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An Armed Populace is the Bulwark of Liberty by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Civilian disarmament is not only harmful to one’s freedom and potentially deadly to one’s existence, but also counterproductive in achieving safety. This has been further attested by Professor Rudy J. Rummel in his monumental book, Death by Government, and by the French scholar Stéphane Courtois and his associates in their magnificent tome, The Black Book …

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Book Review of Cuba In Revolution: Escape From a Lost Paradise. Reviewed by Robert A. Waters

My son served in the U. S. Coast Guard. On patrol one day in the Florida straits, his ship came across a sad testament to humanity’s longing for freedom. Bobbing along in the waves, a wooden raft floated silently, its crew forever missing. The raft had been reinforced underneath with chunks of styrofoam and had …

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The assassination of John F. Kennedy and conspiracy theories — A review of Vincent Bugliosi’s book, Reclaiming History

If Gerald Posner’s book, Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK (1993), convinced me that Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK and acted alone, Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi (2007) removed any possible lingering doubts that I may have had, even subconsciously. Take for instance, the troubling …

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A Tribute to Faustino Oramas, the legendary Cuban composer and musician

Faustino Oramas (1911-2007), known as “El Guayabero de Cuba,” was a composer, singer, troubadour, and Cuban national treasure from Holguín, Oriente, Cuba. This little tribute contains the lyrics to his son “Ritmo Suave.” The son, which gained popularity in Cuba in the 1930s, “combines the narrative Spanish canción and Spanish guitar with African rhythms,” usually …

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The Real Story Behind the Spy Swap between Cuba and the U.S.

With all the issues surrounding President Barack Obama’s call for normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, the “spy” swap and the “mysteriously” pregnant lady in Cuba, there is a real and disturbing mystery that the American media has shamefully ignored. The item was reported only once and then conveniently ignored and already …

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Faria: Fidel Castro, Cuban Intelligence and the Assassination of JFK

A book published last year by Brian Latell, a professor, scholar, and retired CIA officer who had been active in foreign intelligence for 35 years, has not received the attention it deserves. The book, Castro’s Secrets: The CIA and Cuba’s Intelligence Machine (2012) relies extensively on information provided by half a dozen Cuban defectors and …

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