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sábado, diciembre 20, 2014

1er Resultado de los Acuerdos Obama-Castro: Guardacostas cubano hunde embarcacion de balseros

es solo el primero. el gobierno norteamericano no se ha pronunciado al respecto y posiblemente sea una de las clausulas secretas que cuba impida la emigracion ilegal por cualquier medio incluyendo el de la fuerza bruta. duras jornadas aguardan a los disidentes y opositores de la isla, pues la represion del regimen cuenta con carta blanca.
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viernes, diciembre 19, 2014

Cuban Coast Guard rammed vessel of Cubans tried to flee the island - A Man Missing

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Lauren Pastrana
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On the eve of the landmark announcement signaling a policy shift between the U.S. and Cuba, a group of Cubans tried to flee the communist island.
That group never made it to America.
In fact, one man may be lost at sea.
“Still nothing,” a relative of Diosbel Diaz Beoto says on the phone from Cuba. She says she hasn’t heard anything about whether the 32-year-old man is dead or alive.
According to Ramon Saul Sanchez with the Democracy Movement, Diaz Beoto was among more than two dozen people on the speedboat Tuesday when it started sinking.
“The vessel was broken into two and (Diosbel) disappeared,” Sanchez said at a press conference Friday. “They don’t know where he is. They don’t know if he drowned or if he’s floating in the ocean.
Sanchez claims the Cuban government may have played a role in the sinking.
“Cuban Coast Guard rammed the vessel from the back,” Sanchez said.
The U.S. Coast Guard told CBS4 News “There is no evidence to support the claim that is being made by the Democracy Movement and Mr. Sanchez.”
The agency says it received a request to assist at the scene of a sinking boat in Cuban territorial waters, but was then told Cuban authorities responded.
Sanchez said whether the boat was in Cuban waters remains unclear.
A spokesperson for the Coast Guard said the agency “was told that all reported people on the vessel were safely recovered by the Cuban Boarder Guard… (and) that the master of the vessel was being held in Cuba on accusations that he was trying to smuggle people from Cuba to the U.S.”
“At a moment like this, one wonders what really has changed in Cuba,” Sanchez said.
In his final press conference of the year, President Obama emphasized change would not happen overnight.
“I share the concern of dissidents there and human rights activists. This is still a regime that represses its people,” Mr. Obama said. “But what I know deep in my bones is that if you’ve done the same thing for 50 years and nothing’s changed, you should try something different.
President Obama also touched on the embargo, saying he cannot “unilaterally” end it.
He says he hopes Congress will re-examine it and make changes.

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miércoles, diciembre 10, 2014

Alex Morales - Escaping Cuba On A Windsurfer

Alex Morales journeyed from Cuba to America… by windsurfer. This is the story of his brave journey across the ocean and to becoming a respected board shaper. 
Images and words by Timothy Venn.
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Like many of Miami’s population, Alex Morales’s life started in the Communist dictatorship of Cuba – but his journey since has been unlike any other. Fascinated by his first sight of a windsurfer as an eight year-old boy, he knew he was bitten by the windsurfing bug that was sweeping the world. However, with no windsurfing opportunities for kids, he had to make do with sailing dinghies and begging the local windsurfers for a try on their boards.
This is when young Alex showed the first signs of his improvisational, ‘get-it-done’ attitude when he started to build his own kid’s windsurfer. “I started building Styrofoam boards and bamboo masts and booms. It was jury-rigged gear like a typical third-world kid – but it was the only gear I could get for my size.” Finally, a few years later, he was able graduate to real boards, and his dedication and persistence paid off when he won the 1987 Youth Event and was selected to be in the Cuban Olympic windsurfing team in 1989.
For many windsurfers and Cubans alike, this might have been a dream come true – being paid (albeit a modest stipend) to windsurf. However, the life of a state sponsored windsurfer had limited appeal to Alex, who was acutely aware of the artificial bubble he was living in – limited to state events with other communist countries. “You might be in the best shape – but if you don’t compete internationally, you can never be your best technically.” Word was flooding in from the US and Europe through windsurfing magazines, TV and radio of the exciting developments in equipment and competitions. “My biggest influence back then was the windsurfing magazines that made windsurfing look so colorful and hardcore.”
Alex Morales Windsurfing Cuban Olympic Team 1992-1
Alex Morales Windsurfing Cuban Olympic Team 1992
Alex knew what he had to do – but leaving Cuba freely was not an option, so he plotted his departure with the only option left – as a ‘Balsero’, making the 90 mile journey to Florida and freedom by raft. Even as an expert windsurfer, he realized that windsurfing to Florida would be physically exhausting and dangerous, so he tried leaving twice with home-made rafts powered by outboard engines. After both attempts failed, he finally turned to his last and least favored option – by windsurfer. “The windsurfing option was always in the back of my mind, but I knew that it would be exhausting – perhaps beyond my limits.”
In order for this highly risky enterprise to succeed he knew it would take some luck and careful planning, so over the next 18 months he studied the weather, the ocean conditions and currents to figure out the optimal time of year to make his attempt. April 25th 1994 was picked for the consistent east winds, ocean current and moderate weather. Making precise calculations of the wind speed and currents, they set their heading to hit the Florida peninsula precisely in the center of the Florida Keys – avoiding the potentially fatal mistake of going out too far east out into the Atlantic Ocean or west into the Gulf of Mexico. Failing to make landfall in South Florida would have meant that there would have been little chance of completing the journey before exhaustion and dehydration would have taken its toll. He also carefully selected his board – the relatively wide and floaty Bic Reggae with a retractable dagger-board that allowed him to also easily sail upwind in light winds. Added to that, a custom sail that he made out of a 7.0 and smaller wave sail gave him low end power – but would still be manageable in the gusts.
Alex and two fellow windsurfers sailed from Cuba, avoiding the Cuban Coast Guard – taking over eighteen hours to reach US coastal waters where they were picked up by the Governor of Florida’s boat that was coming back from a fishing trip. Exhausted but elated on successfully making the trip, Alex got a call from Eugene (Eugenio Roman, who windsurfed out of Cuba on a last minute whim) to go windsurfing with him in Miami that same day. Alex couldn’t believe it! “I said like “!@#$ you, that’s the last thing I want to do right now! We did actually go windsurfing with him a couple of days later.”
“Windsurfing in Miami was like coming home” says Alex, “Maybe because I had so many friends and family here – I felt like Cuba had become a foreign country and Miami was where I was meant to be all my life.” However, beyond getting to Florida, Alex had no specific plans. Just being free was enough for him for that moment – but that did not mean he stayed idle and he worked hard to assimilate himself into the American culture, as well as becoming a licensed electrical contractor.
Alex’s involvement for the remainder of the 1990’s was minimal. “The US windsurfing media and industry became focused on wave sailing in the late 1990’s – which was something we cannot do here in South Florida, so I was not involved in windsurfing then. It was only when Formula windsurfing became big in the 2003 onwards did I get more involved again. I saw pros like Micah Buzianis and Antoine Albeau on Formula boards – and realized that it allowed windsurfing events to happen in all conditions – giving windsurfing a new life”
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Local competitions started up again and Alex got back into competing at event after event. “Everything came back when I realized that the events were not so wind dependent on Formula and I was fired up – this is amazing – this is what I was made to do. Then I thought, let’s make so more events and took the ball and started running with it.” Soon he had some big names like Micah Buzianis and Jimmy Diaz putting Miami on the windsurfing competition map. Getting sponsorship was tough – so Alex was forced to front most of the costs himself in the hope that the event generated enough revenue to cover them. “If I had to put the money out of my pocket and possibly lose or win, I still did it – the most important thing is that windsurfing is still alive and Miami is on the map.”
Alex then branched out into spreading the word by creating websites, Windsurfingtour.com and Miamiwindsurfing.com. “Facebook and social media websites have become the go-to platform now for this, replacing websites. Nowadays you have 15 seconds to catch someone’s attention and social media does that” Undeterred with his inability to get sponsorship for his events, Alex launched into a new venture – becoming a board and fin manufacturer himself. And thus, the Tillo International brand (http://tillo-international.com) was born. Alex has created a line of custom Formula, Slalom and SUP boards – hand shaped in his own workshop. Drawing customers from South Florida windsurfing community and his website, Alex’s brand is working on building a significant fan base.
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With many industry players decrying the demise of windsurfing, Alex is not ready to give up the fight. Even when windsurfing as an Olympic event was threatened in favor of kiteboarding, Alex joined a grass-roots effort to have it re-established, resulting in a surprising 180-degree turnaround by the ISAF committee to overturn their original decision. “It’s all about participation, whether it is at the international level or by the local communities. It’s hard at the local level, as amateurs feel insecure about their ability to compete – but keeping these events going keeps the incentive for the amateur windsurfer to get involved and keep windsurfing and buying gear. Windsurfing dies when people don’t put their time and resources into it. The water sports industry’s attention has shifted to kite boarding and SUP – but that will decline in the future too, if the long-term focus is not there.”
“Miami is one of the best cities in the US for these kinds of events right now. Our Slalom event had 53 competitors, including Micah Buzanis which is amazing – considering a PWA event can only have 40+ participants.” Building on this success, Alex has organized his next Slalom Event on November 4th 2014 in Virginia Key in Miami. He is also confident about the future. “Another exciting development is the new generation of kids with the Bic Techno Class having the biggest sailing fleet ever (with more participation than any sailing class) of over 400 kids in the last World Championship. These kids will go onto RSX and Slalom and carry on the flag of windsurfing. Also, new developments with boards and gear have made the sport faster and more exciting, which can now also be captured by low cost technology such as GoPro and drones – so there is no reason why more people cannot be turned on to this incredible sport.”

Read more at http://boards.mpora.com/features/alex-morales-escaping-cuba-on-a-windsurfer.html#vvyZLIjBMcS1Ficc.99

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viernes, diciembre 05, 2014

Balseros graban su fuga de Cuba

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domingo, noviembre 30, 2014

Video: Protest at Funeral of Repatriated Young Cuban Rafter

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Cuban teen in the military returned to a certain death

La esposa y la hija de Dayro Andino León. Foto cortesía de Alejandro Tur Valladares
Like most other 18-year-olds, Dayro Andino Leon was determined to find his own way in the world. For Dayro, that meant leaving his home and country. Living in Cuba’s police state was not what he envisioned for his family, especially his young wife and their 1-month-old daughter.
So he did what so many others do: He joined a group of neighbors who got on a makeshift boat that was barely seaworthy and headed toward the United States. If they were afraid of the turbulent, shark-infested waters, they did not tell their families. They almost made it. But they were intercepted by the Coast Guard, just 25 miles off the U.S. coast.
Cubans intercepted at sea are supposedly interviewed by a member of the Coast Guard to determine if they qualify for special consideration for asylum to enter into the United States. Dayro had a good claim: He was a military deserter. The return of any Cuban deserter guarantees imprisonment under brutal circumstances. Incredibly, Dayro was returned to Cuba with the other refugees and, sure enough, was taken by State Security thugs while the others were allowed to go free.
At no time was he allowed to speak to or see his family. He was transferred to the Red Beret Military Unit in Cienfuegos province. His cell mates said that he was behaving erratically and informed the guards, according to independent journalist Alejandro Tur Valladares on the radio show Cuba Today. Dayro was not known for that type of behavior. Could he have been drugged? What we do know is that the 18-year-old was found dead in his cell, hanging from a bed sheet.
It has been called a suicide, but was it? We may never know. What we need to know is why the Coast Guard repatriated this young man when they had to know that his fate was sealed upon return to the Communist island.
Perhaps the Coast Guard official who interviewed Dayro thought he was evading military service rather than deserting. A mistake can be made if the interviewer does not speak Spanish well. Someone who has worked closely with members of the Coast Guard tells me that this is often the case. If so, the interviews leave much to be desired.
Unfortunately, the mission isn’t to find asylum seekers; the goal for the Coast Guard is to return all Cuban rafters to the island. If Dayro had known that, would he have embarked on that treacherous journey? Would he still be alive? His tragic death is one of many thousands.
The number of Cuban rafters has increased dramatically over the past few years. In 2014, 2,059 Cuban rafters were intercepted in the Florida Straits. On Oct. 9, the Associated Press reported the gruesome finding of four Cubans who had drowned at sea. They were said to have been bitten by sharks, their faces unrecognizable. These four are not unique, South Florida morgues are full of drowned Cuban rafters yet to be identified. Experts believe one in four die in attempts to leave Cuba by water.
One of the worst cases on record occurred in August when 34 migrants were stranded for one month on the high seas before they were found by Mexican fishermen. Just 15 were found alive, and two died later.
Only the most desperate flee Cuba this way. Others have crossed the Mexican border, while more than 22,000 have arrived from a third country this year requesting asylum. They leave for political and economic freedom, the common denominator being freedom.
Too many young men and women risk it all coming to our shores. Dayro Andino Leon had a better chance than most because he was picked up by the Coast Guard. But something went terribly wrong, and he was returned to Cuba where he died under suspicious circumstances.
He was picked up but sadly was not rescued; that is something that ought to make us all bow our heads in shame.
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Desde España la mama y la tia de Dayro Andino Leon
Ana Grandia

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article4189482.html#storylink=cpy

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martes, noviembre 25, 2014

Cuba: ¿Quién responde por la muerte del balsero repatriado Dairo Andino León?

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Dairo Andino León, recluta del Servicio Militar que fue retornado a Cuba. Foto: Alejandro Tur
Por Nancy Pérez Crespo
Otra vez ha sucedido y me pregunto ¿cuántos más tienen que morir? ¿Hasta cuándo se repetirá la tragedia de balseros muertos en la travesía en el Estrecho de la Florida y qué siniestras intenciones pueden estar detrás de la repatriación de un joven que el pasado 18 de noviembre terminó ahocándose en el calabozo de una prisión cubana?
Esta es la desgarradora historia del joven Dairo Andino León, de 18 años, la más reciente víctima del espanto cubano. A mediados del pasado octubre, aprovechando un pase de la unidad militar donde cumplía el Servicio Militar Obligatorio (ahora denominado Servicio Militar Activo), este recluta se sube a una precaria embarcación y junto a otros cubanos huyen de la Isla y a riesgo de sus vidas, buscan la libertad.
El joven, natural de Cienfuegos, que emprendió la aventura junto a dos amigos y más de una docena de desconocidos para afrontar una travesía llena de dificultades debido a las condiciones del tiempo, lo endeble de la embarcación y la pesada carga.
Ya se encontraban a punto de naufragar cuando llegó el recate: el Servicio Guardacostas de Estados Unidos.
Un rescate que los salvaría de morir, quizás ahogados o devorados por los tiburones, pero que obligatoriamente los devolvería al mismo lugar de donde huían, siguiendo el patrón de “pies secos, pies mojados” que quedó establecido para los inmigrantes cubanos desde 1995.
Caso de excepción
Pero el caso de este joven era diferente y era la excepción que las autoridades estadounidenses debieron considerar.
Dairo Andino León era padre de una bebé y esposo de Roxana González, una jovencita de 15 años. No solo había quemado las naves -vendió hasta su motocicleta Karpaty para asegurar su viaje- sino que también era un soldado desertor y si lo regresaban a Cuba, tendría que enfrentar sabe Dios cuántos castigos.
Pero no, a él no lo podían devolver a Cuba, porque se estarían violando los derechos humanos del recluta y, al mismo tiempo, los acuerdos migratorios que firmó el presidente Bill Clinton con el régimen cubano en 1994 y 1995.
Desafortunadamente sucedió. El joven fue entregado a los gendarmes de Raúl Castro junto a sus compañeros de aventura, pero él fue al único que tras unos días en el Hospital Naval de La Habana, «fue trasladado en condición de detenido hasta la sede provincial de la Seguridad del Estado en Cienfuegos», según el reporte del periodista independiente Alejandro Tur Valladares.
Luego de siete días de encierro al fin le permitieron ver al padre, que estaba acompañado de su esposa y su bebé de mes y medio de nacido. En el momento del encuentro la esperanza le acompañaba: “Si Dios quiere pasado mañana estaré suelto”, les dijo.
Desajustes de conducta
Tres días después, las autoridades lo trasladaron a Prevención, como se conoce la Unidad Militar de la Tropas Especiales, los llamados Boinas Rojas, en Cienfuegos.
Los guardias de la prisión fueron alertados por un compañero de celda de los desajustes en la conducta de Andino León, pero nadie lo escuchó.  Andino León fue descubierto en su celda, muerto por asfixia, tras colgarse del cuello con una sábana.
¿Cuál no sería la desesperación de este pobre muchacho pensando en lo que le esperaba? ¿En su hijita recién nacida, su joven esposa, su familia, su madre en España y su abuela Clara Alicia? También lo atormentarían las presiones, las amenazas por su deserción y las torturas de todo tipo a las que seguramente fue sometido. Todo parece haber conspirado para que el joven traumatizado tomara la fatal decisión.
Tras una tragedia de semejantes implicaciones -y responsabilidades no definidas, como es el caso- tenemos la obligación de hacer un llamado urgente a representantes y senadores, autoridades locales, alcaldes y comisionados, a las instituciones que de una forma u otra representan al exilio cubano para actuar ante los desatinos de una práctica migratoria y meditar sobre cuál es la mejor manera de evitar casos similares.
Acuerdos fallidos
Definitivamente, los acuerdos que pactara Bill Clinton con el régimen cubano tras la crisis de los balseros de 1994, son fallidos.
En primer término, todos sabemos que los convenios que se hacen con el gobierno cubano son papel mojado. Desde un principio, el inmoral trato de «pies secos y pies mojados» ha sido objeto de numerosas denuncias de las violaciones que el régimen cubano ha cometido contra los repatriados.
Cuando los balseros son interceptados por el Servicio Guardacostas o rescatados de un naufragio, los que están en condiciones físicas de emergencia deben enviarse a hospitales en tierra firme, y los refugiados que se mantengan en el escampavías tienen que ser entrevistados por un funcionario de Inmigración; la entrevista es para darle la oportunidad al balsero de pedir asilo político y probar que su seguridad está comprometida de ser retornado a la isla. El funcionario tiene que cerciorarse de que ninguno de los repatriados será una potencial víctima de represalias por el régimen, ya se trate de un perseguido por razones políticas o un desertor de las fuerzas militares.
En ese nefasto pacto se especifica que los refugiados devueltos no pueden ser sometidos a interrogatorios y mucho menos a persecución. Le serán devueltas sus pertenencias y su trabajo, y no podrán tomar ningún tipo de represalias contra ellos. La Sección de Intereses de Estados Unidos (USINT) en La Habana tiene la obligación  de monitorear a los balseros repatriados y visitarlos con regularidad para comprobar que se están cumpliendo los acuerdos, además de darles preferencia para la emigración legal.
Un error con trazas de muerte
Habrá que preguntarse seriamente si este catálogo de acuerdos se está cumpliendo al pie de la letra, tanto en alta mar como a la llegada de los repatriados a Cuba. Hay múltiples críticas sobre el trabajo de los funcionarios de inmigración designados para hacer las entrevistas a los interceptados, pues pocas veces se toman el trabajo de verificar si los «pies mojados» pertenecen a organizaciones de derechos humanos o son realmente en potencial peligro a su regreso.
Si alguna decisión ha sido improcedente es la que determinó el retorno de este joven, que ha pagado con su vida el error de un funcionario que quizás tampoco escuchó.
Sobre la conciencia de «alguien» pesará la muerte Dairo Andino León, la orfandad de una recién nacida, la viudez de Roxana y la destrucción de una familia cubana.
Los reportes llegados desde Cienfuegos indican que durante el sepelio, los familiares y personas allegadas pasearon el féretro frente a la Dirección Provincial del Ministerio del Interior y se escucharon gritos de “¡Asesinos, ustedes lo mataron!”
Lo menos que pudiera pedirse en memoria de Dairo Andino León es una investigación interna que abarque las entidades y funcionarios relacionados con su caso.

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lunes, noviembre 24, 2014

MIAMI: Cuba stalemate makes identifying rafters difficult

In this Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo, Aliandi Garcia shows a photo of his uncle Jose Ramon Acosta, standing in the background on his mobile phone, who drowned during his journey to the United States, in Miami. The bodies surfaced near a popular South Florida beach: four men, all in the height of their youth, with nothing to identify them. Around the same time, Ramon Saul Sanchez began receiving phone calls: a group of nine Cuban migrants, including one pregnant woman, had left the island a week before. ALAN DIAZ — AP Photo

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2014/11/24/3442932_cuba-stalemate-makes-identifying.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy
— The bodies surfaced 20 miles from a popular South Florida beach: Four men, still youthful. Their remains were badly deteriorated, bitten by sharks, the faces unrecognizable.
One had a horseshoe-shaped scar on his head. Two bore tattoos — one with a spider on his back, another with a tiger on his arm. The fourth wore orange briefs and a gold-colored watch.
The Coast Guard delivered them to the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office — four more among the thousands who have died trying to cross the turbulent Florida Straits.
These bodies are often too exposed to saltwater and sea life to provide visual clues. Politics has made identifying the remains of Cuban migrants even more difficult: Because of the five-decade diplomatic stalemate between the U.S. and Cuba, pathologists in Florida can't get matching dental records and DNA from relatives on the island.
"The standard means of identification aren't going to work," said Larry Cameron, operations director for the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department.
Instead, investigators must piece together a puzzle of scars, tattoos, surgeries and clothing. In a best-case scenario, U.S. family members can be found to give DNA samples and get some closure. Florida law prohibits cremating unidentified bodies, so some bones are stored for years. The Broward morgue has bodies dating back to the 1970s.
Many others are buried in paupers' cemeteries after DNA is extracted, labeled only by a number, "and we never know that those rafters didn't get lost at sea," said Ramon Saul Sanchez, president of the Democracy Movement exile group.
Identifying these bodies has become a priority again for Florida's medical examiners amid a 75-percent increase this year in the number of Cubans trying to cross by sea. At least 3,722 Cubans have been intercepted at sea or made it to shore in the last fiscal year.
Most travel on rafts of wood, metal and Styrofoam, powered by a makeshift motor. With little or no navigational tools, they can get lost at sea, succumbing to dehydration far from shore. Some vessels are so small that sharks can tip them over. The vast majority who die simply disappear.
The U.S. Coast Guard has intercepted 72,771 Cubans at sea in the last three decades. Thousands of others made it to U.S. shores or were prevented by Cuban authorities from leaving. Scholars estimate at least 1 in 4 Cuban rafters don't survive, which could mean 18,000 have died.
Holly Ackerman, a Duke University researcher who has extensively studied Cuban rafters, said the U.S. and Cuba could help identify the missing and dead by comparing the names of those who left the island and those entered the United States, but have never done so.
Sanchez, for his part, has written to federal officials asking that the U.S. and Cuba establish a process to cooperate and identify rafters who are found dead.
In one of the worst Cuban rafter tragedies in recent years, 32 migrants left this August from Manzanillo, on the island's southern shore, and were stranded at sea for nearly a month. Only 15 were still alive when Mexican fishermen found them in early September. Two of those later died. The others perished at sea, their bodies thrown overboard, or tried to swim ashore. Their remains have not been found.
The four bodies recovered off Florida on Aug. 24 received less attention. There were no survivors to tell how long they had been at sea or where they had come from.
Then Sanchez began receiving calls: A group of nine people, including one pregnant woman, had disappeared five days earlier. All were friends and neighbors from San Antonio de los Banos, a town of 46,000 some 20 miles southwest of Havana.
When a group of people suddenly disappears on the island, Cubans know it likely means they've fled on a raft.
School teacher Junier Hernandez, 32, left a letter saying he was leaving and that his father should care for his 8-year-old son. Lester Martinez, 27, told his family the day before that he would leave on a raft.
"Think about what you're doing, it's crazy," his relatives implored.
"Trust me," Martinez insisted, according to his cousin.
Thirty-five-year-old Jose Ramon Acosta told no one he was leaving, but he'd seen his nephew Aliandi Garcia, 24, leave a year before. Garcia made it to Miami, where he got a call from relatives back in Cuba: "Your uncle left for the U.S.," they said. "Watch the television for any news."
Days passed. Relatives called the Cuban coast guard, but they had no information. The U.S. Coast Guard had not picked up any rafters matching their description.
Finally, Sanchez learned the Coast Guard had recovered four bodies off Hollywood Beach.
He gathered the U.S. relatives together — some distant cousins who had never met the rafters before — and went to the Broward County morgue, where investigators shared the bad news: The bodies were no longer recognizable. Some had body parts missing with "distinct semi-circular teeth impressions" along the edges of the tissue.
Chief Medical Examiner Craig Mallak said he contacted the Coast Guard about obtaining dental records and DNA from their relatives, but was told: "Until we have diplomatic relations with Cuba, it's very difficult."
"If you have a complete dental match, it's as good as a fingerprint or DNA," Mallak said. "But we weren't going to get that in this case."
So investigators spent hours with the families, collecting potential clues: how tall the men were, their hair color, whether they had any markings on their skin.
They learned that Garcia's uncle had surgery for epileptic seizures matching the shape and spot of Acosta's scar. The next piece of information removed any doubt: Investigators showed Garcia a picture of a gray shirt with a red Puma logo on it. It was the same shirt Garcia had given his uncle before he'd left on a raft himself.
That night, he broke the news to their family in Cuba. His grandmother began to scream: "My son is dead! My son is dead!"
Two of the other rafters, Alberto Mesa, 25, and Enrique Milanes, 45, were identified by their tattoos. Mesa was the father of a 2-year-old who sold hot dogs and had attempted to leave the island by raft at least four or five times before, his aunt said.
One of the only things distinguishing the fourth body was the gold-colored Orient brand watch, clouded by seawater that seeped under the glass covering the hour and minute hands. Hernandez's Miami relatives immediately recognized it as a present given to Hernandez's father several years earlier.
"It was just horrible," said Hernandez's cousin, Andres Diaz. "With a normal death, it's over with immediately. But this is a long, painstaking process that seems to never end."
Martinez and four others who apparently left with them are still missing. And two of the recovered bodies remain in the county morgue.
Garcia, who rents a room in a trailer and struggles to get by on restaurant work after one year in Miami, said he can't afford to cremate or bury his uncle's remains. Mesa's family would like to bury him in Cuba, but that will cost thousands of dollars they do not have.
Diaz said his family plans to bury Hernandez's ashes in Miami.
He has a small headshot image of the cousin he never met, showing Hernandez dressed in a black suit and shiny gray tie, his short dark hair pushed back with gel. The photo was taken for a passport the Cuban government denied, Diaz said.
"He died trying to come to this country," Diaz said. "We're going to bury him here."

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2014/11/24/3442932_cuba-stalemate-makes-identifying.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

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martes, noviembre 11, 2014

Cuba's rafters 20 years on: Photographer catches up with emigrants who fled the Communist island two decades ago to find success in America

Daily Mail Online
Two decades since Cuba lifted restrictions on rafters and opened the flood gates for anyone who wanted to leave the communist-led island, Reuters photographer Enrique de la Osa photographs some of those who made the journey. 
Some 31,000 Cubans were detained at sea by U.S. ships in the summer of 1994 in one of the biggest mass departures of Cuban rafters that changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and reshaped U.S.-Cuba relations.
It also reshaped the lives of the Cuban rafters. Many have gone on to gain success beyond not just what could have been in Cuba, but also beyond what some Americans born into more privileged lives have accomplished.
de la Osa's subjects include an Emmy winner, a Democratic political operative, a mechanic, hairstylist and more. It's a fitting exercise since crossings from Cuba are at a 5-year high.
Perhaps by looking at what the rafters of 1994 became, Americans might rethink how they perceive these daredevil immigrants.
Making something of themselves: Former Cuban rafter Luis Soler, 53, poses with the two Emmy awards he won as creative director at the Univision TV network, in Miami, Soler said he spent five days adrift with other migrants in 1994 before being picked up by the U.S. Coast Guard
Making something of themselves: Former Cuban rafter Luis Soler, 53, poses with the two Emmy awards he won as creative director at the Univision TV network, in Miami, Soler said he spent five days adrift with other migrants in 1994 before being picked up by the U.S. Coast Guard
Success story: Former Cuban rafter Tomas Curbelo, 51, poses in the headquarters of his electrical contracting company in Miami, September 18, 2014. Curbelo said he was jailed in Cuba for being a member of the opposition Democratic Solidarity Party
Success story: Former Cuban rafter Tomas Curbelo, 51, poses in the headquarters of his electrical contracting company in Miami, September 18, 2014. Curbelo said he was jailed in Cuba for being a member of the opposition Democratic Solidarity Party
Built a better future: Gricel Gonzalez, 37, poses at the campaign headquarters of Democratic candidate for the governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, where she works as a communications director in Miami. Gonzalez was 16 when she boarded a boat in Cuba with her sister, mother and stepfather to try and reach the Guantanamo Base during the 1994 Cuban Exodus. She said that at night they heard a man crying for help for a pregnant woman, but they never saw them
Built a better future: Gricel Gonzalez, 37, poses at the campaign headquarters of Democratic candidate for the governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, where she works as a communications director in Miami. Gonzalez was 16 when she boarded a boat in Cuba with her sister, mother and stepfather to try and reach the Guantanamo Base during the 1994 Cuban Exodus. She said that at night they heard a man crying for help for a pregnant woman, but they never saw them
Inspiring: Former Cuban rafter Sergio Lastres, 49, poses at an exhibition of his work based on the 1994 Cuban raft exodus in Miami, September 19, 2014. Lastres and his wife were among 15 migrants rescued when their raft filled with water in 1994. They were taken to Guantanamo Base where he painted his first work about rafters, he said
Inspiring: Former Cuban rafter Sergio Lastres, 49, poses at an exhibition of his work based on the 1994 Cuban raft exodus in Miami, September 19, 2014. Lastres and his wife were among 15 migrants rescued when their raft filled with water in 1994. They were taken to Guantanamo Base where he painted his first work about rafters, he said
Studied: Faustino Jose, 60, poses in his jewelery store in Miami. Faustino, who was an industrial engineer in Cuba, said he studied all of Thor Heyerdahl's books about rafting before building his own and leaving Cuba in 1994
Studied: Faustino Jose, 60, poses in his jewelery store in Miami. Faustino, who was an industrial engineer in Cuba, said he studied all of Thor Heyerdahl's books about rafting before building his own and leaving Cuba in 1994
Dangerous: Rafter Pedro Brea, 50, poses while working as a municipal garbage collector in Miami. Brea said he spent three days clinging to a sinking raft in the middle of a storm when a U.S. Navy frigate picked him up from the sea in 1994
Dangerous: Rafter Pedro Brea, 50, poses while working as a municipal garbage collector in Miami. Brea said he spent three days clinging to a sinking raft in the middle of a storm when a U.S. Navy frigate picked him up from the sea in 1994
Taking off: Carlos Hernandez, 45, poses in his workshop in Miami. Hernandez said he was a youth baseball star in Cuba when he decided to climb into a catamaran in 1994 and head for the U.S. after Cuba lifted restrictions on rafters in 1994, opening the flood gates for anyone who wanted to leave the communist-led island
Taking off: Carlos Hernandez, 45, poses in his workshop in Miami. Hernandez said he was a youth baseball star in Cuba when he decided to climb into a catamaran in 1994 and head for the U.S. after Cuba lifted restrictions on rafters in 1994, opening the flood gates for anyone who wanted to leave the communist-led island
Caution to the wind: Jose Ramon Velazquez, 60, poses in one of his optical stores in Miami. Velazquez said he was a radiologist when he decided to climb into a makeshift boat with 22 other migrants in 1994
Caution to the wind: Jose Ramon Velazquez, 60, poses in one of his optical stores in Miami. Velazquez said he was a radiologist when he decided to climb into a makeshift boat with 22 other migrants in 1994
Nightmare: Former Cuban rafter Moraima Alfonso, 51, poses in the America TV dressing room where she works as a makeup artist in Miami. She spent ten days at sea and was suffering hallucinations when she was picked up by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1994
Nightmare: Former Cuban rafter Moraima Alfonso, 51, poses in the America TV dressing room where she works as a makeup artist in Miami. She spent ten days at sea and was suffering hallucinations when she was picked up by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1994
Rafter Hanoi Lopez, 39, poses in the yard where he works as mechanic at a public school bus company in Miami, September 15, 2014. Some 31,000 Cubans were detained at sea by U.S. ships that summer in the largest exodus since the 1980 Mariel boatlift, which brought 120,000 Cubans to Miami. The 1994 crisis led to a major shift in U.S.-Cuba policy and an accord under which Washington agreed to grant visas to 20,000 Cuban migrants a year. Rafters have kept coming in smaller numbers, though these days they make few political or media waves
Rafter Hanoi Lopez, 39, poses in the yard where he works as mechanic at a public school bus company in Miami, September 15, 2014. Some 31,000 Cubans were detained at sea by U.S. ships that summer in the largest exodus since the 1980 Mariel boatlift, which brought 120,000 Cubans to Miami. The 1994 crisis led to a major shift in U.S.-Cuba policy and an accord under which Washington agreed to grant visas to 20,000 Cuban migrants a year. Rafters have kept coming in smaller numbers, though these days they make few political or media waves
Twenty years on: People put the finishing touches to a makeshift boat on a rooftop before lowering it onto a truck and launching it into the Straits of Florida towards the U.S., on the last day of the 1994 Cuban raft exodus in Havana, in this September 13, 1994
Twenty years on: People put the finishing touches to a makeshift boat on a rooftop before lowering it onto a truck and launching it into the Straits of Florida towards the U.S., on the last day of the 1994 Cuban raft exodus in Havana, in this September 13, 1994
Hopeful: A makeshift boat is lowered from a roof where it was constructed by would-be emigrants, as they take it to launch into the Straits of Florida towards the U.S., on the last day of the 1994 Cuban raft exodus in Havana
Hopeful: A makeshift boat is lowered from a roof where it was constructed by would-be emigrants, as they take it to launch into the Straits of Florida towards the U.S., on the last day of the 1994 Cuban raft exodus in Havana
Big day: A man gestures as a makeshift boat filled with truck inner tubes is lowered from a roof where it was constructed by would-be emigrants, as they take it to launch into the Straits of Florida towards the U.S.
Big day: A man gestures as a makeshift boat filled with truck inner tubes is lowered from a roof where it was constructed by would-be emigrants, as they take it to launch into the Straits of Florida towards the U.S.
Cubans watch as a makeshift boat is carried by would-be emigrants through the city
A makeshift boat is lowered from a roof where it was constructed by would-be emigrants
Cubans watch as a makeshift boat is carried by would-be emigrants through the city to launch into the Straits of Florida towards the U.S., on the last day of the 1994 Cuban raft exodus in Havana, in this September 13, 1994 file photo
IN 1994, between Aug. 12 and Sept. 13, some 31,000 Cubans were detained at sea by U.S. ships. It was the largest exodus since the 1980 Mariel boatlift that brought 120,000 Cubans to Miami
IN 1994, between Aug. 12 and Sept. 13, some 31,000 Cubans were detained at sea by U.S. ships. It was the largest exodus since the 1980 Mariel boatlift that brought 120,000 Cubans to Miami
People prepare to launch a makeshift boat into the Straits of Florida towards the U.S. Since 1995, more than 600,000 Cubans have emigrated to the United States, the largest flow since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution
People prepare to launch a makeshift boat into the Straits of Florida towards the U.S. Since 1995, more than 600,000 Cubans have emigrated to the United States, the largest flow since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution
Shoving off: The 1994 crisis led to a major shift in U.S.-Cuba policy and an accord under which Washington agreed to grant visas to 20,000 Cuban migrants a year
Shoving off: The 1994 crisis led to a major shift in U.S.-Cuba policy and an accord under which Washington agreed to grant visas to 20,000 Cuban migrants a year
Journey: Rafters have kept coming in smaller numbers, though these days they make few political or media waves. Two decades since Cuba lifted restrictions on rafters and opened the flood gates for anyone who wanted to leave the communist-led island, Reuters photographer Enrique de la Osa photographs some of those who made the journey
Journey: Rafters have kept coming in smaller numbers, though these days they make few political or media waves. Two decades since Cuba lifted restrictions on rafters and opened the flood gates for anyone who wanted to leave the communist-led island, Reuters photographer Enrique de la Osa photographs some of those who made the journey

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jueves, noviembre 06, 2014

Relevan audio del rescate de balseros en Elliot Key

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jueves, octubre 30, 2014

Balsero nada 12 horas para abrazar a su padre en tierra americana

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miércoles, octubre 29, 2014

33 Cuban migrants rescued off Boca Raton

Thirty-three Cuban men were rescued from the water by U.S. Coast Guard crews Wednesday morning after they threw themselves off a boat that was taking on water off Boca Raton in southern Palm Beach County.
A Coast Guard spokesman said the incident occurred about seven miles east of Boca Raton in the Atlantic Ocean.
The rescue came two days after 13 Cuban rafters attempted to reach Miami in a makeshift boat that broke apart near the Turkey Point nuclear power plant. Eleven of the migrants were rescued or made it safely to land and two were still missing Wednesday.
“Upon our assets arriving on scene, the suspected migrants were taken aboard a Coast Guard boat and safely transferred to a Coast Guard Cutter for basic medical attention if needed,” the Coast Guard said in a statement.
News of the 33 migrants in the water off Boca Inlet immediately raised questions about whether this was the second group of Cuban migrants said to be traveling to Miami from Mariel, a Cuban port west of Havana.
Ramón Saúl Sánchez, leader of Miami-based Democracy Movement, said he was contacted by a member of the Cuban exile community Tuesday asking for information about a boat carrying 23 Cuban migrants that left nine days ago from Mariel.
Coast Guard officials said they did not know if the boat had left from Mariel.
The 13 Cubans who attempted to reach Miami Monday departed more than 10 days ago from Cojimar in Cuba.
Five of those Cubans were held aboard a Coast Guard cutter and likely will be returned to the island. The six others who reached land or were brought ashore likely will be allowed to stay.
Under the so-called wet foot/dry foot policy, Cuban migrants interdicted at sea are generally returned to the island while those who reach U.S. soil get to stay.
Sánchez and relatives of some of the rafters who arrived Monday were on two boats in Biscayne Bay conducting their own search for the two missing Cubans. By telephone from his boat, Sánchez said they were searching in waters where the rafters’ boat broke apart Sunday near the Turkey Point nuclear plant in South Miami-Dade.
All of the 33 migrants plucked from the water off Boca on Wednesday never reached land. They were all being held on a Coast Guard vessel Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
A Coast Guard statement said the 33 migrants “jumped in the water from their grossly overloaded vessel 7 miles east of Boca Inlet.”
The migrants in the water were initially spotted by the crew of a Coast Guard C-130 who were searching for the two missing Cubans from Monday’s arrival.
The Coast Guard dispatched the cutters Shrike and Robert Yered as well as search and rescue boats from bases in Fort Lauderdale and Lake Worth Inlet.

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Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article3438485.html#storylink=cpy

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Cuban Migrant Reunited With Miami-Dade Father After 35 Years


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Dramáticas imágenes del rescate de balseros en cayos de la Florida

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martes, octubre 28, 2014

varela blog: CONTRASTES CUBANOS

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yo asalto un periodico con un cuchillo de caza submarina y me hacen un radio maraton para recaudarme 15 mil dolares a mi fianza y cuando salgo firmo 200 autografos en el versailles. si llego a tomar una farmacia navarro me pudro adentro. esos son los contrastes cubanos. ahora se rompe un miembro de la brigada sanitaria anti-ebola que cuba envia a africa. donde esta la valla en cuba sobre el? el hombre va al continente mas peligroso entre las enfermedades fatales. fijense que muere de paludismo en 15 dias. es un heroe de la humanidad. pero los agentes anti terroristas que se cuelan aca vienen al mejor pais del mundo, a comer jamon, singar putas, usar rolex y rodar jeeps todo-terreno. y si caen cana les ponen vallas y los hacen heroes. no jodan. otros, que se piran como roque, pone el reloj en ebay y come pizza hawaiana, con otra puta, en restaurnate cuc de kohly, donde me lo topo en agosto del 10. pero hay mas contraste entre los cubanos. ahora mismo fariñas, lider opositor, que llega en avion y viene cada 3 meses por el disidentur®, aparece en anuncio politico de tv para joe garcia, congresista americano (hotel biltmore de fondo); mientras par de balseros flotan en una caja plastica en el mar frente a miami (que casi los choca el disidente, el yate de 36 pies del capitan bartolo el negrazo de caibarien, donde yo estoy pescando rabirrubias domingo y lunes). algo anda mal. y no soy yo, yo no hago politica ni vivo de ella, yo la comento. claro, que siempre hay gente anonima que a pesar del warning de google no le gusta como yo comento, pero esa me la paso por el forro de los cojones (otro contraste cubano: el pendejo y el cojonudo).©varela

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lunes, octubre 27, 2014

Coast Guard: 8 Cuban migrants rescued in waters off Miami; 5 still unaccounted for

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Eight Cuban migrants were rescued Monday in the waters off Miami and authorities were searching for five more who remained unaccounted for.
The U.S. Coast Guard received reports of an overturned raft in Biscayne Bay shortly after 10 a.m., Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss said.
Three people were rescued by a good Samaritan boater. Those initial rescues "reported up to 10 more people in the water," Doss said.
Authorities responding to the scene located five additional migrants by noon. An active search by boat and air continued for the five still believed missing.
Two of the rescued migrants were transported to Mercy Hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.
"At this point our primary concern is for the welfare and safety of the migrants who are at the hospital and who are being treated at this time," U.S. Border Patrol agent Frank Miller said.
Under the "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy, Cuban migrants who reach U.S. soil are generally allowed to stay, while those caught at sea are returned.
There has been a surge over the last year in the number of Cubans migrants attempting to reach the U.S. by raft.
More than 3,700 Cubans have been intercepted or made it to shore, a 75 percent increase over the previous fiscal year.

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jueves, octubre 23, 2014

La tragedia de los inmigrantes cubanos en Panama



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sábado, octubre 11, 2014

The Castro Legacy: Untold Thousands of Watery Graves

By renowned U.S. scholar, Walter Russell Mead, in The American Interest:

The Castro Legacy: Untold Thousands of Watery Graves

More than half a century of building socialism; billions of dollars in aid, first from the Soviet Union and later Venezuela; decades of repression in the name of socialist idealism. Yet Cuba is still such a mess that tens of thousands are risking their lives to get out. The NYT reports that skyrocketing numbers of Cubans are attempting to flee their country in unsafe, homemade boats headed for the United States. It’s the largest attempted migration we’ve seen since the 1994 rafter crisis:
More Cubans took to the sea last year than in any year since 2008, when Raúl Castro officially took power and the nation hummed with anticipation. Some experts fear that the recent spike in migration could be a harbinger of a mass exodus, and they caution that the unseaworthy vessels have already left a trail of deaths.
On the whole, the Coast Guard has reported sighting 3,722 Cubans fleeing their home country for America in 2013, which is twice the number of would-be immigrants intercepted in 2012. Many of these people will die trying to make the crossing. If Fidel Castro had been more like Lee Kuan Yew, he’d be leaving a prosperous and dynamic country behind. If he had been more like Augusto Pinochet, he would still have done more good for Cuba than he has. Even a leader as repressive as Francisco Franco in some ways left Spain better off than he found it. But Castro was wrong about how the world works, about what makes countries prosperous, and how Cuban nationalism could best be secured. One thinks of the lines about Christopher Wren in St. Paul’s Cathedral, in London: “If you seek a monument, look around you.” The Castro brothers’ monument is also all around them, and untold thousands have died trying to escape from it.

Fidel Castro was a man of great personal, political and intellectual gifts, but he was dead wrong about social development and the direction of history. Now, a third generation of Cubans is paying for his mistakes.


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miércoles, septiembre 24, 2014

Escapa de Cuba el estelar pelotero Héctor Olivera

Café Fuerte
Hector-Olivera
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El segunda base Héctor Olivera Amaro, figura estelar de la pelota cubana, escapó de la isla tras la ruta de sus compatriotas que triunfan hoy en Grandes Ligas.
Olivera, de 29 años, forma parte de una generación de jugadores que brilló en series nacionales y torneos internacionales durante la última década, y sus triunfos lo colocaron en la cúspide de los mejores deportistas cubanos en el 2010.
Muchos de sus coetáneos y ex compañeros en la selección nacional, como Aroldis Chapman, Yoenis Céspedes, Alexei Ramírez y José Dariel Abreu, integran hoy las nóminas de equipos de Grandes Ligas, favorecidos por millonarios contratos.
Según confirmaron a CaféFuerte fuentes vinculadas al pelotero, Olivera abandonó el país el fin de semana, presuntamente por vía marítima, aunque no especificaron el lugar de destino. En el viaje lo habría acompañado su padre, Héctor Olivera, quien fuera un recio bateador en el béisbol cubano de los años 70.
Sin debutar en la 54 Serie Nacional
“Lo que sabemos es que se fue”, dijo la fuente. “La noticia la conoce ya la Federación Cubana de Béisbol [FCB] y está en boca de los periodistas deportivos”.
De acuerdo con la información obtenida por CaféFuerte, Olivera no participó en los partidos de su equipo, Santiago de Cuba, frente a Guantánamo durante lunes y martes, al iniciarse la 54 serie Nacional de Béisbol. No se explicaron oficialmente las razones de su ausencia en la alineación, siendo uno de los pilares del conjunto santiaguero.
La historia deportiva de Olivera, uno de los mayores prospectos del béisbol cubano desde su aparición en lides juveniles, se vio accidentada por recientes lesiones que lo alejaron de los terrenos de béisbol por largas etapas.
Estuvo fuera de la serie nacional y de torneos internacionales entre el 2012 y 2013, a causa de  trombosis en el bíceps del brazo izquierdo. En el pasado campeonato nacional regresó a media máquina jugando segunda base y como bateador designado, y promedió para 316 con siete jonrones.
Futuro en otra parte
Su retorno a la alineación regular de Santiago de Cuba en la actual temporada era visto con grandes expectativas por la afición y los directivos beisboleros del país.
Pero el futuro, como todo parece indicar, no estaba calculado por Olivera para permanecer jugando en los torneos cubanos.
Olivera es un bateador que combina el tacto con el poder, con especial destreza en el corrido de las bases.
Debutó en series nacionales en el 2004, a los 18 años, luego de una brillante carrera en la categoría juvenil.
En ocho series nacionales compila para promedio de 322, con 164 dobles, 81 jonrones y 414 carreras impulsadas.
Integró los equipos Cuba que alcanzaron medallas de plata en los Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing 2008, y la Copa Mundial del 2009. Fue integrante de la selección cubana que participó en el II Clásico  Mundial del 2009.
En la XVII Copa Intercontinental. de Béisbol del 2010, en Taipei de China, fue seleccionado como el Jugador Más Valioso del torneo, tras batear para promedio de 593. Ese año fue elegido entre los 10 Mejores Deportistas en Cuba.

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"EN TIEMPOS DIFÍCILES" - Heberto Padilla

A aquel hombre le pidieron su tiempo

para que lo juntara al tiempo de la Historia.

Le pidieron las manos,

porque para una época difícil

nada hay mejor que un par de buenas manos.

Le pidieron los ojos

que alguna vez tuvieron lágrimas

para que contemplara el lado claro

(especialmente el lado claro de la vida)

porque para el horror basta un ojo de asombro.

Le pidieron sus labios

resecos y cuarteados para afirmar,

para erigir, con cada afirmación, un sueño

(el-alto-sueño);

le pidieron las piernas

duras y nudosas

(sus viejas piernas andariegas),

porque en tiempos difíciles

¿algo hay mejor que un par de piernas

para la construcción o la trinchera?

Le pidieron el bosque que lo nutrió de niño,

con su árbol obediente.

Le pidieron el pecho, el corazón, los hombros.

Le dijeron

que eso era estrictamente necesario.

Le explicaron después

que toda esta donación resultaria inútil.

sin entregar la lengua,

porque en tiempos difíciles

nada es tan útil para atajar el odio o la mentira.

Y finalmente le rogaron

que, por favor, echase a andar,

porque en tiempos difíciles

esta es, sin duda, la prueba decisiva.

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Carta desde la carcel de Fidel Castro Ruz

“…después de todo, para mí la cárcel es un buen descanso, que sólo tiene de malo el que es obligatorio. Leo mucho y estudio mucho. Parece increíble, las horas pasan como si fuesen minutos y yo, que soy de temperamento intranquilo, me paso el día leyendo, apenas sin moverme para nada. La correspondencia llega normalmente…”

“…Como soy cocinero, de vez en cuando me entretengo preparando algún pisto. Hace poco me mandó mi hermana desde Oriente un pequeño jamón y preparé un bisté con jalea de guayaba. También preparo spaghettis de vez en cuando, de distintas formas, inventadas todas por mí; o bien tortilla de queso. ¡Ah! ¡Qué bien me quedan! por supuesto, que el repertorio no se queda ahí. Cuelo también café que me queda muy sabroso”.
“…En cuanto a fumar, en estos días pasados he estado rico: una caja de tabacos H. Upman del doctor Miró Cardona, dos cajas muy buenas de mi hermano Ramón….”.
“Me voy a cenar: spaghettis con calamares, bombones italianos de postre, café acabadito de colar y después un H. Upman #4. ¿No me envidias?”.
“…Me cuidan, me cuidan un poquito entre todos. No le hacen caso a uno, siempre estoy peleando para que no me manden nada. Cuando cojo el sol por la mañana en shorts y siento el aire de mar, me parece que estoy en una playa… ¡Me van a hacer creer que estoy de vacaciones! ¿Qué diría Carlos Marx de semejantes revolucionarios?”.
¨La patria es dicha de todos, y dolor de todos, y cielo para todos, y no feudo ni capellaní­a de nadie¨ - Marti

"No temas ni a la prision, ni a la pobreza, ni a la muerte. Teme al miedo"
-
Giacomo Leopardi

¨Por eso es muy importante, Vicky, hijo mío, que recuerdes siempre para qué sirve la cabeza: para atravesar paredes¨Halvar de Flake [El vikingo]

"Como no me he preocupado de nacer, no me preocupo de morir" - Lorca

"Al final, no os preguntarán qué habéis sabido, sino qué habéis hecho" - Jean de Gerson

"Si queremos que todo siga como está, es necesario que todo cambie" - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

"Todo hombre paga su grandeza con muchas pequeñeces, su victoria con muchas derrotas, su riqueza con múltiples quiebras" - Giovanni Papini


"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans" - John Lennon

"Habla bajo, lleva siempre un gran palo y llegarás lejos" - Proverbio Africano

"No hay medicina para el miedo" - Proverbio escoces

"El supremo arte de la guerra es doblegar al enemigo sin luchar"
- Sun Tzu

"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother" - Albert Einstein

"It is inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office" - H. L. Menken

"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented" - Elie Wiesel

"Stay hungry, stay foolish" -
Steve Jobs

"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert , in five years ther'ed be a shortage of sand" - Milton Friedman

"The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less" - Vaclav Havel

"No se puede controlar el resultado, pero si lo que uno haga para alcanzarlo" -
Vitor Belfort [MMA Fighter]

Liborio

Liborio
A la puerta de la gloria está San Pedro sentado y ve llegar a su lado a un hombre de cierta historia. No consigue hacer memoria y le pregunta con celo: ¿Quién eras allá en el suelo? Era Liborio mi nombre. Has sufrido mucho, hombre, entra, te has ganado el cielo.

Para Raul Castro

Cuba ocupa el penultimo lugar en el mundo en libertad economica solo superada por Corea del Norte.

Cuba ocupa el lugar 147 entre 153 paises evaluados en "Democracia, Mercado y Transparencia 2007"

Cuando vinieron

Cuando vinieron a buscar a los comunistas, Callé: yo no soy comunista.
Cuando vinieron a buscar a los sindicalistas, Callé: yo no soy sindicalista.
Cuando vinieron a buscar a los judíos, Callé: yo no soy judío. Cuando vinieron a buscar a los católicos, Callé: yo no soy “tan católico”.
Cuando vinieron a buscarme a mí, Callé: no había quien me escuchara.

Reverendo Martin Niemöller

Martha Colmenares

Martha Colmenares
Un sitio donde los hechos y sus huellas nos conmueven o cautivan

CUBA LLORA Y EL MUNDO Y NOSOTROS NO ESCUCHAMOS

Donde esta el Mundo, donde los Democratas, donde los Liberales? El pueblo de Cuba llora y nadie escucha.
Donde estan los Green, los Socialdemocratas, los Ricos y los Pobres, los Con Voz y Sin Voz? Cuba llora y nadie escucha.
Donde estan el Jet Set, los Reyes y Principes, Patricios y Plebeyos? Cuba desesperada clama por solidaridad.
Donde Bob Dylan, donde Martin Luther King, donde Hollywood y sus estrellas? Donde la Middle Class democrata y conservadora, o acaso tambien liberal a ratos? Y Gandhi? Y el Dios de Todos?
Donde los Santos y Virgenes; los Dioses de Cristianos, Protestantes, Musulmanes, Budistas, Testigos de Jehova y Adventistas del Septimo Dia. Donde estan Ochun y todas las deidades del Panteon Yoruba que no acuden a nuestro llanto? Donde Juan Pablo II que no exige mas que Cuba se abra al Mundo y que el Mundo se abra a Cuba?
Que hacen ahora mismo Alberto de Monaco y el Principe Felipe que no los escuchamos? Donde Madonna, donde Angelina Jolie y sus adoptados around de world; o nos hara falta un Brando erguido en un Oscar por Cuba? Donde Sean Penn?
Donde esta la Aristocracia Obrera y los Obreros menos Aristocraticos, donde los Working Class que no estan junto a un pueblo que lanquidece, sufre y llora por la ignominia?
Que hacen ahora mismo Zapatero y Rajoy que no los escuchamos, y Harper y Dion, e Hillary y Obama; donde McCain que no los escuchamos? Y los muertos? Y los que estan muriendo? Y los que van a morir? Y los que se lanzan desesperados al mar?
Donde estan el minero cantabrico o el pescador de percebes gijonese? Los Canarios donde estan? A los africanos no los oimos, y a los australianos con su acento de hombres duros tampoco. Y aquellos chinos milenarios de Canton que fundaron raices eternas en la Isla? Y que de la Queen Elizabeth y los Lords y Gentlemen? Que hace ahora mismo el combativo Principe Harry que no lo escuchamos?
Donde los Rockefellers? Donde los Duponts? Donde Kate Moss? Donde el Presidente de la ONU? Y Solana donde esta? Y los Generales y Doctores? Y los Lam y los Fabelo, y los Sivio y los Fito Paez?
Y que de Canseco y Miñoso? Y de los veteranos de Bahia de Cochinos y de los balseros y de los recien llegados? Y Carlos Otero y Susana Perez? Y el Bola, y Pancho Cespedes? Y YO y TU?
Y todos nosotros que estamos aqui y alla rumiando frustaciones y resquemores, envidias y sinsabores; autoelogios y nostalgias, en tanto Louis Michel comulga con Perez Roque mientras Biscet y una NACION lanquidecen?
Donde Maceo, donde Marti; donde aquel Villena con su carga para matar bribones?
Cuba llora y clama y el Mundo NO ESCUCHA!!!

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