Jun 23, 2010


Cubanita's been out, redecorating her personal life.
Blogging and Twittering will be light during this summer... I still have a lot of pictures to hang and furniture to move in this life of mine. And need time to hang out with friends and family on Facebook :-)

I'll be back soon!

Jun 8, 2010

Mexico & Cuba's corruption and immigrants traffic in AZ's borders

Yesterday, the Mexican investigative magazine Proceso published an article unveiling the ties of corrupt Mexican officials and the Cuban governments - intelligence ties and Castro's relatives included - with traffic of illegal immigrants (and who knows what else) from Cuba to the United Sates.

Huge hat tip to Ernesto at Penultimos Dias, for the heads up. 

My very own, free and unedited translation, is here:

“Greg” and his wife: trafficking Cubans

By Juan Balboa and Juan Veledíaz

Greg Sánchez and his wife, Niurka Sáliva – in complicity with ex spies from Cuba and officials from the Benito Juárez municipality (where Cancún is located) – set up an organization to traffic illegal immigrants from the island to the Quintana Roo. Even though the phenomenon of the immigration from the island is not new, this time it was a huge scale operation. And to achieve their goal, Greg’s advisors created a whole series of fake companies and businesses.

Click here to read the entire article.

Cuba & Mexico dirty business: corruption, narcos, illegal immigration and more...

I´m out of the loop for a few days to revamp this tired Cuban brain, and the dirty laundry from the tropical gulag does not cease to amuse me. Well, honestly, I am not that surprised.

In the past few days, in Mexico blew up the corruption bomb surrounding the candidate for governor of the state of Quintana Roo - where Cancun is.

UPDATE: A dissection of how this mess is tied to Arizona, the recent immigration legislation passed in the state and Castro's bashed against it - courtesy our very own Humberto Fontova - can be read here.

Via Babalu Blog & Capitol Hill Cubans:

Gregorio “Greg” Sánchez Martínez, the leftist (voilá!) candidate for governor of Quintana Roo was arrested for money laundering and trafficking (Cuban, Chinese and Russian) illegal immigrants, exposing the ties between the Cuban intelligence and the Mexican narcos.

Don’t you worry; this is just the beginning of a long family’s tree.

Sanchez Martinez’s wife, Niurka Saliva, is the daughter of a high ranking Colonel in Castro’s intelligence service. On top of that, working as Greg's security adviser is Boris del Valle Alonso, relative of Delia Soto del Valle, Fidel Castro’s wife. It is also said that Boris Soto del Valle is tied to Los Zetas, the paramilitary Mexican group turned into drug lords, involved in the execution of a Mexican general.

Oh, la la!

Today, the Mexican investigative magazine Proceso has an extensive report on the dirty business of the ex candidate and his Cuban wife, including some interesting demographic data:

(H/T to Penultimos Dias - Spanish)
In my very own translation:

"… five years ago, there were 893 Cubans residing in Quintana Roo. It was the third largest foreign community in the Mexican state, after the Americans (2,213) and the Argentinians (1011). Now that cluster has grow six times, according to the state’s government that reports more than 6,000 Cuban residents and during the last two years, it is notorious the presence of Cubans in the municipal government, local businesses, tourism and illegal ventures."

(working on my English version of the entire Proceso’s article…)

What´s going on with all these Cubans in Mexico?
Click here to continue reading the modus operandi used by the Cuban government, err, these enterprises, to do business in Mexico.