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The ‘Comey-McCade’ week, no change in Cuba, California & goodbye Mrs Bush

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We look at the week of Comey’s book and investigations……no change in Cuba…..a huge battle over sanctuary cities in California…….hype about midterm elections……the professor and the late Barbara Bush……and others stories………….

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Source: The ‘Comey-McCade’ week, no change in Cuba, California & goodbye Mrs Bush 04/21 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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April 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Just watched that beautiful Barbara Bush funeral

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April 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Saturday’s video: The Comey-McCabe feud is here

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April 21, 2018 at 11:30 am

Trump should call for a plebiscite in Cuba

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As my late father used to say, too many people don’t know the Castros. Or to translate, the Castros don’t change but they want you to think that they change.

Down in Cuba, we have a change, the new President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Let’s take a look:

1) Yes, it is historic, since the guy is not named Castro; and,

2) Yes, it is generational because Diaz-Canel was born in 1963 and is not a part of the Castro generation. 

Bur real change? Not at all!   

Diaz-Canel was handpicked by Raul Castro and subsequently “approved” by the one party Cuban assembly, as we see in this report:     

He has been waiting in the wings since 2013 when Castro said that he would leave the Cuban presidency on Feb. 24, 2018 — later postponed to April 19 — and the rubber-stamp National Assembly named Díaz-Canel first vice president of the Council of State.

“When Raúl Castro is the president, then yes, the president runs Cuba,” said Jaime Suchliki, a longtime Cuba watcher. 

“When Raúl Castro is not president, that will be a very different matter. Díaz-Canel has no tanks and no troops.”

Díaz-Canel himself has solid party credentials. In 1997, he became the youngest member ever of the Politburo, the handpicked committee of 14 party members who function as Castro’s senior advisers.

Yet if there’s still doubt about how much real power Castro is willing to cede, there’s a widespread consensus that the political and economic collapse of the government in Venezuela — Cuba’s staunch ally and longtime subsidies provider — means that the island must seek foreign investment and engage with other governments. 

And that, in return, will require at least some public-relations gestures to convince the outside world that Cuba is moving beyond a one-family state.

So what happens now? How impressed are foreign investors going to be with the “public relations gestures”?

Not very and especially not President Trump.    

I call on President Trump to make the following announcement:  We will end the embargo if Diaz-Canel calls for an open plebiscite to determine Cuba’s future, as Pinochet did in Chile.     

Call Diaz-Canel’s bluff and let’s see how much he really wants to reform!

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April 21, 2018 at 6:34 am

How to lose your donors?

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How to lose your donors?   Have a stupid professor make a vicious statement about the death of a 92-year former First Lady:    Bush-bashing professor has Fresno State scrambling to keep its donors!   

We hope that the donors make it official and stand up for good taste.    

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April 20, 2018 at 5:45 pm

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No change in Cuba and memories of Mariel 1980 with Marcos Nelson Suarez

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Guest: Marcos Nelson Suarez, founder of “El Hispano News” in Dallas, TX……..a new President in Cuba….but is it change at all?…..We remember Mariel 1980………and other stories…………

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Source: No change in Cuba and memories of Mariel 1980 with Marcos Nelson Suarez 04/20 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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April 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

And so started The Spanish American War in 1898

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On this day in 1898, President McKinley called on the US Congress to declare war on Spain.

McKinley tried to keep a distance from the situation in Cuba.   However, everything changed on February 17, 1898 when the USS Maine exploded in Havana harbor.

And so started The Spanish American War.   It lasted 4 months and changed Cuba forever.  It also made a national hero out of Theodore Roosevelt.  He was President McKinley’s running mate in 1900 and became president when Mr McKinley was assassinated.

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April 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm