Cuba

Faria: Opening Trade with Cuba & Letting the US Taxpayers Foot the Bill!

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, July 8, 2010

Much of the recent discussion among both Democrat and Republican members of Congress regarding the need to lift the travel ban and end the U.S. embargo of Cuba has revolved around the possibility of selling millions of dollars in agricultural products to Cuba. These politicians conveniently forget that the Castro brothers are dictators of the old, unreformed Stalinist variety, who have, in fact, devastated and desolated a once beautiful and prosperous island.

Why is there no Thanksgiving in Havana? by Craige McMillan

Journal/Website: 
WorldNetDaily.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Thursday, November 28, 2002
Source: 
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=16062

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. If you don't feel particularly thankful this year, go to the bookstore and buy Dr. Miguel A. Faria, Jr.'s insightful and autobiographical book, Cuba in Revolution: Escape from a Lost Paradise. You will become educated about Cuba, you will learn about America, and you will become very thankful.

Suggestions for Carter's Travels to Castro's Cuba

Journal/Website: 
Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2002

Congressmen Charles Rangel, D-NY and Marcy Kaptur, D-NY, reportedly traveled to Cuba looking for "future business and agriculture trade possibilities." Now, former President Jimmy Carter has announced that he will travel to communist Cuba in May 2002.

As a concerned American and fellow Georgian, I hope his visit to fascist Cuba and his conversation with the Maximum Leader, Fidel Castro, brings some respite to the long-suffering Cuban people.

Fidel Castro's medical care in the socialized Cuban paradise

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology
Article Type: 
Editorial
Published Date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Source: 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090301907002042

The latest medical reports from Havana assert that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, who is 80-years-old and has ruled the island for 47 years, will recuperate from his mysterious intestinal illness and return to "public life." Venezuelan president, and Castro's sidekick and fawning admirer, Hugo Chavez, likewise affirms that Castro does not have cancer, does not have a terminal disease, and that he will recover, and together they will lead the new Latin American socialist axis of Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, and, of course, Cuba.

Socialized Medicine in Cuba (Part II): "Doctor Diplomacy," Sex Tourism, and Medical Apartheid

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2004
Source: 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090301903007468

In Part I of this essay, we discussed the secret epidemic of dengue fever, the Cuban gulag, and other aspects of Cuban medicine leading to a poor state of health in that Caribbean island, based on Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero's book ¡Dengue!-La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro (Dengue! The Secret Epidemic of Fidel Castro).

Socialized (Free) Medical Care in Cuba (Part I): A Poor State of Health

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Sunday, August 1, 2004
Source: 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090301903007456

Those in the United States who yearn for a more "egalitarian" and "equitable" system of medical care "like the one in Cuba" are not familiar with the extraordinary saga of Cuban physician Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero, who has managed to get the word out for anyone willing to listen. And they should. ¡Dengue!-La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro (Dengue! The Secret Epidemic of Fidel Castro) is the title of his book and one that should be read attentively.

Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him by Humberto Fontova

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This is a nice, short book, only 200 pages but with a good index. This book, as stated in the subtitle, indeed exposes the real Che Guevara and the useful idiots, particularly Hollywood celebrities and media personalities, who idolize him.

The Politics of Psychiatry in Revolutionary Cuba by Charles J. Brown and Armando M. Lago

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Wednesday, December 27, 2000

This slim tome can be read in one or two settings - if one can stand the poignant drama and the horror stories recounted in the pages of this book.

Cuba En Guerra ("Cuba In War") by Enrique Encinosa

Journal/Website: 
Exclusive Hacienda Publishing, Inc.
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Monday, August 7, 2000

Cuba En Guerra ("Cuba In War") by scholar Enrique Encinosa is the definitive work on the guerilla wars waged by anticommunist rebels against the repressive totalitarian regime of Fidel Castro from 1959-1993. Written in Spanish, it needs to be translated into English and other languages for wider dissemination. An English edition has come out and is recommended.

A Cuban Southerner's Defense of the South: An Interview with Dr. Miguel A. Faria, Jr. by Myles Kantor

Journal/Website: 
LewRockwell.com
Article Type: 
Interview
Published Date: 
Saturday, January 4, 2003
Source: 
http://www.lewrockwell.com/kantor/kantor77.html

With Trent Lott ready to have burned Robert E. Lee in effigy to stay in office, it’s refreshing to see Southerners like Dr. Miguel A. Faria, Jr. Dr. Faria is the author of Medical Warrior: Fighting Corporate Socialized Medicine, Vandals at the Gates of Medicine, and most recently Cuba in Revolution: Escape From a Lost Paradise.

Interview with Dr. Miguel Faria (Part II) by Myles B. Kantor, interview,

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Interview
Published Date: 
Saturday, June 15, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/6/14/174110.shtml

Miguel A. Faria Jr. is the author of "Medical Warrior" and "Vandals at the Gates of Medicine," and editor in chief of the Medical Sentinel, the journal of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. His most recent book is "Cuba in Revolution: Escape from a Lost Paradise." All of his books are available through www.haciendapub.com. A retired neurosurgeon, Dr. Faria lives in Macon, Ga.

Interview With Dr. Miguel Faria (Part I) by Myles B. Kantor

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Interview
Published Date: 
Friday, June 14, 2002
Source: 
Newsmax media

Miguel A. Faria Jr. is the author of Medical Warrior and Vandals at the Gates of Medicine, and former editor in chief of the Medical Sentinel. He is presently Associate editor-in-chief and a World Affairs editor of Surgical neurology International (SNI) His most recent book is Cuba in Revolution: Escape From a Lost Paradise. A retired neurosurgeon, Dr. Faria lives in Macon, Ga. 

Psychiatry in a Communist Utopia

Journal/Website: 
The Freeman--Ideas on Liberty
Published Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2000
Source: 
http://www.thefreemanonline.org/featured/psychiatry-in-a-communist-utopia/

I recently read a book that should shock freedom-loving and civil-liberty-loving readers, even the libertarians, Objectivists, and Americans of other political persuasions who (thanks to Dr. Thomas Szasz) have come to be skeptical and even critical of psychiatry, particularly in the courtroom.

No Trade with Cuba

Journal/Website: 
The Freeman--Ideas on Liberty
Article Type: 
Letter to the Editor
Published Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2002

Let me respectfully point out some major weaknesses in Doug Bandow's article on Cuba ("Washington's Inadvertent Support for Cuban Communism," Ideas on Liberty, July 2002). Bandow, a writer whom I admire and whose books and commentaries I have always enjoyed, was misled by the likes of Ricardo Alarcon, a devious man characterized as a dog that barks only while under the protection of his master. Once Fidel Castro is gone, so will his lapdog Alarcon be gone.

An Old Dictator Stumbles --- An Analysis

Journal/Website: 
LaNuevaCuba.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Sunday, October 24, 2004

Seventy-eight-year-old Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, dressed in his usual olive green fatigues, tripped and fell fracturing his left knee and sustaining a hairline fracture of the upper right arm Wednesday, October 20, 2004. He had just finished giving a speech at a graduation ceremony in Santa Clara when the incident happened.

Unvanquished --- Cuba's Resistance to Fidel Castro --- A Book Review

Journal/Website: 
LaNuevaCuba.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Monday, June 28, 2004

Enrique Encinosa's most awaited, comprehensive history (in English) of the Cuban people's struggle against the 45-year-old communist dictatorship of Fidel Castro has finally arrived. The book chronicles in riveting detail, chapter after chapter, the heroism displayed by the Cuban people in their fight against repression and tyranny.

Encinosa uses the voice of the actual participants (who he has carefully interviewed over the years) to tell the story - and what an epic (and brutal) story he has to tell to his widening readership!

Inside the Cuban Revolution --- A Book Review

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Saturday, May 17, 2003
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/5/16/171047.shtml

"Inside the Cuban Revolution" by Julia E. Sweig, senior fellow and deputy director of the Latin American program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), is a greatly disappointing book.

Democracy Delayed - The Case of Castro's Cuba (Part II): The Last Bastions of Marxism

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Thursday, September 25, 2003
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/9/25/154031.shtml

In Part I of this review of "Democracy Delayed - The Case of Castro's Cuba" (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002) , we discussed how the hapless Cuban people ­ living in a vacuum, possessed with a dearth of information coming from within and from without the island ­ have quietly turned against the communist regime and that transition to democracy could take place in Cuba, if certain conditions are met.

Democracy Delayed - The Case of Castro's Cuba (Part I): Post-totalitarianism and Sultanism

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/9/23/94106.shtml

When Juan José López, PhD, a political scientist, proudly dedicated "Democracy Delayed - The Case of Castro's Cuba" (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002) - his first book - to his wife Myrna and son Juan Carlos, he could not have anticipated that he would indeed need every bit of their moral and physical support.

Fidel Castro and the 26th of July Movement

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2004

The 26th of July is the most sacred day of Cuba's communist revolution, commemorating 51 years since that fateful day that began the insurrection against Fulgencio Batista. The article that follows is excerpted from Chapter Four of Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D.'s book, Cuba in Revolution - Escape From a Lost Paradise (2002). The references refer to citations in the text of his book.

Who Is Raúl Castro? (Part II)

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/8/22/213013.shtml

The Castro brothers' hatred for the United States became immediately apparent upon gaining power in 1959. Fidel began making his long harangues against the United States, and the Cuban mobs so inspired began collectively composing such anti-American slogans as Cuba Si, Yanquis No! and Fidel seguro a los Yanquis dale duro! ("Fidel, for sure, hit the Yankees hard!").

Who is Raúl Castro? (Part I)

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/8/15/224049.shtml

Raúl Castro, the 70-year-old, younger brother of dictator Fidel Castro, has been publicly anointed successor to the Maximum Leader, and there is no reason to believe that leadership and the spoils of Cuban infamy will pass to anyone else in the Cuban hierarchy, unless Raúl's demise precedes that of his ailing 75-year-old, but still charismatic, brother.

West Nile Virus: Bioweapon or Divine Punishment?

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/11/21/192738.shtml

The Center for International Policy has a very curious speaker in Wayne Smith, Chief of Mission at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba appointed by Jimmy Carter. He proudly describes himself as a close friend of Fidel Castro.

Less than two months into his presidency, on March 15, 1977, Carter called for normalization of relations with Castro's Cuba. He opened the US Interests Section in Havana and put Wayne Smith in charge. (This according to a declassified White House document as stated in the U.S. Cuba Policy Report, Vol. 9, No. 5, pg. 5.)

U.S.-Cuba Policy: Betraying Friends for Fool's Gold

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Friday, July 27, 2001

On April 22, 2000, the Miami home of a Cuban-American family was raided by heavily armed INS agents, and the child Elián González was forcibly removed from the loving home and delivered to the hands of his communist father. The child was then taken back to the living hell of communist Cuba, one of the last remaining Stalinist bastions in the world. The forced repatriation was carried out by the Clinton administration in accordance with the wishes of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

The Fall of Fidel Castro (Part IV): The Final Chapter

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/8/8/160313.shtml

Thomas Jefferson and the other American patriots who framed the U.S. Constitution were wary of government power, even of the federal government of these United States that they themselves had created in 1787 at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Therefore, to further protect the personal liberties of the American people from future usurpation by the federal government, they added the Bill of Rights, the first ten Amendments to the Constitution.

The Fall of Fidel Castro (Part III): The Sequel

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/7/16/220310.shtml

In Part II of this article, we discussed the issue of whether the Cuban people would be better off living in a social(ist) democracy or a constitutional republic after the fall (death) of Fidel Castro. We discussed that, in its essence, a democracy reflects the absolute rule of the majority of the people, while a republic prescribes a government of written laws.

The Fall of Fidel Castro (Part II): A Social(ist) Democracy or a Constitutional Republic for Cuba?

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Friday, July 6, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/7/5/222752.shtml

In Part I of this article, we discussed plausible scenarios that could take place in Cuba after the much-awaited death of the tyrant Fidel Castro. After the initial turmoil within the ruling communist ranks and the quiet jubilation inside and outside the island, it is my belief that communism in its autocratic and Stalinist form will utterly collapse and freedom will finally be within reach for my Cuban brethren in the Pearl of the Antilles - if they seize the moment.

The Fall of Fidel Castro (Part I): Death of the Maximum Leader

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/6/27/224539.shtml

A series of incidents in the last several weeks suggest that Cuban Maximum Leader Fidel Castro's physical and mental health may be in rapid decline. On June 23, 2001, Castro nearly fainted while delivering a speech in El Cotorro, near Havana. Cuban security agents had to assist him at the podium and kept him from falling to the ground. The incident was caught on camera and shown live in Cuba, and subsequently the taped incident was viewed in Miami. Last April, the Cuban tyrant lost his train of thought while delivering a speech commemorating the Bay of Pigs invasion.

Suggestions for President Carter's trip to Cuba

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Reps. Charles Rangel and Marcy Kaptur, both Democrats from New York, reportedly traveled to Cuba looking for "future business and agriculture trade possibilities." Now former President Jimmy Carter has announced that he will travel to communist Cuba in May 2002.

As a concerned American and fellow Georgian, I hope his visit to fascist Cuba and his conversation with the Maximum Leader, Fidel Castro, brings some respite to the long-suffering Cuban people.

Socialized Medicine in Cuba 2002 (Part II): Other Hidden Faces of Cuban Medicine

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, August 26, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/8/25/220915.shtml

In Part I of this essay, we discussed the secret epidemic of dengue fever, the Cuban gulag and other aspects of Cuban medicine leading to a poor state of health in that Caribbean island, based on Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero's book "¡Dengue! ­ La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro" (in Spanish only).



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