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My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 18m ago

A post from 2009: "No hope and change in Cuba"

Let's hope that Pres BO learned a big lesson this month: Cuba won't change until the Castr...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 48m ago

2007: Cuba remembers Herbert Matthews

Was this weird or what? Back in 2007, the Castro dictatorship remembered a journalist, the...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 1h ago

"Que Pasa USA" and growing up Cuban in the US

For years, "Que Pasa USA" was a hilarious comedy about growing up Cuban in the US. It was ...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 1h ago

Pedro Pan: A wonderful chapter of the Cuban experience in the US

In the early 1960's, many Cuban children were sent to the US and raised by Pedro Pan:"From December 1960 to October 1962, more than fourteen thousand Cuban youths arrived alone in the United States. What is now known as Operation Pedro Pan was the la...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 2h ago

"Cuba" & Trio Matamoros!

Trio Matamoros was formed in the 1920's by the legendary Miguel Matamoros, a great Cuban s...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 2h ago

A few thoughts about the "Cuban danzon"

Would you like to see our parents jump and start dancing? Play a "danzon"!There is something magical about the beat and the romantic overtones. I can certainly understand why people love it ...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 3h ago

A post from 2006: Cuba's aging population problem

By the way, there is a rumor that Castro is very sick. Of course, we've heard that before....
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 4h ago

We remember La Orquesta Aragon

As I mentioned in previous posts, growing up Cuban in the US was a lot about music.    In other words, my parents' turntable featured many artists, specially from those wonderful 1950's when...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 4h ago

A post from 2006 Looking at Castro and Pinochet

Back in 2006, Pinochet and Castro were seriously ill.   Wonder what they were thinking as they faced the end of their lives?    Castro lived to December 2016 and Pinochet died in 2006.Castro...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 5h ago

Happy # 68 Don Baylor

The great Don Baylor was born in Austin, Texas in 1949.    He was drafted by the Orioles in 1967 and moved quickly through their farm system.      I recall reading about Don Baylor & Bobby Grich in the O's farm system.    They came up together and sp...