Celia

Celia: otra perspectiva Por Luis F. Brizuela Cruz “Este programa es una serie de ficción basada en la vida de Celia Cruz y no es un recuento histórico, noticioso o documental. Aunque inspirado por eventos reales, algunos personajes, escenas y diálogos que aparecen en la serie son ficticios” Para comenzar: ¿Qué parte de la aclaración legal preventiva que limita la responsabilidad de los creadores de la serie de televisión y Telemundo es que no entienden muchos de nuestros compatriotas cubanos? Después de varias décadas sin…

“Just putting it out there, while we still can… “

“Just putting it out there, while we still can… “ By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz In another outrageous display of destructive stupidity, the ultra-liberal administration of the City of New York has put into effect the Force Incident Program to better monitor the use of force by law enforcement officers in the city that is rapidly spiraling out of control from the authorities. As the policy of “Stop-and-Frisk” has decreased by a whopping 90%, the crime rate has increased nearly 20% during the tenure of…

¿Qué hacer con Trump?

¿Que hacer con Trump? Por Luis F. Brizuela  Cruz   Cuando escribí mi primer artículo sobre Trump (“¿Por qué no Trump?”), las reacciones resultaron tan variadas como las que el mismo Trump provocara al anunciar oficialmente su candidatura acompañada de una serie de comentarios controversiales.  Poco tiempo después, todo aquello que había parecido chocante, inapropiado y hasta destructivo se ha ido tornando no solo algo aceptable, sino que también de cierta forma popular. Algo similar ha ocurrido con mi escrito. Puedo, por consiguiente, hacer sutil…

What to do with Trump?

What to do with Trump? By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz When I wrote my first piece on Trump (“Why not Trump?”) about a month ago, the reactions were as mixed as the responses provoked by Trump’s official announcement to run and his initial controversial comments. A month later, that which was deemed as odd, inappropriate and even destructive has become not just accepted but even trendy. Just as my essay. I must make small claim that I said it first. My original article was interpreted…

Is this your President?

Is this the President you voted for… twice? Time to reflect on some issues America… POTUS elevated his game of insolence, elitism and arrogance this past week when he used the word “nigger” to further incite the racial discord, which has been part of his destructive agenda since day one. He also was quick to ridicule an undocumented, transgender heckler yesterday when he said: “Hey. Listen. You’re in my house” “As a general rule I am just fine with a few hecklers,” “My attitude is…

Añadiendo insulto a la injuria, el caso cubano

Añadiendo insulto a la injuria, el caso cubano Por Luis F. Brizuela Cruz He tratado, particularmente a través de los últimos años -aplicando todas las imaginables reglas de imparcialidad- de poner en algún tipo de lógico contexto el caso cubano. A pesar de todo lo vivido y leído, siempre queda una parte de mí que se resiste a la idea que una cultura pueda ser merecedora de un castigo histórico tan largo y severo. Viene a la mente el purgatorio judío y eso a veces…

Honoring those who serve and protect us…

By Alex Quintela A few days ago I posted to the blog but I just realized that it was incomplete. For that I apologize. Here is the post in it’s entirety……. Somewhere along the line, our country and society has lost track of two key principles: objectivity and accountability. Just as people demand transparency and accountability from law enforcement agencies, they must hold themselves and each other accountable for their actions. Recently in many inner cities, there has been an outcry from minorities within the…

“Just putting it out there… while we still can…”

“Just putting it out there… while we still can… “ By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz By a unanimous bipartisan vote of 19-0, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee finally dared to challenge the omnipotence of President Barack Obama and his veto power. The issue at hand is the extremely complex and potentially dangerous nuclear deal with the rogue nation of Iran. The White House has conceded to send the deal to Congress for review, after consistently threatening to exercise its veto power and simply put a…

“Just putting it out there… while we still can… “

“Just putting it out there… while we still can… “ The anticipated formal announcement of her candidacy effectuated, Hillary Clinton now enters what shall most likely be an unchallenged path to the nomination of the Democratic Party. During that period she will be groomed, instructed and above all warned about the volatility and frailty of her tormented psyche, as the ample field of Republican candidates will fight it out among themselves. With the exception of Barack Obama, no other candidate will ever find more allies…

“Just putting out there… while we still can…”

“Just putting it out there… while we still can…” How in the world did Susan Rice know almost a year ago that Bergdahl had served the United States’ military with honor? Or was she used once again by the administration to try to defend the indefensible and justify the unjustifiable, like the Bergdahl’s exchange for five top rank terrorists being held in Guantanamo? Charges of desertion and of putting in danger the lives of his fellow soldiers have now been brought up officially by the…