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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.”
Thursday, October 04, 2012 — Angel Castillo Jr

Who wins Florida’s crucial 29 electoral votes in next month’s presidential election may well come down to who can best woo Hispanic voters.

Multiple national polls show an overwhelming majority of African-American voters, and a majority of unmarried women and young voters, will vote to re-elect President Obama. By contrast, more white men and older voters will vote for former Massachusetts Gov....

Friday, September 28, 2012 — Angel Castillo Jr

If President Obama is serious about protecting freedom of speech in this country, he must instruct his Justice Department to criminally prosecute those offering money for the murder of the producer of the controversial video “Innocence of Muslims.”

The man behind the offensive anti-Islamic video, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, an Egyptian-born resident of southern California, is the target of murder-for-money threats...

Friday, September 21, 2012 — Angel Castillo Jr

Having sworn – twice – when taking office in 2009 that he would “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” President Obama has shamefully decided not to obey his oath regarding the First Amendment.

Obama’s ham-handed effort to intimidate Google, which owns YouTube, into taking down the controversial video “Innocence of Muslims” was a censorship effort worthy of the most...

Friday, September 14, 2012 — Angel Castillo Jr

As Venezuela prepares to hold its presidential election Oct. 7, its leftist president, Hugo Chavez, has ominously threatened his countrymen: Vote for me or there will be a civil war.

Chavez, 58, in office since 1999, is facing the first substantial challenge from those who oppose his socialist agenda. The usually divided opposition parties have largely united behind Henrique Capriles, 40, a...

Friday, September 07, 2012 — Angel Castillo Jr

Imagine that 48 years after the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861, America’s Civil War was still unresolved and that in 1909, President Taft suddenly announced the commencement of peace negotiations.

Something like that is now happening in Colombia, a South American nation of more than 46 million people and a steady democratic ally of the United States.


Friday, August 31, 2012 — Angel Castillo Jr

When he is wearing his customary sleeveless T-shirts, it is easy to spot Yoandys Lores. He’s the one sporting fashionable sunglasses, a Che Guevara-style black beret and a large portrait of a young Fidel Castro tattooed on his upper left arm.

Lores, whose stage name is “Baby Lores,” is a 28-year-old cigar-smoking, Cuban reggaeton singer whose music unabashedly extols the glories of the Castro...

Friday, August 24, 2012 — Angel Castillo Jr

Five years after Florida dismantled its kosher meal program for Jewish prisoners, the Obama Administration suddenly wants the state to resume the religious food service, regardless of the cost to taxpayers.

Last week the U.S. Justice Department sued the state in federal court in Miami, even though the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which rules on Florida cases, is weighing the issue in three separate Jewish...

Friday, August 17, 2012 — Angel Castillo Jr

We all know Florida’s 29 winner-take-all electoral votes are of critical importance in the Nov. 6 presidential election. 

So it was impossible to understand the amateurish shambles that Mitt Romney’s campaign made of the candidate’s visit to Cuban Miami this week, supposedly to solidify and expand Hispanic voter support.


Friday, August 10, 2012 — Angel Castillo Jr

While Puerto Rico continues to suffer from an epidemic of drug-related street crime, legislative efforts to update its criminal laws have drawn a First Amendment challenge in the federal district court in San Juan.

Of all the crimes faced by the “Island of Enchantment,” a United States Territory, legislators decided to tackle what they view as criminal acts related to public protests....

Friday, August 03, 2012 — Angel Castillo Jr

Argentina, the eighth largest country in the world, is finally passing legal judgment on some of the many unpunished crimes committed in the name of saving the country from communism during the “Dirty War” between 1976 and 1983.

That was the period when a military junta staged a coup d’état and took control of the country of more than 42 million people, supposedly to prevent revolutionary groups...

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