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This week’s podcast: Live at 1PM Eastern

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

with host Silvio Canto, Jr., and archived for your listening convenience.

Last night’s podcast

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

I was Rick Moran’s co-host in last night’s podcast. discussing The Opening to Cuba: What do Cuban Americans Think? with Silvio Canto, Jr.

Related to the topic,
The Real Cost of Castro Inc.

If relations are fully normalized, American tourist dollars would pour into companies owned by the Castro regime, since tourism is controlled by both the military and General Raul Castro, warns the Cuba Transition Project (CTP).That means rum, tobacco, hotels and resorts are all owned and operated by the regime and its security forces. Cuba’s dominant company is the Grupo Gaesa, founded by Raul Castro in the nineties and controlled and operated by the Cuban military, which oversees all investments. Cuba’s Gaviota, run by the Cuban military, operates Cuba’s tourism trade, its hotels, resorts, car rentals, nightclubs, retail stores and restaurants. Gaesa is run by Raul’s son-in-law, Colonel Luis Alberto Rodriguez Lopez-Callejas.

The number of foreign companies doing business in Cuba have been cut by more than half since the 1990s, to 190 from some 400. Reasons include: Being forced to partner with army-controlled groups; hire workers through state agencies; and the freezing of bank deposits. Complaints have poured in from former senior executives at Dow Chemical, General Mills, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Colgate-Palmolive, Bacardi, American Express Bank, PepsiCo, Warner Communications, Martin Marietta Aluminum and Amex Nickel Corporation. Iberia, Spain’s national airline which at one time accounted for 10% of foreign commerce with Cuba, killed its Havana routes because they were unprofitable.

Carlos Eire was not in the podcast, but you should read how he’s Dealing with anti-Cuban-American vitriol on Christmas Eve

Today’s podcast: Adrian Plasencia

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Talking about art with artist Adrian Plasencia in Silvio Canto’s podcast

and, Art Basel‘s on this weekend.

Cuba: The Nation’s Valentine’s cruise

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

You can’t make up this stuff,

The Nation is, in fact, going to Cuba. They are going in February. It is not too late. Cuba is still a one-party dictatorship with a gulag. It has not yet been spoiled. The Castros and their fellow Communists are firmly in charge, as democrats and liberals in prison would be happy to tell you, if only they could speak to you.

Jay Nordlinger asks,

What if ordinary Cubans, in their innocence, ask The Nation’s people for help? What if they ask some American to send an e-mail for them, for example? Will The Nation’s people be like Paul Robeson in Stalin’s Russia, and turn the wretched locals in to the Party?

Wouldn’t surprise me if they did.

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In today’s podcast at 1PM, I’m Silvio Canto’s guest,
We will discuss the political crisis in Mexico and the 43 dead students, FARC in Colombia, and other stories



Today’s podcast at 1PM Eastern

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Venezuela & US-Latin America stories, hosted by Silvio Canto, Jr, with guest Comandante Cazorla.

Two podcasts for your listening pleasure

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Last night I was in Rick Moran’s Election Night Extravaganza, co-hosted by Jazz Shaw, along with other guests voting law expert J. Christian Adams, political consultant Jeff Kropf, and Rod Kackley and Bridget Johnson of PJ Media. I was on the second hour.

Today at 1PM Eastern I’ll be in Silvio Canto’s podcast on US-Latin America issues with Michael Prada.

About those walking in NYC for ten hours videos

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Today I wrote About those walking in NYC for ten hours videos at Da Tech Guy Blog. Please read it, and leave a comment.

Also, in case you missed it, last Wednesday’s podcast talking about the Elections in Brazil PLUS other US-Latin America stories of the week with Silvio Canto, Jr.

Here’s more walking in NYC,

In tonight’s podcast at 8PM Eastern,

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

and later archived for your listening convenience, The elections in Brazil with Monica Showalter of Investor’s Business Daily.

Tonight’s podcast

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

I’m in Silvio Canto’s podcast, US-Latin America stories of the week. Live at 8PM Eastern, and archived for your listening convenience.

Taxes, and a book

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Don’t miss these:

First, taxes:
My latest article, I’m a tax exile, and proud of it, is up at Da Tech Guy Blog.

Then, the book:
In tonight’s podcast at 8PM Eastern, Silvio Canto and I will talk to Alina García-Lapuerta, author of La Belle Créole: The Cuban Countess Who Captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris, a biography of Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, a fascinating character.