Rafael Diaz-Balart
Cuban politician
Rafael Diaz-Balart
Rafael Lincoln Díaz-Balart y Gutiérrez was a Cuban politician. Díaz-Balart served as Majority Leader of the Cuban House of Representatives and Minister of the Interior during the presidency of Fulgencio Batista. In 1955, he gave a speech before the Cuban House of Representatives in opposition to the amnesty granted to his former brother-in-law, Fidel Castro, for his involvement in the 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks.
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Why Senator Rubio's Lies Matter
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
"Grounded by the lessons of history" -- according to his own words -- Senator Marco Rubio announced his campaign for the presidency of the United States. Since the senator has established history as the foundation for his new campaign, it will be interesting to look at the way that Rubio has treated his own personal history -- a subject in which he has based his appeal to the American voters for our support. In October 2011, Senator Marco Rubio revised the biography that appears on his office website. He had no choice. Throughout his political career, he deceived Floridians, adoring Republican audiences and donors, journalists, fellow officeholders and others by claiming that his parents fled the Cuba of Fidel Castro. This is a lie exposed by hard journalism in the Washington Post. Every Cuban American knows the time and purpose of his family's departure from Cuba. The idea that Rubio never knew the facts until he was exposed by Manuel Roig-Franzia -- and that no family member ...
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Family Struggles Drive Lawmakers' Support For Immigration Reform
Huffington Post - over 3 years
WASHINGTON -- There are a number of phrases that are repeated over and over in the immigration debate. Politicians talk about securing the border and bringing talent into the country. Some call for a fair path to citizenship, others stoke fears about "amnesty." But there's one line that's arguably the most popular: "The U.S. is a nation of laws, but it's also a nation of immigrants." The immigrant experience is closer to some members of Congress than it is to others. There are some, such as Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), who are immigrants themselves; others are children or grandchildren of immigrants. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) often talks about his parents leaving Cuba for Florida, where they worked in low-wage jobs so their son could go to school and eventually work his way to the upper chamber. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), in touting his support for comprehensive immigration reform, tells stories about his mother moving from Lithuania to the U.S. as a child. After the Au ...
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Great dynasties of the world: The Castros - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
One of Fidel's children, Alina Fernández, is a famous critic of her father's regime and Fidel's former brother-in-law, Rafael Diaz-Balart, left Cuba to become a leading anti-communist campaigner. Two of Díaz-Balart's sons, Lincoln and Mario,
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Al acecho de 'Alfonso Cano' - Portafolio.co
Google News - over 5 years
Parecería oportuno traer a la memoria las palabras de un clarividente cubano (cualquiera que sea el concepto sobe sus posteriores actuaciones) fallecido hace algo más de un lustro: Rafael Díaz-Balart. En 1955 era congresista y por supuesto, quién no,
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Panama Canal expansion a 'game changer' - Tico Times
Google News - over 5 years
“The bigger ships will make fewer stops to be efficient,” said Rafael Díaz-Balart, AAPA's coordinator for Latin America. “That means on the one hand there's going to be a lot more transshipment than there is right now, and ultimately there are certain
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Arte y Cultura - Martí Noticias
Google News - over 5 years
En 1978, en prólogo al libro Rafael Díaz-Balart. Pensamiento y acción. Apuntes para una biografía, del escritor Francisco Lorié Bertot, Baquero escribió: “¿Dónde está el triunfo nuestro si ni siquiera hemos conseguido convertirnos en un grupo de
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La Rosa Blanca proyecto de los fracasados (II) - CubaDebate
Google News - over 5 years
Uno de los que participaba en estos macabros negocios, además de Rafael Díaz-Balart, era su carnal el coronel Manuel Ugalde Carrillo. Marta Reyes confesó, que varios de los detenidos fueron asesinados, a pesar de haber pagado sus familiares fuertes
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Ambassador Raul Yzaguirre, Congress Lincoln Diaz-Balart To Receive Hispanic ... - Capital Wire PR (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Congressman Lincoln Rafael Díaz-Balart was the US Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district from 1993 to 2011. He is the co-author and an original sponsor of The American DREAM Act which seeks to facilitate access for immigrant students
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Denunciano tentativo di riorganizzare gruppo terroristico anticubano - Prensa Latina
Google News - almost 6 years
La Rosa Bianca è stata creata nel 1959 a New York, sotto l'orientazione dell'Agenzia Centrale di Intelligenza, da parte di Rafael Diaz-Balart, ex ministro di Governo del dittatore Fulgencio Batista (1952-1958), come gruppo clandestino di opposizione
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A la serpiente, por la cabeza - Noticiero Digital
Google News - almost 6 years
Como lo advirtió con premonitoria lucidez Rafael Díaz-Balart, el cuñado de Fidel Castro, cuando el parlamento cubano cometió el más grave error de su vida amnistiando a la banda que había asaltado el Cuartel Moncada. A Venezuela, la misma congénita
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Por qué Keiko Fujimori - Analítica.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Como bien lo dijo en 1956 el cuñado de los hermanos Castro, Rafael Díaz-Balart, si bien ya por entonces Raúl era el comunista de la familia, Fidel era el propio fascista. Pero como el fascismo había sido derrotado en la Segunda Guerra Mundial,
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All in the Family, Brothers Wage War on Uncle Fidel
NYTimes - almost 11 years
If Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart had his way, Cuba's baseball team would be barred from the first World Baseball Classic this month. Mr. Diaz-Balart, the Florida Republican who is vice chairman of the House Rules Committee, even asked Major League Baseball to let a makeshift team of Cuban exiles and defectors play instead, a proposal that was
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rafael Diaz-Balart
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 79
    He died on May 6, 2005 in his Key Biscayne, Florida home after a battle with leukemia.
    More Details Hide Details The building that houses the Florida International University College of Law bears his name, "Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1959
    Age 33
    He founded La Rosa Blanca (The White Rose), the first anti-Castro organization, in January 1959.
    More Details Hide Details He is the father of U.S. Congressmen Lincoln Díaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart, TV news journalist José Díaz-Balart, and investment banker Rafael Díaz-Balart. He is the brother of Mirta Díaz-Balart, Fidel Castro's first wife. His brother, Waldo Díaz-Balart is a painter and a former actor in two movies by Andy Warhol in the 1960s.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1955
    Age 29
    In 1955, he gave a speech before the Cuban House of Representatives in opposition to the amnesty granted to his former brother-in-law, Fidel Castro, for his involvement in the 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks. Díaz-Balart was elected senator in 1958, but was unable to take office due to Fidel Castro's rise to power on January 1, 1959.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1936
    Age 10
    His father, Rafael Díaz-Balart was elected to the Cuban House of Representatives in 1936 and his brother-in-law, Juan Caballero, was elected to the Cuban House of Representatives in 1954.
    More Details Hide Details Following his departure from Cuba, Rafael Diaz-Balart spent the following years living in Spain as an insurance company executive with investments in real estate companies which developed property on the Spanish Riviera. He also spent several years serving as a diplomat for the government of Costa Rica in Venezuela and Paraguay.
  • 1926
    Age 0
    Born in 1926.
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