Cuba love story comes to Hialeah

Sep 1, 2012 Full story: The Miami Herald 87

Love, not politics, has brought Glenda Murillo Díaz, 24, to visit her boyfriend in the capital of the Cuban exile, her aunt in Tampa, Idania Díaz, has told El Nuevo Herald.

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Josh Mountaineer

Lebanon, NJ

#1 Sep 1, 2012
Cuba love story comes to Hialeah
Fabiola Santiago The Miami Herald
By Fabiola Santiago
fsantiago@MiamiHerald.com
MiamiHerald.com/columnists
In true telenovela fashion, the riveting tale of Cuba’s most recent defector has come home to Hialeah.
Love, not politics, has brought Glenda Murillo Díaz, 24, to visit her boyfriend in the capital of the Cuban exile, her aunt in Tampa, Idania Díaz, has told El Nuevo Herald.
True story or smoke screen? No one really knows.
But the daughter of Cuba’s vice president, Marino Murillo — the man in charge of executing Raúl Castro’s economic policies — left a psychologists’ conference in Mexico earlier this month, crossed the border into Texas and was paroled into the U.S.
New life, new Facebook page, starting with a picture of Murillo posing next to an image of Elvis in St. Petersburg.
Will we now see her in Hialeah with the man she loves? Or is her real man back home, as some claim?
Regardless, her story is a window into the lives of young Cubans of her generation — the children and grandchildren of people who hold or have held high posts in the repressive Cuban regime.
I’ve met several of them and they have one thing in common: They grew up saturated with rhetoric and dogma, detest politics, and cite a myriad personal reasons for leaving, but not political conviction.
They like the trappings of the free world, but shun the politics that keep it free.
So far, the most interesting element about Murillo’s defection is the public trail she has left online.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/31/2979113...

MUERTE AL TIRANO!!!!!
Josh Mountaineer

Lebanon, NJ

#2 Sep 1, 2012
Through that most American of entitlements, the Facebook page — she had one in Cuba and has a new one now — a portrait of the new, privileged generation emerges: Virtually all white, they grew up with material goods the rest of the population lacks, but are now scattered all over the globe and connected via a technology that exposes them like never before.
A search through the profiles of Murillo’s friends and family, and friends of their friends, shows an unrecognizable, elite Cuba: middle-class, trendy, fashionable.
Raisa, a blond bombshell of a chess player, also studied psychology at the University of Havana. Computer scientist Frank, class of 2007, now lives in Sydney, Australia. He has Cuban friends all over the world — including Cosette from Kendall, who likes Paul Ryan (Cosette is the only one with a political post, particularly interesting since in 2002 Ryan favored lifting the Cuban embargo, calling it “a failed policy”).
Profile after profile, you see young people who claim as their alma maters the exclusive Havana school named after Lenin, and then the University of Havana. But their location on the map — Madrid, Miami, etc.— tells you “ la Lenin” has graduated more “ gusanos”— worms, as Fidel Castro labeled those who left in the 1960s — than faithful Communists.
One profile brings you to a photograph of a backyard in Hialeah — or is it Havana? It’s hard to tell where Havana ends and Hialeah begins. Same abuelas in rocking chairs, a dog napping at their feet, and a homemade roof terrace.
The voyeuristic trip takes you to another friend, a wedding-cake maker in Hialeah, and from there it’s easy to picture Murillo’s happy — apolitical?— telenovela ending.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/31/2979113...

MUERTE AL TIRANO!! MUERTE A CASTRO!!
Don from Canada

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#3 Sep 1, 2012
Re: Cuba Love Story... by Fabiola Santiago, Cuban Exile.
Very interesting article but a little (Miami-Cuban) biased. You state that, "They like the trappings of the FREE WORLD but shun the trappings that keep it free." Wouldn't you shun things like the "Patriot Act", and the N.D.A. Act? Have you ever taken the time to read these acts? These are the documents of a country that I would humbly describe as the "Real Terrorist Nation". ilena Ross-Lehtinen, your Congress Woman,(another Miami-Cuban) who is in charge of Foreign Affairs regarding Cuba, has stated that, "Cuba is a Terrorist Nation that is located 90 miles away and is a threat to our national security". Didn't she get that statement backwards? What possible threat could little Cuba pose to the U.S., with a population base of only 11.2 million people? Lets talk real threats here to a little country by A Terrorist Nation. Take the 54-year Embargo on uba, the C.I.A. insurgencies that have been (and still are) going on but are now called, "Regime-Changes", activities financed by the American Government and the USAID activities to destabilize the Cuban (and other socialist-leaning Caribbean, Central and South American Countries such as Venezuela). It is also well known that the C.I.A. plans to start even more insurgencies in Venezuela on October 8, 2012, should Hugo Chavez win the Elections there.
The world is tired of the United States intrusions in their affairs! The internet gives INSTANT INFORMATION on your little forays and clandestine operations all over the globe. This is diminishing respect for the United States exponentially! You could do much better by spending the billions of dollars you waste on these "Regime Changes" etc. and concentrate on helping your own citizens reduce the costs of their healthcare,
national debt and other worthwhile causes. LOOK AFTER YOUR OWN CITIZENS FIRST! Do you know that the U.S. Military Budget Is Larger Than The TOTAL BUDGETS OF ALL THE OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD COMBINED. Your country is ruled by a Military Complex, not by the duly-elected officials. It doesn't matter who wins the Presidential Election, the Military Complex trumps the President every time.

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#4 Sep 1, 2012

“End Communism!”

Since: Jul 08

Wherever Freedom Dwells!

#5 Sep 1, 2012
http://leadeast.net/

http://leadeast.net/

http://leadeast.net/

I will be here all weekend till the end...and beyond!

You know where I am mojon, come and get me, if you dare!

Otherwise.......if you have any red blood or any taste, you may enjoy it!

The young women love the old cars...and the old dances, like the swing, the jive, the stroll etc...and they love me, mojon!

The original groups, and some being continued by their children, GREAT MUSIC!!!!

Great karaoke too! Some of these guys sound like professionals.

my buddy, Bobby B is there too...LOTS OF FUN!

“Its all in the mind..or is it?”

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#6 Sep 1, 2012
balsero deja el alarde que tu no matas una mosca

“Its all in the mind..or is it?”

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#7 Sep 1, 2012
don't know why you insist in mentioning your mom all the time LIEger. Bad son

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#8 Sep 1, 2012
"si con todo lo que tienes no eres feliz, con todo lo que te falta tampoco"...

“End Communism!”

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Wherever Freedom Dwells!

#9 Sep 2, 2012
he mojon knows who he is, obviously, since he answered the post!

“End Communism!”

Since: Jul 08

Wherever Freedom Dwells!

#10 Sep 2, 2012
http://leadeast.net/

http://leadeast.net/

http://leadeast.net/

http://leadeast.net/

http://leadeast.net/

I will be here all weekend till the end...and beyond!

You know where I am mojon, come and get me, if you dare!

Otherwise.......if you have any red blood or any taste, you may enjoy it!

The young women love the old cars...and the old dances, like the swing, the jive, the stroll etc...and they love me, mojon!

The original groups, and some being continued by their children, GREAT MUSIC!!!!

Great karaoke too! Some of these guys sound like professionals.

my buddy, Bobby B is there too...LOTS OF FUN!

http://leadeast.net/

http://leadeast.net/

http://leadeast.net/

http://leadeast.net/

http://leadeast.net/

“Its all in the mind..or is it?”

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#11 Sep 2, 2012
Doc Proper wrote:
he mojon knows who he is, obviously, since he answered the post!
NO chico es que aca todos saben que el mojon es tu madre y tu eres un mal hijo por mencionarla aca todo el tiempo. A mi me molesta verte ser asi con ella. Aunque sea lo que sea no esta bien.
El Ciclido Mayor

United States

#12 Sep 2, 2012
Cherokee wrote:
<quoted text> NO chico es que aca todos saben que el mojon es tu madre y tu eres un mal hijo por mencionarla aca todo el tiempo. A mi me molesta verte ser asi con ella. Aunque sea lo que sea no esta bien.
Mojon,no sea irrespetuoso!Que su madre no sepa quien fue su padre(el suyo),no es culpa nuestra!Ella sabe que fue un inodoro pero no recuerda si era un American Standard o un Kohler!Gajes del oficio!

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#13 Sep 2, 2012
siempre con la mierda en la boca erdobalc...

“Abbiamo Vinto”

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#14 Sep 2, 2012
Cherokee wrote:
siempre con la mierda en la boca erdobralc...es que es lo unico que puedo comer.....
Pobrecito el mojoncito!

Rezare por tu madre, la POBRE, TENER un mojon por hijo....que humillacion!!!

“Abbiamo Vinto”

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#15 Sep 2, 2012
Doc Proper wrote:
http://leadeast.net/
http://leadeast.net/
http://leadeast.net/
http://leadeast.net/
http://leadeast.net/
I will be here all weekend till the end...and beyond!
You know where I am mojon, come and get me, if you dare!
Otherwise.......if you have any red blood or any taste, you may enjoy it!
The young women love the old cars...and the old dances, like the swing, the jive, the stroll etc...and they love me, mojon!
The original groups, and some being continued by their children, GREAT MUSIC!!!!
Great karaoke too! Some of these guys sound like professionals.
my buddy, Bobby B is there too...LOTS OF FUN!
http://leadeast.net/
http://leadeast.net/
http://leadeast.net/
http://leadeast.net/
http://leadeast.net/
Amigos debian de venir la proxima vez, es un evento anual. No apto para mojones!

“Its all in the mind..or is it?”

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#16 Sep 2, 2012
Solo corruptos Cubano permitidos es esos eventos LIEger.
the driver was a drunk Cuban
http://news.yahoo.com/video/fatal-hit-run-lau ...
rTkLa1

New York, NY

#17 Sep 2, 2012
Mojonete a ti po Que te gusta es como Cabillas te la mete!

“Abbiamo Vinto”

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#18 Sep 2, 2012
I agree, but...why my avatar?
El Ciclido Mayor

United States

#19 Sep 2, 2012
Cherokee wrote:
Solo corruptos Cubano permitidos es esos eventos LIEger.
the driver was a drunk Cuban
http://news.yahoo.com/video/fatal-hit-run-lau ...
Mojon respete que es Domingo y callese!

“Its all in the mind..or is it?”

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#20 Sep 2, 2012
esa palabra, respeto. No sabes lo que significa chico

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