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Under / over on # of Cuban Americans moving back to Cuba after Castro dies

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by heyabbott, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    After 40+ years of listening to the South Floridians of the Cuban diaspora dictate American policy towards Cuba and listening to them proclaim their love of Cuba, and listening to them pray for his death; how many are actually going back after he dies?
    The current under over is 4 1/2 persons, I'm betting the under.


    MIAMI - The city of Miami is planning an official celebration at the
    Orange Bowl whenever Cuban president
    Fidel Castro dies.
    Discussions by a committee appointed earlier this month by the city commission to plan the event have even covered issues such as a theme to be printed on T-shirts, what musicians would perform, the cost and how long the celebration would last.

    Such a gathering has long been part of the city's plan for Castro's death, but firming up the specifics has been more urgent since Castro became ill last summer and turned over power to his brother, Raul.City Commissioner Tomas Regalado, a Cuban American, came up with the idea of using the Orange Bowl, noting that the stadium was the site of a speech by President Kennedy in 1961 promising a free Cuba, and that in the 1980s it served as a camp for refugees from the Mariel boatlift from Cuba.

    "(Castro) represents everything bad that has happened to the people of Cuba for 48 years," Regalado told The Miami Herald for a story in Monday editions. "There is something to celebrate, regardless of what happens next."

    Former state Rep. Luis Morse stressed the need for an uplifting theme for the party — one not preoccupied with a human being's passing.

    Critics have accused the city of dictating where people should party, with many preferring to celebrate on the streets of Little Havana. The city says the Orange Bowl celebration would not preclude that.

    "This is not a mandatory site," Regalado said of the Orange Bowl. "Just a place for people to gather."

    Ramon Saul Sanchez, leader of the Miami-based Democracy Movement organization, worries about how a party to celebrate a man's death would be perceived by people outside the Cuban exile community.

    Sanchez also pointed out that, even after Castro dies, his communist government still will be in place.

    "The notion of a big party, I think, should be removed from all this," Sanchez said. "Although everybody will be very happy that the dictator cannot continue to oppress us himself, I think everybody is still very sad because there are still prisons full of prisoners, many people executed, and families divided.
     
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    First, what makes you think anything changes at all when Castro dies? Second, it's kind of morbid to celebrate someone's death.
     
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

  4. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Oh, there will be plenty of Ahmed Chalabi wannabes, who think they have all the answers, know the country (which they haven't seen in decades) like the back of their hand, and believe that they'll win over the Cuban people with ease. And they'll be in for a rude awakening.
     
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Tony Montana would like to go back...
     
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    As long as it ends the ridiculous embargo.
     
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    As long as it means its players are now MLB draft eligible...
     
  8. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Who cares about their baseball players? Who was the last one to have a serious impact? Contreras?
     
  9. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    And Michael Corleone. Now he can finally get that casino project underway.
     
  10. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Now THAT would be a hell of a party.

    Screw MLB draft-eligible. Now Cohiba cigars won't be so effing expensive. :D
     
  11. JR

    JR Active Member

    After he dies Cuba may reform slightly but if anyone thinks its going back to Batista days is living in a dreamworld.
    And yes, you're right. It's morbid.
     
  12. boots

    boots New Member

    They will be partying like its 1999. It won't change Cuba though. Too many years have passed. A lot has changed.
     
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