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Remembering Jose Marti and Cuba’s independence 1902 with Jorge Ponce

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Guest: Jorge Ponce, Cuban American pundit……we will review Jorge’s post about Cuba………..we will remember a couple of important dates from Cuban history: Jose Marti was killed in 1895 and Cuba celebrated its independence in 1902………………plus other stories………..

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Source: Remembering Jose Marti and Cuba’s independence 1902 with Jorge Ponce 05/20 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

Written by scantojr

May 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Growing up Cuban in the US and hearing about May 20, 1902

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My grandmother had a neat life.  She was born in Cuba (1892) when it was still a Spanish colony.   We would often sit around and hear her stories of Cuba, from the celebrations of May 20, 1902, to hurricanes to many other anecdotes of the island.    She left Cuba and died in the US in 1984.

Today, Cuba celebrates another anniversary of that independence day that my grandmother celebrated as a  little girl.  However, there is little to celebrate in Cuba under communism.

The Castro government will put on a show today and celebrate independence day.   However, I am sure that most Cubans won’t really feel it until this corrupt dictatorship passes on.

P. S. You can hear CANTO TALK here & follow me on Twitter @ scantojr.


Written by scantojr

May 20, 2017 at 11:00 pm

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