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Reuters Is Suddenly Very Concerned About the Spread of COVID

The Dan Bongino Show

00:58 sec | Last week

Reuters Is Suddenly Very Concerned About the Spread of COVID

"So Reuters is very concerned about the risk of COVID Reuters you know fake news agency They're very concerned about the risk of COVID From Cubans protesting in the street of Cuba You know the same Reuters it was extremely concerned about COVID spreading during the Black Lives Matter protest Just kidding Of course they were in concern About the Black Lives Matter protests in COVID Again they like communist BLM or communists so they want to support them So you want to throw kind of water on it and say hey listen there could be COVID spread during the BLM protest So they did nothing But here's a headline from Reuters Cuban protests risk exacerbating COVID-19 spike all of a sudden are concerned Interesting because when you read some of their own headlines about the BLM protests thousands joined Black Lives Matter protests outside the U.S. embassy in London There's no mention of that whole COVID thing Because as I said to you opening the show you know the media They're communist sympathizers

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Political Commentator Jason Watters Describes New Book 'How I Saved the World'

The Dan Bongino Show

02:48 min | Last week

Political Commentator Jason Watters Describes New Book 'How I Saved the World'

"Second Listen let me get right to your book because I loved it I was I got a copy got it early It talks about your time at Fox News from the beginning And listen I find this really hilarious I was looking through the book review It says that you divine quote great truths about the nature of our country while stumbling across beaches asking oblivious college students basic political questions Please if you could expound a bit on that Well one of the great truth I divine just by calling in within one second was because I have to cheat my wife when we have dinner reservations I have to say we have reservations at 7 when they're really at 7 30 But then they get kicked to that But then I've tried that with my wife but that may get hit to that stunt Then you have to back it down another ride No no really 6 30 I know that trick So tell it though tell us about the book It's a great book I found it hilarious Everything from the mom to eats to your time with man on the street interviews Really it's an interesting story of not just you but the whole media environment I know that the title of the book how I save the world is you know meant to be funny but it's a really interesting book So yeah so I used to be dispatched to all of these liberal precincts all across the country New beaches San Francisco Washington D.C. spring break And I would interview liberals in their natural habitat And what I found was that they are very insecure people whose lives lack meaning And in order to make up for that lack of meaning they project all of their insecurities onto the rest of us And they do that through control They do that through controlled and they do that through division And that's just in order to assuage their guilt and so they have someone to blame Because deep down Dan you know they believe this country was founded on inequality and racism And they need to be able to make up for that So they need to just demolish the country And they need to be in charge of remaking the country in a way that they see as just and fair Is it just and fair No of course not It's the same thing that's happening in Cuba You give up a little bit of your freedom in exchange for a life of comfort but it never works out all they do is control you and they dominate you And they try to just get into all of your life's little secrets and just nag the hell out of you until you say okay enough already And that's what they're doing right now They're just nagging us to death And enough is enough Sometimes you just have to act like a parent you're a parent You just say no Knock it off We're not doing this anymore And that's what this country lacks a little bit of a

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Meet Virginia Attorney General Candidate Jason Miyares

Mark Levin

01:42 min | Last month

Meet Virginia Attorney General Candidate Jason Miyares

"But there's a fantastic candidate who's also running for attorney general In the state of Virginia And wouldn't it be wonderful if all three statewide constitutional positions flipped And his name is Jason meares Jason how are you sir It is great to be with you Mark So much for thank you so much for having me on Well it's a pleasure Now tell us about yourself Tell the whole country about yourself because you have a very very interesting background as well Go right ahead Well listen I like to say my former prosecutor in Virginia Beach represent that area in the House of delegates now My story actually doesn't begin in Virginia Beach It begins in a vanna Cuba when a scared 19 year old girl got an airplane and you lost in homeless and not on board next meals get to come from And that was my mother Miriam miara is and so you know I tell my daughters all the time gratitude is one of the most underrated of all human traits I was raised to have such gratitude that I can live in this amazing country So my mother fled communist Cuba in the fall of 1965 leaving the only non democracy in the western hemisphere And almost 50 years of the day that she'd last in the fall of 2015 she was able to go into a voting booth and get a ballot and vote for me to represent her in the oldest democracy in the western hemisphere the Virginia accidental gets And so that's what I call the American miracle And we'll be ever forget that it is a miracle It's a precious thing And one of the things that makes it so precious is the fact that we're a country with a first written constitution and recorded history that empowers the individual rather than empowering government And that is what has created more flourishing of human ingenuity and prosperity than any country in the history of the world And we have to remember that as a people or we're quickly going to go to the way of some of these other

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How Spanish Composers Influrnced Latin America

Classics for Kids

02:03 min | 2 months ago

How Spanish Composers Influrnced Latin America

"After christopher columbus made his first trip across the atlantic ocean spain and other european countries began to colonize the americas. Spanish music had a big influence on latin american music. And so did the music of the enslaved people who were brought over from africa one of the first places columbus landed in fourteen. Ninety two was cuba. Nineteenth century violinist. Jose white lafitte had a spanish father and an afro-cuban mother whites composition that they yaqoob ana the beautiful. Cuban uses dance rhythms from haiti and the dominican republic on the island of hispaniola twentieth century. Cuban composer and missile. The owner was a pianist. That's lik wound up performing his most famous piece. My leg ania which is a spanish dance. Kunas family was full of musicians including his great nephew. Leo brouwer leo. Brouwer was guitarist until he hurt his right hand even after he had to stop playing. He kept on composing in fourteen. Ninety three columbus landed on the island. We call puerto rico spanish for rich port. The taino people who originally lived there called it. Land of the great lords in their language voted ken. Which is the title of this piece by. Puerto rican composer. Roberto ever

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Biden on Pace to Bring 10 Million Illegal Aliens With Open Borders

Mark Levin

01:31 min | 2 months ago

Biden on Pace to Bring 10 Million Illegal Aliens With Open Borders

"Now I want you to think about this. If Joe Biden for four years is able to keep those borders open, we're gonna have 10 million illegal aliens and four years on top of another, probably 2025 million illegal aliens. At the same time, while we're massively expanding the welfare state. Free community college, which will lead to free college. Trust me. 12 weeks of family leave. 12 weeks. Massive expansion of Medicare both the numbers of people And the benefits which is going broke in 2 to 4 years, according to the trustees, not me. What do I know? According to them Where is that going to come from? Medicaid is on its last leg. Social Security is when its last leg and we're like right now, Fox News has shown A drone. With 10,000 Haitians who have come into the country illegally under the international bridge. On the border with Texas. And there under the bridge because they have nowhere to go there in the United States. Luckily, there are Cubans. Are they thrown to the sharks in the ocean? Right, Mr Busy? If they come from Haiti. Which is half of an island. Arms wide open if you come from Cuba. You go back. Anyway, that just shows you the They disgusting cynicism of this whole thing.

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Author Mary Grabar: Howard Zinn and Nikole Hannah-Jones Hate America

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:57 min | 2 months ago

Author Mary Grabar: Howard Zinn and Nikole Hannah-Jones Hate America

"Heard about the six thousand nineteen project which since we don't have a ton of time i will simply say is evil and full of baloney but when you want some more details i would If you're going to reject something as utterly as i have you wanna be able to back it up with a big book. That has all the facts. Well mary gray bar. Who is my guest. Has written a book called debunking the sixteen nineteen project exposing the plan to divide america. Mary great bar. Welcome thank you. Well listen you. You wrote a book called debunking howard zinn exposing the fake history that turned generation against america. It's devastating stuff. I mean let's start there. Who are these people that obviously you know for lack of a better verb hate america. Why are they putting forward narratives. That are not only pernicious but are actually false. There's no question that howard johnson's version of america and the six thousand nineteen projects version america. This is complete nonsense being pedal as though it were true. Why do these people want to destroy the greatest nation in the history of the world. Well i think they have some personal resentment of howard. Zinn nicole hannah jones. Who is the creator of sixteen. Nineteen project have slightly different. Motivations both are promoting a kind of neo marxist version of history howard zinn of course was a one time member of the communist party and his allegiance was to communism and he hated this country and he hoped to foment a communist revolution. Nicole hannah jones from her interviews. And what. I've read about her and things that she has said has this resentment towards this country She believes perhaps going back to her family. that was mistreated because of their race. The black side of famish used biracial believes that this country has not treated her fairly and she believes in off. The fidel castro's cuba. She praises that regime. She she took a trip there and her politics are aligned with the squad of the democratic party. The far left. She wants to see a redistribution of wealth. She wants socialized healthcare. And so this is a history that kind of fits in. She may not be as aware of the real history is howard zinn but she refuses to take any kind of criticism. How would kind of enlightened her as to what really did

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200 Headless Goats Found in Georgia River, Cops Suspect 'Santeria Practice'

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

01:39 min | 3 months ago

200 Headless Goats Found in Georgia River, Cops Suspect 'Santeria Practice'

"Hundred headless goats found in georgia river. Cops suspect santeria practice. Okay i wanted to know where you get. Two hundred goats from headless goat has goats the heads in the heads. I okay so. I want to know where you get to wear. Get two hundred goats is these are carcass headless goat hill carcasses whose heads have been removed and found floating down the judge river. Maybe it was aliens according to this headline anyway. So bonnie. How did you even stumble upon this. Well my friend who lives in georgia posted like the headline on her instagram story. So i was like islamic real. And i googled. It seems real in. It's just crazy to me that the cops are even saying. Oh we think this is santa maria. You know it's not like they're like there's a logical explanation and we're going to get to the bottom of this. They're like it's witchcraft. Yes you actually looked up the definition at santeria nut santeria or is it. Is that how you pronounce it. Santeria just heard it santeria. Not sublime song. Oh yeah that's right okay. Could you look that up. And can you tell our listeners. What santeria is yes. It's a religion or maybe like a spiritual path of african origin that spread through cuba and the other south american countries down there and some people apparently still practice it to this day in one of the things that they believe connects them to like the you know god or the. Dvd's they want to connect to. You is

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Cuba Begins Vaccinating Children as Young as Two for COVID-19

Coronavirus 411

00:17 sec | 3 months ago

Cuba Begins Vaccinating Children as Young as Two for COVID-19

"We want to know what happens when you vaccinate even younger kids. We can watch cuba. That government has begun to vaccinate children as young as two. They're using cuban vaccines and say it's safe for young children but have provided little data to outside observers to confirm

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Dysfunction in the Desert: A Look at the Stumbling Arizona Coyotes

The Lead

02:05 min | 3 months ago

Dysfunction in the Desert: A Look at the Stumbling Arizona Coyotes

"Also katie the arizona. Coyotes haven't exactly been the most stable nhl franchise over the years there's been a bit of a revolving door of owners and the nhl even took control of the team for a while back in two thousand nine after a bankruptcy filing so given all of that. What was the feeling when. Alex murillo became the coyotes new owner in two thousand nineteen or so appealing on a number of levels on new era of arizona. Coyotes hockey began today the nhl. I ever hispanic owner was introduced to the valley and it was heralded as sort of Watershed moment i think for the franchise in the sense. That here could finally be that guy with uber. Deep pockets like he was reported to be a billionaire. And someone that had tied to the latino community what started this is alex enrolling arizona's cowpeas which is a market that is about forty forty two percent down and really showed a commitment to wanting to grow that level of connection with fan base. You spittle to this. But it will stand up delekta akin arizona but luckily latina. It asked us. He has a really interesting. I don't wanna say rags-to-riches tail but someone that really supposedly scrapped. His way to where he is now. His parents fled cuba in the sixties. They came to miami in college. He opened a location for a pizzeria that grew to become a chain. I had this knack for picking up. Visit our broken losing money and turning him around and make them successful. I'm very proud to be a part of the fifty five year. Old morello owns a chain of pizza restaurants in l. a. casino on the las vegas strip a construction company as well as tv and radio stations. No doubt his will in history of success. Some major win for the coyotes.

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Demagogues Like Sanders and Biden Embrace Marxist Ideology

Mark Levin

01:52 min | 3 months ago

Demagogues Like Sanders and Biden Embrace Marxist Ideology

"So you see physical characteristics race only go so far. What they really mean is Their Marxist agenda. They will use anything race. The weather. Immigration. To advance their agenda. Let's talk about Bernie Sanders. For a moment. Bernie Sanders embraces an ideology. That has resulted in the brutal murder of 100 million people. The servitude. And imprisonment. Billion people are more Torture and rape. The inhumanity in China. In North Korea. Cuba, Venezuela. The inhumanity. That existed in Cambodian on and on and on. That's his ideology. I believe the victim. You can't point to a single country. Where the result Has led to such inhumanity. Not one Representative, government limited government. The belief in the The sanctity of life. An individual liberty. Free market capitalism. And yet they're all under attack. And the reason is Biden Sanders and their ilk are evil, evil demagogues. They are playing for power and playing for keeps. That's why

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

08:04 min | 3 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"President that Paid off the mortgage on the building. that was one of the last that i did. I start In january studying pressing for it to be able to do the fundraising to do it. Because i felt that a household. You're not how the mortgage even though i was a banker myself and to unfortunately to attend about twenty-three funerals because by that time the old members were passing away a train which has continued. That's that's the set the set part of by like to tell my friends assist. Now we are the wants vehicles in my case. I have to generation. My son was born here in nineteen seventy four and my grandchildren or also born here. Ma'am so you know. I've developed Was in the banking industry For all these years simultaneously. While i was Practicing the banking Practicing bank in your today. I was teaching at night Which i do to this day. And i've been Affiliated with if i you already for several decades and surpri that i have today in developing the next generation of financial services neighbors. We'd you ever consider going back to cuba if it were free just visit. This is a hard question to do to save by yourself because you have families you have to discuss the matter with Even though my wife was also born in cuba. I like to go back to visit. As a matter of fact. I touch with many members of the community I know how much they're suffering over there. And i hope that you know somehow another The relations with toco necessary changes Open up again and who knows. I mean they're people here that have You second homes whether in key west or in the mountains of voca and all of the carolinas maybe consider having a second home cube. I i don't know a few years ago markle. You presented a documentary about the history of the cuban jewish community at the jewish museum of florida in miami beach. Yes can you talk about this project than about the history of the overall. Cuban jewish community of florida well The project starts because it so happens that one of my hobby has been since the mid s To take pictures and then i wanted to film We started by by nineteen sixty six when the first Super eight commerce came out which were silent and I just started taking it. And i kept you know developing all these films throughout the years and then i realized that one day i guess when i was president does the starter that We should have a history and in video the books around there and the the a few books on the cuban jewish community and. Sometimes i'd say you know come. There's so many interesting interested authors for such a small community which even today is only about fifteen hundred individuals at. There's nothing really are from the us side of the florida site and film. So don't me put together the the film that i've got and so happens that i go to a fiftieth wedding anniversary of the only rabbi. Who really open to the jewish community. The jewish community and they have been in cuba visiting in the innocent of fifty six and So happens fund. He was done. This beautiful video is done by that. His daughter and i approached her. Because i think social was also the time to wonder him because what he did. So i said you know this Let's do a video and we sat together gave him. he also gave her the fell and She put up. She put together by the way the voice in racist hers physically but then spirit if the listeners one to You know access this documentary. Where do they go. They can go to the internet to the web They can look under the history of the cuban jewish community. Eighteen ninety s with espn dash two thousand nine. And it should come right up. Somebody twenty seven minute video. And he shows about seven minutes or foreign life in cuba and then to raise the restroom our development here in in in the as a matter of fact the architect for the building was a very well known. Cuban catholic Architect by the name of akilah scupper blanca. And so his son. Who's been banker We're very the prince back building. Stunts cubans article used now of course because of the pandemic everything cubans close just like it was here But the cell activities interesting that You know the creative minds of the cubans that even though there were unable to gather and they don't have the resources that we have with zoom on the others. Were able to find a way to connect through what's up and mess great. I'm the islands all the activities for the jewish new year. And just now for or passover and every major activity you see entire all the different individuals Connected and they you know they. Each one does the prayer and And the you know the the right things and island sees some kinsley to what's up. I was very surprised when i heard about it. And now now. I'm i'm i'm surprised myself but i'm glad that at least people are able to find ways and means to getting together. Even if this through what's up wrought said that. Three communities in havana on incentive clara is one of the one guy that guy on this also in i think that's one and grandma. There's one is cooler so those are smaller communities but the largest group is in heaven that's always been and all these communities they they all keep touch with one another correct especially now through. What's up yes. In fact they've had since Cuban but opened up in one thousand nine hundred ninety two The joint distribution committee which is a global organization helps jews They were able to find a rabbi at the time to Have to disconnect from my friends that remain cuba specially all all the fifty classmates amount of the jewish school We all left a one time or not. Would i know where all of them. Unfortunately we've lost six five or six of them but It was hard to meet to disconnect from the ones that remain cuba because for oh They the people in cuba felt kind of where compromise if they had any Access to anybody. That is always abroad interesting. Not too long ago. That i was giving a presentation in dominican republic and american individual awards for one of the government agencies there who You know. I didn't know when i was when i heard that we're going to be cubans arriving.

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

08:22 min | 3 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"Taking me to the bus stop and He was catholic from cfo's and he You know he did that several times. And one one one little strips system micro say your long here and you poco the the mba degree. Oh you are the supervision of a jewish institutions. And the only thing i can do is to go to see them. And that's going to allow me to take you with us awakens and he got permission so i could be with us with him and his wife and his his nephews. And it's interesting here with dr about thirty miles each way so you talking about four trips totalling one hundred twenty miles big me up and take take him to his house with him. Along the way he found out he had met some cuban friends. One of those -ccomplish jewish and wipe. I've been very good friend of my aunt in one little strips system. Marcus in this country. If you wanna progress you have to study. And you'll have to have degrees now about fourteen to fifteen years old right. If you don't study in country you don't get anywhere so okay i i took. We talked about becoming a dentist now. That went well until the scottish mistry course on worrying about cuba my parents missile crisis developing and all that i had no. I had no my mind to study chemistry so another trip. He says to me markus unique learn hebrew. I said hebrew. Before i got i got plenty of issues learn english. He said to me. You gotta understand your jewish and the under the only way. You're gonna learn the history the culture now i said come on i got i got plenty of issues here and his advice when in juanita went out the other why he was telling me with are realizing either one of us. That was that something years. Later i will be heading an opening and israeli banking miami. Okay and that advice became very important on that day because now the top come out of the bank where all these rail. Even donny spoke very good english. When were among themselves they will go back to speak hebrew so then immediately enrolled in that they keep classes and then i had one of the employees of the bank was a hebrew teacher and Within six months up to that. I started ready to speaking to speak. And you still speak it today. That's chris how. How soon after this did you reunite with your parents you know. My friends didn't want to leave cuba because for them would have been the second exodus in their lifetime right and he was very hard went to fifty. They realize my father was so ill until they arrived. They didn't come they wanna leave. Because i knew that we're going to start again dot h with no knowledge of language. No money In that case no health and They already know only when there were early twenties. So i kinda put pressure. Because my my brother had previously gone to israel he had come over and So i said you know decision has to be made in. What's you know. What's and i guess you know through the family's important so then ignited to go ahead and file for the exit permit which was granted within thirty days and he was there. Were very lucky that it came with the next to the last light before the missile crisis when all Flight stopped and i won't come and doubts like i don't want to be able to get out of cuba until nineteen sixty five so this was a nineteen. This was in october. Nineteen so reunited here miami. I had My uncle had claimed me When they arrived in april and when i finished schooling june I came over. They came in october. My brother had come preview the prior month. Then we'll move to atlanta. And that's where. I finished high school. And that's what. I did my undergraduate and graduation. You were a member of the cuban hebrew congregation in miami beach. Just and you'll serve as precedent twice three times three times. Can you tell us about that experience in and well. What were your goals at that time as president of that congregation you know she's will grow up together. We knew each other. We were the youngest time of the group that was a congregrations set up in nineteen sixty one to maintain the juice together It was a decision made because By the cuban leadership of the time because many of the synagogue with exceptional one did not open our doors stores to us so it was felt that originally we would just be. Socially was Organizers a cuban social circle. Just a montaigne south cuban traditions with that point of view would go to Other synagogues wherever it was Living closest because remember the jewish religion if you're also docs and you are follow sabbath. Really you cannot drive so you have to walk out to be within walking distance of the Of your senator right so Once this was Realized that there were just not that that acceptance in the different areas for whatever reasons they had at the time the congregation was set up and then later on One of the four leaders who grew up into the became many as latam father-in-law went to tom. Brought in Rabbi who was a holocaust survivor. Who had moved to cuba and he was leaving in tampa with his family. So there were brought to miami and they started religious services so now the congregation was a social place. Where will socio religious place. Which is they have to this day. On miami beach. Several phases status started in a very small space then One of our founders was associated with the washington federal savings and loan association with no longer exist and he providers free-of-charge there One of their large rooms for us to meet. Then this we lose money come in the rented a small store space on washington avenue then by nineteen seventy five there were able to purchase a house and converted into a temple and social hall and then in nineteen eighty five on january twenty seventh which is the The celebrate the liberation of ostrich We we Had a ceremony of the of the new building which is gonna leonard lennox and Seventeen three here. Miami beach which is a prime location right next to lincoln road so the company community unfortunately most of these original members of passed away but the the community will be celebrating sixty years here and but now we've had probably about three generations that have been born here which grew up in throughout the entire the discount in an joining counties Most of the younger generation belong to the congregation where they went to school and But we still social we still know each other One of the unfortunate things that i had to do as president were to to to remember one i was able to be the.

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

02:09 min | 3 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"Jewish settlement in cuba the first jewish inhabitants were known as morales in fifty eight. The bishop of cuba wrote to spain declaring that every ship back in havana was filled with hebrews new christians. These were jews recently converted to christianity in fifteen o to inquisition proceedings. Began against the merano's in cuba. The secret juice of cuba arranged for trade between the thirteen colonies. And the use of jamaica barbados and other caribbean islands. This unable the colonies to sell goods and by military and civilian supplies. The spanish constitution of sixty nine removed all restrictions on the settlement of juice in latin america and at that time over five honda spanish jews engaging commerce in cuba and five to six jewish families were amongst the wealthiest in cuba jews were among the founders of the commercial king sugar fields and the first refineries in eighteen sixty two through eight thousand ninety five many american us join cubans in their fight for independence. The first jewish cemetery in cuba was established by the united states. Army for the american jewish soldiers who died during the spanish american war in eighteen ninety eight in nineteen six. The cemetery were sold to the united hebrew congregation primarily by american jews. Most of the members of this congregation which was later named temple. Beth israel where americans who fall in cuba or came from key west and other parts of southern florida. After the end of the war between nineteen too many sephardi jews began to come to cuba amongst them young turks who had participated in the earlier revolt against the sultan of the ottoman empire other cames from mexico north africa and the mirrored iranian. They spoke spanish and had olive complexion and blend that well with the rest of the

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The Jews Settle in Cuba

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

02:09 min | 3 months ago

The Jews Settle in Cuba

"Jewish settlement in cuba the first jewish inhabitants were known as morales in fifty eight. The bishop of cuba wrote to spain declaring that every ship back in havana was filled with hebrews new christians. These were jews recently converted to christianity in fifteen o to inquisition proceedings. Began against the merano's in cuba. The secret juice of cuba arranged for trade between the thirteen colonies. And the use of jamaica barbados and other caribbean islands. This unable the colonies to sell goods and by military and civilian supplies. The spanish constitution of sixty nine removed all restrictions on the settlement of juice in latin america and at that time over five honda spanish jews engaging commerce in cuba and five to six jewish families were amongst the wealthiest in cuba jews were among the founders of the commercial king sugar fields and the first refineries in eighteen sixty two through eight thousand ninety five many american us join cubans in their fight for independence. The first jewish cemetery in cuba was established by the united states. Army for the american jewish soldiers who died during the spanish american war in eighteen ninety eight in nineteen six. The cemetery were sold to the united hebrew congregation primarily by american jews. Most of the members of this congregation which was later named temple. Beth israel where americans who fall in cuba or came from key west and other parts of southern florida. After the end of the war between nineteen too many sephardi jews began to come to cuba amongst them young turks who had participated in the earlier revolt against the sultan of the ottoman empire other cames from mexico north africa and the mirrored iranian. They spoke spanish and had olive complexion and blend that well with the rest of the

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Hurricane Ida Could Be Category 4 by Landfall in Louisiana

NPR News Now

00:27 sec | 3 months ago

Hurricane Ida Could Be Category 4 by Landfall in Louisiana

"Say hurricane ida is on track to make landfall along the gulf coast. As a category four storm the national hurricane center says ida could produce up to one hundred forty mph winds and life threatening storm surge. New orleans has been placed under a hurricane warning which stretches from the central coast of louisiana to the mississippi border. Right now. The storm is closing in on the southwest tip of of cuba. cuba.

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Tropical System in Caribbean Threatens Gulf Coast

Phil's Gang

00:16 sec | 3 months ago

Tropical System in Caribbean Threatens Gulf Coast

"Tropical storm IDA forming in the Caribbean. Forecasters say it's aimed at the Gulf Coast, prompting Louisiana's governor to declare a state of emergency. National Hurricane Center says Idol will cross the western half of Cuba as a tropical storm on Friday afternoon, then strengthen and reached the Gulf Coast by

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Sen. Cotton Responds to News of Saudi Arabia and Iran Military Coalition

Mark Levin

02:01 min | 3 months ago

Sen. Cotton Responds to News of Saudi Arabia and Iran Military Coalition

"The Jerusalem Post this is breaking Saudi Arabia has signed some kind of joint military cooperation agreement, which with Russia And Iran and Russia. Uh, are are going to be involved soon in a, uh Joint military exercises, and this is just the beginning. I think I even think in our own hemisphere south of the border of some of these Communist regime stick around when some of the others I think we're going to see this spread. So much of what we've done under both parties over more than half a century. Um, to establish our Our strength. Has just thought that it's so much of it is just melted away. I'd be curious of your of your opinion. I'm afraid you're right, Mark. You know what's happening now It's just a continuation of what happened in the Obama Biden there now that it's the Biden era, Russia had been a peripheral player in Middle East if a player at all since 1973 when Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger help eject them from Middle East, and Obama basically invited invited him back in after the Syrian Red Line fiasco when he refused to enforce his own red line. And now you've got countries like Saudi Arabia, longstanding partner of the United States, who see what's happened with Joe Biden's bug out in Afghanistan were abandoning not just Afghans who helped us but even our own citizens, and they think they need to start cutting side deals to protect their own interests. You know, some people compared what's happened over the last week in Afghanistan. Having decided on in 1975. And remember what happened. Saigon in 1975 small foretaste of what Lay ahead, Laos and Cambodia fell almost immediately. You had the horrors of Paul Pot, then become a rouge. Cuba is sending shock troops all over the All over Latin America and Africa as well. Russia invaded Afghanistan. Um, so for years that reverberated. I'm afraid that Joe Biden's impotence and incompetence in Afghanistan will reverberate for years to come

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Remembering Japanese Martial Arts Star Sonny Chiba

All Things Considered

01:45 min | 3 months ago

Remembering Japanese Martial Arts Star Sonny Chiba

"Sonny Chiba was a prolific actor known for his Japanese martial arts movies. His movements were brutal his facial expressions fearsome as he punched and kicked his way through more than 100 films. CIPA died this week in a hospital in Japan due to complications from Covid 19. He was 82. NPR's Andrew Lim bahng has this appreciation. You know how in the movie pulp fiction Samuel L. Jackson has that big speech that goes and I will strike down upon the with great vengeance and few well writer and director Quentin Tarantino Cryptid from a 1973 Sonny Chiba movie known in the U. S, as the bodyguard and they shall know that I am Cuba. The body. God when I shall lay my vengeance upon them, their chief of plays a vigilante who shares his name pummeling Japan's drug overlords. She was follow up movie was 1974. The street fighter is big international debut and of violent and bloody one at that scenes like the one where he punches the guy so hard on the head that the movie cuts to an X ray shot of his skull cracking and then back to the guy spurting blood earned the street fighter and X rating in the U. S senate. Chiba was born in 1939. He studied martial arts and started working on screen for a Japanese Kids TV show. He went on to have a prolific career in action movies and TV shows in Japan, and he got wider recognition in the U. S. When Tarantino continue to pay tribute by casting him as retired swordsmith Hattori Hanzo in the Kill bill movies. You My 70, he grads you need to have to enhance his Stu. For many fans of the genre. Sonny Chiba sits comfortably at the top of a mountain of broken

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The International Ramifications of the U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:15 min | 3 months ago

The International Ramifications of the U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan

"Black In in that case in you just said that we cannot compare The events of the last few days either to saigon. Oh even to. Jimmy carter as somebody who is a. Pm of the of the british opera house is somebody who is a canadian as well. What are the international ramifications of what we have just seen when you'll blaming our allies our partners in the country prior administrations went already. The media organs of the chinese communist state are saying quote unquote headlines. Bidoon will surrender taiwan. Next how how can send a you. As an observer of presidential politics that there will be very very serious ramifications. I'm very concerned. And i think the parallel there is with the bay of pigs President kennedy was fearful of fiasco at the bay of pigs few months after he was inaugurated in nineteen sixty one would embolden the soviet union. That's precisely what happened. And they you know they. We now know that the head short range. Nuclear missiles already deployed on the launcher before it was discovered by. Us intelligence that four hundred thousand two old divisions a soviet armed forces in cuba in-country and they've been there for some months before american intelligence defected. This right under the nose. Eight minutes away in a jet aircraft from for miami and and And then he was afraid that it would embolden the russian su something impetuous which is what happened. He and we of course will settled very. I would say we didn't quite statesmanlike manner but but that sort of thing does encourage those who have an appetite to be aggressive. And if they think they're facing a vacuum or facing a completely irresolute opponent than it is extremely dangerous. And i mean you know. We got all kinds of historical parallels for this as hitler himself said after he saw chamberlain and della at munich. He thought he could do anything he

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Why Is Race Being Celebrated in the Census?

77WABC Radio

01:54 min | 4 months ago

Why Is Race Being Celebrated in the Census?

"I saw the census numbers came out last week and And the headlines were basically that in 10 years' time the population went from 64%. What do they say? Non? Do they say, non white Hispanic? I forget white is what they're trying to say. To to about 58% slightly under 58% white and this is being celebrated. Why is race one way or another being celebrated? What you're seeing here like it or not, up or down. Is the effect. Of Particularly recent times decades of immigration. And birth rates. And so when you have a society That is fairly young. And you have a lot of new immigrants coming into the country, and that is by policy, both Republican and Democrat administrations. And you don't assimilate people into our culture, and you don't promote patriotism and the founding and so you have a society that's dying. You have a society that are dying? And They said. Now there's 400 plus counties Saturn Majority minority. I said, Why do they keep celebrating this? Because they obvious believe minorities are going to vote Democrat and that seems to be the way it is. And if minorities are going to vote Republican, they would oppose this and we know that I've said that for years, but look at Cuba. That's a perfect example. So it's not just minorities that are coming into the country in droves illegally and legally. Its minorities, who tend to vote. At least relatively historically, Democrat

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NFL Preseason: Indianapolis Colts' Jacob Eason Outshines Sam Ehlinger Win Over Carolina Panthers

GSMC Football Podcast

01:57 min | 4 months ago

NFL Preseason: Indianapolis Colts' Jacob Eason Outshines Sam Ehlinger Win Over Carolina Panthers

"The final. Preseason game of this weekend was in indianapolis. The colts they beat the panthers twenty one to eighteen one more. Exciting games of the entire sleet we had. Pj walker formerly of the xfl re looked really good for the carolina. Panthers i mean really good. He was ten twenty. One hundred. Sixty one yards touched out a really explosive athlete. That was moving very fast. He can throw on. The run was ripping throws up the sidelines and again a great backup who could see a lot of time. Depending on what. Sam darnold does but good backup to have cuba hubbard. He'd a huge run after escaping from the pile. He can be a really nice complement to christian. Mccaffrey for carolina. If he does what he did at oklahoma state you tears marsal marshalls kind of show a little bit of what he can do. The y rec- route. Lsu who some thought. He would be a first round pick but he was second round. Pick he had three receptions for eighty yards Takeaway from this game as jacob and he looked pretty solid and the colts are going with jacob and sam etlinger two quarterbacks with a lot of experience but easing looks like the more superior quarterback he he was fifteen to twenty one hundred eighty three yards another again. Another guy with some really impressive throws a all lot of dimes this weekend but he had some really impressive throws down the field. Sam longer was ten fifteen fifty five yards. He interception but offers a little bit more of that mobility aspect to his game. So it'll be interesting to see how that battle plays out but reports coming out this week or that went his injury return. Does luke

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"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

08:17 min | 5 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

"You make them illegal and therefore they have no way of earning income or getting a grant or doing whatever they have to go to foreign sources of income even at those. We might feel that. Those foreign sources of income are are matic insofar as they are part of a regime change policy that many cubans would see his violating cuba sovereignty regardless of what they think about the government. So i think. I think it's a i think it's a complicated picture And i think actually you know. In terms of cuba's broader human rights picture is not to say the obama opening was perfect but it also gave a lot of opportunities for people in cuba to come to the united states to have experiences to meet people from the united states. Now that i think people from the united states are you know the maximum authorities on on democratic values. We've got plenty of problems on our own front right. But there was an expanding of reference points and experiences that overall was was quite salutary. And i think a lot of the civil society dynamism that we see in cuba is part of that well. I think that's a really important point. Actually of the start of soft power. Right and i think that maybe that speaks to sort of why the artists have been such a powerful force in the political discussion because it. Isn't you know a former political party or civil society group gives them some leeway an expression to be able to push back against the government to talk about democratic values without necessarily Immediately bringing the attention of the government upon them. I suppose as with everything. It's complicated because a lot of the you know. There's a important subset in cuba now. Who call themselves of artists. Not artists not activists and they've really been on the front lines in getting lots of attention and lots of heat from the cuban state and also the familiar allegations that are linked to of us democracy promotion funding. Which you know maybe true in some ways. It may be exaggerated another as it may be beside the point in a depending on your point of view but i think certainly it is the case that art and culture are powerful mediums. And you know going back to. It was interesting in the wake of that. The cuban state sponsored unofficially. It seems sort of counter anthems that they they've got other musicians to seeing and they they were just flops. Because they didn't have the star power behind them or they weren't catchy enough or were really hokey and and just the kind of discourse wasn't something that people could do believe didn't didn't speak to people's grievances economically and politically socially at this moment of crisis escalating crisis. Even even before covid. that's so interesting obviously. It is complicated with the. Us cuba relationship but we obviously talked at length about sort of changing the policies. But are there ways for the us to act to take steps to ease the humanitarian crisis. Which is very much real in cuba right now. Without of course these extreme measures of military intervention which. I can't believe people are talking about not only given the historical background of cuba. Just you know. We're leaving a twenty year war in afghanistan guys like what. What are we thinking. I think there's lots of things by administration can do. And so i point to things that i hear. People in cuba asking for people in cuba are asking for aid. Cuba's in a difficult spot with covid right now. That was part of actually what one of the detonators to the protest on sunday. That perhaps i didn't. I didn't cover sufficiently. They have developed their own vaccines for example but they have a shortage of syringes right. So they've been trying to get international donations. There's a huge opportunity here for the administration to simply say if nothing else. Hey no questions asked. Minister public health and cuba. Here's a bunch of syringes right. You know the the cuban government might accuse them of being opportunistic about it. But i think the word the offer the eight is is worth making. I do think that you know one of the things that the. Us government is clearly concerned about anytime that there's talk of unrest instability through that frankly quasi-imperial way of seeing it as of our borders or quote unquote in our own backyard Worry about migration. You saw the homeland security secretary. Come out until keep is not to take it to the waters. This is a part of playbook in the past right of deflating crisis by by allowing people to leave or encouraging them to leave. One of the things you can do this lowered some of those out. Migration pressures which have been building in recent years is re staff fully the us embassy in havana. The us embassy nevada has been on a drawdown status with a skeleton crew for several years because of the quote unquote syndrome incidents. We know now that they're not just about havana. They haven't just taken place there. It's been a long time since one happened in nevada. It's time to restore the embassy to get the consular service up and running again lifts remittance restrictions right whether we like it or not. Cubans are suffering. There's great shortages of everything. Let cuban americans do what americans have been doing for years which is support their families. The trump administration also closed off all charter and commercial flights to destinations in cuba havana. This makes it very difficult for even very humanitarian cuban americans and cubans in the united states. That i know who are going through. You know through all kinds of trouble to try to get donations of medical supplies. Over the counter medicines things that are shortages and get them to cuba. If they don't have to travel to havana. I can go directly to places in the countryside. It lowers their cost means. There's more money that can go into the hands of cuba's citizens More aid can go to the hands of cuba citizens. The counter argument will be well. If you open flights cuban airport authority's gonna charge taxes on the airlines and they're gonna make money from it so be it so be it. There's a greater humanitarian. Good here and that's not going to stop the protest movement for moving forward if the protesters want to right so i think we should be wary of any argument that tries to present us with false choices. The united states absolutely can at the very minimum alleviate some of the sanctions. That are hitting cuban so hard particularly this time of economic need because if the if the demands on the streets are not just about economic need if they're about politics than the protests. Don't have a reason to stop surly if you if you loosen policy interesting and so about that you know you mentioned earlier that you're not sure cuba's quite at the tipping point yet. But what are you watching to see if this does become the type of political movement that potentially threatens the cuban regime. i mean. they're suppose. I'm watching to see if the protests continue. I'm trying to be realistic about it. One of the things that has been impressive. But it's also a challenge for from a kind of social movement perspective. I i suppose. These protests have emerged in a pretty organically. The cuban government is making a lot of the ways in which certain hashtag that has been used to kind of amp things up has been amplified by actress in the united states including some that are allegedly linked to forces of us funding. It doesn't do enough to take that that itself doesn't explain what happened on sunday period but it means that it's it's decentralized. There's no leader. What was interesting about sunday's that it didn't come out of it wasn't something that was called for by the most well known perhaps activists. So how'd you. How'd you channel that. How do you keep it going. How do you keep it going. Franklin environment in which the state clearly has a monopoly of force so so. I suppose first and foremost us on weight watching to see what's going to happen with the protests. Moving forward and. Yeah you know what. I what i hold out. Some hope for is that cuban authorities will ratchet back the confrontational posture. That they've adopted. They will take this as an opportunity. Perhaps one of the last ones that they get to actually listen to the demands of people for lease dot. Portion of cuba's population is down streets to convene a national dialogue that many cubans have been asking for for a long time and to and to step up and take the reforms and changes that they need to make internally irrespective of what's happening in the relationship with the united states. I'm not necessarily holding my breath on that front door number Venezuela very different but we obviously have seen the last few years lots of protest movements.

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"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

05:43 min | 5 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

"Last election cycle. That i think is a simplistic reading of what happened. Actually in the election of two thousand twenty and it does a disservice to a foreign policy that should be based on a calculation of us interest in. What's in the best interest of the cuban people not being afraid of losing electoral votes. But but that is a reality here. And it's definitely shaping You know the biden administration's decision making process. Yeah absolutely i mean. It's sort of the the timing. Is everything right because if biden had come in in a flurry of executive orders and done away with these. There would have been an outcry but now that sort of the spotlight on cuba. It certainly makes it much harder to maneuver from a domestic political standpoint which is always a reminder that the best laid plans of never really work in foreign policy but am interested sort of about that that sense of this sort of heaviness domestically. Because i know you A lot of your research focuses on cubans and the cuban americans and sort of their their memories and images of cuba. And i'm curious if you've had any conversations about this particular policy and sort of where the us would go from here. I know it's it's not a monolith. But i'm curious from your perspective. Obviously there's nuance there and what you've heard nuance but there's also been important changes. I mean one of the things that made the obama. Administration's policy approach politically feasible and that dan abacha's policy helped further along. Were changes in cuban american political opinion when it came to things like whether the embargoes effective or whether we should at least open. Certain traveler have actual embassy in havana right. There was there was a but long progressive kind of openness to moving away from the traditional policy. The obama administration seized on an opportunity. They made an argument for a different approach and the opinion polling shows clearly that they brought a lot of cuban americans along with them such that by two thousand and sixteen yet a majority of our community saying that they oppose the embargo period since then. The tables have turned. The trump administration came in with his own theory of the case. It's own rhetoric. They were in miami early and often hammering home a message. You combine that with signs of Kind of slowing down or gumming up of the reform process in cuba itself and you have a recipe for rising bitterness and frustration among precisely the colbert's of the cuban american community. The more recently arrived immigrants. That in the past has been more open to a different policy approach and had been more likely to be going back and forth to the island so the politics of the issue now are complicated. There's no question. But i think the lesson that at least so far. The vitamin station has not learned. Is that they're complicated because democrats didn't do a good enough job. Making an argument defending their policy and building constituency that would be lasting enough and they still have an opportunity to argue for a different approach in different message. That does become more difficult in the in the throes of what happened on sunday. But i have a hard time justifying the the opposite. Either right to me. This seems like a moment for again. Not buying into or not setting the stage for the cuban government to sort of exteriorise the blame on the united states alone. This is the time for the united states to actually go in and even recognize. We should have moved earlier. We don't want to aggravate your suffering right. your issue is not with us. It's with your leaders. Perhaps right taking the united states out of equation as the boogeyman in cuba's internal politics. I continue to believe is the best long-term recipe for allowing cuban people to decide what they want and where they're gonna go and ultimately it should be up to them. It should not be up to any politician in miami even if the politicians cuban american it should not be up to to to washington either. That's interesting so it sort of sounds like that. You can sort of make the policy and if you can argue your way to the people that are most affected or interested in the policy you might be able to take them along with you. If sort of the obama trump trends are so in some respects biden might have an opportunity but he might not necessarily be looking at it that way but we definitely have seen you know obviously said we can't really know fully what's going cuba we've seen you know massive protests in miami in solidarity and. I'm curious sort of what this moment means for people in the united states. If you have a sense because these are massive protests and as you say the economic issues are huge. But they're not just about that they're linked to the broader issues. I mean it's no surprise to see many people on the streets in miami in frequent places where cuban-americans gather when there is big news out of cuba expressing sympathy with the protesters. There have been some more distressing from my point of view. Manifestations of that the miami mayor francis florez climbed on top of a car and called for us military intervention. And then bob menendez. Who's no fan of the obama policy on cuba or anything like it had to come out and say listen. Let's stay on planet earth. That is not going to happen here so there have been some. Frankly very irresponsible. And i think very risky things being said in miami calls for international intervention. Us military intervention willfully ignore a very complicated legacy of us interference in cuban fairs. That impart led to the cuban revolution. First place right. Never mind feeding in more to the narrative that the cuban government is currently airing which is to paint everything that's happening simply a of an product of provocation from united states..

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"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

06:20 min | 5 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

"Sort of the political dynamics of that i am curious about sort of the how the trump sanctions play into the cuban regime's response to the protests. Because it seems like that is sort of been a way for them to sort of avoid responsibility as you said for some of the reforms that they could take how has sort of the. Us loomed in the cuban government's reaction to the demonstrations it's looms in a big way in their reactions and it's not a new sort of discourse this goes way back. The cuban government's position for a longtime has been that the primary obstacle to the economic and social development of cuba are us sanctions. They don't consider them an embargo as we tend to call it. They consider it a blockade which is a metaphor that is inaccurate in some ways but captures a certain kind of international or third-country dynamic of us sanctions right sanctions have impacts on international business with cuba. In some ways to that the word embargo as strictly bilateral thing does not so certainly in in in response to the protests on sunday insofar as the protests in part come out of a moment of economic crisis the cuban government has really been calling the united states to task and saying if you the biden administration. Really want to help the cuban people which was the language that the vitamin station has used in response. The biggest thing you can do is just lifts the embargo which the vitamin attrition can do alone requires an act of congress but at the very minimum they could fulfil some of the campaign promises that they made to unwind some of these sanctions. I think the cuban government's position also has to do with And this is not just cuban government. I mean i know a number of cubans who feel this way to who feel that at in the midst of a global pandemic in particular doing nothing and in fact doubling down as the trump administration did on a pressure cooker. Strategy was inhumane period. Right at a of great economic hardship. That's that's an argument with which with which. I sympathize to to a great degree that said even if you could blame all of cuba's economic woes today on sanctions which i don't think you can. You can deny their impact either but even if you could blame them all on us sanctions. It seems clear from the feelings of those who were on the streets that that's just not gonna work. People are fed up for lots of different reasons and they're not just fed up about the economic situation. Either so i think that does create a really interesting novel. Challenging dynamic for biden administration. I think there are also some some risks associated with it in so far as the administration continues to basically keep trump policy and play they will continue to provide ammo to those who are dismissing the protests as just the result of really a pressure cooker strategy and and a deliberate plan of us destabilization rather than expression of the voices of citizens. I am curious about that pressure cooker approach and i know to at obviously that sort of the the line for many supporters of the trump policies. Notably senator marco rubio but also senator bob. Menendez is the chair of the senate foreign relations committee short of seemed to have been suggesting. That biden shouldn't remove this trump sanctions. You have other members of the house and senate like bernie sanders. Who seem to say that you know this is a policy of the past. So i'm kind of curious about that. Political debate i mean because it sort of seems that there are to a degree. Both sides can make a case right now. That trump sanctions are working on trump's sanctions are not working depending on where you stand. I've been thinking about this to the the fact that divine administration hadn't moved to do anything yet despite having said they were going to and the fact that these protests did happen. There are certainly going to be those who claim and they already are that. This is evidence that the pressure cooker strategy works and that now is not the time to let up that got the government on the ropes etc data. I think is a really short term analysis. It presupposes that we're at a tipping point cuba that i. I don't think we know if we are yet. And i think it continues to recapitulate or risk recapitulating a story line which is allowing the cuban government to ascribe to the united states the role that it is most comfortable ascribing to it. I don't think this is a zero-some game. And i think what's missing from the voices that we hear coming out of whether from washington miami were calling for keeping every sanction on or even not not touching him at all or the voices of many members of cuban society in cuban civil society who simply don't agree and it's not to say the humane society or civil society. Speak with one voice. What's interesting about right now. In the moment there's many arguing that even talking about the u. s. embargo. Us sanctions is irrelevant at a time. When the primary order of business is to express solidarity with people who are being repressed in the streets. I get that. I sympathize with that but eventually this cuba conversation's going to happen it already. It's and i think it's important to recognize released included in that conversation. The voices cuban civil society who want who want a change in the way. The government is treating the protesters and citizenry in general and the want an end up to us sanctions and they don't see these things is being one is being conditional on another. They see them both. As pat's you know out of the difficulties. They face politically economically. The other thing that i would say is that you know when we come to the. Us cuba policy debate. Unfortunately from my point of view rarely is that debate in this country just about foreign policy. Us cuba policy is about domestic politics. The biden administration has been tiptoeing around cuba policy thus far because they are as many have pointed out of deathly afraid of making even worse. What we're very poor. Electoral returns for democrats in south. Florida among cuban hispanics. Were broadly in this..

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"cuba" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

02:41 min | 5 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Is it we're going to say. To which protests are we gonna go. I mean that is extraordinary. And they need to be able to do this for themselves. And where do you think that debate leads. Does it lead to some sort of capitalist cuba or does it. Does it lead to a freer sort of socialist cuba. Do we have any idea. I think we do cubans. Have you know at every turn wanted to take. Advantage of the capitalist economy in cuba cubans are extremely entrepreneurial and there are a lot of them that have made some great wealth out of the opportunity to sell their creativity that includes artists musicians. They would like to see a reinvestment in the infrastructure of society. They wanna see this. The fantasy of of a good public health system actually become a reality because hospitals are a nightmare. The public health system is a nightmare. Cubans have had to rely on the relatives to send things like antibiotics. And that was it yesterday. That's been for the last twenty five years. That's been the case and longer up to thirty years depending on where you live so this situation. Is that the story of socialism was beautiful until nineteen ninety-one and and after that it has been a myth a complete myth out order fantasy that that people who live there were visited repeatedly in. Stay there you know we know with the reality of this is why cubans.

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"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

07:03 min | 5 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Worldly

"If you go back to say two thousand six two dozen eight. This is a time. When fidel castro fell ill and stepped down his brother. Raul castro took over as head of state and roll. Castro really started to talk about economic matters in a way that his brother never did He talked about the need for structural reform. They launched what they called a project of updating the cuban social and economic model they never suggested that. This was meant to the break from socialism. But very clearly they were talking about some kind of modest economic reforms. Some of that move forward. They both liberalized that bit more space for a private sector in cuba than that had kind of a win win. Obama normalize relations with cuba began to and you had an increase in us visitors. Those people helped boost the fortunes of that sort of nascent private sector so there was this moment of kind of rising expectations and yet then the government sort of pull back. They delayed some of the more difficult reforms that they needed to do. like currency reform. Which is a topic. We can go into detail if you're interested. And they continue to have an approach to kind of private sector expansion that was very very micromanaged and continued to treat it perhaps more as a as a necessary evil rather than something that was going to be a key aspect of the economy and even as the rhetoric around that has changed right just in the last year. They've actually talked about moving forward with greater private sector expansion legalizing small medium sized enterprises in a way. That wasn't possible before the follow through hasn't been there yet and they went ahead with a currency unification process because there was a dual currency system in cuba. Really at the worst time. They did it in a moment of weakness at at after a year of dealing with covert and and without having follow through on other some of the other privates reforms that would have given the economy away to kind of respond to the effects of that devaluation. And so it's just been a series of compounded errors in missteps would say and then of course know. Us sanctions doesn't make it easier. You know at all. It creates impediments to the kind of economic reforms in many ways that a cuban leaders themselves have said that they wanna move forward. So you know it's it's all of that rolled into one interesting so it so basically it's hard to kind of isolate these factors because they all kind of feed into each other so try to sort of take them. I definitely want to talk about the sanctions and their influence. But i m kind of curious about this currency reform thing because they do see it popping up and it is a someone who's terrible with anything that involves numbers and this is very confusing to me but it sounds like essentially cuba had two currencies and one was kind of more dependent on. I'm actually going to stop before. I say something wrong and let you actually tell me what it mean. I'll try. i'm not either talking about currency's exchange rates. I get confused myself. Some history briefly. If you'll permit me think is relevant understanding this. The origins of cuba's dual currency system as it existed until recently lie back in the nineteen nineties that period nicu's call euphemistically the special period fall into clashes of union. Economy tanked by one third in three or four years. Gdp declined by one third. Thirty three percent ans- suddenly sort of the purchasing power of the local currency that that existed and the salaries that cubans were accustomed to earn from. The state really really decrease their value decreased and so in order to in effect protect prices in the state subsidized portion of the economy. There kind of things that people were allowed to buy subsidize rate through ration system on a monthly basis and not have to jack. The prices up. Cuban government legalized holing of. Us dollars actually. Us dollars which were already circulating in the black market at the time they create a parallel system of stores that sold some things in us dollars largely imported items that were deemed fat luxury items even if they were things like silken shampoo liquor and then with the earnings in foreign currency from those sales. The idea was that they could keep prices in the state subsidized part of the economy from going through the roof. And there are some cuban will argue that that worked for a time. But it also created a lotta distortions. The other part of the system is at. It's really almost not the most important thing is not just about two. Currencies is actually that there were two exchange rates functioning economy for cubans on the streets for forever. Basically read a certain point. A dollar denominated equivalent. That the cuban government created called the cuban convertible bestsellers c. It's complicated was worth only twenty four. Cuban faces normal pisses right but for state enterprises exchanges one to one. So it's kind of like monopoly. Math and in effect state enterprises working on balance sheet Didn't reflect any kind of real reality of the value of currency and so it created distortions incentivize imports rather than exports that had if impacts for cuba's foreign trade balance all kinds of things and so unifying the currencies the currency exchange rates importantly has been really important economic reform that is necessary for the long term health of the economy but it effectively means the devaluation right. And so did. I have short term pain. We know this from lots of places and they finally after years and years and talking about it unified the exchange rates and thus ineffective unified the currency system in january of this year but in the absence of the possibility of the cuban economy to respond to it through say private sector activity or more predator to the india at the height of the cove it pandemic when cuba was already reeling economically for lots of other reasons. Suffice it to say like this is hit people really hard right. prices have have shot up. There's an informal currency exchange market in. Cuba's actually gone back to a partial dollarisation in some other stores in an attempt to capture remittances coming from abroad in hard currency payments to spend their money there so in a way to unify the exchange rates and in a way they have it in a way that made it more complicated because you now have a partly dollarized part of the part of the economy there's official exchange rates of different kinds of unofficial ones. It's a mess. If i haven't made that made that clear I in my attempt to explain it. Yeah so if. I'm trying to kind of sum it up if i had this convertible currency right the sort of thing that they eliminated once they they made this reform. Basically the money that i had is basically worth less right. Is that basically what happened. If that's not quite what they said was because when the unified the exchange rates than the street rate that had been one to twenty four a twenty five that stayed the same and they told the state sector. Now your rate is the same as no longer one to one..

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"cuba" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

06:39 min | 5 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Today, Explained

"With it really galvanized people. It talks about the revolution frustrations of people and this song. You know you get in trouble for playing it too loudly trouble. You say evita and it's been one of the things that led up to this. Tell me how the government's responding other governments cracked out very very hard that that is the main response. They've not just the internet but they've gone looking for people who were involved in the protest to arrest them and some people have been very badly hurt. We know there may be more you know. The president on sunday night said he was giving the order combats to supporters of the revolution. In to put this combo gondou taller by all of communicator. Gonna get the he'll programs so you had police in riot gear which we've never really seen before the sent out special forces and they've sent out. People were just with the rapid response brigades which are a group of very hard line government supporters together for revolutionary cubans. And they give them some bats and they send them in the street to break up the protests in a pretty ugly way in so that is one of the way the taking back control. Dow protests have been pretty much extinguished at this point. Does that mean that. Whatever was happening in cuba. This week is now over. No because the underlying conditions are still there. The president cuba came out on wednesday night and may one small concession. Which is people coming in. The island now will not have to pay taxes on food medicines and other items they bring for their families for themselves. And i was a you know a pretty a pretty hated measure here that the government has had for years. That's a concession. Is it enough no. It's not enough and that's not the outrage back in the bottle but clues governor is looking at. What do we need to do to lower the temperature. People are much angrier than we realize. And what do we do to try to get some of that anger dissipated. I'm not sure what it is. They can do because the government is broke and a lot of it has been caused by the pandemic The way this island has been really really hard hit by the pandemic tourism which is one of the big income generators. And because well you. The trump administration put in some of the toughest sanctions in decades and those sanctions have been left in place so far by the biden administration so they absolutely had an impact and the lap. Not least is just the fact that the government his not wanted to open up is not wanted to let people grow their business visit. Farmers really cultivate their land enough food for the island people who are very frustrated with the slow pace of reforms. A lot of people who i know been here for for year became from living odd thought. There was a moment where their country become a different place. Now they wanna leave. The they're throwing in the towel they don't think there's a future here for them anymore. I think a lot of people see these protests and they wanna think oh communism's on the brink of failing in cuba but you're telling us that the protests are now over people are mad at the government because of their own economic hardship. Does this mean something for for communism in cuba or is this just sort of airing of grievances in particular moment. I think it's something that's historic that. We've never seen here before the kind of damages. The facade government presented the they're all knowing they've never had protests police brutality cuba and i think people have seen that they can do and and perhaps they could do it again. We've seen in other countries that that cracking down on people doesn't make those problems. Go away usually just makes things more bitter and more violence but what it perhaps could do is is caused the government here to speed up performs and open up more which is something that resisted doing for a long time and maybe finally get the biden administration engage with stuff. But the idea that this is kind of a arab spring and cuba or a moment where people are going to take to the streets and forced the government out. Were not there. This is a government that are still going rounding people up by the hundreds. I say per se probably people go to jail for for for some time just for being involved with the protests. Maybe you just filming a protest supporting a protest. You know the government. They're doing what they don't realize is just how tough it in to be Cuban you go to the market five am when the market opens up at ten. Am to eight in light. You get inside and there's nothing to buy you know what's up groups now about where you can find eggs cooking oil to travel around the own when there's a shortage of gasoline virtually impossible and the trump administration permits.'. So people unable to get money from relatives now and it is incredibly frustrating for people and then you add on top of that trysofi shortage us government that charges you a ton of money to get a passport or to get some papers and people really have a bitter taste in their mouth down but it's also important to point out that there's a leadership behind this movement as of yet and this is something that was very organic that happened independent of of the people who are the regular opposition here but what is shown the government the world is that there are thousands of people perhaps ten thousands they to.

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

06:46 min | 9 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"While us amazing. You also told me that one of the o'halloran played a role in the cuban revolutionary war. Toy story three brothers were more than that but the three award in baltimore where the owners of the palace the where they were blasts status lau in the fighter pilot announced they were. They were the owners of the cigar factories in tampa. So so what happened was back in eighteen. Ninety five kua were trying to go to war for independence from spain and the story the went to start. The war is basically a cigar that was rolled at the Actor taken to cuba with secret. Message one of yours to Be sent to On the generals in that message was to you know the coordinates and everything how the wars are winded eight or the rice rice and all that stuff was pretty amazing astonished. Lau was a virtual friends who will semi siege also like a few of even history. History eighteen hundred. He was very close friends In i think They they won. They won a place where we knew. Actually come up with sabar in. So they chose the o'halloran cigar factory for role cr. So it was pretty. You know that the reduce on lassie guards or may the only dental but the one Message was the called. It's the seapower. Liberty distinguished As he had tiny jello specs on the back of record so then base lead later out when other patriot. Neighbors get on. His style was wanting to the cigars and deliver to one of the women in heaven was the insurgency for the island of pizza so he had duquette To to to with with the order for the war and making ninety five so this is a very very amazing story. Also very amazing. Let me ask you can you. Can you acquire like an irish or european citizenship as a result of your your ancestral. I don't know. I mean that'd be great. It'd be awesome. But so it'll be basically the fulfillment in allow. They'll be like the top for this whole thing. That i've done is a life you know he'll be amazing to honor my my ancestry my Irish ascendant i mean. Hopefully one day. It'd be i try. I'm going to get more information about possible to do so. I'll be awesome. Actually yeah absolutely Have you been able to find any records in ireland. Have you been able to move forward with that judge moore. Yes in ireland. What was the island. Leases father's death nother record selbe. You know the part that parish where he was the records is settled right so it wasn't wyoming another county in doubt with cds one in his seventeen seventeen sixty seventy to six or sixty. It shows that he was. They passed away. You know records. That's basically what i was able to find in. Ireland had to know that in ireland. A lot of churches were catholic. Churches were burned down. You know for the anglican. We aren't will note that was born on time In many of those drake for loss but many of them were saved because what ireland in. Ulsan scotland Those countries have out of gallic roots. They record their lineage from father to son so basically you know. I've seen samples of for simple think was your rylance Family tree that goes back to the while. Three hundred. Two hundred eighty. That's amazing Mouth with will transmit that information passed down to the Kids and so. It was amazing for me to find out that now. So it's yes and there's a lot of fun. I i think the library international irish library larry in dublin. They have a lot of those records. I mean not that far back but most some of the parishes there there are digitalized and their online. You can go in search afraid. I think that's where i found wrong. Africa dots up for my eighth com. I hope you enjoy another episode. That cubo family roots podcast. This pat costs can be heard on various platforms such as apple cast cashbox anchor spotify breaker radio public than the few were always working to improve and bring topics importance to you. Please drop us an email. If you have suggestions my email is cuban. Family rules podcasts. At gmail.com we ask that you share this podcast with family and friends this podcast. The irish in cuba was produced by leeann vega and son engineer by torres beyond the lookout for new episodes in april. And may thank you for tuning in happy saint patrick's day..

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

04:00 min | 9 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"He you know i found out this information through this group in the southern i find out that this person was indeed migrant fathers of brother the long lost and so i found a family or equal if connection and i remember that We're talking ready and we'll be sure that were related. Still doubts. But i told him essentially run on I'm gonna go to cuba visits. So he made the date Grandfather's birthday in. I'll go to the. I know where to go. Rhino or affect He is my off route so indeed. That's what happened to cuba to the the record. Snow to the agency in an was there. And i get the date in saqlain was that i was. I always able to get all the other brothers and sisters from greg. Father and i came back to america and i send the doctors again. He was so fat so having heating that much about that brand of you know that branch of his family he didn't know anything about father. This little information in you know being able to connect the next. The bat long lost family me was amazing. You also told me that wholesale matia ohio was the i I think it was the judge of the city on denise. Actually you think anonymous is also a founder on the early yet so he he owns. Some land in media was now known at the music. But before i used to be called michael's he also land there in. I think some people trying to you know to create wanted to create a town areas together create talent..

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

05:59 min | 9 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"Class hadson community college in jersey city and The the head of the library in caucus at the seacaucus library he had he was also a reporter. The jersey journal injure city so he wrote an article about the class that i was doing and The attorney came across the article and He contacted me and numb ahead. Put him in touch with same researcher that i put you in touch. With and through the researcher the attorney actually went to cuba and long behold When he when he came back to the united states you know he he followed up with me and told me there was a whole line of o'halloran that that they they went after him and the researcher So there there's quite a few or handful. I should say of ohio lawrence in cuba. Aside from the fact that there other families you know like the o'reilly's the o'farrell's The candle can't candle catalans. I think the right. There's there's a lot of prominent families irish families and these names. You still see them in. Cuba for example was doing a project for final grave dot. Org i was ahead. created some cemeteries in cuba in in an area. That i'm very familiar with bohol and i came across a tombstone. The hat the name morphin but they spelled it. You know the the spanish way amel are i instead of an new r. P. h. y. So yeah it's it's interesting to see you know that there was definitely presence in cuba of irish not necessarily coming straight from ireland. Although i have heard that some has come straight from ireland. But that's probably like a minority most of the migration. The came to cuba was either and i. The flight of the wild geese of course was To spain and from spain to cuba to build the The the trains the rails but also during the potato famine i know there was another migration of irish came to cuba Probably through spain as well made me even through massachusetts or new york so there has been several migration but there's definitely a presence in cuba. That a lot of us are not aware about For example myself. I have irish dna. I like twenty percent irish. Which i i find that to be significant a significant number. I haven't necessarily found the the connection yet but Knowing that there is there was a presence in cuba. An irish press in cuba leads me to believe that. There's more chances that i will find like you. You know my my irish Background ancestors if you will so Who else did you did. You contact anyone else here in america after you came. Who did you find louis. Ohio one of the the same. That i you know to the rousson assery as always looking for information there posing questions in there was one time that i got. I got to those groups in i so fiddler or should do like my question. It was from a family. Halloran little classmate that they listen for rico in I tried to contact him. You know. I actually got tossed with them through another person back group in the end. We compare plumbing. Compare information information that i had one day hat wasn't sort of somehow similar but it was like ethnic kind of backwards in what happened was that i never never knew that. My grandfather on bras de came over in the nineteen twenties late twenties to work for some keen tampons bar factory. Actually even before he had a the worst factoring in tampa city i was holler at cigar factory and they were Cuba then moved to to ten. Fine and seating There so this cousin. Sorry this brother. Remind them in non being attempt by a b..

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

03:10 min | 9 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"Yes the also the word of different variations of the last thing. You can find it without the owen atrophy. Juicing in that's how there's some records that in spain for example the record in spain that i've found it's only our it'll the oh watch but in cuba they were they. Were you know. Put down a records with your hallo culture how so there's different variations but the saint family you know so it was pretty defying the sore of a little bits of information that i gather was i was able to of continue my research though. That's great it's for me. It's been like a like. I said it would be a roller coaster in elegant Mentioned that. I want to say thank you to you. A casino gumming on someone. Hubei those to trace back In darkness migrant hadn't been burnt down is amazing bizarre right now pretty much. I'll say ninety five ninety seven percents with all those documents Session so is excellent so you have been able to recover them. Yeah most most from from him but you were. You have been able to replace what you buy through your own. Went back following steps. You know little bit of information. I gathered the documents. In in england. I i say to search of the forest documents formation. Where pacific information from then names and dates so your journey has not been quite easy has been challenging but you have nevertheless been able to to put all the pieces together to find the o'halloran and it's curious that you know we're talking about this because Sometime a goal. I met An attorney here in the state of new jersey. The dust kingship can she low and he was looking for. He had a client who was hollering from cuba. All north he was part of the same clan as you but it wasn't a holiday. It wasn't o'halloran Here lived here in new jersey. Who had family in cuba he was he had he had passed away and he had left an estate and he wanted to leave it to his family in cuba and He had named some people in the attorney had reached out to me. Because at the time. I was teaching a genealogy.

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

04:54 min | 9 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"Bernie everything is like two folders but was amazing about. The story is dead. I started when i was nine years old then. I stopped zoo. Cuba as you know is very hard to gather any sort of information on record so that will far back into the seventy eighteen. Hundreds not hundreds in stopped until thousand five. I took over to america in censor the internet. I started some research about that last last night particular. So you never forget about moore. That was something senior. Mind though something for me of your question also. I promise my grandfather that oath find out what happened to his dad and will happened to you so find out working in concert so i'd started to you know because of the internet. Thank off the internet. Started to to Looking research online and in groups ancestry in february search in oil and came across orbs talk on the halloran. But you know in cuba not too much information. Some information like they were there already. Eighteen hundreds eighty eight or nothing else. let me ask you a question before before you move forward in your story that louise o'halloran the he com- Stray from ireland was his migration from spain to cuba okay. Recent halloran migrated from ireland to spain with his wife in five or six gets so they went for from from ireland to spain. Guys because of the the problems going on with the advocate church and the catholic church. There were catholics loud. Catholics felt this was during the flight. Low So they have to leave ireland because they're li so spain being catholic Country opened up there. the oath. Stool athlete veterans came from ireland. And as most of them were no votes allen they also have positions in the government in spain. And you know will will set at. I'll say you know like businesses in More able to to to have a good life in spain. So that's why they did. They were from ireland. Spain it started. They were merchants in from spain. The records that i found that Talks about luisa his wife and this one included era record that i found incentives. Kids the navy's as like a island caribbean very close cuba. And then we're dealing some land from whilst wife's parents have passed away there were sound that lance somebody yet. I don't remember the name. But that's what. I found that. I sold their name. Louise holloman markets up then. I was able to find some of the doctors testament that he had right trip that make him cuba spain because he was trying to go to ireland. This is robert passed away was in seventeen thirty five. He's trying to get to ireland to claim Lands properties rather left for him but he was hailed to do so so the problems that were going on time so in that test them. He mentioned that he was already in cuba as a seventeen nineteen was already so they're being vanna from early eighth century. So it's kinda amazing for me to find this information. There goes eight with to to Get more information about family whose is dead. What county where. Gus while find out. He's parents Kazoo holland lesson in ireland's one of the oldest last names They had two plans. They had the clan from county clear in decline for county in maya sister over from both parts. Lewis hellers parents. He's mom was unclear. His dad cantagalo so it was kinda or they were both both of this..

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

01:42 min | 9 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"We notable titles in the neighborhood or lovey woulda in helena. There's a street cole. Or feral and another call. Gal farrell of the one of the irishman descendants. Name one from one of farrell who share the city hall of havana at the beginning of the twentieth century. Today to plan it mentions spare the name o'farrell in the old helena area of the country's capital one is hotel o'farrell which is the home of the archbishop of in eighteen. O one jose carpenter. An infantry. colin. Powell was governor of my more in the eastern region of cuba one teary. Mac was responsible. For mapping the beano modern date is the who into he went with the mission of analyzing the pine trees to see if they can be used for the ships in the spanish navy in honor his contribution the grafitti -i in northernmost point of highland. The beano was called won'the in havana. One teary was the engineer. In general and twice mayor of the city in eighteen sixteen theory was governor of kansas city. Were one of the streets. Also bear his name on the twenty first of december eighteen. Twenty six ship coal revenue enter the bokor port in the extreme east of the island with forty forty people on board arriving funding states. These sellers were mainly from ireland. Scotland and the united states..

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"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

03:40 min | 9 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"You're listening to episode. Three of the cuban family roots back as the irish in cuba. I'm your host a vega podcasting from woodbridge new jersey. Today is march first. Twenty twenty one and we have an exciting episode. But before we begin. I want to wish your listeners. A happy saint patrick's day to exciting announcement are.

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"cuba" Discussed on teikirisi

teikirisi

04:35 min | 10 months ago

"cuba" Discussed on teikirisi

"Type freida. Hey carmen. what's up. I am convinced. Let's go to cuba carmen. Then go to cuba freedom. Yeah have never been as adults. Were both born in cuba. I've went back to cuba. When i was seven and when i was ten with my family but i haven't been back since then. I haven't ever been back ever since i left. So this episode deals with a question that we get asked a law when anyone learns that. We are cuban specifically that we were born there three days. Have you ever been back. Inevitably what we hear the most is. I want to go to cuba changes and this is so low added a lot of the times. I don't really know what to respond to that. I kind of just smile and say oh. Yeah that's that's interesting. And then i turned to subjects. Let's break it down so the first part. I want to go to cuba for some people. You can stop the sentence there and it's already a problem. I want to go to cuba. Those are folks who are typically in the pro embargo anti travel camp. Just saying that to a cuban american. Who's in that camp will cause some tension but saying that you want to go before it changes. I think illicit something even people who feel more comfortable end and actually might even encourage the idea of engagement and interaction between the two countries. The us in cuba. Because it suggests that you don't want cue to change the group of people that are saying this that they want to keep it before it changes those. Those people are not cuban those people are gingas or they're latinos. That are living in the us but this is a very us centric point of view because lots of people have been vacationing cuba for a very long time namely the canadians. People from the uk spaniards even australians. Make that track. Lots of people go to cuba. And it's not so taboo or forbidden. So cuban americans specifically cuban-americans with family in the island have been able to go to cuba for the entirety of time line. Were about to describe. Tourism to cuba can be divided. I think into three different stages. The first one is before nineteen fifty-nine before the revolution where americans were traveling to cuba nonstop. No problems if you've ever been to the keys of florida or key west. It's ninety miles from cuba and to this day if you travel there you see a bunch of old posters from the nineteen fifties and nineteen forty s. I traveled to cuba. Four dollar. cuba was open to americans end. Americans were coming in partying beautiful island and it was easy and cheap from key us then came the revolution and things changed entirely. Cuba didn't even think about tourism until almost the fall of the soviet union because it was out there in the middle of the caribbean trying to build entirely new indifferent economy who has time for tourism. After the fall of the soviet union cuba started to rebuild its tourist economy restrictions for americans. Traveling to cuba have existed since the embargo. Which has been in place since nineteen sixty two so the embargo the set of sanctions placed by the united states on cuba. The intention of the embargo. According to the united states is to encourage via sanctions for the cuban government and not be communist and potentially become democratic. Some of the restrictions include other countries not being able to trade with cuba for fear of consequences placed by the united states. Americans have not really been able to travel to cuba unless you're going for a very coordinated trip for example. A student trip or church trip in two thousand sixteen obama came out and said that americans be able to travel to cuba. I do not believe we can keep doing the same thing for over five decades and expect a different result. Moreover does not serve america's interests or the cuban people to try to push cuba towards collapse rushed to go. That's when people decided that they needed to go if they were going to go before. It changes recording this. In february of twenty twenty one trump reversed obama's policies travel restrictions returned for americans and right before trump leaves office. Cuba was placed back on the list of state. Sponsors of terrorism

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