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Artie Ayala & Omar "El Bombero" Fernandez
November 14, 2012
November 3, 2012
This Tuesday is a moment to look into the future and imagine what we can do. This is much more than our moment. It is America's moment of renewal and purpose and optimism.
As president, I won't just represent one party, I'll represent one
nation. I'll try to show the best of America, at a time when only our best will do.
I hope you will take a moment to listen to my closing argument.
President Obama promised change, but he could not deliver it. I promise change, and I have a record of achieving it. This is why I am running for president. I know how to change the course the nation is on, how to get us to a balanced budget and how to build jobs and rising take-home pay. Accomplishing real change is not something I just talk about--it is something I have done. And it is what will do when I am President of the United States.
If you believe we can do better, if you believe America should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, then I ask you to vote for real change. Paul Ryan and I will bring real change to America, from Day One.
November 2, 2012
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October 22, 2012
Tiles on the walls, a screen covered in green fabric and a metal table where they usually place syringes and cotton. This was the cubicle where I voted this morning to elect a delegate to the Municipal Assembly of People’s Power. Located inside a doctor’s office that was turned into a polling place this Sunday for the residents of the area. “Prescient” I thought of nothing but being alone with my ballot next to the large sink where they wash hospital implements. “Prescient” because my country is in a “coma” of indifference and apathy, and is going to need a profound revival – almost a defibrillation – for citizens to have real decision making power. Thirty-six years since its creation the current electoral system has not convinced us, not even once, that it represents the people against the power, rather we have become accustomed to the exact opposite.
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The Tower of Snow placed in a small park across from the Freedom Tower will face the port of Miami, where it will remind all of the struggles of past generations and will welcome the new, younger generations full of hope and optimism.
According to Martínez Celaya, who left his native Cuba as a child, the work is about his own experience of exile, but also about Operation Peter Pan, when more than 14,000 Cuban children were sent to the US between 1960 and 1962 by parents who feared the Cuban government would take away their right to decide how their children should be educated.
“It’s about the anguish of those children,” Martínez Celaya says. “I wanted to memorialise that event.”
The Freedom Tower, a historic 1925 building that once housed the offices of the Miami News & Metropolis it also served as a center for Cuban political refugees that were coming from the island when Castro regime came into power, thus the name The Freedom Tower.
October 19, 2012
October 18, 2012
Álvarez Guedes is a fervent anti-Castro demonstrator, using every means within his reach to express his political views.
During the early 1960s, he was forced into exile at Miami, Florida. He and his brother helped create Gema Records there. Gema Records was the first company to help launch the international careers of "El Gran Combo", a Puerto Rican Salsa music group. A friendship united Álvarez Guedes with the orchestra's director, Rafael Ithier.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Álvarez Guedes dedicated himself to recording comedy albums and writing comedy books. He routinely expressed his desire for Cuba to return to the way it used to be; such was the occasion when he made one of his famous jokes, involving a TWA flight he supposedly took between Havana and Miami. That route was actually flown by TWA, Pan Am and Cubana before Castro took over.
Álvarez Guedes has written over 20 books, and his albums, alongside with television presentations and Stand up comedy appearances have made him one of the most well liked entertainers, both among the Hispanic public and fellow entertainers alike.
October 15, 2012
In 1979, at the age of 15, he began as an Instructor at the School of Art in Santa Clara, Villa Clara. During this stage students, at 17 years old, he begins to write the words and music of his first songs on the guitar. He joins three other students, Alejandro Sequeda, Nelson Bermudez, and "El Grillo" and accelerates learning his guitar techniques and voice practice, and with the poet Frank Abel Dopico perfects his gift of songwriting. During this process of musical education, he formed a duet with Alejandro Sequeda, and both were the vocalists of the school band "Onix Rumba," which won the Contest of the Cuban Television everybody sings. During those four years at the School of Art Instructors, he took classes in Art History, Literature, Music, Piano, Guitar, Vocal Technique, Harmony and Solfege, he developed his solid musical education, graduating in 1983, in Choral , at the age of 19.
Immeadiately after graduation, he spend six years in the rural, mountainous area of el
Escambray, in the Municipality Manicaragua, Villa Clara Province serving three years of
Social Service and another 3 years as Director of Municipal Choir and voice teacher for
children and adults. During this stage, in September 1986, he traveled to the City of Santa
Clara, on the weekends to be part of the "Penalty Troubadours" at the Museum of History,
along with songwriters and Carlos Gutierrez July fouler.
In 1989, Amaury moved for a year to the City of Santa Clara and began working professionally as a singer in the group "Traditional Trova", and in November of that year, he met the famous Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, in Jazz Festival in Santa Clara, who recommends singing for the prestigious musical group "Afrocuba" and in the summer of 1990 he moved to Havana as a vocalist of this important group, with whom he worked for two years and made his first international tour to Venezuela and Mexico. It was at this stage he began to let his hair long as part of the image that has been identified to date.
In the summer of 1992 he left the band "Afrocuba", and enrolled with the Orchestra "La Ley" singing genres like Salsa and Sones Cubanos. With this group traveled to Mexico on February 14, 1993, and never returned to Cuba. Mexico became his second homeland, which was nationalized, and lives for nearly 11 years until December 24, 2003, at the age of 40, who moves to the city of Miami in the United States. Permanence a year working with the Orchestra "The Law" in various Mexican cities, and in 1994, at age 30, began as a singer in another group called Son Cubano "Kike and Ache", which only works with a few months until it resumes his career as a songwriter and start having a great acceptance among the public of the Mexican capital, singing their own songs to guitar.
The 31-year-old joins Cuban songwriters David Torrens, Pancho Céspedes, and Raul del Sol, and start writing songs again, and singing in nightclubs major DF, Mexico, and The Candlestick, The Devil , El Hijo del Cuervo, Bolivar 12, and intimates. During this stage know Jesus Lopez, Chairman of the label Universal Music Mexico, which has been signed since December 1997 to the present, and has produced 5 albums: Amaury Gutiérrez (1999), Stones and Flowers (2000), Alma New (2002 album was titled after also in 2004 caught it your name), Musicians and Poets (2006, which was a special edition with Ricardo Montaner compilatoria), Pieces of Me (2006), and Intimate Sessions (2010 ).
At 35 years old, Amaury Gutierrez his first album, recorded in the summer of 1998, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, wins world with 3 songs I know that's a lie, forgive all, and the Soul is beyond me, and is Nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist, and also in 2000, this makes it hard to get in Spain Wave Award for Breakthrough Artist.
From this moment for 15 years many internationally renowned artists begin to sing their songs as David Bisbal, Luis Fonsi, Pancho Céspedes, Manuel Mijares, Luis Enrique, Gilberto Santarosa, Paloma San Basilio, among many others, and gets 3 Latin Grammy Nominations more, (album Pieces of Me, Nominated for Best Singer-Songwriter Album at the Latin Grammy 2005 Song Nothing is forever disc Luis Fonsi, Nominated for Best Song of the Year at the Grammy Latino 2006, and the album Intimate Sessions, Nominated for Best Singer-Songwriter Album at the Latin Grammy 2011), and also obtained in 2001, 2006 and 2010, four ASCAP Awards, and one of them, Gold Record for Special Sales.
In 2011, further consolidated his career as a songwriter in the world, and its intimate Sessions album gets its first Latin Grammy for Best Singer-Songwriter Album, with great success in his promotional tour in 2012 in Europe, U.S., Latin America, and Central America.
Amaury Gutiérrez (1999),
Stones and Flowers (2000),
New Soul (2002, 2004 and titled in your name caught it),
Musicians and Poets (2006 Special Edition with Ricardo Montaner Compilatoria)
Pieces of Me (2006),
Intimate Sessions (2010).
PRIZES AND AWARDS:
2000 Latin Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, Album Amaury Gutierrez.
2000 Wave Award, Spain, New Artist, Album Amaury Gutierrez.
2001 ASCAP Award, Song Swirl, Category Salsa.
2005 Latin Grammy Nominated for Best Singer-Songwriter Album, album Pieces of Me.
2006 Latin Grammy Nomination Best Song of the Year, Song For Nothing Disco Luis Fonsi.
2006 ASCAP Award, Song For Nothing, Category Pop Ballad
2006 ASCAP Award, a Love Song Night, Tropical category.
2010 ASCAP Award, Song be happy again, Tropical category.
2010 ASCAP Award, Gold Record for Special Sales, Bogota, Colombia, album Amaury Gutierrez.
2011 Latin Grammy Nominated for Best Singer-Songwriter Album, Album Sessions intimate.
2011 Latin Grammy Award for Best Singer-Songwriter Album, Album Sessions intimate.
October 14, 2012
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2008/12/10/807685/search-the-freedom-flights-database.html#storylink=cpy
If you came to the United States from Cuba on the Freedom Flights during the period of 1965 to1973 you can search yourself on the Miami Herald's Freedom Flights Database...Click Here
It's worthy of the time it takes to read so, read on !
Translated by Google Translate
Opinion by Andy Bergen on The Cubans
American Andy Bergen...Reflection on Genetic Project Called..."Cubans"
Cuban's first sin was excessive appreciation of the standard of living and progress.
The second sin was that before 1959 the currency was worth more than the dollar.
The third sin was to give music to the world ...
But the worst sin of Cubans was lifting a city of what was a swamp in Florida to make it the U.S. port to the Americas and a must in global tourism. Whoever denied this sin to the industrious Cuban is wandering or is complexed.
So Cubans are bad, very good or just regular?
Jesus Christ gave a guideline for human behavior when he said:
"By their works ye shall know them." So you are in Miami a ruler to measure the Cubans.
I am not of Cuban descent. Nor do I believe that the Cubans are, as true Cubans were the Tainos, the Ciboney and beautiful Guanajatabey that populated the island, but were exterminated by those who then gave birth to the new Cuban people.
I think the term "Cuban" has been as a title of nobility. You can not even say that Cuba is a race. The Cuban people have everything: white Europeans,
blacks, mulattos and even Asians
In my view, the Cuban is not only a well-conceived genetic project in a place called Cuba. I really believe that Cuba is unlike any other American. Maybe it's geographical position or Euro-African heritage that makes them so special.
Cubans speak loudly, gesticulating with his hands, are arrogant and laugh at everyone, but also about themselves and their misfortunes. Take your pain and your joy art go true zarzuelas.
The Cuban is usually not racist, but it is classist. "The good thing about Miami is that here all waters catch their level"
I once told a friend referring to Cuban social castes, supposedly eliminated in Cuba for the mob to mix with the upper and educated. However, Cuba freed the black long before black Americans were free. In Cuba were never called afrocubanos but simply Cubans. The black of Cuba is as Cuban as white or mestizo.
However, the Cubans, especially those in Miami, are one of the most vilipendeados peoples in the world. I sincerely believe that there is a lot of envy in these reviews. Bothers her extraordinary success, five congressmen in the U.S. Congress, its enormous economic power, political influence, their eagerness to work and progress, in Miami imposing their language and customs, and more.
The Cuban ingenuity and hard work can never escape his fate. You always have beside brother Cain Cain and friend to all those races and ethnicities that do not support the success of others and want to crush the winners.
I lived in Miami in the 60s, when Cubans began arriving in large numbers. They had nothing, only a great pride and immense pain of having to leave behind his beautiful island. I soon realized that these people had not come to America in search of a meal. Cored settlers came in search of progress and freedom of ideas and expression, and conquered the land, and then lift the great cosmopolitan city that is today's Miami.
What had become of the island of Cuba to its people if he had not been truncated creativity and entrepreneurship?
It would probably be the real "pearl of the Antilles" envy of Latin America and in many villages.
Cubans are comparable to the Jewish community in the United States and Italy, who rose triumphant after years of vicissitudes.
What would happen if one day Miami Cubans leave?
No other people achieve impart both flavor and joy to Miami.
So I like both the lyrics of the song by Cuban singer Marisela Verena ... We Cubans and the rest of humanity ........
A proud American who admires the Cubans!
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Today, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. But regardless of what the Court said about the constitutionality of the law, Obamacare is bad medicine, it is bad policy, and when I’m President, the bad news of Obamacare will be over.
It was always a liberal pipedream that a 2,700 page, multi-trillion-dollar Federal Government takeover of our health care system actually could address the very serious problems we face with health care. With Obamacare fully installed, government will reach fully half of the economy — that is the recipe for a struggling economy and declining prosperity.
On Day One, I will work to repeal Obamacare to stop the government’s takeover of our health care and intrusion in our lives. I will push for real reform to our health care system that focuses on helping patients and protecting taxpayers.
We cannot afford Barack Obama’s on-the-job learning, Big Government proposals, and irresponsible spending. Our basic liberties are at stake — and I will fight to restore our freedoms, renew the respect for our Constitution, and halt the government takeover of health care.
This November it’s all on the line. The stakes couldn’t be higher.
June 25, 2012
In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.
We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam .. We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America ; we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner , America , and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.
Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us.. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.
It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies."
You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom.
This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.
Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions.
This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."
Footnote: This is spot on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county.
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March 17, 2012
This I received from my friend, Alejandro, of the San Carlos Institute in Key West.
No entiendo porque huyen de una isla con todas las comodidades que hay según alegan los dirigentes del Partido comunista de Cuba.Ellos dicen que Cuba es un Paraíso, pero las personas se escapan en cualquier cosa que flote. Que raro que no lo disfruten.
Rafael M. Estévez
Tras casi 24 horas en bote, 13 cubanos alcanzan la libertad
Por Julio C. Zangroniz.
MARZO 15, 2012
GARDEN KEY, Florida — Un grupo de 13 cubanos, que incluía a 10 hombres y tres mujeres, todos muy cansados pero muy alegres, llegó el viernes 2 de marzo a este pequeño y remoto islote estadounidense, ubicado a unas 70 millas al oeste de Cayo Hueso.
El arribo de los refugiados en busca de libertad, a eso de las 8:15 de la noche, estando ya todo completamente oscuro, no fue un evento para nada subrepticio.
Los primeros gritos de los que se bajaban del bote, llegados a oídos de un campista a menos de 100 metros de la playa, dejaron sin duda el hecho de que el grupo consistía de cubanos que ansiaban ser libres.
"¡Llegamos, asere, llegamos!" gritaba una y otra vez uno de los hombres. Otro le respondía: "¡Estamos en la Yuma!" Pero no fue hasta unos pocos minutos después, cuando los saludó otro compatriota –alguien que había salido de Cuba casi exactamente 50 años antes, a través de la Operación Pedro Pan– que les quedó confirmado exactamente dónde estaban.
"Bienvenidos a los Estados Unidos de América," les dijo el individuo, que resultó ser un periodista independiente, con ojos nublados por las lágrimas y las emociones haciéndole difícil el mero hecho de respirar. El hombre se apresuró a aclararles a los refugiados: "No soy un agente de la ley. Solo soy un cubano más, al igual que ustedes, un visitante en este parque. Y quisiera pedirles que se juntaran para tomarles unas fotos y anotar sus nombres, edades y lugares donde vivían en Cuba, para poderles informar a sus familias en Cuba que llegaron sanos y salvos, porque las autoridades aquí no lo van a hacer."
Inmediatamente, el grupo cumplió con la solicitud. Es más, lo hicieron sumamente deseosos.
Posaron mientras algunos de ellos todavía bailaban de júbilo y, después, le rogaron al periodista que les sacara fotos en el pequeño bote que los había traído a tierras de libertad.
En una de las tomas, todos hicieron la señal de "victoria" con sus dedos, como indicio del increíble estado de éxtasis que ellos sentían en ese momento.
La llegada del grupo recibió vítores, aplausos y hasta lágrimas de alegría por parte de unas dos docenas de campistas norteamericanos que en esos momentos se pasaban unos días de asueto en los ocho espacios del parque, a pocos metros del Fuerte Jefferson, en el Cayo Garden, una de las islitas más grandes de la cadena conocida como Dry Tortugas.
Algunos de los norteamericanos observaron que ellos nunca antes habían visto a cubano alguno, mientras que tanto ellos como los recién llegados reían y daban brincos de alegría.
Otros de los residentes trajeron botellas de agua, un líquido preciocísimo en el inhóspito y requeteseco islote, lo que llevó a uno de ellos a manifestar: "Es en momentos como éste en que me siento más orgulloso de ser un ciudadano norteamericano."
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