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In Cuba, Change Has Already Arrived

Fidel’s retirement is nothing but an echo of the end of the Cold War. Change is already happening in Cuba.

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Voto On: Merge & Absorb ALL of Mexico & Cuba Now:



Better a HILLARY than BORACK!!!!!
Better a CLINTON than OBAMA!!!!!!!
PEACE, PAZ, SALAAM, SHOLOM:........_________________
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton vote APOCALYPTIC:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton ACTION/EXPERiENCE:

iMAGINE: Adding an additional 10 or 12 STATES to our current 50 STATES!

Yes, ALL of MEXiCO & CUBA!

Also iMAGiNE:

101 U.S.A. STATES all-the-way to PANAMA, where ironically John McCain was Born!??


Castroite Cuba NOT a dire threat to world peace? First convince Cuban-Americans Bob Menémdez, Otto Reich, and members of the Cuban American National Foundation. Hardly any other American knows or cares a lot, but hardly anyone else's opinion holds any sway. Those Florida and NJ electoral votes are mighty tempting.

But watch out, Cuba. Petrobrás has trouble protecting its oil exploration documents and some employees have enriched themselves and buddies (laranjas) in subcontracting. Cuban officials may fall to similar temptations. Somehow, one also suspects that, in the privatizations to come, insider gains will count more in the decisions and executions, than such factors as life expentancies or school enrollement, which conservatives dismiss as "fuzzy math." A nice offshore fund investment yields quite nicely. Brazil has many experts at this, too. Perhaps some "espertos" should open up office in Havana to help retiring Party elders manage their portfolios. Prior marketing experience with high-level "trabalhistas" will be quite handy.


Actually, Fidel has revoked Raul's license to rule and has nominated his rather dumb son, Fidel W. Castro to be The Decider!

Otherwise, your point is quite to the mark. Americans simply think that they are the only solution in a globalised world. HaHaHa....


Lifting the embargo would be beneficial to the American business community, but no, the Republicans want to have a punching bag so as to garner votes at election time. Who benefits?

JL Morris:

The author's idealistic opinion ignores three things needed for Cuba’s reconciliation with the U.S. Cuba must make some sort of homage to the Cuban peoples’ pre-Castro democratic heritage, a genuine offer to work with expatriates to reconcile families, and restoration of property stolen from expatriate Cubans and American corporations. Otherwise, U.S. political realities will prevent normalization of relations.

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