Category Archives: Politics

Feliz Día de los Padres

Siempre pensé que los que se habían quedado en Cuba tenían un dominio del idioma superior al mío por haberse formado sin la influencia de otra lengua en constante roce por los medios de comunicación o por haber cursado estudios … Continue reading

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Musings

It’s been a while since my last blog. There were too many disruptions that took me away from reflections of a higher order; a plumbing leak, repairs, maintenance, professional work, in essence, the menial realities of life. We had an election, … Continue reading

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On the Death of El Caballo

After my initial euphoria in solidarity with many of my fellow Cuban compatriots rejoicing over the death of this ignominious man, I feel compelled to share what has subsequently turned into an ambivalence over the passing of this vengeful and destructive man who upended … Continue reading

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Recalling Mr. Reagan, Are We Better Off Today Than in 2008?

Eight years ago, Barack Obama promised change. His political slogan was the inspiring “Yes We Can.” A vast majority of Americans dreamed of an expanded popular participation in the social fiber of our great nation. Voters lined up on election day to … Continue reading

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Apaga y vámonos

Aquí no hay más que hablar. Igual que los rusos blancos que huyeron cuando el zar y la revolución bolchevique quedaron fuera de la Rusia de Yeltsin, el futuro de Cuba yace en los que se quedaron en Cuba, sobrellevaron las … Continue reading

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The Recruitment of the People

As a child in Cuba I witnessed how the newly formed Castro government stealthily expanded its incipient authority. The Castro brothers deceitfully conceived a security campaign exhorting the public to spy as an act of national loyalty, an action that contrasted with … Continue reading

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Together Let’s Negotiate the End of Despotism in Cuba

Before running out of time, I’d like to contribute to the restoration of the grandeur once synonymous with the Cuba of my birth. The military junta in power since 1959 puts out volumes of distortions and purposeful misinformation to spread its propaganda … Continue reading

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Facing An Ethical and Social Conundrum Today

The writing today stems from a telephone conversation with a good friend. While we were both born in Cuba, I was born early enough to recall a prosperous Cuba, a joyful Cuba, an economically progressive Cuba, and a free Cuba … Continue reading

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A Published Opinion Letter Today In The Miami Herald

An opinion letter appeared today in The Miami Herald, the local English language diary. It’s signed by Frank Gonzalez. It’s neither my letter nor my opinion. When I write, I sign my full name: Francisco Gonzalez-Soldevilla. For those curious to learn my own … Continue reading

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The New Profile of Miami Politics

Alas, as the legacy political exiles of the early years of the Castro Revolution die off, their dreams for a free Cuba and their hopes for a safe return vanishes with them, as do their memories of a prosperous country … Continue reading

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