Category Archives: Cuba

Miami Baker Concocts Cake Featuring Fried Ham Croquetas –Because Miami

if you thought the Dunkin Donuts’ Cuban Sandwich wasn’t enough to lure you to the Sunshine State, consider this: Andy Herrera, a happy-looking Miami baker based in Hialeah, is having his social-media moment of glory thanks to an abomination unusual creation of … Continue reading

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Fidel Is Dead. Long Live Fidel — or Not

Granma (above) vs. todos los demás…

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Fidel Castro Is Dead, Because 2016

On November 25, 2016, at around 10:00 PM local time, Raúl Castro confirmed the dead of Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who was the nemesis of 11 U.S. presidents. He was 90. This blogger has yet to process this information, and … Continue reading

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President Obama Does Latin America; Has more Fun than you

After a historic visit to Cuba, where he posed next to El Ché, learned how to salsa, sipped mojitos and smoked cigars, President Barack Obama this week made his way to Argentina, his first official visit to the South American country. Barely hours after the Air … Continue reading

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Obama Goes to Cuba; Cubans Brace for the Dunkin’ Donuts Cuban Sandwich

It’s all over now. President Barack Obama is set to arrive Sunday, March 20 in Cuba, marking the first time a sitting U.S. president visits the island in nearly 90 years. And this, my friends, only means one thing. It means the … Continue reading

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Let the Hispandering Begin. Ted Cruz Launches Ad in Spanish

The anti-immigration, anti-gay, climate-change denier, Canadian immigrant Christian (aka Ted Cruz) today confirmed he will be running for President in 2016, which is like sad, since I don’t think he is even remotely aware he has a zero chance of going anywhere with … Continue reading

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U.S.-Cuba: The Thaw in Today’s Newspapers [photo gallery]

Click on each paper (below) to see full gallery… I will be adding more as time -and energy- allow.

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Americans: Here’s your [Last] Chance to See the Real Cuba

I am not going to bother you with details, but unless you’ve been living under a rock (or have no access to the Internet), I’m sure you know that hipster/communist/pothead/deranged/delusional President Barack Obama on Wednesday decided to be like BFF with the Castro brothers (and … Continue reading

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Who Wants to Smell Like Hugo Chávez and Ché Guevara?

From the #NotTheOnion archives of this venerable blog, come the new “Ernesto” and “Hugo” fragrances, created in honor of -who else?- Ernesto “Ché” Guevara, and the late Hugo Chávez himself. “Ernesto” is being described as having a touch of “wood,” while … Continue reading

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This Ad for Little Caesars Pizza is Sure to Piss Off More than One Ethnic Group

Only God knows how many ethnic groups and/or musicians are going to feel offended by this TV commercial for Little Caesar’s Deep Dish Combo. Personally, I’m more offended by bad food and sugary sodas. But, heck, these guys make me … Continue reading

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Dunkin Donuts’ Cuban Sandwich Luckily Only Available in Miami

And just when I needed one more reason to not visit Miami, Dunkin Donuts has introduced the all-new Cuban sandwich, featuring roasted pork loin, Swiss cheese and ham on an oven-toasted thing it dares to call a “French roll.” But if … Continue reading

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This Tide Commercial Shows Why it’s so Hard to be a Hispanic Millennial

If you thought Hispanic millennials were just like regular millennials, think again. Hispanic millennials, according to a new series of Tide commercials, not only sit around doing nothing and play with their phones. They have the added burden of having to … Continue reading

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How do you Say ‘Appetizers’ in Cuban Spanish?

Based on my most recent trip to the island  -where I spent a couple of weeks doing absolutely nothing language research-  I realized Cubans are increasingly translating their restaurant menus, street signs and monument guides to cater to an ever-growing … Continue reading

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Cubans ‘Avanzan Confiados’ with Chevrolet, not Toyota

Remember Toyota’s ‘Avanza Confiado’ tagline for the U.S. Hispanic market? Well, it seems the automaker hasn’t used it for a while, hopefully apparently because 1) It sounds awful and/or 2) They found a better copywriter. Either way, that doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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