers are, indeed, bald-faced liars. The people who really care about little Cuban girls like this one are the people on the island, certainly not people like Mario & Marco who are feasting on their bald-faced lies in both Miami and in the U. S. Congress.
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