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Sentir cubano en otras tierras.

febrero 27, 2015

Vivo con mi esposa Teresa en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte, EEUU. Hemos tenido tres nevadas en los últimos diez días. La última por mas de cinco pulgadas. Adjunto fotos. Merece observarse la acumulación de nieve sobre los arbustos a la izquierda.

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MARCHAS POR LA LIBERTAD EN CUBA

abril 15, 2010

CUBA: NO + ViOLENCiA!
MARCHA MUNDIAL POR LA LIBERTAD DE CUBA JUNTA DIRECTIVA Cordinador: Miguel de la Hera http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&viewas=1368076815&gid=172362274909

Participantes confirmados:
BRUXELLES, BOGOTA, CANARIAS, CHICAGO, LISBOA, MADRID, MALLORCA, MIAMI, MILAN, PARIS, QUITO, SANTIAGO DE CHILE, RALEIGH y TAMPA
Esperamos apoyo desde otras ciudades.
SOMOS UNA SOLA FAMILIA! EXILIO UNIDO + QUE NUNCA! VIVA CUBA LIBRE!

1962

abril 9, 2010

“… and that we would prefer to disappear, as we demonstrated in 1962.”
Raúl Castro’s speech to the Communist Youth Organization on April 4, 2010.

Following is an excerpt of Raúl Castro’s speech in response to what he called
“… a huge smear campaign against Cuba, a campaign orchestrated, directed and financed by the centers of imperial power in the United States and Europe, hypocritically waving the banner of human rights.” As usual, he was using the victim stratagem, while concealing the atrocious records of human rights violations over 50 years of tyrannical rule in Cuba.

1962?

For those that are too young to remember and for those that are old enough to recall from memory, I am bringing up related information from excerpts of my book “Cuba’s Primer”:

“… On October 14, 1962, Major Anderson returned from a mission with pictures of ballistic missile sites and nuclear storage facilities under construction. On Oct. 22, President Kennedy addressed the nation and six tense days followed. While negotiations between President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev were still under way, Major Anderson attempted another reconnaissance run and his U-2 was shot down and he was killed (on October 27 by a SAM, surface-to-air missile)…” (1) The October Missile Crisis had unfolded. To this day, my stomach turns when I think how close the Soviet Union risked a nuclear war.

President John F. Kennedy ordered a naval blockade of Cuba, which was called a “quarantine”, designed to stop the numerous Soviet cargo ships en route to Cuba. There were urgent exchange of messages between President Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.

President Kennedy “… sent his brother (Robert) to tell Soviet Ambassador Dobrynin that the time for diplomacy was running out, that work on the missiles had to stop at once…

… The sun shone bright in Washington Sunday morning, October 28, as Radio Moscow read out Khrushchev response to Kennedy… that work at the bases on the island had now stopped…” (2)

(Nikita Khrushchev talking to Fidel Castro) “Later when I met Castro in the Soviet Union, I told him, “You wanted to start a war with the U.S. If the war had started, we would somehow have survived, but Cuba no doubt would have ceased to exist. It would have been crushed into powder. Yet you suggested a nuclear strike!”

“No, I did not,” replied Castro. “How can you say that?” I asked Fidel. The interpreter added, “Fidel, Fidel, you yourself told me that.” “No!” insisted Castro. We checked the documents. The interpreter said, “Here is the word war; here is the word blow.” Fidel was embarrassed…” (3)

I was living then in Havana with my wife and three children. My wife and I feared that it was the end of the end for all of us in Cuba.

Book’s website: http://www.cubasprimer.com

(1) Air Force Link, Official Website of the United States Air Force.
(2) Max Frankel, “Learning from the Missile Crisis,” Smithsonian, October 2002, p. 53.
(3) Khrushchev’s Secret Tapes, TIME, October 1, 1990.

Cuba’s Primer-Castro’s Earring Economy

marzo 22, 2010

Gonzalo Fernandez ISBN 9780557065738
http://www.historydirect.co.uk/books-humanities/history-2/-cubasprimercastrosearringeconomy-gonzalofernandez-isbn-gb9780557065738/
HISTORY DIRECT UK
Información adicional: http://www.cubasprimer .com

PRIMAVERA NEGRA

marzo 22, 2010

RESUMEN: Actividades en 26 ciudades del mundo en apoyo a los presos políticos en Cuba: La Habana, Madrid, Vicalvaro, Alcalá de Guadaira, Alcobendas, Barcelona, Milano/Vicenza, Ginebra, Berlín, Bratislava, Estocolmo, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Raleigh, Miami, Union City, Puerto Rico, Toronto, México, Lima, Brasilia, Chile, Montevideo y Buenos Aires.

NewsBlaze Press Release re “Cuba’s Primer”

marzo 6, 2010
Published: March 03, 2010 Send to a friend
“Cuba’s Primer – Castro’s Earring Economy”
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Raleigh, NC, March 03, 2010 –(PR.com)– In addition to the American general public, the book also serves to help fill the gap for the estimated more than 200,000 second and third generation Cuban Americans of the history and stories of their homeland.

“This group of Cuban Americans, many who speak English as their first language, would benefit from my book which provides a structured narrative and details historical events they have likely heard from their parents and grandparents,” Fernandez.

Fernandez explains how Fidel Castro’s current poor health helps continue to fuel interest in the country and its political future.

Información adicional en el sitio web: http://www.cubasprimer.com

Mis puntos de vista. My viewpoints.

enero 24, 2010

Sitio web de mi libro: www.cubasprimer.com

Comentarios desde Suecia:

http://cubanuestra1.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/%C2%BFdos-buenos-presentes-los-libros-de-gonzalo-fernandez/

Cuba’s Primer-Castro’s Earring Economy

enero 18, 2010

Mi libro “Cuba’s Primer” está a la venta en:

Barnes and Noble:

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=Cuba%27s+Primer+by+Gonzalo+Fernandez&r=1&box=Cuba%27s%20Primer%20by%20Gonzalo%20Fernandez&pos=-1 Amazon:   http://www.amazon.com/Cubas-Primer-Castros-Earring-Economy/dp/0557065739/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260892746&sr=1-7

and Lulu:

http://www.lulu.com/browse/search.php?fSearchFamily=2&fSearch=Cuba%27s+Pimer+by+Gonzalo+Fernandez&fSubmitSearch=Go&fSearchSource=a&showingSubPanels=

Observe que en Lulu se puede adquirir as a Download por US$5.00

Comentario:

He disfrutado inmensamente de tu libro. Me hizo recordar cosas que tenía medio olvidadas–como los cuentos de mi familia sobre la época de Machado; y otros datos y anécdotas no los conocía–como lo de los “palmacristazos.” Interesante la anécdota sobre Chibás y su consigna.

Gustavo Pérez FirmatDavid Feinson Professor of Humanities at Columbia University. He is the author of “Next Year in Cuba” and several books of literary and cultural criticism, four collections of poetry, a novel and a memoir.

Coautor

noviembre 23, 2009

Soy coautor del libro The Handbook of  Financing Growth, second edition, 2009, Marks, Robbins, Fernández, Funkhouser and Williams, John Wiley and Sons.

http://www.handbookoffinancinggrowth.com/

 

 

Eventos de cubanos en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte

agosto 17, 2009
1. Fiesta del Pueblo, August 29&30 (Sat&Sun)
Frank signed an application. We are considering (a) Domino Tournament (b) Cuban coffee “dedalitos.”
2. Día de la Caridad del Cobre, Sept 8th. Gathering date possibilities (a) Sunday 9/6th (b) Monday 9/7th, Labor Day
3. Caribbean Festival, September 19th (Sat)
Cary is coordinating this activity.
Let’s discuss, thanks
Gonzalo