Novelist Oscar Hijuelos Aptly Shared Our Story As Cuban Émigrés

It becomes an inevitable part of every man’s life, sharing who he really is — even if it hurts, shames or embarrasses. So it was with novelist Oscar Hijuelos, who received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for literature after writing “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.” It was adapted into the 1992 film “El Mambo,” […]

A Letter To President Obama: Avoid Another Bay Of Pigs

President Kennedy’s failed Bay of Pigs invasion turned Fidel Castro into a “Rasputin-like” mystical figure. To this day, photos in Cuban text books depict Castro on the beaches of “Bahía de Cochinos” (…) amid bombs exploding around him.

Isn’t It Time For Our Own Yoani Sanchez?

Yoani Sanchez is a Cuban dissident. Her words against her own oppressive government cannot help but remind us of our own history against tyranny. But should they not also remind us of our present condition?

First, They Came for the Mexicans…

Many Democrats and Republicans, as well as some in the media, don’t seem to understand that immigration is a non-issue for Florida’s Hispanic community. The reason is simple: when it comes to immigration, the differences between Hispanics are so great that I believe there’s a Latino cultural divide in America, something that many don’t realize and certainly don’t report.

Marco Rubio’s Memory Problem

Republican Senator Marco Rubio claims his parents fled Cuba, “after the Castro take-over.” It’s an inspiring American story—a son of political refugees becoming a US Senator. But that’s all it is—a story. It’s not reality.