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“I am a bilingual and bicultural native of Cuba who is happy to live and vote in Miami-Dade County, where 70 percent of the 2.5-million population speak a language other than English at home, 65 percent are of Hispanic origin, and nearly 1.2-million were born in another country. Sometimes the rich human diversity of this environment produces a perspective on matters of concern to Floridians that is slightly different from that of -- and not always well understood by -- those living in other counties, and which I hope to reflect in my columns.”
Friday, May 03, 2013 — Angel Castillo Jr

As Winston Churchill warned about the Soviet Union in a famous 1946 speech, it is urgent for all Americans to understand today that an iron curtain of tyranny is descending upon Venezuela.

Under the direction of Cuba’s secret police, a Marxist cabal of fascist thugs led by the former bus driver Nicolas Maduro, 50, stole last month’s presidential election in a stealth voting machine coup.  They...

Friday, April 12, 2013 — Angel Castillo Jr

In the dying days of their failed communist revolution, Cuba’s Castro brothers, “President” Raul and dictator emeritus Fidel, have added a very useful Washington lobbyist to their roster of U.S. based propagandists.

She is Congresswoman Kathy Castor, a left-wing member of the Democratic Party from Tampa who, since 2007, represents the Tampa and St. Petersburg metropolitan areas. She believes that...

Friday, April 05, 2013 — Angel Castillo Jr

By now just about everybody knows that Netflix has become the world’s leading Internet and rental subscription service for movies and television programs.

What most people don’t know, however, is that Netflix also has become an industry leader in the computer storage and use of its subscribers’ private content-viewing histories and other personal information.

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Friday, March 22, 2013 — Angel Castillo Jr

The spurious acting president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has quickly shown that even a tweet or Facebook posting that he does not like will not be tolerated while he runs the country.

Taking a page from Castro’s Cuba repression manual, Maduro had his police forces arrest a 53-year-old woman because she posted social media messages regarding the condition of the body of the late president Hugo...

Friday, March 22, 2013 — Angel Castillo Jr

The spurious acting president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has quickly shown that even a tweet or Facebook posting that he does not like will not be tolerated while he runs the country.

Taking a page from Castro’s Cuba repression manual, Maduro had his police forces arrest a 53-year old woman because she posted social media messages regarding the condition of the body of the late president Hugo Chavez,...

Friday, March 15, 2013 — Angel Castillo Jr

Since President Obama has refused to support our ally the United Kingdom in its protracted dispute with Argentina over ownership of the Falkland Islands, I have decided to offer my own proposal to resolve this diplomatic stalemate. Read on.
The Falklands, which Argentina calls the Malvinas, are a South Atlantic island archipelago about 300 miles east of southernmost Argentina. 

As everyone knows...

Friday, March 08, 2013 — Angel Castillo Jr

Although he was re-elected five months ago, Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez died from cancer this week at age 58 before he could be sworn in to start his fourth consecutive term since 1998.

The people of Venezuela – including the more than 40,000 who live in South Florida – will now have to make a “now-or-never” decision in another presidential election, scheduled for Sunday, April 14...

Friday, March 01, 2013 — Angel Castillo Jr

While we may have “a right to be stupid” in this country, as Secretary of State John F. Kerry said the other day in Berlin, it is a “right” that we should not abuse.

For instance, it would be stupid indeed, and against America’s interests, for the Obama Administration to now throw a lifeline of U.S. dollars to the Castro dictatorship in Cuba just as it is entering its death convulsions....

Friday, February 22, 2013 — Angel Castillo Jr

While the debate continues over whether President Barack Obama has the legal right to kill American citizens abroad with drones, the drones may be closer to flying over Florida’s skies than anyone thinks.

I am talking about the civilian version of the drones, also known as “unmanned aerial systems”.  They are pilotless aircraft of various sizes controlled remotely by ground-based operators,...

Friday, February 15, 2013 — Angel Castillo Jr

So many thousands of politically motivated murders have occurred without punishment in Colombia during the last half century that it is worth noting when someone actually is sentenced to prison for such a crime.

Drug traffickers and current and former paramilitary and guerrilla members of left-wing and right-wing groups, among others, have long roamed the country killing at will....