Friday, July 31, 2015

Cuba selfies for the day!

"Despite Diplomacy Advances, Athletes Continue To Flee Cuba"

Excuse that diplomacy and having relations with Cuba that your speaking?

With all that talk about dialog, embassy openings, and the eventual removal of the embargo...


......"In July alone, 18 athletes – two baseball players, four rowers, four soccer players and eight men’s field hockey players – all left their teams for the U.S. during international competition"

"A Selfie with the Cuban people"

Top 10 Things to do when you visit Cuba!!!!

The AP and other news outlets are just FOAMING at the mouth, plus they are posting non-stop articles about Americans traveling to Cuba and POOF Cuba will just change automatically.

Since El Cafe Cubano can't compete with the non-stop propaganda from the news outlets, this blog has decided to help those who travel to Cuba with some tips or things TO DO while in Cuba:

Here is a top 10 list:

1) BONUS: When you step off the plane in Havana, make sure you hit the local watering hole for some mojitos, and while toasting, make sure you say REAL LOUD: ME CAGO EN FIDEL


By saying this I am SURE you will be upgraded in your accommodations!

2) Go to your local Hospital or Clinic and get yourself a check up or better yet some surgery. Remember go to the one that are usually reserved for locals, to get that AUTHENTIC local flavor!!!

3) For you Architecture lovers, since Cuba has been unspoiled for 55 years, stay in those Art Deco buildings(the ones you see Crumbling all over)  for the REAL Cuba feeling. Electricity and running water are optional.

4)This is really cool...... Get yourself in a 1953 Ford taxi, feel like your stuck in a time warp, and ENJOY YOURSELF to some Cohibas while touring all the land, buildings, and Houses stolen by the regime. Try to facebook, twitter, and snapchat while doing this....

5) Volunteer at your local political prison while wearing your Che t-shirt

6) You want something REALLY Authentic: Get some rafts, inner tubes, or any floatation device, and at the crack of dawn, take to the water, and for kicks, see how long it takes you to get to Miami!!!

7) While doing the tours, and when you go by the Dictator's compound, wave those huge FOAM fingers, the one with the middle finger extended and say hello this is a salute from Miami.

8) Bring some computers, laptops, cellphones, all types of electronics to the dissidents(make sure you declare this when you get off the plane in Havana!!!!)

9) Bring some extra cash for a smoke a thon with Fidel(depends if he is really alive or not)

10) All these are touristy things, but check out the possibility of opening up a business with the government, they are reliable, and they always PAY!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How long before this happens?

How long before this happens in the above pictures? Next in line will be the removal of the embargo,  the return of the Guantanamo back to Cuba, and Fidel and Raul will become altar boys!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cuba selfie for the day!

Cuban Chrome.........more like Cuban Rust

This week I just finished watching the first two episodes of  the show "Cuban Chrome" on the discovery channel. The show is basically about a Cuban Car Club and the struggle for them to fix and find parts for their classic cars.

Now according to the moderator, Cubans can't find spare parts is because of the embargo? woe is me....that would be NO GOOD...... mean to tell me with 196 countries in the world, 195 can trade with Cuba, and they don't have auto parts or no classic cars in 195 countries?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015's all about climate control and Classic Cars in Cuba!

 The recent shocking news about Planned Parenthood clinics used to harvest fetal parts here in the US. Since 1973 50+ Million unborn babies have been aborted.

Now in Cuba, which has one of the highest abortion rates in the world.....


I guess CLIMATE CHANGE, and the evil profit is more important to the Vatican?


Classic 1950's cars in Cuba are more important to the American general public, than a disgusting business selling harvested fetal parts?

"Rosa Maria Paya and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo interrogated by John Kirby "

Video fragments of Rosa Maria Paya and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo interrogated by the spokesperson Admiral John Kirby, in order to prevent them to make a question at the press conference of the Cuban Chancellor Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla with the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, at the U.S. State Department, on Monday July 20 2015, Washington DC, USA. Rosa Maria Paya and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo were threatened with being removed by force from the room by the Security if they made any question during the public press conference

Cuba selfie for the day!

Monday, July 20, 2015

A NON Historic day......Embassy opening in Washington, DC

Most news media are using the term "Historic" in describing today's opening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington. In reality just a token symbolic event, while the PEOPLE of CUBA have benefited NOTHING, but the DICTATORSHIP has gained a monetary lifeline for the time being.

To add insult to injury, according to reports, among the attendees will be Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio"forked tongue" Rodriguez, former parliament president Ricardo"tricky ricky" Alarcon,and  Bruno "the mafia don" Rodríguez.

All the concessions that the US has made, But the Cuban government has CONCEDED NOTHING,
and the dictatorship(Been in power for 56 years) demands MORE!!!

HISTORIC, NO,  just another sad day for the people of Cuba, the blood of it's people still on the dictatorship's hands.

Other DICTATORSHIP supporters will be there:

CODEPINK will host a celebration in front of the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC at 5pm on the day of its official reopening.”

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pope's visit to Cuba

No symbolism on the Pope's recent visit to South America, weird hammer and sickle cross gift given to the Pope in Bolivia was not a in your face symbolism?

Can't wait for the Vatican trip to Cuba!!!! Let's see......don't tell me...... a mass at revolutionary square with cameras beaming with the Che figure in the background for millions to see

Can't wait to see what gifts(symbolism) the dictator brothers have in store for the Vatican visit.....

Friday, July 10, 2015

Not a symbol of MARXISM?

The Vatican spokesman stating that this was created for open dialog?


and these liberation theology symbols were not meant for MARXISM?

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Silence from the Catholic Church

Silence from the Vatican, silence from Archbishop Wenski, silence from the Catholic League.

Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega:

-Calling a group of Cuban opposition members "you all get your information from worm-infested Miami.

-Stating in an interview that their are "NO political prisoners in Cuba"

-Eight members of the Ladies in White activist attended a Catholic Mass wearing white , sitting in the pews in silence unless participating in the Mass. A priest in Cienfuegos expelled them from his service, ordering them never to wear white again in his church.

El Cafe Cubano Challenge: Those who are Catholic please wear white to Mass the next several Sundays to send a CLEAR and SILENT MESSAGE.

"Carnival aims to start 'cultural' Cuba cruises next May"

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it will start cruises to Cuba starting next May. The price will be $2,990 per person.....OUCH.....REALLY??????

If your dumb enough to pay that much, El Cafe Cubano has a list of things to do when you visit Cuba!

USA/Cuba Relations

Sunday, July 05, 2015

He's alive

The dicatator was seen "ALIVE" recently at a meeting with cheese masters at the Food Industry Research Institute.

He discussed food production and climate change.....isn't that special.

I guess "climate change" is the new buzzword and now joining with fellow buzzwords  "Dialogue" and " La Paz."

Here we go......setting up for the Papal visit......It's all about the "CLIMATE CHANGE"

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Cuba's continued absolution

Instead of just saying 10 Hail Mary's, 2 Our Father's, and one Glory be,
 Cuba's continued absolution for 56 years of a dictatorship and a hardy sampling of atrocities is:

Cuba releases Alan Gross.....

and Cuba GETS:

Obama announces re-establishment of US-Cuba diplomatic ties

U.S. Removes Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List ...

Congress Moving to Improve Trade With Cuba - US News

Full schedule of Pope's visit to Cuba and the US released

Cuba Travel Services Announces New Agreement With JetBlue Airlines

*Obama opens doors to Cuba after 56 years - USA Today

*Andrew Cuomo visits Cuba to open pathway for NY ...

*Houston ready to be a gateway to Havana - Houston ...

*Lifting the Cuban Embargo: Feds Announce Laxer Rules for ...

*Cuba invites companies to talk about doing business

*Businesses say they made deals on trade trip to Cuba

meanwhile the people of Cuba get:

Cuba: Catholic Church Bans Relatives of Political Prisoners ...
Cuban Cardinal Set Straight after "No Political Prisoners ...

Statement on Establishing Diplomatic Relations With Cuba's Regime

Capitol Hill Cubans

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 09:20 AM PDT
Tomorrow, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will announce the establishment of diplomatic relations with the only government in the Western Hemisphere not elected by its citizens.

That -- in itself -- encapsulates why this is a bad policy.

The announcement comes on the same week that the Castro regime violently arrested over 226 peaceful Cuban dissidents.

That makes the timing particularly distasteful.

According to U.S. law ("LIBERTAD Act"), diplomatic recognition should only be considered "when the President determines that a there exists a democratically elected government in Cuba."

It also states that, "the satisfactory resolution of property claims by a Cuban Government recognized by the United States remains an essential condition for the full resumption of economic and diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba."

That makes the announcement in contravention of U.S. law.

Finally, as a condition for the establishment of diplomatic relations, the Castro regime has demanded restrictions on U.S. diplomat's movement; the inspection of diplomatic pouches for the Mission; an end to the execution of democracy programs (i.e. the training of independent journalists); and the continuance of a state security cordon to intimidate Cubans from approaching the Mission.

That would be in contravention of the Vienna Convention -- and unprecedented in the Western Hemisphere.

Congress should closely probe these very concerning issues, withhold funding for the operation of an Embassy and block the confirmation of any Ambassador, until it receives satisfactory responses from the Obama Administration.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 09:19 AM PDT
Rubio Comments on Obama Re-Establishing Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, commented on the agreement between the United States and Cuba to open embassies in each other's capitals:

Throughout this entire negotiation, as the Castro regime has stepped up its repression of the Cuban people, the Obama Administration has continued to look the other way and offer concession after concession. The administration's reported plan to restore diplomatic relations is one such prized concession to the Castro regime. It remains unclear what, if anything, has been achieved since the President's
December 17th announcement in terms of securing the return of U.S. fugitives being harbored in Cuba, settling outstanding legal claims to U.S. citizens for properties confiscated by the regime, and in obtaining the unequivocal right of our diplomats to travel freely throughout Cuba and meet with any dissidents, and most importantly, securing greater political freedoms for the Cuban people. I intend to oppose the confirmation of an Ambassador to Cuba until these issues are addressed. It is time for our unilateral concessions to this odious regime to end.”

Last month, Rubio
urged Secretary of State John Kerry to prioritize action in four key areas as negotiations continue regarding the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba and the possible re-opening of the U.S. embassy in Havana, and pledged to oppose the confirmation of any nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Cuba absent concrete results on political reforms and human rights, the repatriation of U.S. terrorists and fugitives being harbored in Cuba, resolving uncompensated property claims, and the removal of restrictions on U.S. diplomats in Cuba.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 09:19 AM PDT
Jeb Bush Statement on President Obama's Decision to Re-Open U.S. Embassy in Cuba

Miami, FL — Governor Jeb Bush released the following statement in response to President Obama’s decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba.

As Americans prepare to celebrate the anniversary of our freedom from tyranny and commit anew to the democratic principles on which our nation was founded, it is no small irony that President Obama prepares to open an Embassy in Havana, further legitimizing the brutal Castro regime.

I oppose the decision to further embrace the Castro regime by opening an embassy in Havana. The real test of the Obama Administration’s rapprochement with the Castro regime in Cuba is not whether President Obama’s legacy is burnished with dubious diplomatic achievements and photo-ops, but whether improved relations between Havana and Washington advance the cause of human rights and freedom for the Cuban people. The ongoing detention of dissidents and continued human rights abuses suggest the Administration’s policy is failing this test.

I hope the U.S. Congress will scrutinize the concessions made to Havana prior to considering any ambassador.”
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 07:06 AM PDT
Statement from the Center for a Free Cuba:

Obama Administration: Normalizing Relations as Part of Smokescreen

The Obama Administration will announce
tomorrow that it is normalizing relations with the government of General Raul Castro in Cuba. The operations of the American Embassy in Cuba are expected to acquiesce to a number of Cuban restrictions outside the boundaries of normal diplomatic relations. In order to be able to announce this symbolic success, President Obama will acquiesce maintaining hundreds of Cuban nationals that are employees of the Cuban government inside the American Embassy in Havana. The Administration will continue to contract employees from a Cuban government agency. Many of those employees are intelligence officers, and all of them are susceptible to pressure to spy on the diplomatic mission by the Cuban regime. The U.S. government is not permitted to hire workers in Havana as it does elsewhere in the Americas, but it has to pay the salaries of Cubans working for a Cuban government agency for a number of positions in Havana’s American mission.

In addition, it remains to be seen whether Cubans will have the same access to the American mission that they have in other Latin American countries. The American diplomatic mission in Havana is encircled by Cuban security forces that limit access to the mission.

The Administration has yet to respond to Congressional questions about whether General Castro has agreed not to open up America’s diplomatic pouch, as it has done in the past in contravention of the Vienna Convention.

The announcement comes just a few days after the latest roundup of 226 dissidents who were detained last weekend. In order to be able to normalize diplomatic relations, the Administration, in fact, plays an important role in the smokescreen covering up the increase of repression in Cuba. Shortly after the President’s announcement on
December 17th of last year, when he indicated that fifty-some political prisoners would be released (many of them have since been rearrested), Amnesty International said the prison releases “will be no more than a smokescreen if they are not accompanied by expanded space for the free and peaceful expression of all opinion and freedoms in Cuba.”

President Obama’s Cuba legacy now includes actively participating in Raul Castro’s smokescreen covering up increasing repression and abuse of Cubans.

On this Fourth of July, Cubans who disagree with Raul Castro’s government will not be invited to attend the celebration hosted by the U.S. in Havana. Cuba’s Foreign Minister has had a virtual veto on who is invited to those receptions, and the Administration instead organizes a separate event for Cuba’s opposition. This is not the way America’s independence is celebrated in Buenos Aires, San Jose, Costa Rica, Mexico City, and elsewhere, where representatives of those societies are invited and the host governments do not tell the Americans whom to invite.

"Hollywood Insiders Descend on Havana"

That's the problem.....every time their is a article or post about people visiting Cuba, the first picture you get is that of them riding in a "classic" car in Havana and making the obligatory stop at Ernest Hemingway’s former home.

Do I have to do a post titled: " Cuba for Dummies?"

Apparently they have not read: "The top 10 things to do when visiting Cuba"

They are riding in classic cars, because that's ALL that the FREAKING Cubans have!!!! No ADVANCEMENT in the last 56 years!!!!! It's ALL because of the DICTATOR BROTHERS have destroyed Cuba.

NOT the Cuban exiles
NOT Global warming
NOT Miami
NOT the American politicians who are of Cuban descent
NOT because Cubans are NOT allowed in the exclusive "Latino" Club

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Pope's visit to the U.S. and Cuba

The Pope will visit the poor, congress, and those in prison in the United States. In Cuba the Pope will celebrate mass at several locations and perform other functions, but NO VISIT to POLITICAL PRISONERS?

That's right Alfredo! The good CARDINAL stated that their are NO political prisoners in Cuba! So why would he visit the prisons in Cuba?

In honor of NO POLITICAL PRISONERS in Cuba, El Cafe Cubano will run non-stop posts of the NON POLITICAL PRISONERS past and present in Cuba.

Above you will find the NON POLITICAL PRISONER, Esubeio Penalver, who spent 28 years in Castro's dungeons:
(Hey where was the LATINO CLUB during his 28 years???)

Born in Ciego de Avila, province of Camagüey, Cuba, on July 1st, 1936, at the beginnings of 1960 he was on the mountains of Escambray, already having joined the First National Front of the Escambray. He was captured that same year and condemned to 30 years of prison and forced labor, of which he served 28 years.
He suffered the most brutal tortures as a result of continuous harassment for 24 hours a day and seven days a week, as he describes in an autobiographical piece, tortures against which he built a shield of virile resistance, honoring his condition of “plantado”. In a 1999 interview with The Associated Press, he defined a "plantado" as a person who firmly plants his feet while struggling for freedom and democracy in Cuba.
He came to the United States as an exile in 1988, and since then has spent every day and every hour fighting for Cuba’s liberty in Los Angeles, California, through his involvement in the LIBREPROC Association, the World Federation of Cuban Political Prisoners and in Miami, Florida as delegate and president of "Plantados until Freedom and Democracy in Cuba," and also as president of Unidad Cubana (Cuban Union).
Peñalver received love and admiration from his peers and friends because of his chivalry, generosity, frankness, sense of humor, and strength of character to never deviate from what is morally right.
May the soul of Eusebio Peñalver Mazorra rest in the peace of the Lord.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fact: Since December 17th, U.S. Agricultural Sales to Cuba Plummet

Capitol Hill Cubans

Posted: 23 Jun 2015 08:48 AM PDT
Facts are stubborn -- and sobering.

For years we've heard how an improvement in U.S.-Cuba relations, an easing of sanctions and an increase in travel to the island, would benefit U.S. farmers.

Well, since December 17th, the Obama Administration has embraced the Castro regime -- offering it every concession it can deliver.

As part of these concessions, the Obama Administration eased payment terms for agricultural sales.

As a result of these concessions, American travel to Cuba has increased by a reported 37%.

And this week, the Castro regime announced that its GDP had grown by over 4% during the first six months of 2015 -- thanks to growth in its sugar, trade and tourism monopolies.

Oh, and not to mention the endless U.S. business and trade delegations to Havana.
Yet, as The Washington Post reported last week:

"[I]n the six months since President Obama announced a new opening to the island, sales of U.S. foodstuffs — among the few U.S. products allowed, with restrictions, under the embargo — have dropped by half, from $160 million in the first quarter of 2014, to $83 million this year."

How could that be?


The biggest lesson the Castro regime has learned from the Obama Administration is that it has more to gain from coercion than from good-will or behavior.

Thus, cut purchases dramatically, and watch the lobbying for financing, mass tourism and investment for Castro's monopolies intensify.

As we've written before, a policy based on coercion is never in the U.S.'s best (political or economic) interest.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 08:46 AM PDT
A favorite argument of the Obama Administration -- and those who lobby for the removal of U.S. sanctions towards Cuba -- is that we are ceding "business opportunities" to foreign competitors.

That's funny.

Below is a great graph recently published in The Financial Times comparing foreign direct investment ("FDI") in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

Cuba is the darkest red -- but pull out your magnifying glass, for it's such a blip that it's very difficult to see.

So where are those great opportunities that our foreign competitors are gobbling up?

The fact remains that U.S. tourism, financing and investment are the "opportunity" for Castro's bankrupt regime and its monopolies -- to survive.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 07:30 AM PDT
From The Miami Herald:

Cuba investments are a high risk for U.S. companies, new report says

A firm that specializes in commercial real estate and investment management has issued a report stating that the time to invest in Cuba has not yet come.

The report by JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) — among the nation’s 500 highest-earning companies according to the latest edition of the annual Fortune magazine’s list — cautions U.S. investors against diving into business opportunities in Cuba and concludes that the process of "integration with Cuba, even if the embargo is fully lifted, will take decades."

"What we have determined is that there is still a lot of risk involved, there is not a solid banking system, the physical infrastructure of the country is a challenge and with the current embargo, U.S. companies are not allowed to enter into a contract with the government" as required in joint ventures, said Steve Medwin, managing director of the firm.

"There are a lot of impediments in the way. We do not mean that there won’t be opportunities in the future but right now there are so many hurdles that it is rather a wait and see where things shake out. It's like a double-edged sword: There are opportunities but with a very high risk," he added.

The easing of sanctions by the administration of President Barack Obama could have an impact on increased trade with the island, according to the report, but "development plans and economic expansion" should come first.

The ability to directly export to small private entrepreneurs in Cuba — as new regulations now permit— is evaluated as a "marginal opportunity" to increase the volume of trade with the island.

The authors point out the shortcomings of the Cuban infrastructure, low purchasing power and dealing with the Cuban government as additional elements that hinder the American presence on the island.

While Cuban officials have conveyed a welcome message to the U.S. investors, the Cuban government has not yet ruled on many aspects of the measures announced in January, such as direct exports to private businesses or the granting of permits for ferry services.

"They may be saying that, and there may be those opportunities, but when it comes to an individual or company risking their capital to make an investment, people want to have reasonable assurance on getting a return. What we are saying to our constituency is that, what we see today is not a sound investment because of all impediments that are in the way, although there are opportunities," Medwin said.

In this regard, the report identifies telecommunications and the sale of building materials, as avenues where investment opportunities may be more immediately possible, "but it is not an open country with which to do business," he said.

The sector with the most potential for long-term development, according to JLL, is tourism and associated services, such as hotel services and transportation services specifically tied to the industry such as ferries. However, a substantial increase of U.S. tourism would require the complete removal of the embargo and a new legal framework in Cuba so that U.S. companies can legally invest in the creation of a "solid hotel infrastructure."

JLL also assessed business opportunities for Florida, which could benefit from the possible expansion of the demands of offices for financial and legal services to address businesses in Cuba, to the extent that relations and trade between the two countries move forward. Less clear are the opportunities in the agricultural sector, as the report notes, as a result of concerns from the Florida Farm Bureau Federation that competition could mean the arrival of Cuban agricultural products that are very similar to what is grown in Florida.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Liberation Theology created by the KGB?

Hey guys remember the good ole days when the marxist revolutionaries used this symbolism pictured above in Latin America. Yeah, it just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy doesn't it?

But Alfredo the church in Latin America is for the poor! Well, surprise, surpise, surprise......Looks like the KGB invented Liberation Theology to ADVANCE MARXISM and confuse people.

Read here and below:

.- Espionage deep in the heart of Europe. Secrets in the KGB. Defection from a communist nation. Ion Mihai Pacepa has seen his share of excitement, serving as general for Communist Romania’s secret police before defecting to the United States in the late 1970s.

The highest-ranking defector from communism in the ‘70s, he spoke to CNA recently about the connection between the Soviet Union and Liberation Theology in Latin America. Below are excerpts of the interview. All footnotes were provided by Pacepa.

In general, could you say that the spreading of Liberation Theology had any kind of Soviet connection?

Yes. I learned the fine points of the KGB involvement with Liberation Theology from Soviet General Aleksandr Sakharovsky, communist Romania's chief razvedka (foreign intelligence) adviser – and my de facto boss, until 1956, when he became head of the Soviet espionage service, the PGU1, a position he held for an unprecedented record of 15 years.

On October 26, 1959, Sakharovsky and his new boss, Nikita Khrushchev, came to Romania for what would become known as “Khrushchev's six-day vacation.” He had never taken such a long vacation abroad, nor was his stay in Romania really a vacation. Khrushchev wanted to go down in history as the Soviet leader who had exported communism to Central and South America. Romania was the only Latin country in the Soviet bloc, and Khrushchev wanted to enroll her “Latin leaders” in his new “liberation” war.

I learned about Sakharovsky from your writings, but I could not find any other relevant information about him. Why?

Sakharovsky was a Soviet reflection of the Cold War's hot years, when not even all the members of the Israeli and British governments knew the identity of the heads of Mossad and MI-6. But Sakharovsky played an extremely important role in shaping Cold War history. He authored the export of communism to Cuba (1958-1961); his nefarious handling of the Berlin crisis (1958-1961) generated the Berlin Wall; his Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.

Was the Theology of Liberation a movement somehow "created" by Sakharovsky's part of the KGB, or it was an existing movement that was exacerbated by the USSR?

The movement was born in the KGB, and it had a KGB-invented name: Liberation Theology. During those years, the KGB had a penchant for “liberation” movements. The National Liberation Army of Columbia (FARC), created by the KGB with help from Fidel Castro; the “National Liberation Army of Bolivia, created by the KGB with help from “Che” Guevara; and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), created by the KGB with help from Yasser Arafat are just a few additional “liberation” movements born at the Lubyanka -- the headquarters of the KGB.

The birth of Liberation Theology was the intent of a 1960 super-secret “Party-State Dezinformatsiya Program” approved by Aleksandr Shelepin, the chairman of the KGB, and by Politburo member Aleksey Kirichenko, who coordinated the Communist Party's international policies. This program demanded that the KGB take secret control of the World Council of Churches (WCC), based in Geneva, Switzerland, and use it as cover for converting Liberation Theology into a South American revolutionary tool. The WCC was the largest international ecumenical organization after the Vatican, representing some 550 million Christians of various denominations throughout 120 countries.

The birth of a new religious movement is a historic event. How was this new religious movement launched?

The KGB began by building an intermediate international religious organization called the Christian Peace Conference (CPC), which was headquartered in Prague. Its main task was to bring the KGB-created Liberation Theology into the real world.

The new Christian Peace Conference was managed by the KGB and was subordinated to the venerable World Peace Council, another KGB creation, founded in 1949 and by then also headquartered in Prague.

During my years at the top of the Soviet bloc intelligence community I managed the Romanian operations of the World Peace Council (WPC). It was as purely KGB as it gets. Most of the WPC’s employees were undercover Soviet bloc intelligence officers. The WPC’s two publications in French, Nouvelles perspectives and Courier de la Paix, were also managed by undercover KGB – and Romanian DIE2 - intelligence officers. Even the money for the WPC budget came from Moscow, delivered by the KGB in the form of laundered cash dollars to hide their Soviet origin. In 1989, when the Soviet Union was on the verge of collapse, the WPC publicly admitted that 90% of its money came from the KGB3.

How did the Theology of Liberation start?

I was not involved in the creation of Liberation Theology per se. From Sakharovsky I learned, however, that in 1968 the KGB-created Christian Peace Conference, supported by the world-wide World Peace Council, was able to maneuver a group of leftist South American bishops into holding a Conference of Latin American Bishops at Medellin, Colombia. The Conference’s official task was to ameliorate poverty. Its undeclared goal was to recognize a new religious movement encouraging the poor to rebel against the “institutionalized violence of poverty,” and to recommend the new movement to the World Council of Churches for official approval.

The Medellin Conference achieved both goals. It also bought the KGB-born name “Liberation Theology.”

Theology of Liberation had key leaders, some of them famous “pastoral” figures, some others intellectuals. Do you know if there was any involvement of the Soviet bloc in promoting either the personal image or the writings of such personalities? Any specific connection with Bishops Sergio Mendes Arceo from Mexico or Helder Camara from Brazil? Any possible direct connection with liberation theologians such as Leonardo Boff, Frei Betto, Henry Camacho or Gustavo Gutierrez?

I have good reason to suspect that there was an organic connection between the KGB and some of those leading promoters of Liberation Theology, but I have no evidence to prove it. For the last 15 years of my life in Romania (1963 - 1978), I managed that country's scientific and technological espionage, as well as the disinformation operations aimed at improving Ceausescu's stature in the West.

I recently glanced through Gutierrez's book A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, Salvation (1971), and I had the feeling that it was written at the Lubyanka. No wonder he is now credited with being the founder of Liberation Theology. From feelings to facts, however, is a long way.

Cuban selfies.......

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Blessed to have my FATHER!!!!!

I would like to send a very special Happy Father's day to my very dear father. Thanks for always being there, thanks for teaching me the value of freedom, and for setting the example of the importance of family. We are now closer in distance and I CHERISH the time we spend together. May God bless you in this very special day!!!! How can we forget:

"Where are the scratch and dents?"

"cream proof"

" I came to this country with nothing"

Dad, you have always been there for me. One of the reasons I do this blog is for you. I cannot FREE Cuba for you, but I will do everything I can to try to FREE Cuba. I hope one day we can step foot together all of the family in your beloved Pedro Bentacourt in a FREE Cuba!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I see and know nothing on political prisoners

In a interview with Spanish media, Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega :

In Cuba now, you won’t find those prisoners," Ortega said.
"There aren’t political prisoners?" the reporter asked.

"Not political," he added

Friday, June 12, 2015

with friends like the NY Times.......

The NY times  and Herbert Matthews basically crafted the dictator Castro's image and helped the "COMMUNIST" dictator in power .

meanwhile the NY times are REALLY concerned about Marco Rubio's speeding tickets, his finances, and where he lives:

Rubios on the Road Have Drawn Unwanted Attention - First ...

Marco Rubio's Career Bedeviled by Financial Struggles ...

BUT the NY times conveniently NEVER reported on this:

New York Times ignored 15 unpaid tickets of Obama in 2007