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U.S. denounces Cuba's treatment of dissidents

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They throw eggs. So different than throwing shoes.

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In place of revolutionary icon Ernesto “Che” Guevara, it showed the face of Zapata.

That picture is one of the more beautiful photo-editing jobs I've ever seen. Descanse en paz.

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Very late. American left has supported a dictator for almost 50 years and you still hold che as a god like figure and then dismissing anything negative anything I, on behalf of my mother and her family, have said. Soon, you will all see the real Cuba. We are getting communications devices in little by little. Mike Moore should be ashamed of himself. No, he will be ashamed of himself if he has an ounce of self respect.

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US trying to leverage what's happening in the Middle East to Cuba. Speaking about Zapata like they really care. I think I need a hankey for this one, it's so touching.

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What does the world want? When Castro took over, the USA was a dog for even thinking about stopping him. Now, the world wants the USA to be the big dog in north Africa. Where is the world on all of the protest movements? "Hiding their heads in the sand." Hello, world leaders. Support freedom in every form.

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If only the US were truly about freedom, rather than shout "Democracy for all!" while pillaging natural resources, exploiting cheap labor, "opening" new markets for Mac and Coke and Costco while local businesses get steamrolled and communities broken down, setting up military bases for geopolitical positioning in order to perpetuate more exploitation in other locations, ad nauseam... and guess what, The Egyptians and Yemenis want the US to get the hell out, rather than be "the top dog"

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We are getting communications devices in little by little.

And every time something gets through pictures and other media get out slowly lifting the veil people have willingly pulled over their eyes throughout the world.

Speaking about Zapata like they really care.

Speak for yourself. Unlike the media I actually pay attention to what's happening in my family's old home. The hunger strikes, the Ladies in White, and other groups risking their lives and what limited freedoms they have to get word out.

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If you really think the US gov't cares in a heartfelt way, you are sadly mistaken. Your country is a strategic issue, nothing less, nothing more.

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If you really think the US gov't cares in a heartfelt way, you are sadly mistaken. Your country is a strategic issue, nothing less, nothing more." What a blanquito thing to say. So what was it for the left? They have been the ones would could careless trumping ideology over human rights. Oh, and think about this, I know its hard for those silver spoon fed, but the US did not have to open its land to my relatives fleeing a DICTATOR and his merciless killer side kick; I bet you have his tee shirt don't you? You're all like that. You guys always think you are the ones that knows what every thing is to be.

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Lots of people believe in god and think it is the answer to fix the world. NO WAY Jose. People have to fix it, as we broke it.

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If you really think the US gov't cares in a heartfelt way, you are sadly mistaken.

After giving asylum for so long I'd say that the US, a country whose policies I criticize constantly, is far more capable of making a heartfelt condemnation of the brutal overseers in Cuba than you'll ever be. The US helped us when we needed it most, go to Miami or New Jersey and you'll find a community that will never forget what this country has done for us. Go ahead and keep eating the crap fed to you by your statist peers, like chickens milling around in their own filth.

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The US should be talking about Cuba, that is in many ways another Libya, in spite of how Castro and Chavez are held up as heroes by the same people who worship Gadhaffi.

You are attacking the US for lack of sincere ideolism, but at least they are talking the talk. France has been very quiet as it has been watching it's very good friends, first in Africa and now in North Africa disappear one by one. I would say better to be a hypocrite at least saying the right thing, than a country that is consistently and silently always on the side of the bad guys.

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The US helped us when we needed it most, go to Miami or New Jersey and you'll find a community that will never forget what this country has done for us." Miami, NJ, no way on JT? You've really got to meet my mom when she comes to Tokyo

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lesgrande: If you really think the US gov't cares in a heartfelt way, you are sadly mistaken. Your country is a strategic issue, nothing less, nothing more.

Oh I thought you'd be praising the US for taking a stance against Cuba. I half-expected you to come on here and criticize the Europeans and Canadians who spend holidays down there to help prop up the dictator. You know, being hypocrites and all, seems like an easy target.

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If only the US were truly about freedom,

like Cuba is, eh lesgrande.

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lesgrande-

If you really think the US gov't cares in a heartfelt way, you are sadly mistaken. Your country is a strategic issue, nothing less, nothing more.

you really think every other country "really CARES" except for the US? wow... nice to see the old communist cliches aren't dead.

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think about this, I know its hard for those silver spoon fed, but the US did not have to open its land to my relatives fleeing a DICTATOR and his merciless killer side kick; I bet you have his tee shirt don't you? You're all like that. You guys always think you are the ones that knows what every thing is to be.

well said!

The US helped us when we needed it most, go to Miami or New Jersey and you'll find a community that will never forget what this country has done for us.

Thanks for the personal stories!

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no way on JT?

Solidarity knows no boarders I suppose.

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criticize the Europeans and Canadians who spend holidays down there to help prop up the dictator. You know, being hypocrites and all, seems like an easy target.

I know when when the wife and I go there, with our cuban friend to visit her family, the money we give them and the tips we give restuarants workers, taxi and etc. all go right into Castro pocket, nothing like punishing people who are already down their luck. With all the uprising, mabye Cuba will have an uprising and then a popular democratic election.

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The communist regime in Cuba would have collapsed decades ago had it not been for the U.S. embargo. Cuba presents far less of a threat to the U.S. than China, and is has a relatively better human rights record than China. The U.S. bullying of Cuba has everything to do with the Cuban-American community, especially in Florida, whining about the wealth they lost when Castro threw them out. I understand their gripe, and I certainly am no supporter of Castro and his regime, but I think it would have been (and would be still) much more constructive to engage Cuba, do business with them, and watch the system disintegrate by itself. These hard-line approaches have accomplished nothing in 50 years.

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