Silvio Canto jr – Cubanos in Wisconsin

Fidel Castro’s Revolution and takeover of Cuba began with rallies, parades, and promises of hope but instead the regime gutted the small nation’s system of enterprise and muzzled the dynamic Cuban culture that people enjoyed during1950’s. All symbols of Democracy and Capitalism were torn down and replaced with “Revolutionary Schools” established by the Communist regime to further enhance and spread their propaganda. Cuba’s religious leaders were excommunicated, imprisoned and murdered.

Traditions like the “Cuban Winter Baseball League” became Fidel’s props, instruments for social and economic control. News about kidnappings, murders and imprisonment of Cubans fighting to overthrow the regime became a part the country’s daily existence. It was clear that human rights had become a fairy tale that existed across the sea, in America.

After the failed United States led invasion at the Bay of Pigs, Castro’s oppressive grip on the island grew unbearable. Silvio watched in horror as his father’s attempt to maintain autonomy repeatedly ended in vain and his mother’s frustration with the new Cuba reached a tipping point.

But, the journey to Freedom would not be an easy one, their experiences along the way taught them to adapt and strengthened their resolve to find a new way of life outside their beloved Cuba. With the support of family and friends the Canto’s discovered and formed a new identity, they became “Cubanos in Wisconsin”

Check out Silvio Canto Jr on Blog Talk Radio as well for informative and thought provoking programming.




Tersi Bendiburg


Guest Co Host: Fernando Hernandez, author of  “The Cubans: Our Legacy in the United States” Fernan as his friends call him is a Lead Instructor, Business Dept at Everest Institute Kendall campus in Miami, Florida. 


Guest: Tersi Bendiburg

Storytelling or oral traditions began as a way to share information, experiences and wisdom from generation to generation in the absence of recorded or documented events.

There is something powerful and mysterious about storytelling, they consist of legends, proverbs, music, jokes, popular beliefs, stories, fairy tales, tall tales, rituals, customs and traditions of cultures.

Tune in and enjoy Tersi Bendiburg native of Cuba as she talks about how she turned her passion into a fulfilling career while sharing her love of oral traditions and helping children and adults alike.





hello from Heaven with Judy Guggenheim

Have you been contacted by a loved one who has died? After-death communication (ADC) is probably as old as mankind, but ours is the first complete research study of this field. These spiritual experiences are extremely common, and in many other parts of the world they are discussed openly and freely.

Between 1988 & 1995, Bill Guggenheim and Judy Guggenheim interviewed 2,000 people who live in all fifty American states and the ten Canadian provinces. Ranging in age from children to the elderly, they represented a diverse social, educational, economic, occupational, and religious backgrounds. They conservatively estimate that at least 50 million Americans, or 20% of the population, have had one or more ADC experiences – and the actual numbers may be closer to double these figures!

We collected more than 3,300 firsthand accounts of ADCs from people who have been contacted by a deceased family member or friend. These are spontaneous and direct communications that may occur anytime and anywhere, but no third parties such as psychics, mediums, hypnotists, or devices of any kind are involved.

Their research indicated that after-death communications are a natural and normal part of life and therefore deserves the same public awareness and acceptance that near-death experiences (NDEs) have already received.

For most people, an after-death communication from a deceased family member or friend is valued as a sacred and profound experience that will be cherished for a lifetime. ADC experiences usually expand one’s understanding of life and offer a deeper awareness of life after death. They consistently communicate an essential spiritual message: “Life and love are eternal.” “HELLO FROM HEAVEN” is sure to be appreciated by anyone who has lost a loved one and has a sincere desire to connect with their energy.


Book Give Away – OJ IS INNOCENT AND I CAN PROVE IT by William C Dear

That is right!  Book Give Away – OJ IS INNOCENT AND I CAN PROVE IT by William C Dear.  Here is what you do, Go to facebook and like Cubanarama.  Then send an email to with the subject of OJ

Winner will be announced on this Tuesday’s show.

Good Luck!

Congratulations to Isabelle B. from Canada winner of the book OJ IS INNOCENT AND I CAN PROVE IT by William C Dear.




OJ is Innocent and I can prove it with William C Dear

Guest Co Host: Monica Rosales of DocMiami Film Festival.

After 17 years of personally investigating this case, “O.J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It” uncovers critical evidence pointing directly to a different suspect in this case, and it’s definitely not OJ Simpson,” said renowned private investigator and author, William C. Dear. “There is little doubt that OJ was at the murder scene, but only after the murders, and it’s time for the local authorities to pay attention and act on this information, so the families of these victims can know the truth before the real killer strikes again.” This book includes shocking photos and new evidence about the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman, that was totally overlooked by the original investigators. Evidence that points directly to a surprising new suspect, very close to OJ.

We will also be joined by Howard Barrett Executive Producer of Overlooked Suspect – This compelling documentary raises important and critical questions and highlights an incredible search for the truth, by one of America’s leading and acclaimed private investigators, William C. Dear, along with a team of internationally recognized experts in their respective fields. Each of these global experts in their fields has come to the same, independent conclusion.
The film’s Producers state: “We have distilled over 16 years and 5,000 hours of intense research and investigation into a one-hour, thought-provoking, viewer-friendly documentary that will empower the public to decide what they feel, in conclusion, about the case and whether there was a rush to judgment”.  They add: “In the end, you be the Judge”.

Will we ever know the truth? Will the victims ever see justice? Will the killer strike again?


Irvine International Film Festival will be showing Overlooked Suspect January 17TH-21ST 2013




Remembering Col Cornelio Rojas Fernandez

Barbara Rangel, Col Rojas granddaughter and grandson Silvio Gonzalez. Producer & Director Agustin Blazquez, Author, Brian LFrench, Musician, Steve Pichan and Humberto Fontova, author of numerous books and expert on Totalitarian and Dictatorial regimes. Col. Cornelio Rojas Fernandez born in Cuba in the 1900’s His aspirations were to become a military man like his ancestors, after graduation, he began his military career in Cuba’s National Police where he was a Captain, Commander then General Inspector of Cuba’s National Police. With hard work and dedication he became the Chief of Police for the Leoncio Vidal Regiment in Santa Clara. Col Rojas was a pillar of his community, known for his public service and philanthropy, Col. Rojas had a great heart and strong family values. In 1931, he fought for democracy against dictator Gerardo Machado as group leader under Manuel Balan. He came from a line of distinguished patriots, Mambises that fought in Cuba’s War on Independence against Spain. His father Lt. Col. Cornelio Rojas Escobar joined the war of 1895-1898 and his grandfather, Brigadier Col. Cornelio Rojas Hurtado was a 3 Star General that fought in the 3 wars: The Ten-Years War, The Small War and the War of Independence against Spain. When the war ended on 08/24/1898 he was promoted to Brigadier General, he died of natural causes at the age of 88. In January 1959 Castro imposed communism in Cuba and Col. Cornelio Rojas who was Chief of Police in Santa Clara, went missing. Later the family found out that Che Guevara, had occupied Santa Clara and had arrested him for being a high ranking officer. Meanwhile, the Rojas family receives a comunicado a “salvo conducto” from Guevara himself, explaining that no harm would come to Col. Rojas. On January 7,1959 only days after his capture, while the Rojas family was watching television regular programming was interrupted to exhibit the live execution of Col. Cornelio Rojas.

Guests include:

Agustin Blazquez – Cuban Filmmaker of Documentry  “COVERING CUBA 7: Che Guevara. The other side of an Icon

Steve Pichan – songwriter / recording artist of “You don’t know Che









Humberto Fontova – Author of book “Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him









Brian Llyod French – Author of book “Mojito!


Fernando HernandezLead Instructor, Business Dept at Everest Institute Kendall campus (Miami) Fernando Hernandez is the author of Spanish-language books Potaje & Lo que aprendi de mi perro. Also author of The Cubans: Our Legacy in the United States.

He was born in Banes, Cuba, arrived via the Pedro Pan Operation in 1962 at age 9.  “I thank God my parents had the vision to send my brother and me to a free and democratic land. Grew up in NYC, attended Power Memorial Academy, the best all-boys Catholic high school in the city! Graduated from St.Thomas U. in Miami with a BA in Communications and a Masters in Management. I was in pharmaceutical sales for many years until one day I got up, and quit. That was in 2003. Ever since I have been teaching at Carlos Albizu University and Everest Institute in the Business Department.”

My wife Josie and I have two children Fernando 31, and Naty, 27. No grandkids yet but we do have a dog, Bear. I firmly believe in marriage and in democracy as the best ways to live. No pasa un dia que no pienso en Cuba, mi patria. I am also a firm believer in the teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon that we must sacrifice ourselves for the sake of others and that families are the cornerstone for building God’s

Books Mentioned

Dark Mind [Paperback]

Author Jennifer Chase

A Serial Killer Plagues an Island Paradise… Vigilante detective Emily Stone continues her covert pursuits to find serial killers and child abductors, all under the radar while shadowing police investigations. Emily searches for an abducted nine-year-old girl taken by ruthless and enterprising slave brokers. Following the clues from California to the garden island of Kauai, she begins to piece together the evidence and ventures deep into the jungle. It doesn t take long before Emily is thrown into the middle of murder, mayhem, and conspiracy. Locals aren t talking as a serial killer now stalks the island, taking women in a brutal frenzy of ancient superstitions and folklore. Local cops are unprepared for what lies ahead. In a race against the clock, Emily and her team must identify the killer before time runs out.


Dead Red [Paperback]

Author Nelson Andreu

Detective Peter Copeland wakes up on the beach one morning with a killer headache and no clue how he came to be there. Before long, he discovers that the exotic redheaded stranger he met at a party the night before is washed up on the beach, dead. What’s this? Another detective mystery? But finally, here’s one that departs from the mold. “Dead Red” is based on first-hand knowledge of solving mysterious deaths, thanks to author Nelson Andreu’s twenty-two years in Miami’s Homicide Unit. Readers who are curious about the workings behind crime investigations finally get what they want: insight on the inner workings of homicide(extracting answers from a reluctant witness, capturing an elusive fingerprint, distilling evidence from a mutilated victim) woven within an intriguing plot. Of course, Detective Copeland uncovers the answer–but that answer is what every cop dreads.


The Cubans: Our Legacy in the United States. A collective biography.

Author  Fernando “Fernan” Hernández.

The Cubans: Our Legacy in the United States chronicles the Cuban immigration to the United States from the 1800s to the present era. The author analyzes the impact the Cuban community has had on the cultural, economic, social, sports, and political scene in American society throughout multiple generations. Cuban immigrants have been one of the most successful communities in the United States. The book examines the contribution to baseball from Martín Dihigo to Tony Pérez and from Ernesto Lecuona to Gloria Estefan in music. In business circles the reader will discover that The Coca Cola Company, the Kellogg Company and McDonalds Corporation had Cuban-born Chief Executive Officers and that Movado watch company was owned by a refugee who fled communist Cuba. The book vividly depicts more than 250 extraordinary and intriguing men and women that make for engrossing and captivating reading. This informative and insightful work is highly recommended for Cuban-Americans, all Latinos and for those who enjoy reading about successful and trailblazing new Americans. Honoring his roots, the author goes on a journey traveling from years past to the present time. While reading the pages I found dedication, precise statistics, as well as stories that come alive of a great number of people that forced by destiny had to redirect their lives. These are the Cuban immigrants, some exiled by force, others born of these exiled people. Julie Pujol-Karel, Poet, Texas.


O.J. is Innocent and I Can Prove It

Author William C. Dear
The shocking truth about the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman were brutally murdered at Nicole’s home on Bundy Drive in Brentwood, California, on the night of June 12, 1994. The weeks and months that followed were full of spectacle, including a much-watched car chase and the eventual arrest of O. J. Simpson for the murders. The televised trial that followed was unlike any that the nation had ever seen. Long convinced of O. J.’s guilt, the world was shocked when the jury of the “trial of the century” read the verdict of not guilty. To this day, the LAPD, Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, mainstream media, and much of the world at large remain firmly convinced that O. J. Simpson literally got away with murder. According to private investigator William Dear, it is precisely this assuredness that has led both the police and public to overlook a far more likely suspect. Dear now compiles more than sixteen years of investigation by his team of forensic experts and presents evidence that O. J. was not the killer. In O. J. is Innocent and I Can Prove It, Dear makes the controversial but compelling case that it was, in fact, the “overlooked suspect,” O. J.’s eldest son Jason, who committed the grisly murders. Sure to stir the pot and raise some eyebrows, this book is a must-read. 50 color illustrations


Mojito! [Paperback]

Author Brian Lloyd French

Alec McCaul is a sinister security operative living in Havana, hired by the CIA to do a threat profile on the faltering Cuban regime. He connects with his mission partner, Lucien Ruel, a deadly commando with ulterior motives. Then he runs into his lost flame Kate Adams, now a reporter with CNN. Together, with an heroic Cuban chopper pilot, a street kid and the head of Havana’s mafia, McCaul and Kate dodge Cuba’s security apparatus and find a terrorist camp in the mountains. When a Miami Herald reporter is killed by the Cuban secret police, the White House is in a panic. Over the course of a week Alec and Kate take on the Castro regime, Islamic terrorists, the CIA and barely manage to survive the treacherous outcome.


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A glimpse of what is to come from the author’s own mouth: I was born in Eastern Canada to a family of modest means, but with deep roots dating back to the Mayflower. My ancestor in Massachusetts, though, only lasted a couple of weeks before coming into fatal contact with the local inhabitants, but thankfully his children arrived after and propagated profusely.

I studied English Literature at the University of New Brunswick and generally interacted quite well with some much smarter people. Indeed a couple of my profs awarded me their highest marks. But literary criticism is a hard subject in which to get really great marks (especially near the home of Northrup Frye) so I didn’t proceed onto reading the laws. Which may have been a good thing for both me and lawyerin’.

I tried soldiering, but that just proved that I was a bad shot and had a slight problem with authority (since resolved). So I entered the business world and have spent considerable amounts of my own time and other people’s money travelling to fascinating places and meeting interesting people.

After my brother died in the 90’s, I became a prominent infectious disease activist and was interviewed by about every major newspaper, television and  radio station in Canada. We almost caused a downfall of our government by forcing a vote of non-confidence in Parliament and got a billion dollar plus guilt payment to the victims of the disease with which our family members had been criminally afflicted.

Since these days of action, I’ve been active in politics and have become one of those reportedly shady characters that spend their days plotting sedition in smoky rooms. I’ve met any number of prominent political bigwigs, have the confidence of several and commonly get called on to make something happen, get something done or help get someone elected or defeated.

Brian Lloyd French – “I’ve traveled there regularly for the last 10 years and have not spent my time on resorts but with Cubans – most with a story to tell and many with nefarious means of getting around the Castros’ rules. Some are dangerous. And my contacts with Cuban exiles in the US have educated me on the complicated politics that exist with the place as well as with some great vignettes to add to the plot. I’ve even interviewed a Bay of Pigs veteran.

“Mojito reveals some stories about the Castros that have not been told before and Cuban politics are gathering as much attention now as it has at any time in the past. This is a great time for “Mojito”. “

The Book – Mojito

Alec McCaul is a sinister security operative living in Havana, hired by the CIA to do a threat profile on the faltering Cuban regime. He connects with his mission partner, Lucien Ruel, a deadly commando with ulterior motives. Then he runs into his lost flame Kate Adams, now a reporter with CNN. Together, with an heroic Cuban chopper pilot, a street kid and the head of Havana’s mafia, McCaul and Kate dodge Cuba’s security apparatus and find a terrorist camp in the mountains. When a Miami Herald reporter is killed by the Cuban secret police, the White House is in a panic. Over the course of a week Alec and Kate take on the Castro regime, Islamic terrorists, the CIA and barely manage to survive the treacherous outcome.

I will donate 1/4 of my income from sales of Mojito! to las Damas de Blanco, the women in white who protest the imprisonment of their men in Fidel’s jails.