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La Malanga Resbala!

Posted 2016-05-09 17:45:36 | Views: 5,518
"La Malanga Resabala!" 
i love this song by palo! 
One of my favorite bands in Miami is the Cuban funk band PALO! Have you heard of them? If you haven't they play all around the city and they are best known to play at venues in Little Havana and are even Latin Grammy nominated! The band's founder Steve Roitstein worked in the past with legendary singers and musicians like Willy Chirino, Celia Cruz and many others. They are an amazing band to see live and they have the most catchy songs in Latin music today. The lyrics to this song are so fun. I promise it will be stuck in your mind for the rest of your week. Enjoy! 

Super Cubano: Malta con Leche Condensada

Posted 2016-05-09 12:48:05 | Views: 3,096
 So CubanMalta with Condensed Milk
There's nothing more Cuban then this sugary and malty drink. In some ways it's even too Cuban for some of us. Personally I could never fully get into the taste. But If you miss it or never had it before this video may engage your interest or memory of this signature treat. 

X-Men, Rush Hour director Brett Ratner is Half Cuban

Posted 2016-05-06 14:07:18 | Views: 1,823
did you know?: movie director brett ratner is half cuban
Brett Ratner, the seasoned movie director/producer of such movies as the Rush hour films, X-Men: The Last Stand and countless other pictures and TV shows is the son of a Cuban immigrant. Ratner's mom Marsha fled the island nation with her family in the 1960's and made Miami Beach home. Ratner embraces his Cubano and jewish roots full time, as well as being from the 305. He was once a busboy at legendary 'The Forge' restaurant in Miami Beach. Even though his Spanish isn't very good we still give him a lot of love for what he's been able to do in Hollywood! 

Cuban Americans aren't Americans in Cuba

Posted 2016-05-06 10:37:03 | Views: 4,619
HAVANA (CBSMiami) – The U.S. Embassy has highlighted some bizarre practices by the Cuban government that could trip up Cuban-American citizens traveling to the island nation.

According to the U.S. Embassy, “The Government of Cuba does not recognize the U.S. nationality of U.S. citizens who are Cuban-born or are the children of Cuban parents.” Yes, you read that right. Cuba’s government will label you a full-blown Cuban even if you were born on U.S. soil.U.S. officials said Cuba may even force you to enter and depart using a Cuban passport.

While doing so wouldn’t hinder your U.S. citizenship, you still need your U.S. passport to enter and depart the United States.
cuban americans beware: 
visit cuba and the
 cuban government 
might not let you leave.

You can't even make this stuff up anymore. While opportunistic celebrities, fashion designers and artists flock to Cuba as this hip place to be, there are some real troubling realities for Cuban Americans wanting to visit the island. Some Cuban Americans to begin with only travel to the island to visit family and don't really vacation there in the more traditional sense of leisure travel. 

Well, now you can't even visit your family without the possibility of the Cuban government snatching away your right to leave. Yes, you heard right...if you were born in the US to Cuban born parents, Cuba does not recognize you as an American citizen. Cuban authorities can keep you in Cuba and make you join the military. If you are a teenager or within the age requirements you can be at risk the most for being drafted. This should outrage everyone in the US. We should expect more from our elected officials about how Cuban Americans who left everything behind from oppression should be treated. Turn off the reality TV and wake up! 

 “The Government of Cuba does not recognize the U.S. nationality of U.S. citizens who are Cuban-born or are the children of Cuban parents.”

Throwback Jueves!

Posted 2016-05-05 11:23:56 | Views: 1,777
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   Throwback jueves
This woman's face was on every shampoo bottle in Abuela's bathroom.  

Vanidades: Mami y Abuela's favorite Magazine

Posted 2016-05-05 10:21:44 | Views: 1,766
Vanidades: your cuban abuela's favorite Magazine

To celebrate Mother's Day we at Abuela Mami thought it was only natural to share something that many Cuban Americans may remember seeing around Abuela's or Mami's house growing up. If you had money problems (we all did at some point) then you only saw your beloved mom reading it at the checkout line at your local grocery store. What is that you say? Well, that's Vanidades magazine of course. Vanidades (Spanish for Vanities) is one of the largest Spanish language women's magazines in the world. 

It debuted in Cuba in 1931. It's been around for a long time! It started as a humor magazine but then it became a woman's magazine by the early 40's. When Fidel Castro and his band of Communist thugs took over Cuba, Vanidades like many other businesses in Havana fled the island and has been headquartered in Miami, FL ever since. This magazine reminds me so much of my mom. I hope this post holds a special place in your heart too. Here are some really old school vintage covers for your enjoyment and something to share with family. 

Do all Cubans have Efficiencies?

Posted 2016-04-28 16:33:12 | Views: 2,103

you know your cuban when your house in Kendall has an efficiency. 

Keep Hillary Clinton away from the Domino Table

Posted 2016-04-18 16:14:04 | Views: 2,427
hillary can't be trusted. 

 look at how she plays

Fast Food in Cuba

Posted 2016-04-18 14:51:03 | Views: 1,648
fast food in... 

Pitbull's Favorite Cuban Dishes

Posted 2016-04-18 12:33:30 | Views: 2,584
Pitbull's favorite Cuban food
We all know Pitbull represents Miami and Cuban culture to the fullest, but do we know what his favorite Cuban dishes are? Find out below in this CNN interview from 2014.