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    Re: Three U.S. Lawmakers Meet With 'Energetic' Fidel Castro

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Myth: Cuban's are not permitted to travel.

    Reality: Cubans do travel. Access to travel within in the island is readily available. Buses and trains link the entire 1,200-km stretch of the island, with relative efficiency. Many of the vacation resorts that tourists frequent, are also places of retreat for nationals.

    Cubans are also active international travellers. It does take a fair amount of paper work for a national to be granted a VISA and passport, but the same holds true for Canada. Cuba has a plethora of foreign embassies and foreign interest offices throughout the world. These places exist to establish healthy relations with foreign countries, but they are also there to aid Cuban travellers.

    It is unfair to claim that Cubans can not travel because of a low valued Peso. People travel in Cuba for similar reasons that people travel in Canada. Let it be for pleasure, business, or educational purposes.
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    The ability of pre-approved individuals to get visas is not what I'm talking about. How do you justify the absurd lengths that Cuba goes to in order to prevent its athletes from leaving?

    Pre-empting a move by Cuban athletes to defect during the Beijing Olympics beginning Friday, Fidel Castro has cautioned them that while people would cherish the “struggle” of those who try to win a medal, they would also remember the “traitors”. “At the Olympics, due to begin on August 8,our athletes in different sports will struggle to win the gold with more dignity than ever, and our people will enjoy their gold medals as they never have,” Castro said in a statement.

    He added: “Then the fanatics will remember the traitors.”
    Fidel praises and cautions Cuban athletes before Olympics

    Cuban leader Fidel Castro has threatened to pull his country's boxing team out of the world championship in the US to prevent fighters defecting.

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    In the most recent case, Rigondeaux, a double Olympic and amateur world bantamweight champion, and Lara, a world amateur welterweight champion, failed to show up for their fights in Rio despite being favourites to win gold.

    Brazilian police detained them last week for overstaying their visas.

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    But an Arena spokesman told Brazilian media the boxers had later changed their minds about signing out of fear for their families' safety back in Cuba.
    BBC NEWS | Americas | Travel ban threat for Cuba boxers

    Anytime you need to post guards to keep your own citizens from fleeing whenever you go overseas, that should be a sign that your country is a ****hole 8 ways from sunday. Can you think of any other countries that do the same thing?
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    Re: Three U.S. Lawmakers Meet With 'Energetic' Fidel Castro

    Ah yes, once again we see the same Libruls who championed Osama Bin Laden’s rhetoric against the USA and George Bush Administration, the same Libruls who claimed that we are a nation that tortures, the same Libruls who think Chavez is a populist popular leader who cares about the people now claim that a brutal Communist Dictator is NOT the person he has been portrayed by those mean (liberal) historians.

    Michael Moore came to the same Librul conclusion in his documentary on health care where he not only claimed the Cuban people had BETTER Healthcare, but that it was FREE!

    Yet the nation resembles a worm hole back to the 1950's where most infrastructure is decrepit, poverty is a way of life and whose citizens are forbidden to leave and anyone who is a dissident to the leadership vanishes into despicable prisons to die from torture and abuse.

    Yep, we really do need to open up trade and relations with this Communist Dictatorship so that they can continue holding their citizens hostage and fund their ONE party system with US dollars.

    There should be no doubt that the lunatics are now in charge of the asylum within the new Community Organization of the United States.

    Bravo Libruls!

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    Re: Three U.S. Lawmakers Meet With 'Energetic' Fidel Castro

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Myth: Cuban's are not permitted to travel.
    international travel silly!

    Cubans are also active international travellers. It does take a fair amount of paper work for a national to be granted a VISA and passport, but the same holds true for Canada. Cuba has a plethora of foreign embassies and foreign interest offices throughout the world. These places exist to establish healthy relations with foreign countries, but they are also there to aid Cuban travellers.
    As one of the few US citizens who has been to Cuba I can assure you that international travel if restricted to only those who can be trusted to return. There's a reason I didn't see any fishing boats in Havana during my stay.

    It is unfair to claim that Cubans can not travel because of a low valued Peso. People travel in Cuba for similar reasons that people travel in Canada. Let it be for pleasure, business, or educational purposes.
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    Yet Mexicans don't appear to have this problem. Hmmmmmm.

    The embargo was a political tool whose purpose was to cripple Cuba's economy and deal a blow to the Soviet satellite state. It is a dinosaur of the Cold War.
    Ever since Castro renigged on his deals with the US after we spent time money and people getting him into power so he could lead a democratic country he has been untrustworthy and an enemy. The embargo ensures that this kitten never becomes a tiger in our own backyard.

    The road to US acceptance is obvious. Castro CHOOSES to keep the status quo and we oblige.
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    Re: Three U.S. Lawmakers Meet With 'Energetic' Fidel Castro

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    international travel silly!

    As one of the few US citizens who has been to Cuba I can assure you that international travel if restricted to only those who can be trusted to return. There's a reason I didn't see any fishing boats in Havana during my stay.

    Yet Mexicans don't appear to have this problem. Hmmmmmm.

    Ever since Castro renigged on his deals with the US after we spent time money and people getting him into power so he could lead a democratic country he has been untrustworthy and an enemy. The embargo ensures that this kitten never becomes a tiger in our own backyard.

    The road to US acceptance is obvious. Castro CHOOSES to keep the status quo and we oblige.
    Your factual points illustrate the absurdity of Coomunique's assertions about Cuba, but I want to touch on this myth:

    Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique
    The embargo was a political tool whose purpose was to cripple Cuba's economy and deal a blow to the Soviet satellite state. It is a dinosaur of the Cold War.

    Europeans, Asians, South Americans and Canadians all have open trade relations with Cuba, as well as, permit tourism. The notion that the US embargo has somehow crippled Cuba’s economy requires willful ignorance.

    What has crippled Cuba’s markets is the same Centralized Communist control that led to the implosion of their former benefactor the Soviet Union.

    Good lord people, don't they teach economics and history in high school anymore? Or do people just choose to ignore them so that they can fit things neatly into their anti-American anti-free market Socialistic political denial?

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