Category Archives: Carribean

June 18, 2017

Donald Trump to Cuban Regime: Send Back Cop Killer Joanne Chesimard (Video)

On Friday President Donald Trump called on Cuba to turn over cop killer Joanne Chesimard.

Cop killer Assata Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard, murdered New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster in 1973 and then fled to Cuba.

Assata Shakur, a.k.a. Joanne Chesimard is a former(?) Black Panther and Black Liberation Army agitator and cop killer. She has been a fugitive from justice for nearly 40 years and openly thumbs her nose at her victim’s family while living in Cuba as a political asylee. In 1973, Chesimard shot and killed New Jersey state trooper Werner Foerster execution-style during a traffic stop. She is currently hiding from US authorities in Cuba.

As Officer Foerster lay on the ground wounded and helpless, Shakur grabbed his gun and blasted two shots into his head.

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June 13, 2017

The Ugly Truth About Puerto Rico Wanting U.S. Statehood – Stefan Molyneux (Video)

On June 11th, 2017, Puerto Rico held a non-binding referendum on whether to become an actual state or stay an American territory. While 97% of those who participated in the referendum vote favored statehood, only 23% of the territory’s population participated in the process. It was the lowest level of participation in any election in Puerto Rico since 1967.

December 9, 2016

Communist Failure: Food In Cuba is Now Going to Tourists as Locals Starve

“The private tourism industry is in direct competition for good supplies with the general population,” said Richard Feinberg, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, and specialist on the Cuban economy. “There are a lot of unanticipated consequences and distortions.”

According to the White House, one of President Obama’s crowning achievements during his tenure has been “normalizing” relations between the United States and Cuba.

For the first time in 50 years, tourists from the United States are free to travel to the communist state. Flights are landing daily and cruise ships are regularly docking in port.

There’s just one major problem. Because the communist state is incapable of providing basic necessities to its citizens, it certainly can’t provide to locals and tourists. From the New York Times:

For Lisset Felipe, privation is a standard facet of Cuban life, a struggle shared by nearly all, whether they’re enduring blackouts or hunting for toilet paper.

But this year has been different, in an even more fundamental way, she said. She has not bought a single onion this year, nor a green pepper, both staples of the Cuban diet. Garlic, she said, is a rarity, while avocado, a treat she enjoyed once in a while, is all but absent from her table.

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December 1, 2016

Castro’s Millions: Fidel’s Family Expected to Secure Estimated $900 Million Estate

Cuban dictator Fidel Castro reportedly left behind millions in private mansions, yachts, private islands, and even a personal cheese factory. While the Castro family has imposed a mandatory nine-day mourning period over Cuba, questions remain as to who will inherit the head of state’s fortune.

While fellow communists and assorted global leftist elites are using the occasion of his death to praise Fidel Castro as a hero of the poor, reports from both defectors within Castro’s world and journalists using publicly available information have estimated the Castro family fortune to be in the millions. The closest realistic number estimating Castro’s net worth appeared in the magazine Forbes in 2006, whose research found that Castro was hiding a $900 million fortune from his starving people.

“To be conservative, we don?t try to estimate any past profits he may have pocketed, though we have heard rumors of large stashes in Swiss bank accounts,” Forbes wrote at the time. “Castro, for the record disagrees, insisting his personal net worth is zero.”

In addition to government sources of revenue, many have speculated that his close ties to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist terrorist group that funds its activities with cocaine trafficking, has paid its tributes to Havana in order to continue to receive safe haven there.

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November 27, 2016

Nine Liberal Hollywood Elites Who Normalized Communist Dictator Fidel Castro

Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90. Through the years, a long list of Hollywood elites have been bewitched by Castro, despite his Communist regime’s imprisonment of political opponents, homosexuals, and journalists.

Actors like Jack Nicholson and Danny Glover, and Hollywood directors from Steven Spielberg to Oliver Stone, have accepted invitations to the tiny Caribbean island and have showered Castro with praise.

Below is a list of some of the entertainers who have rubbed shoulders with the deceased dictator:

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone directed the 2003 documentary Commandante. The 93-minute HBO-produced film was the result of three days of interviews between Castro and Stone. The overwhelmingly flattering film faced fierce backlash from Cuban-Americans, who successfully forced HBO to pull its U.S. screening.

Stone has described Castro as a “very selfless” and “moral” man who will be remembered as “one of the world’s wisest men.”

Sean Penn

In 2008, actor Sean Penn flew to Cuba to interview Castro. In what was a seven-hour conversation with Castro, Penn described the hardliner as having the “agility of a young man” who “exercises every day, his eyes are bright and his voice is strong.”

Penn flew to Cuba once more in October 2009 to interview Castro.

Steven Spielberg

The Academy Award-winning director attended the Cuban film institute’s annual festival in November 2002. Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall blasted Spielberg in an interview with 60 Minutes.

“Spielberg went down there recently and said, ‘The best seven hours I ever spent was actually with Fidel Castro,’” Duval said. “Now, what I want to ask him [is],” Duval said of Spielberg, “‘Would you consider building a little annex on the Holocaust museum, or at least across the street, to honor the dead Cubans that Castro killed?’ That’s very presumptuous of him to go there.”

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October 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton Endorsed By Cuba’s Mass-Murdering Castro Brothers

But the ringing communist endorsement for Hillary Clinton gets even “better:” “Hillary Clinton is our only hope of detaining barbarism!”

“It’s Hillary’s hour!… The only hope of defeating Donald Trump is Hillary Clinton…the difference between the two candidates is vast. Barack Obama did not exaggerate when he claimed that she was better prepared to be a U.S. President than even he was—or was her husband Bill Clinton.” (Stalinist Cuba’s KGB-founded and mentored media organ Cubadebate, Oct. 15, 2016.)

There was a day when winning ringing endorsement from communist mass-murdering, terror-sponsors who craved (and came within a whisker) of nuking your nation would not be considered an asset for a U.S. Presidential candidate.

“In any nation of the world–and even in the U.S. during normal times–Donald Trump would find himself either in prison or in a mental institution!”

There was a day when being threatened with prison and torture (even figuratively) by an enemy Stalinist regime that jailed and tortured political prisoners (many of them U.S. citizens) at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror would be considered an enormous asset for a U.S. Presidential candidate.

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July 28, 2016

No, Black Lives Don’t Matter to Bill and Hillary Clinton — Especially Haitian Ones

Despite what the Mothers of the Movement believe, black lives don’t matter to Bill and Hillary Clinton. Just ask the Haitians who’ve spent years trashing the Clinton’s for screwing them over and turning the tragic earthquake that rocked the tiny Caribbean country in 2010 into a lucrative venture for their closest allies.

Indeed, in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti — while 316,000 lifeless bodies lay buried under rubble, and while 300,000 Haitians suffered from injuries, with another 1.3 million displaced — Hillary Clinton’s family and monied cronies cashed in on the back of the tragedy-stricken Caribbean country.

Hillary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, landed a lucrative and historically rare Haitian “gold exploitation permit,” while Clinton Foundation donors, including Digicel mobile phone company founder Denis O’Brien, were winning multi-million dollar contracts that would siphon massive profits from the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

While then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department was funneling billions in relief funds to rebuild Haiti, the Clinton Foundation was leveraging its influence to guide high-dollar contracts to Clinton cronies who would go on to make millions off the catastrophe that had claimed so many lives on the island.

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July 3, 2016

New Bailout Bill for Puerto Rico Supposedly “Won’t Cost Taxpayers a Dime”

It won’t matter that those bonds will carry junk ratings. What will matter is the yield — currently more than 12 percent on its present bonds that mature in 2035 — which is triple-tax-exempt to investors. It’s that enticement, with the help of bond brokers such as Stoever, that have made money available to Puerto Rico not only to fund its overly generous retirement plans for its workers, but also to roll over maturing bonds with new ones while borrowing to pay their interest along the way.

Since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it, it must be true: The bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday to rescue Puerto Rico from its overwhelming financial troubles “won’t cost taxpayers a dime, not a dime.”

The president has said he would sign into law the dreadfully misnamed Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) immediately and would then begin to nominate the seven members of the board to oversee its implementation. That board is to become effective on September 1.

That provides no help to Puerto Rico, which will default on most of a $2 billion payment due July 1. And it does nothing to address the additional $2 billion the government owes to its various vendors, suppliers, and contractors, who have been waiting months to get paid for work already completed and services already rendered. While the focus of all the congressional debate has been on the $73 billion the little island of less than four million citizens owes to various creditors, nothing was said about the other $40 billion shortfall in the island’s pension plans for its government workers. And nothing in the bill addresses the underlying problem: a dysfunctional economy laden with regulations that not only punish small businesses but discourage the creation of new ones.

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May 4, 2016

No bailout for Puerto Rico! by John Stossel

Island’s ‘culture of helplessness and entitlement’ shouldn’t be rewarded.

The Republican and Democratic presidential nominees have been chosen. Ignore the deluded supporters of Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz. It’s over. The odds at ElectionBettingOdds.com make it clear: It will be Donald vs. Hillary.

A closer contest would be: Who will bankrupt America first, Trump or Clinton?

Trump’s a contender because he promises a trade war. That’s what gave us the Great Depression. Trump claims that China is “raping” America. No, Donald, rape is force. Your proposed tariffs are also force. Trade is voluntary and good. Big difference.

Clinton might bankrupt America first, however, because Democrats promise more regulation and handouts – free college, free pre-K, higher minimum wage, etc. Similar activist government spending just destroyed Puerto Rico.

This week, Puerto Rico defaulted on $370 million worth of bonds.

The territory’s “generous” government squandered the island’s resources. Decades of leftist governors hired their friends. In Puerto Rico and Greece, about one in four workers works for government, compared to 14.6 percent in the mainland U.S.

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April 18, 2016

Congress Fears 1 Million Puerto Ricans Migrating to Mainland

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democrat Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi know that if Puerto Rico misses missing general obligation bonds interest payments on May 1, it will soon not have sufficient cash flow to pay government salaries and welfare benefits — and an exodus to the U.S. mainland could follow.

With a population of about 3.7 million, about 12,000 a year of the best-educated and most ambitious Puerto Ricans seeking better economic opportunity migrated to the U.S. mainland each year from 1980 to 2010.

But that number picked up to 48,000 per year from 2010-2013 and to 83,844 in 2014, and an even higher number is expected to be reported for 2015. The big difference in this new tidal wave of migrants moving to the U.S. mainland is that many are now seeking welfare benefits.

Breitbart News reported that despite a plea by House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for Congress to “bring order to the chaos,” members of the conservative Republican Study Group killed a required vote in the Natural Resources Committee to bring the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act” to the House floor for rubber-stamp passage.

Committee Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop and bill sponsor Rep. Sean Duffy had issued a confident joint statement before the vote: “We are nearing the conclusion of a collaborative and open drafting process that has involved all stakeholders to reach a responsible consensus.”

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