Cuban Revolution

Psychiatry in a Communist Utopia

Journal/Website: 
The Freeman--Ideas on Liberty
Published Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2000
Source: 
http://www.thefreemanonline.org/featured/psychiatry-in-a-communist-utopia/

I recently read a book that should shock freedom-loving and civil-liberty-loving readers, even the libertarians, Objectivists, and Americans of other political persuasions who (thanks to Dr. Thomas Szasz) have come to be skeptical and even critical of psychiatry, particularly in the courtroom.

No Trade with Cuba

Journal/Website: 
The Freeman--Ideas on Liberty
Article Type: 
Letter to the Editor
Published Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2002

Let me respectfully point out some major weaknesses in Doug Bandow's article on Cuba ("Washington's Inadvertent Support for Cuban Communism," Ideas on Liberty, July 2002). Bandow, a writer whom I admire and whose books and commentaries I have always enjoyed, was misled by the likes of Ricardo Alarcon, a devious man characterized as a dog that barks only while under the protection of his master. Once Fidel Castro is gone, so will his lapdog Alarcon be gone.

An Old Dictator Stumbles --- An Analysis

Journal/Website: 
LaNuevaCuba.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Sunday, October 24, 2004

Seventy-eight-year-old Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, dressed in his usual olive green fatigues, tripped and fell fracturing his left knee and sustaining a hairline fracture of the upper right arm Wednesday, October 20, 2004. He had just finished giving a speech at a graduation ceremony in Santa Clara when the incident happened.

Unvanquished --- Cuba's Resistance to Fidel Castro --- A Book Review

Journal/Website: 
LaNuevaCuba.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Monday, June 28, 2004

Enrique Encinosa's most awaited, comprehensive history (in English) of the Cuban people's struggle against the 45-year-old communist dictatorship of Fidel Castro has finally arrived. The book chronicles in riveting detail, chapter after chapter, the heroism displayed by the Cuban people in their fight against repression and tyranny.

Encinosa uses the voice of the actual participants (who he has carefully interviewed over the years) to tell the story - and what an epic (and brutal) story he has to tell to his widening readership!

Inside the Cuban Revolution --- A Book Review

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Saturday, May 17, 2003
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/5/16/171047.shtml

"Inside the Cuban Revolution" by Julia E. Sweig, senior fellow and deputy director of the Latin American program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), is a greatly disappointing book.

Democracy Delayed - The Case of Castro's Cuba (Part II): The Last Bastions of Marxism

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Thursday, September 25, 2003
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/9/25/154031.shtml

In Part I of this review of "Democracy Delayed - The Case of Castro's Cuba" (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002) , we discussed how the hapless Cuban people ­ living in a vacuum, possessed with a dearth of information coming from within and from without the island ­ have quietly turned against the communist regime and that transition to democracy could take place in Cuba, if certain conditions are met.

Democracy Delayed - The Case of Castro's Cuba (Part I): Post-totalitarianism and Sultanism

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/9/23/94106.shtml

When Juan José López, PhD, a political scientist, proudly dedicated "Democracy Delayed - The Case of Castro's Cuba" (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002) - his first book - to his wife Myrna and son Juan Carlos, he could not have anticipated that he would indeed need every bit of their moral and physical support.

Fidel Castro and the 26th of July Movement

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2004

The 26th of July is the most sacred day of Cuba's communist revolution, commemorating 51 years since that fateful day that began the insurrection against Fulgencio Batista. The article that follows is excerpted from Chapter Four of Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D.'s book, Cuba in Revolution - Escape From a Lost Paradise (2002). The references refer to citations in the text of his book.

Who Is Raúl Castro? (Part II)

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/8/22/213013.shtml

The Castro brothers' hatred for the United States became immediately apparent upon gaining power in 1959. Fidel began making his long harangues against the United States, and the Cuban mobs so inspired began collectively composing such anti-American slogans as Cuba Si, Yanquis No! and Fidel seguro a los Yanquis dale duro! ("Fidel, for sure, hit the Yankees hard!").

Who is Raúl Castro? (Part I)

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/8/15/224049.shtml

Raúl Castro, the 70-year-old, younger brother of dictator Fidel Castro, has been publicly anointed successor to the Maximum Leader, and there is no reason to believe that leadership and the spoils of Cuban infamy will pass to anyone else in the Cuban hierarchy, unless Raúl's demise precedes that of his ailing 75-year-old, but still charismatic, brother.

West Nile Virus: Bioweapon or Divine Punishment?

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/11/21/192738.shtml

The Center for International Policy has a very curious speaker in Wayne Smith, Chief of Mission at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba appointed by Jimmy Carter. He proudly describes himself as a close friend of Fidel Castro.

Less than two months into his presidency, on March 15, 1977, Carter called for normalization of relations with Castro's Cuba. He opened the US Interests Section in Havana and put Wayne Smith in charge. (This according to a declassified White House document as stated in the U.S. Cuba Policy Report, Vol. 9, No. 5, pg. 5.)

U.S.-Cuba Policy: Betraying Friends for Fool's Gold

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Friday, July 27, 2001

On April 22, 2000, the Miami home of a Cuban-American family was raided by heavily armed INS agents, and the child Elián González was forcibly removed from the loving home and delivered to the hands of his communist father. The child was then taken back to the living hell of communist Cuba, one of the last remaining Stalinist bastions in the world. The forced repatriation was carried out by the Clinton administration in accordance with the wishes of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

The Fall of Fidel Castro (Part IV): The Final Chapter

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/8/8/160313.shtml

Thomas Jefferson and the other American patriots who framed the U.S. Constitution were wary of government power, even of the federal government of these United States that they themselves had created in 1787 at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Therefore, to further protect the personal liberties of the American people from future usurpation by the federal government, they added the Bill of Rights, the first ten Amendments to the Constitution.

The Fall of Fidel Castro (Part III): The Sequel

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/7/16/220310.shtml

In Part II of this article, we discussed the issue of whether the Cuban people would be better off living in a social(ist) democracy or a constitutional republic after the fall (death) of Fidel Castro. We discussed that, in its essence, a democracy reflects the absolute rule of the majority of the people, while a republic prescribes a government of written laws.

The Fall of Fidel Castro (Part I): Death of the Maximum Leader

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/6/27/224539.shtml

A series of incidents in the last several weeks suggest that Cuban Maximum Leader Fidel Castro's physical and mental health may be in rapid decline. On June 23, 2001, Castro nearly fainted while delivering a speech in El Cotorro, near Havana. Cuban security agents had to assist him at the podium and kept him from falling to the ground. The incident was caught on camera and shown live in Cuba, and subsequently the taped incident was viewed in Miami. Last April, the Cuban tyrant lost his train of thought while delivering a speech commemorating the Bay of Pigs invasion.

Suggestions for President Carter's trip to Cuba

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Reps. Charles Rangel and Marcy Kaptur, both Democrats from New York, reportedly traveled to Cuba looking for "future business and agriculture trade possibilities." Now former President Jimmy Carter has announced that he will travel to communist Cuba in May 2002.

As a concerned American and fellow Georgian, I hope his visit to fascist Cuba and his conversation with the Maximum Leader, Fidel Castro, brings some respite to the long-suffering Cuban people.

Socialized Medicine in Cuba 2002 (Part II): Other Hidden Faces of Cuban Medicine

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, August 26, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/8/25/220915.shtml

In Part I of this essay, we discussed the secret epidemic of dengue fever, the Cuban gulag and other aspects of Cuban medicine leading to a poor state of health in that Caribbean island, based on Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero's book "¡Dengue! ­ La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro" (in Spanish only).

Socialized Medicine in Cuba 2002 (Part I): A Poor State of Health!

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/8/19/174145.shtml

Those who yearn for a more "egalitarian" and "equitable" system of medical care "like the one in Cuba" are not familiar with the extraordinary saga of Cuban physician Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero. But they should be! "¡Dengue! ­ La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro," the title of his book, is one they should read. But they won't!

The Cuban Samizdat: Can It Be Stopped?

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, March 19, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/3/19/194039.shtml

Cuban dictator Fidel Castro does not want what happened in the Soviet Union and its former satellites in the years 1989-1991 to take place in Stalinist Cuba in the 21st century. Following the lead of what happened in the U.S.S.R., the enslaved people of the Eastern bloc-Warsaw Pact nations threw off the yoke of tyranny and their communist governments toppled one after the other.

Iraq and Cuba ---­ Fitting Pieces in the West Nile Virus Puzzle?

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Friday, August 9, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/8/9/34600.shtml

The latest news, as reported by UPI and carried in the NewsMax.com wires, has not underestimated the seriousness of the infection caused by the West Nile virus. Indeed, in Louisiana, which has already reported five deaths so far, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who doubles as the head of the state's tourism agency, announced on Aug. 6 that cans of insect repellent will be made available free of charge at visitor centers located near the state's borders.

In Bed With Castro

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2000

The tragic Elian Gonzalez affair, which has been used so skillfully by the Clinton administration (until the violent pre-dawn raid), will be used, mark my words, for the appeasement of Fidel Castro and for trying to establish normal relations with his brutal communist regime.

Gore's Environmental Hypocrisy; Castro's Chernobyl

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2000
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/articles/?a=2000/10/19/84638.txt

Although it is not yet mid-autumn (and we are already experiencing record low temperatures in certain areas of the country), presidential candidate Al Gore, you can be sure, will continue to preach about the perils of global warming, ozone depletion, and the burning of fossil fuels.

Further Suggestions for Those Visiting Communist (Fascist) Cuba

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, November 25, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/11/24/213536.shtml

Open Letter to Georges M. Halpern, M.D., Ph.D., Academy for International Medical Study (AIMS), Great Neck, N.Y.. Dear Dr. Halpern: Thank you for your repeated entreaties to accompany you in your "AIMS Brings You Cuba!" adventure. You should know that as a pragmatic decision to obtain hard cash, American physicians are welcomed in communist (fascist) Cuba, but Fidel Castro does not allow freedom-loving Cuban-Americans to participate in those indoctrinating cultural/medical exchanges. Nevertheless, I would like to give you some suggestions for your upcoming trip to Cuba.

Fidel Castro, Fine Rum and Cuban Cigars

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2002

On Dec. 4, 2002, the Associated Press (AP) reported how Fidel Castro has given up smoking his beloved cigars, despite the Caribbean Island fame and investment in that tobacco product. Now Castro is critical of rum drinking as well, in the name of advocating for the well-being and public health of his people.

Cuban War Criminal Touring U.S.

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2002

Victor Dreke and the Real Story of the Escambray Wars

On Nov. 13, 2002, Victor Dreke, a Cuban Communist Party official, ­ and a man accused of committing war crimes during the Escambray wars of the early 1960s in Cuba, ­ spoke at a North Miami forum hosted by Florida International University.

Cuba ­ (Part II): The Hunter and the Hunted in the Lost Caribbean Paradise

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com, Revised for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Source: 
NewsMax

As we pointed out in Part I of this article, in Cuba all natural resources are at the disposal of the Revolution ­ i.e., Fidel Castro and his ruling elites. Cuban ecologists who speak out are quickly silenced, and so national treasures like the tropical forests of the Ciénaga de Zapata, the marshland areas adjacent to the Bay of Pigs, are being destroyed, and with them, their exotic flora and fauna.

Cuba ­ (Part I): The Silent War Against the Environment

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com, Revised for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Friday, February 10, 2012
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/11/1/153249.shtml

While the Cuban lobby in Congress, led by the Progressive Caucus and the Democratic Socialists of America and even some misguided Republicans, like Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., in an ungodly alliance with the well-financed captains of agricultural industries and mega-corporations (e.g., Archer-Daniels-Midland, Cargill and confreres in the agribusiness industry) (1-3) continue to clamor for opening Cuba to economic exploitation in collusion with Cuba's communist regime ­ a silent degradation and destruction befalls Cuba's once beautiful flora and bountiful fauna.

Cuba and the Council on Foreign Relations

Journal/Website: 
Newsmax Media & Hacienda Publishing Inc.
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2001
Source: 
Newsmax Media & Hacienda Publishing Inc.

Out of the shadows, a little-known but powerful organization has stepped out this new millennial year advocating a more accommodating stance with the communist regime of Fidel Castro.

Be Sure to Visit the Real Cuba

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/6/14/215349.shtml

Almost weekly I'm receiving solicitations for "People to People" Cultural Exchanges from physician groups or sundry other organizations travelling to communist Cuba. The latest invitation has been from none other than Mary Jean Eisenhower, the CEO of People to People International. She is the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

June 14, 2001

Mary Jean Eisenhower
Chief Executive Officer
People to People International

Dear Ms. Eisenhower,

The Never-Ending Cuban Embargo

Journal/Website: 
The Wall Street Journal
Article Type: 
Letter to the Editor
Published Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2002
Source: 
http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB1021593558247048480.djm,00.html

Regarding your editorials "Bush's Cuba Pickle(1)" (May 9) and "Our Man in Havana(2)" (May 16): While the U.S. embargo has not forced Fidel Castro's capitulation, with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 it has limited his capacity to subvert his Latin American neighbors, while forcing him to liberalize economic policies in order to remain in power. He has been forced to divert funds from his subversive military machine, limiting his capacity for terrorism and subversion, including his assistance to the Colombian FARC narco-terrorist rebels.