Saturday, February 03, 2018
We learned that Fidel Castro’s only son, known as “Fidelito,” died in Cuba. The Cuban state media reported that he committed suicide because of depression.
So far, no independent news source has been allowed to investigate the case.
As a kid in Cuba, I remember images of Fidel Castro and Fidelito tagging along wearing a military uniform. I recall another image of Fidelito in a baseball outfit. I did not hear much about him after that except that he was going to school in the old USSR. It’s fair to say that Fidelito lived a privileged life and did not have to face the shortages that other kids had to endure.
Fidelito is the only child of Fidel Castro and Mirta Diaz-Balart. They were married in 1948 and went to New York for their honeymoon.
This is a bit about her life:
A middle-class philosophy and literature student, she met Mr Castro, the son of a Spanish immigrant, when they were both at university in the 1940s. Despite the fact that her brother, Rafael Diaz-Balart, became a leading official in the Batista government, she defied her family’s wishes and married Mr Castro in 1948, while he was studying to be a lawyer.She gave birth to their only son, Fidelito, the year after. But as the revolutionary struggle took Mr Castro away from his young family, Ms Diaz-Balart became suspicious he was being unfaithful. They divorced in 1955 and she fell in love with Mr Nuñez Blanco. Mr Castro, who was exiled by the dictatorship, tricked his ex-wife into allowing him to be with his son, then promptly took custody of him.After Batista’s overthrow in 1959, Mr Nuñez Blanco and Ms Diaz-Balart stayed for a few years in Cuba, but left to live in Madrid.
Mirta is now 89 and lives in Spain. She always kept a low profile. Most of her relatives left Cuba, such as Lincoln Diaz-Balart, who became a member of the US House representing South Florida.
We have no information about Fidelito’s death. The Cuban media told us that he killed himself. The Cuban media also told us that crickets attacked US diplomats over the last year. So please forgive me if I am always skeptical of the Cuban state media.
A post from 2006:
The big story from Washington is that the Senate voted to fund the fence.
Why did this happen? The answer is the upcoming election and the impact that immigration will have on voters:
"(Senator) Sessions said he senses that senators are moving toward stricter enforcement because they have heard from constituents back home.The American people have sent a message to their leaders: Fix the border mess or we will get new leaders.
"The voice of the American people is beginning to be heard, and there's been a sea-change in how people are thinking about some of these issues," he said.
"It's become clearer and clearer that the fence does work, and it's been clearer and clearer that the American people want us to put our money where our mouth was."
It appears that the leaders are listening!
If you are “a baby boomer” then you remember Watergate. If you are “a liberal baby boomer” you spend all of your time reliving the glory days of Watergate.
From glancing at the headlines (or even at entertainment news), you could be forgiven for thinking a full-blown Watergate is upon us.“Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg find parallels to Nixon era,” ran a Dec. 15 headline in The Washington Post. Spielberg has said he made the movie “The Post” because the dawn of the Trump era was exactly the right time for an unabashed prequel to “All the President’s Men” that ends with the Watergate burglary. Hanks added that if President Trump invited him to screen the movie at the White House, he’d decline and be more likely to lead an anti-Trump revolution. “We have to decide when we take to the ramparts,” Hanks said, promoting his new 1971-set film about The WaPo’s and The New York Times’ decision to print classified deliberations about the Vietnam War.Back then, “The Nixon administration tried to stop the story from being published,” Hanks said. “They took on the First Amendment by saying: ‘You can’t tell that story, and if you do, we’re going to threaten you.’ That is going on, of course, right now.”Actually, the Nixon administration didn’t just “threaten” the media but via its Justice Department secured an injunction to forbid The Times from publishing the Pentagon Papers. This is not “going on, of course, right now.” What is going on is that, like the flabby 59-year-old who can’t stop telling you how he scored the winning touchdown in high school, liberals can’t stop reliving the Watergate era. To them, Watergate stands for the twin milestones, never approached since, of taking out a Republican president and making heroes out of liberal reporters.
That’s correct. There is no similarity to Watergate no matter how many times we hear phrases like “obstruction of justice”, “Saturday night massacre” and their favorite “it’s Nixonian”.
So move on liberals!
A day later and many Democrats are challenging the memo. Yet, one fact still remains, as Roger Simon wrote:
Whatever else happened, the FBI clearly used a slanderous fictional document to get a FISA ruling to surveil Carter Page without telling the court the document was a pack of lies paid for by the Clinton campaign and written by a creepy spy with old-line Soviet connections.And that's the point.
And they did it multiple times.
A few days ago, Joy Villa showed up at the Grammy's wearing a beautiful "pro-life" white dress. It was stunning, to say the least.
She also wrote a wonderful article about her pro-life views:
Consider adoption. Consider life. Consider carrying your baby to term, and placing your unborn child with a caring, nurturing, happy family.Yes, Joy Villa is correct. I hope that more people read her message.
You will survive this. You will make it through. And you absolutely, 100 percent, deserve all the happiness and love in the world. You’re so much stronger than you know.
You deserve a second chance at life… and your baby deserves a first chance.
Life is precious. And so are you.
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