Cuba Focuses on Tourism, not Miami Coups

   Cuban beaches such as Cayo Santa Maria and Varadero are ready for the winter tourism season that starts for Cuba on November 15-2021. Varadero has been rated the top beach in the world by tourist-related polls and this year of 2021 Cayo Santa Maria has been rated as the Second Best Beach in the World by TripAdvisorThe two giant Spanish hotel chains -- Iberostar and Melia -- are currently producing ads like the one above to promote the fact that Cuba is reopening its world-class beaches to international tourism on November 15th-2021. Between them, Iberostar and Melia have forty luxurious 4-star & 5-star Hotels & Resorts in Cuba.
    Today -- October 29th-2021 -- the COVID-19 statistics for the past 24 hours reveal just 4 deaths and just 866 new cases, numbers that pale to previous numbers prior to Cuba's massive vaccination campaign using its own COVID-19 vaccinations.
     This week at the United Nations in New York the Cuban representative, Pedro Luis Pedroso, warned the international community that, "The latest well-promoted U.S.-funded coup set for next month on November 15th will fail like the others because of the strong-willed and sovereignty-loving Cuban people." Also this week at the UN Pedro Luis Pedroso took a few minutes to denounce the United States for failing to pay its UN dues. Today -- October 29th-2021 -- Prensa Latina said: "Padrosa also highlighted how Cuba has fully complied with all its payments, making colossal efforts and sacrifices, despite having to deal with a tense scenario this year, mainly associated with Covid-19 and the immovable economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States." In the rest of the article above, as you can see, Pedrosa was even more defiant in denouncing the U. S. for enhancing the 6-decade-old Blockade during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
    Although the U. S. media and the U. S. government categorically deny it, it seems...as shown above...that most of the rest of the world agrees with what Pedro Luis Padrosa told the UN today...and he lambasted the Trump and Biden administrations for greatly expanding the Embargo/Blockade during the Covid-19 pandemic.
    And interestingly today -- October 29th-2021 -- this is the most ubiquitous Cuban photo today in both the Cuban media and Social Media. It shows Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel almost 500 miles southeast of Havana today. At the site where Fidel Castro's ashes are entombed, President Diaz-Canel, who was born after the 1959 triumph of the Cuban Revolution, is shown paying homage to the Revolution's undisputed historic leader.
    Next to Fidel Castro himself, it is reported that President Miguel Diaz-Canel's next most cherished historic revolutionary figure is Celia Sanchez. Prior to becoming Cuba's leader, Diaz-Canel was the island's popular Education Minister and it is known he memorized some of Celia Sanchez's most memorable quotations about the Revolution that she devoted her life to as an incomparable  fighter, leader, and recruiter. After the revolutionary victory in 1959, even the renowned U. S. conservative journalist Georgie Anne Geyer -- who wrote a great and very important bio of Fidel Castro -- correctly concluded that "During the war and after 1959 till her death in 1980, Celia Sanchez over-ruled Fidel whenever she chose to do so." The incomparable Celia Sanchez died of throat cancer at age 59 on January 11th, 1980. Disclosure: In 2004 the George W. Bush administration, which was very intent on helping Little Havana regain control of Cuba, had tight restrictions on Americans going to Cuba. But apparently someone close to President Bush knew about a book I had just written entitled "Sacajawea: Her True Story." And alas, I was permitted to go to Cuba for the purpose of studying why there were so many statues on the island of Celia while Fidel had already made it known he never wanted any statues of him to ever be erected. Well, in 2004...like most Americans...I had never heard about Celia Sanchez and, moreover, I believed that every citizen in Cuba hated Fidel and his {and Celia's} Revolution. But in 2004 I made it to Cuba and, to me, it was truly a revelatory visit!!!
       Yes, As a democracy-loving American, I believe that the true story of the Native American Sacajawea should be told.
     And as a democracy-loving American, I believe that Americans have a right to know the true story of Celia Sanchez, such as why today there are so many statues of her in Cuba.
    And if you take the time to study why there are so many statues of Celia Sanchez in Cuba today, you might learn why this historic Lee Lockwood photo is pertinent to explaining some truth about Revolutionary Cuba. It shows a typical morning after the triumph of the Revolution when Fidel was relaxing in his favorite rocking chair while the tireless Celia was on the couch writing down a new law for Revolutionary Cuba. Whatever she ruled, and whether or not Fidel liked it, it is well known that Fidel always made sure it would became official, and to this day most Cubans on the island worship whatever the beloved Celia Sanchez said.
       So...I believe for Americans to understand Cuba today they need to understand the Lee Lockwood photo above...as well as the earlier photo that showed President Diaz-Canel today -- October 29th, 2021 -- visiting Fidel Castro's tomb.
    Of course, my point is also this: For Americans to understand either the victory or the longevity of the Cuban Revolution, I believe Americans need to know why most of the everyday Cubans on the island still love the legacy of their revolutionary heroine Celia Sanchez. Without her, neither of those historic and topical events would have happened. And by the way, the famous quotation by Celia Sanchez shown above said: "We rebels...get too much credit for winning the revolution. Our enemies deserve most of the credit, for being greedy cowards and idiots." And after all these decades later, its resonance and truth seems more historic than ever.



Cuba Preparing for an Overthrow?

 U. S. Media Fixated On Next Month's Coup!!

     In these last days of October of 2021 the high-profile & mainstream Counter Revolutionary journalists in the United States are giddy in their belief that November 15th of 2021 will finally signify the overthrow of Revolutionary Cuba!! That, of course, includes Andres Oppenheimer, the renowned and wealthy top Columnist/Editorialist at the Miami Herald. Born 69 years ago in Buenos Aires, Oppenheimer's giddy anti-Cuba spiel this week is entitled "ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD SHOULD HONOR CUBANS' CALL......"

   Andres Oppenheimer began his article this week in the giddy Miami Herald promoting the upcoming November 15th-2021 protests/coup in Cuba/Havana/Little Havana/Miami by showing a photo and extolling artist Tania Bruguera. Shown above in a New York Times photo, Bruguera was born 53 years ago in Havana and she has spent her adult life trying to overthrow Revolutionary Cuba...as chronicled by many very gross/pornographic photos I choose not to show. As explained this week by Oppenheimer {and others}high-profiled Counter Revolutionary Cubans like Bruguera believe wholeheartedly that next month -- namely Nov. 15th-2021 -- will mark the long-desired demise of Revolutionary Cuba. Of course, such Counter Revolutionary journalists such as Andres Oppenheimer and artists such as Tania Bruguera always make sure to never mention TWO PERTINENT THINGS: {1} Why the extremely brutal and thieving Mafia-riddled Batista dictatorship was overthrown by the Cuban Revolution way back on January 1, 1959; and {2} today, while extreme Counter Revolutionary Cubans such as Tania Bruguera are lavishly publicized and supposedly well-funded in the U. S., the high-profile Counter Revolutionary journalists in the U. S. make sure not to mention the opinions of everyday Cubans on the island, most of whom apparently vastly supported Fidel Castro's long-shot revolution and most of whom today apparently vastly support President Miguel Diaz-Canel's long-shot defense of the revolution.
     Since January of 1959 the Little Havana section of Miami has progressively grown richer-and-richer and more powerful within the bowels of the USA's two-party political system. Batistiano Cubans, including Batista in Havana and later Canosa and the Diaz-Balarts in Little Havana, always had the total support of the USA's Republican Party from 1952 until today. But only in 2021 during the Biden administration has Little Havana had the support of the Democratic Party...so in October-November of 2021, for the first time, Little Havana now also has control of both of the USA's two political parties.
     And therefore, in October of 2021 -- with Little Havana's Counter Revolutionary zealots in control of Washington as well as Miami, etc. -- you can better understand why extremists such as journalist Andres Oppenheimer and artist Tania Bruguera are so convinced that the massive protests set for November 15-2021 will finally spell doom for Revolutionary Cuba...YOU KNOWthe little Revolution that -- way back on the morning of January 1, 1959 -- overthrew the powerful dictator Batista that was supported by the ultra-powerful Mafia and by the ultra-powerful USA!!
     And uh...when I started Cubaninsider a decade ago, as you can still see at the very top of each page, it was because I believed that the Cuban Revolution SAYS a lot more about the United States than it SAYS about Cuba. And now at the end of October-2021, with Little Havana in control of Miami and Washington, my belief is amplified.


COVID Eases but COUP on Horizon!!

As Cuba Navigates Its 2 Perils!!

     This photo in Havana today shows Cubans thanking their scientists for producing the vaccines that they believe are greatly reducing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

   Today -- October 27th-2021 -- Cubans on the island continue to rejoice about the results of the intense vaccination program that appears to be drastically lessening the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Today the COVID statistics reveal 9 deaths in the past 24 hours and 912 new cases, sharply down from previous days. Thus...Cuba has decided to resume classroom schooling on November 15th; to open its borders to international tourism on November 15th; and to hold military exercises on November 15th. Meanwhile, and not totally coincidental, an ultra-powerful and highly publicized "Protest" on the island is also set for November 15th-2021 that many believe will finally topple Revolutionary Cuba, which has ruled the island since 1959.
    As crucial Cuba-US conundrums close out October-2021, the Top Cuban Headlines for Oct. 27th show that the mainstream U. S. media -- as reflected above by NBC News and the Miami Herald -- pretends there are no positive vides from Cuba regarding things like the Pandemic but only negative vides such as the upcoming coup on Nov. 15th!! Today, as usual, London-based Reuters, which has four unbiased and superb journalists that report from Cuba, even reports on Cuba's positive results surrounding their own COVID vaccines. Of course, the Miami Herald and NBC News today are only concerned with promoting the Nov. 15th-2021 coup.
    Most mainstream U. S. media outlets, including NBC News, have extreme Counter Revolutionary 'journalists' such as Carmen Sesin as their primary Cuban propagandists. Above is Sesin's promotion about why the Nov. 15th COUP in Cuba is necessary.
   Yes, Cuba's president Miguel Diaz-Canel "accuses the U. S. of involvement" in the nationwide protests on the island set for November 15th-2021. Is he correct, partially correct, or totally wrong???
     On state Cuban media and on Social Media, there is an alleged phone call from Ramon Saul Sanchez to Yunior Garcia Aguilera related importantly to the November 15th Protests in Cuba. Yunior Garcia is the Cuban artist leading the November 15th-2021 Protests on the island while Ramon Saul is one of the all-time most-famed Counter Revolutionary Cubans ever to reside in Miami. The first two words in the interesting phone call are: "Yunior?" and "Si."
    The biography of Ramon Saul Sanchez is no secret and, as shown above, the excerpt above...as far I know...is never disputed...including: "As a fifteen-year-old, he joined the radical guerrilla group Alpha 66 in Miami."
     A simple Google search of "Alpha 66" will reveal pertinent aspects of U.S.-Cuban Relations since January of 1959.
    And whether or not the November 15th-2021 Protests, led by Yunior Garcia, succeed or fail to remove Cuba's Revolutionary government, it will be one of many such efforts that have existed since January 1st of 1959.
     And...in other words...the island of Cuba remains on October 27th-2021 what it has always been, Which Is: The largest, most pugnacious, and most interesting nation in the Caribbean!!!!




Cuba On Oct. 26-2021

Reacting to Threats Foreign & Domestic!!

       Today -- on October 26th-2021 -- the top leaders of Cuba made major and very topical speeches before an important session of the Cuban Parliament in Havana. The island's top leader -- Miguel Diaz-Canel -- reported that, "Thanks to our own scientists and vaccines we are winning our battles against the Covid-19 pandemic. And because of our own revolutionary citizens, we will win our battles against the herculean and well-funded efforts of the leaders in Miami and Washington to destroy our sovereign nation and our Revolution that, in 1959, was able to defeat a ruthless dictator, the Mafia, and the United States. We must now be as heroic as were our revolutionaries from 1953 till 1959."
 Then...in the three sentences shown above...President Miguel Diaz-Canel spoke directly about the next highly publicized "Protests" set for November 15th-2021 that he believes will "again" be organized and conducted by well-paid U. S. mercenaries. President Diaz-Canel told the Parliamentary members that they and the citizens must be prepared to stay peaceful "because" the mercenaries will try to provoke incidents in which they can video or photograph supposed police brutality "as always."
       As you can see in the first sentence, President Diaz-Canel also said: "There are enough revolutionaries here to face any type of demonstration that attempts to destroy the revolution. Our struggle is with intelligence, with respect and in defense of our Constitution, also with energy and courage."
The very important Cuban Parliament {"Parlamento cubano"} session held today -- October 26-2021 -- in Havana focused on Cuba's two current prime perils -- the U. S. Blockade and the COVID-19 Pandemic. And clearly the Blockade and what it portends on November 15th-2021 garnered the most concern.
        President Miguel Diaz-Canel believes that he is strongly supported by most of the 13 million everyday Cubans on the island. But, as he acknowledged today -- October 26-2021 -- during his speech to Parliament, that support will be tested again by the powerful Counter Revolutionary protests set for November 15th-2021.
      Meanwhile on October 26-2021, today the COVID-19 statistics as shown above continued to prove that Cuba's vaccination program is producing extremely encouraging dividends. In the past 24 hours the number of COVID deaths numbered 10 and the new cases were 975. Just a few weeks ago these numbers were vastly higher each day.
    The renowned journalist for CBS News -- Portia Siegelbaum -- has lived in Havana for many years, and she is very impressed with the results Cuba is now getting from its own home-produced vaccines, which are sharply reducing the effects from COVID-19. Today Portia Siegelbaum proudly Tweeted: "Domestic created vaccines have positive impact."
        Also, across the entire island today Cubans are sadly remembering the 62nd anniversary of one of their most beloved revolutionary heroes -- CAMILO CIENFUEGOS!! In 1953 while in his early 20s, Camilo was planning on opening a clothing store in Havana. But instead he joined the Cuban Revolution and became one of the most important Commanders, famed for such things as his leadership in the Battle of Santa Clara, the rebel victory in the closing hours of 1958 that convinced Dictator Batista to flee Havana for safer havens before daylight on January 1, 1959. But then...at age 27 and wildly popular as a prime Revolutionary hero, Camilo died in the crash of a small airplane during a coastal storm on October 26th-1959, exactly 62 years ago today.



October 25th-2021 in Cuba!!!


     Today -- October 25th-2021 -- the graphic above depicts what Cubans on the island are concerned about, which entails healthcare and education and the Pandemic and the Blockade and other current Perils & JOYs that affect their lives. Cubans on the island today -- October 25th-2021 -- are, for example, lavishly celebrating the birthday of Yury Valdes Balbin because he is the Director of the renowned Finlay Institute that leads the island's fight against COVID-19...and that happens to be a fight that Cuba is finally winning thanks to vaccines produced by the Finlay Institute.
       Of Course, today -- October 25th-2021 -- Americans are only saturated, as usual, with doomsday reports about Revolutionary Cuba's imminent demise, as shown above. And, of course, since 1959...a rather long time ago...Americans are never told what everyday Cubans on the island actually are feeling, JUST WHAT extreme Counter Revolutionary Cubans in Cuba, Miami, Newark, and Washington are feeling!!! As a Democracy-loving American, I believe that says a heck lot more about the United States than it says about Cuba. For example, instead of promoting and justifying the upcoming Coup in Cuba on November 25th-2021 that will finally overthrow Revolutionary Cuba, perhaps the U. S. media and the well-funded U.S.-based & Cuba-based anti-Cuba digital blogs should explain to the American citizens and tax-payers why thousands of other well-funded coup-attempts since 1959 have been unsuccessful. Could that possibly be because that, since 1959, there have always been enough everyday Cubans on the island who actually don't want the return of foreign dominance such as the U.S.-backed & Mafia-backed Batista dictators who ruled the island PRIOR TO 1959???? I'm Just asking, of course, because I believe sometimes the U. S. media might one day permit an opinion of an everyday Cuban on the island that HAPPENS TO not to be AN EXTREME COUNTER REVOLTUIONARY CUBAN THAT IS PROFITING FROM ALL THE ATTEMPTS OF OVERTHROWING THE...uh...Revolution!!!
   Earlier this month the daily COVID-19 statistics were devastating for the Cuban people who also believed that the pandemic raging in Cuba was encouraging fresh Miami-inspired attempts to overthrow their government. But today -- October 25-2021 -- the COVID-19 statistics are making Cubans on the island rejoice about new COVID numbers and about the positive results being reaped from the Finlay Institute's Cuba-produced vaccines. As shown above, in the past 24 hours Cuba has had just 9 COVID deaths and that single digit number is startling compared to the devastation of previous months. So just 9 deaths along with the other details and numbers shown above today are rejoicing for Cubans in Cuba.
    Like other young fathers {and mothers} on the island of Cuba today -- October 25th-2021 -- this young father has positive opinions about the Finlay Institute and about the effort that the Revolutionary government is trying to do to combat the twin perils of the Pandemic and the Blockade. Yet, as far as Americans are told, this young father is not permitted to express his opinions about anything happening day-by-day on the island of Cuba...and that it is where he chooses to live and raise his son!!!
       On the other hand, if you are a Cuban on the island named Junior Garcia and you plan to lead an anti-Cuban insurrection on the island planned for November 15th-2021, the U. S. media will saturate their pages and airways with propaganda that says this coup will likely succeed because just about EVERYONE of the 13 million Cubans on the island will SUPPORT Junior Garcia, not the Revolutionary government. Of course, if such propaganda was true the Cuban Revolution would have been overthrown many decades ago, starting in January of 1959.
    The excerpt above was in a long article in the U. S. media by NBC News that tried to explain why the November 15th-2021 attempt by Junior Garcia is likely to succeed although all others since 1959 have failed. As you can see above, NBC News mocked Cuba because: "Last week, Garcia was vilified on television because they said he is backed by the United States, who Cuba says is trying to destabilize the country." Please!!! I believe for the sake of America's democracy that Americans should study that sentence quoted above!!! It is typical of what Americans have been told by the U. S. media since January of 1959. "Last week, Garcia was vilified on television because they said he is backed by the United States, who Cuba says is trying to destabilize the country." Of course, NBC News...with that sentence and that article is boosting "Garcia" because he represents -- on November 25th-2021 -- the latest hope of Miami and Washington to overthrow Revolutionary Cuba. By...uh...mocking Cuba for claiming that, as with "Garcia", that "...the United States is trying to destabilize Cuba..." is laughable but it is also typical of the U. S. media propaganda relating to Cuba since January of 1959. Uh...let's see, since 1959 Miami and Washington have tried to destroy post-Batista Cuba by military, starvation, and terrorist means -- all of which have been documented with historic terms such as...the Bay of Pigs attack in 1961, the Embargo-Blockade since 1962, the bombing of the civilian Cubana Flight 455 airplane in 1976, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.....!!!! And so, yes in October of 2021 it is laughable that NBC News mocks Cuba for claiming that the United States is trying "to destabilize Cuba." OMG!!! What about trying to...starve, deprive, make miserable, murder, terrorize Cubans on the island to induce them to rise up and overthrow their own revolutionary government??? Could NBC News have mentioned any of those things instead of settling for the word "DESTABILIZE" in its vast promotion of the upcoming overthrow on November 15th-2021?? 
    As far as the U. S. media is concerned, the only people who have opinions about Cuba are extreme Counter Revolutionary Cubans in Cuba, Miami, Washington, etc. The Grandmother shown above who is direly concerned about her Grand-daughter remembers Batista's Cuba and she has lived all these decades in Revolutionary Cuba. And, yes, she has opinions about the island. I believe it is an injustice to the Americans in the USA for neither the U. S. media nor the U. S. government to pretend that this Grandmother on the island doesn't have opinions on...the Blockade or the Pandemic or anything else regarding Cuba and its Superpower neighbor that is just a hundred miles away.
     This mother in Cuba posted this photo on Social Media because she believes a Cuban-produced COVID-19 vaccine will help protect her family. So, she has opinions on the island that don't concern taking part in the overthrow of her government on November 25th-2021. And, I think, it is America's shame, not Cuba's, that neither the U. S. media nor the U. S. government believes that this Cuban mother on the island doesn't have opinions about such things as...the Pandemic, the Blockade, President Diaz-Canel, President Biden, etc., etc. And the fact is...she does have opinions too, just like Junior Garcia.

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