Undercover Spy Josefina Vidal Scores Interview With ABC New’s “Fawning” Jim Avila 5

ABS News failed audiences yet again with its latest interview with expelled Directorate of Intelligence (DI) officer Josefina Vidal. Avila began his deeply biased interview by complementing the apartheid Cuban regime for negotiating with the US, which for over 50 years “plotted to overthrow your government.” At no time did Avila note that most terrorist attacks in the US from the 1960s through the 1990s originated in Cuba. Nor did he question Vidal on her career intelligence service, although he did laughably ask her how the two nations were to build trust together. Also overlooked was Cuba’s role as an intelligence trafficker and its intentional compromise of every major US military operations since the 1983 Grenada invasion. Well done ABC – no need for a few inconvenient truths to get in the way of an interview.


  1. Dear Chris…are you sure that this ABS News interview are a serious one? …This is only a misinformation interview , who knows was payed by Cuban Intelligence. another prove that Cuban Intelligence continues to has access to world Mass Media…  

  2. FACT: The United States government has decided to negotiate together with the government of Cuba the establishment of diplomatic relations–and vice-versa–after five decades of broken relations between these two nations.

    FACT: That is the official course of our government´s foreign policy course of action with regards to Cuba.

    FACT: What you, Mr. Simmons, posted is totally unofficial, however your right of posting, no matter how wrong I believe the post is.

    ANALYSIS: Many things of the past do not have relevancy to the future points of foreign policy negotiations when two nations have decided to negotiate their future diplomatic relations. In diplomacy “it cuts both ways”, not only to one side. Why do I state this? Because, it is ironic that as FIRST WRONG (of “the past”, which you want to deal in); the United States allowed Batista´s coupe d’état to stand, which served to disable the path of democracy to evolve in Cuba and thereafter, as its immediate and subsequent cause and effect factor it produced a SECOND WRONG: a new totalitarian regime without elections, lasting for the next 55 years and it is 63 years, since its first exposition in the year 1953, the year of the attack on the Cuartel Moncada Barracks, which upon such event´s date it became the 26 of July Revolutionary Movement. You see, Mr. Simmons;TWO WRONGS DO NOT MAKE A RIGHT. Stop your nit-picking with nonsensical rhetoric, what must–instead–be addressed with responsible historical analysis as to why things happen they way they do in the discharge of government responsibility. In contrast, Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, asked FIDEL CASTRO if Cuba’s economic system was still worth exporting to other countries, and Castro replied: “The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore” Goldberg wrote in a post on his Atlantic blog. Castro’s interview with Goldberg is the only one he has given to an American journalist since he left office. Goldberg, traveled to Cuba at Castro’s invitation to discuss a recent Atlantic article he wrote about Iran’s nuclear program, also reported that Castro questioned his own actions during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, including his recommendation to Soviet leaders that they use nuclear weapons against the United States.

    Cuba, my homeland, was greatly influenced by the decision-making process–which greatly changed the charter of Cuba´s course since 1961–as made by the President of the United States, who in that year 1961 as today represents Cuba´s biggest neighbor and also represents the nation with the mightiest military power of the world. Both, mightiest, during a period of time covering a few years after the allied victory of World War II and a period of time covering after the 911 attacks, which thereafter such event has lead to massive destabilization in the Middle East and beyond. Now the President of the same nation who influenced Cuba´s charter course beginning since 1961, will, ironically, once again influence–yet, through a new decision-making process a negotiation–to influence Cuba´s new charter course as this new decision-making process of the President of the U.S. proceeds with Cuba to produce the much needed establishment of diplomatic relations.

    The world is very complex and we, as human beings, are responsible for its complexities in an ever-growing, smaller planet. Some type of world order is inevitable, first, in the operations and agreements between nations and thereafter, as world nations become more familiar and accustomed of agreements with each other, and not just familiar by the over simplistic effect of geography, but–instead–by the intra-racial, intra-cultural and intra-religious familiarity of the differences that greatly and inherently separate man–yet, within a closer operational and globalized world–and which may serve to produced if not managed appropriately, a potentially dangerous dimension, from the seemingly obvious complex factor in a world than since its beginnings has never been able to manage to get along.

  3. No wonder the rating for ABC are so low. During the Elian Gonzalez saga in 2000, Jim Avila expressed a gushing fondness for the Castro dynasty. He gave a hostile portrayal of Elian’s mother and wondered, “Why did she [Elian’s mother, a maid] do it? What was she escaping? By all accounts this quiet, serious young woman, who loved to dance the salsa, was living the good life; as good as it gets for a citizen in Cuba.”

  4. I DON´T KNOW WHERE PEOPLE HERE POSTING GET THEIR INFO, BUT BASED ON WHAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT ABC TELEVISION RATINGS, THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THESE POSTERS HERE, IS NOT ONLY MISLEADING, BUT IT IS MANIPULATIVE TO MEET THE NEED OF THE OPINION OF THE WRITERS WHO POST REGARDING CUBA WITH REVILE AND UNREASONABLY. Let me get this out it this way, first, after reviewing the national television ratings, as reported, here´s the OFFICIAL results: ABC IS DOING VERY WELL VERSUS ALL OTHER TELEVISION NETWROKS. So please, come-up with another story to spin, only this time make it accurate and truthful. Whatever anybody´s views on Cuba are, don´t allow your philosophical or political positions to spin truths untold. You´re killing democracy with MISINFORMATION.

    RATINGS: In week 27 of the broadcast television season ending Sunday, March 29, 2015, CBS was number one among adults 18-49 with a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating average. ABC was second with a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Univision was fourth with a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating average. FOX was fifth with a 1.0 rating average. The CW finished sixth with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating average.

    Jim Avila is widely recognized as a great and credible journalist, not a “parrot like” reporter, as many others that regurgitate the news rather than telling it.

    The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) congratulated Jim Avila, Senior National Correspondent and White House Correspondent for ABC News and Fusion, for being honored with the Merriman Smith Award for outstanding coverage by the White House Correspondents’ Association. Avila, who is being recognized for reporting from Cuba in December of 2014, will receive the award at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner taking place on April 25, 2015.

    Jim Avila has received multiple Emmy and Murrow Awards for his coverage of breaking news. His reports on ABC and NBC have included events such as the September 11th attacks, the Washington D.C. sniper shootings, and real-time updates on the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq. Based in Washington, D.C., Jim Avila also covers Hispanic America, immigration reform, education, and unfolding political stories. Avila is also a contributor to “20/20,” specializing in law, justice, and consumer investigations.

    “Over the years, Jim Avila has covered global events that will live in our memories forever, and the USHCC is thrilled to see him recognized for his outstanding work. Through his groundbreaking coverage in Cuba last year, Jim has helped chronicle and define the next chapter of American diplomacy for audiences around the world,” said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. “We congratulate Jim on this well-deserved accolade and look forward to celebrating his continued impact on national and international news.”

    The Merriman Smith Award recognizes two journalists annually for outstanding presidential coverage of a single written, dictated, or broadcast story under deadline pressure. Jim Avila will be recognized for broadcast reporting on the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross from Cuba. Alan Gross, who had been held captive for five years, was released and returned to the U.S. on December 17, 2014. The event is recognized as a first step in normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

    From 1994 to 1996, Avila was the investigative reporter for local NBC station KNBC in Los Angeles where he reported the O.J. Simpson criminal trial. The station won the 1995 Golden Mike Award and a 1996 Emmy Award for that trial coverage.

    Have a nice evening everyone.

  5. Now, as far as the Elian story and his mother, not limited to 1.) Bill Clinton´s role (threatened by Fidel Castro with another massive boatlift a ´La Mariel Boatlift, 2.) Hillary Clinton role (Grand Marshall of the Puerto Rican Day Parade, that year the parade´s organizing committee dedicated and celebrated halting practices in Vieques as the official theme “Peace for Vieques”, which equated to halting the Armed Forces practice in that Naval Base in Vieques, and as the Joint Chiefs of Staff threatened President Clinton with resignations if the President didn’t get the loiters out and arrested from the Island of Vieques and training resumed there), 3.) Clinton´s former special aide who became the consultant “inside-track” expediter of the whole chronology of the unfortunate affair, 4.) Janet (“WACO”) Reno, 5.) The ATF 6.) Elian´s father (who knew his son was leaving Cuba with his mother), 7.) the Miami Herald, 8.) The Island of Vieques naval base illegal “independentistas campers” (precluding the Armed Forces to interrupt military maneuvers and practice there), 9.) Supreme Court Justice David Souter (who was greeted by a mob in Puerto Rico wearing handsome T-shirts that said in the front pocket: Universidad de la Habana, Cuba, while the Justice was there to inaugurate a Federal building and at the same time as the Elian case traveled to the Supreme Court from Florida”, and 10.) Ana Belén Montes who was at the center of it (although yet uncovered).

    This above, I must say, Jim Avila did not investigate nor report or connect with. totally out of his realm of thought and background. Though, I can´t say anything derogatory about this journalist and I respect him as a professional. NOTWITHSTANDING, perhaps, these uncovered events will be included by someone else in the future to touch upon some of the important things Jim Avila DID miss in covering the Elian story.

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