Humberto Fontova holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and is the author of four books including his latest, The Longest Romance; The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro. For more information and for video clips of his Television and college speaking appearances please visit www.hfontova.com.
This very week General James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, testified that Castros spies remain a serious security threat to the U.S.:
Last night a Bernie Sanders declared North Korea our biggest foreign threat. Clearly North Korea is a very strange situation because it is such an isolated country run by a handful of dictators, or maybe just one, who seems to be somewhat paranoid. And, who had nuclear weapons.
Who is going to watch a debate between the two Cuban guys?...Who is going to watch a debate between Rubio, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Who cares?You know theyve been fighting in this interleague fight over who is the hawkish guy, or whatever. Who is going to watch that Thursday night? (Chris Matthews on Hardball, Jan. 26, 2016.)
Back when Walter Cronkite was the most trusted man in American Accuracy in Media (AIM) denounced him as a Soviet dupe.
Obamas lucky that next to nobody pays attention to his Cuba policy.
Actually thats not the title of yesterdays blockbuster report in the Wall Street Journal. Heres the WSJ title: Missing U.S. Missile Shows Up in Cuba.
Winters here along with the usual reports of an epidemic of deer-car collisions in the northeast. Few such reports issue from Louisiana, or Dixie in general.
I do see in him (Raul Castro) a big streak of pragmatism. In that sense, I dont think he is an ideologue. (Democratic U.S. President Barack Obama, Dec. 14, 2015.)
So Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Billy Gibbons is over the moon with excitement about honoring the only regime in the history of the Western Hemisphere to criminalize Rock & Roll music.
Last Sundays edition of CBS 60 Minutes featured the first ever interview with Allan Gross, the U.S. hostage held in Cubas prisons for five years.
On the morning of November 17th, 1962, FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. took on all the trappings of a military command post, according to historian William Breuer.
I ask because much of U.S. punditry (on both left and right) dont seem to regard the Cuban-American Republican presidential candidates as either white or Hispanic. And Im pretty sure theyre not black.
Ted Cruz father Rafael was not quite the anti-Batista rabble-rouser Ted claims in his book. So crows the New York Times this week in a major expose titled: Cuban Peers Dispute Ted Cruzs Fathers Story of Fighting for Castro.
Imagine a major story in one of Americas top newspapers on an island in San Francisco Bay named Alcatraz. Now imagine that this story omits mentioning a prison.
Fairy tales certainly came true for Sinatras chum John F. Kennedy. I refer to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 53 years ago this week. More specifically, I refer to the media/academia/Hollywood spin of the crisis, especially its outcome.
Whoops! Sorry for the classic Dog Bites Man headline. Lets try this headline instead: Best we can tell, Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb has never hailed anything Castroite.
On the 48th anniversary of his death last Friday Time Magazine ran yet another love note to mass-murderer and terrorist Ernesto Guevara, better known as Che. How Che Guevara Didnt Let Asthma Affect His Ambitions, ran the Time headline.
A delighted Mick Jagger just visited the Stalinist nation that criminalized his music and herded many of its listeners into forced-labor camps at Soviet bayonet-point as punishment.
Stalinist dictator Raul Castro was a busy man this week during his whirlwind tour of the city he craved to nuke.
A deafening blast and Soviet bullets ripped apart the head and torso of yet another young Cuban martyr. Albert Tapia was barely 21 years old, typical age for most of Castro and Ches murder victims.