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Yes 8 42.11%
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Old 7th August 2006, 05:51 PM   #21
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It really is difficult to see if they are similar to Spain, or more likely to plung into the darkness that seems to prevail over many of the governments in Latin America.
Brazil (Lula), Chile (Bachelet) and Argentina (Kirchner) really appear to have recovered from their totalitarian past, though.
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Old 7th August 2006, 05:52 PM   #22
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Brazil (Lula), Chile (Bachelet) and Argentina (Kirchner) really appear to have recovered from their totalitarian past, though.
That's wonderful, but they're definitely the exceptions to the rule.
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Old 7th August 2006, 06:48 PM   #23
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jaja, have you been taking Photoshop lessons from ValenciaSon? This could start up a whole new thread. "Where's Fidel?"
Actually, this was not the work of photoshop, but a game played in 2000 and the photo was shot for Reuters. Here is the link:
http://www.20minutos.es/galeria/1397/0/19/
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Old 7th August 2006, 07:40 PM   #24
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Fidel is busy bonding with his new born...
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Old 7th August 2006, 08:37 PM   #25
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Fidel is busy bonding with his new born...
I thought Arnold Schwarzenegger was the only male ever known to have given birth to a baby...
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Old 8th August 2006, 12:05 AM   #26
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I don't think they will harm tourists, though.

More on Fidel from the BBC's Spanish-language world service:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/spanish/lat...00/5240742.stm#



I was actually referring to an American jail. It is illegal for US citizens to go to Cuba (unless they are serving at Gulag Guantanamo)
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Old 8th August 2006, 01:39 AM   #27
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I was actually referring to an American jail. It is illegal for US citizens to go to Cuba (unless they are serving at Gulag Guantanamo)
As if just to insult Fidel's socialist beliefs, doesn't the $10,000 fine allow you (particularly the rich and able) to avoid all punishment?

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Old 8th August 2006, 03:52 AM   #28
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I for one hope he's dead! I was born in Cuba, and still have a lot of family there.

I'm not going to get into a political discussion because it's way too hot of a topic for me.

But, for those of you that choose to believe the fascist propaganda than comes out of that banana republic, do yourself a favor, and do some research -- read Amnesty Internationals reports on Cuba.
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Old 8th August 2006, 04:28 AM   #29
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jaja, have you been taking Photoshop lessons from ValenciaSon? This could start up a whole new thread. "Where's Fidel?"

Someone looking for Fidel?

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Old 8th August 2006, 06:21 AM   #30
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I was actually referring to an American jail. It is illegal for US citizens to go to Cuba


But Ry Cooder went there for his music sessions with the Buena Vista Social Club.
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Old 8th August 2006, 12:41 PM   #31
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But Ry Cooder went there for his music sessions with the Buena Vista Social Club.
If you recall in the documentary, he sought special permission from the US State Department.
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Old 8th August 2006, 01:05 PM   #32
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If you recall in the documentary, he sought special permission from the US State Department.
Oh... OK!
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Old 8th August 2006, 04:49 PM   #33
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You're kidding, right? Cuba has missiles pointed at the US, and they're situated less than 100 miles from Florida. So, yeah, I'm sure that they'll want to have some part of the transition, right or wrong. I just hope that they don't get involved militarily.
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Agreed, you can't just smile and wave when your neighbour has weapons pointed at you . . .
Britain manages . . .
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Old 8th August 2006, 05:57 PM   #34
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Britain manages . . .
Hey, we're your next-door neighbors!
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Old 8th August 2006, 11:36 PM   #35
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I have heard that the Bush administration is starting to fine Americans who travel to Cuba by way of third countries (eg.Canada).Has this deterred many Americans?
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Old 9th August 2006, 12:26 AM   #36
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Britain manages . . .
Like at la islas Malvinas?
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Old 9th August 2006, 12:54 AM   #37
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Like at la islas Malvinas?
*coughcough*
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Old 9th August 2006, 01:00 AM   #38
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I have heard that the Bush administration is starting to fine Americans who travel to Cuba by way of third countries (eg.Canada).Has this deterred many Americans?
Most definitely! I myself don't know of any Americans who have visited Cuba.
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Old 9th August 2006, 10:30 AM   #39
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*coughcough*
Hey guys. Sorry to be dumb, but this tongue in cheek comment got me thinking about whether there's a whole American (or at least non-British) opinion regarding the Falklands that I've never tapped into.

Being a Brit who was at primary school (aged about 8/9 during the Falklands War) we were brought up at the time being told that the Falklands were about as British as you could get, and everyone my age clearly remembers the image of Maggie Thatcher driving that tank in her headscarf (hilarious in any other circumstances! ) We used to have daily Assemblies where our teacher would give us her take on the progress of the war.

Is there a whole other opinion on the situation that perhaps things aren't as I see them? Educate me please.
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Old 9th August 2006, 10:36 AM   #40
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Hey, just found the pic...



Funny as! Makes me do a little wee...
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