Archive for the ‘bloggers’ Category

In Silvio Canto’s podcast

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

talking about Crime and inflation in Venezuela PLUS other US Latin America issues. Live now, and archived for your listening convenience.

Also, I was Rick Moran’s co-host last night. We talked about A Dismal State of the Union with PJ Media’s Bryan Preston.

Thank you! #Fab50

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Fausta’s blog is one of the Fabulous Fifty – for Best Latin American Coverage!

Winner - 2013 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

In Silvio Canto’s podcast

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

talking about The latest from Venezuela with Comandante Cazorla, Michael Prada, and Silvio.
Live now, or you can listen to the archive at your convenience.

Happy Birthday, BabaluBlog! UPDATED

Friday, June 28th, 2013

And many more decades of happy blogging to my friends, who are featured today in El Nuevo Herald,
Babalú: casa virtual de los cubanoamericanos

Val Prieto at his desk

UPDATE,
Happy bloggiversary to American Digest, too!

P. T. Gustan RIP

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

I’m sorry to hear that P.T. Gustan, long-time friend of this blog, has passed away. Ziva Sahl has a remembrance.

In Silvio Canto’s podcast

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

talking about Venezuela with Daniel Duquenal.

Live now, and you can listen to the archived podcast at your convenience.

In Silvio Canto’s podcast

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

talking about Colombia plus US-Latin America issues this week with Michael Prada of the The International Center for Democracy and Kevin Howlett, editor of Colombia Politics.

Live now, or listen to the archived podcast at your convenience.

In Rick Moran’s podcast

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

live now, talking about Immigration reform: Amnesty or common sense?

In Silvio Canto’s podcast now

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

with Michael Prada and Jorge Ponce of Babalu blog. Listen live, or at your convenience.

Yoani Sanchez in NYC

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez arrived in NYC yesterday, and received a warm welcome at the airport, unlike her prior experience in Brazil. In the evening, she spoke at Columbia University,

Thursday night, Sánchez appeared at Columbia University’s School of Journalism to answer questions.

Sánchez described the problems Cubans have when trying to access the Internet and government surveillance of independent journalists. She also spoke about the changes made by Cuban leader Raúl Castro.

“I would love to pose 50 questions to Raúl Castro. And I anticipate right now that they won’t be answered,” she said.

Sánchez stressed that Cuban government restrictions of the Internet have “been even more aggressive” than she expected.

Cuba is one of 60 countries that censor communications and limit or harass Internet users constantly. The average access to the Internet by Cubans is the lowest in the Western hemisphere. Individual connections are restricted to official entities and educational and cultural institutions, under strict supervision.

Access to foreigners and Cuban citizens must be officially authorized after an exhaustive background check. “But as a journalist I am not frightened by the problems,” said Sánchez. “What’s most important is that the Cuban government and [the Communist Party daily] Granma are reading us. That is why they have created an alternative blogosphere to reply to us. They’re acknowledging us and that’s a first step toward acceptance.”

Prior to her visit to the USA she had visited Mexico, where only four senators attended her speech at the Senate in Mexico City.

After NYC, she’s heading to Washington, DC.