Cuba, Pick a Lane

Hurricane Irma has reportedly caused extensive damage in the Caribbean, including Cuba. Yet whatever damage Irma may have caused in Cuba, it pales in comparison to what socialism has been inflicting since 1959 on the Cuban people and the Western Hemisphere. There is chatter about sending U.S. assistance to help the storm-ravaged Caribbean region. In …

Unicorns Sightings Increase as Cuba Spins Official Washington

Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean before it pummeled South Florida. In Cuba, for example, in addition to extensive damage to Cuban military-owned hotels and beach resorts, Cuba’s ministry of intelligence stable of unicorns was severely damaged. Efforts are underway, of course, to replenish the stable of rhetorical unicorns, and Communist Cuba’s …

Venezuela Needs Respect of Individual Rights, Private Property & Rule of Law, Not More Socialism

What an odd headline this morning from the Left’s favorite business newspaper, The Financial Times: “How to save Venezuela from the cost of sanctions“. The problem in #Venezuela, of the Left’s own making, is the Maduro-Castro regime, not economic sanctions. If the “global community” of fellow travelers truly wished to ease the suffering of the Venezuelan …

Venezuela Regime Propagandizes, Buys Adverstising, in U.S. Media

The #Venezuela regime suppresses the fundamental liberties of its people, yet it uses US media to spread propaganda. Wrong. Supporters of Liberty for Venezuela are, as a matter of policy, remains directed from Havana, banned from placing advertising in Venezuela papers or what is left of its television stations. There is no independent media in Venezuela. …

Post Havana Should Be Temporarily Shuttered, Bring Cubans Back to Negotiating Table

At the always interesting DiploPundit blog (although I doubt we’re all on the same page ideologically, it’s still a great blog and read) the author, or authors published, an update to the Post Havana story related to the allegations that close to 20 U.S. government personnel in Cuba have been subjected to some sort of health-impacting operation: 16 …

Chinese Company Pays Fine for U.S.-Iran Sanctions Violations

China’s leading off-shore energy drilling contractor settled a case with the U.S. government last week that could have resulted in fines of $13,750,000. In what amounts to a slight tap, not even a slap on the wrists, a series of factors resulted in the fine reduced to $415,350. According to the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), COSL …

Asking the UN to Leave Guatemala, Too Little, But Not Too Late

This weekend in Guatemala, the duly elected president of the Guatemalan people made a completely legal decision to expel an unelected international organization from Guatemala. Certain globalists, the Left as well as their fellow travelers are, of course, unhinged, but it was the right decision. While President Jimmy Morales’s decision is a day late and …