Venezuelan President Maduro Reacts to Fidel Castro’s Death

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! PleaseContinue reading “Venezuelan President Maduro Reacts to Fidel Castro’s Death”

Venezuela: Maduro Welcomes Castro – Hope He Likes Ketchup – While Cuban Flag Runs for Freedom

… during the welcoming ceremonies the Cuban flag, like so many of its citizens, made a break for freedom! As the juxtaposed photos below indicate, the old adage that full shelves are better for sales is being put to the test in Venezuela. On the left we see the bare milk and meat section whileContinue reading “Venezuela: Maduro Welcomes Castro – Hope He Likes Ketchup – While Cuban Flag Runs for Freedom”

Nyad and Trappe need PR help to deal deal with critics as they pursue their dreams

I have to admit that my first reaction when I hear of these things is that these people have way too much time on their hands. First we had swimmer Diana Nyad going from Cuba to Florida (without a shark cage). Cubans have been trying to do that for over fifty years and all they getContinue reading “Nyad and Trappe need PR help to deal deal with critics as they pursue their dreams”

Remembering those who fought for our freedom; thinking of those like Yoani Sánchez who continue to fight

How appropriate that on this Remembrance Day, when we remember those who gave their lives for our freedom, comes news that Cuban blogger and activist Yoani Sánchez is out of jail and blogging once again.  Sanchez has been arrested and detained on two occasions during the last month. When Sanchez was freed, she tweeted toContinue reading “Remembering those who fought for our freedom; thinking of those like Yoani Sánchez who continue to fight”

Latin America and Syria

Andres Oppenheimer illustrates the lack of reaction from many Latin American countries to the Syrian atrocities in his column today. Last week, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and at least five other major nations expelled their Syrian ambassadors following the slaughter in Houla, which United Nations observers say was carried out to aContinue reading “Latin America and Syria”