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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 09:30 AM
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40. I have been there many times
Posted by plurality--> ".. but my best friend just spent two weeks there this summer, and his report is that in the cities you would be propostioned from block to block, that it was quite a common occurance."

Well, if you're looking.. one can find the 'right' blocks to find prostitutes anywhere in the world, Cuba too. Its a common occurrence, globally.

" Also read the articles I posted the link to. They are a first hand report of an American woman who spent a year in Cuba searching for her father. During her time she was forced into prostitution out of neccesity.."

I read your links to a story written by a Cuban "exile". It reads like typical Miamicuban "exile" propaganda. Did you wonder how or why a naturalized US citizen journalist would be "forced" to work as a prostitute (for a story)? Did this foreign based journalist apply for, and get, a legal work visa in Cuba?.. maybe that's why she couldn't get a legal job. She could have returned to the US freely, but, in a nutshell, she, as a journalist, chose to "work" as a prostitute for a completely biased and anti Cuba story.

What is interesting about the story, is that it points out the hypocrisy of US policy.. ex Cubans, "exiles", Cuban-Americans and their family CAN go to Cuba unhindered by the US government, while US citizens of NON Cuban descent are denied our full travel rights, like second class citizens.
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  -Dean Leans Toward Supporting Cuban Embargo (WTF????) guajira  Aug-26-03 07:12 AM   #0 
  - a lot of americans wouldn't be able to locate Cuba on the map  bleedingheart   Aug-26-03 07:15 AM   #1 
  - I just tore up my "Dean for President" button.  Kbowe   Aug-26-03 02:08 PM   #67 
     - Decisions based upon temper tantrums indicated a shallow  Larkspur   Aug-26-03 02:56 PM   #69 
     - *dissidents* my a$$--they were paid by the US to  Say_What   Aug-26-03 03:46 PM   #72 
     - Decisions based on ignorance indicate a  Say_What   Aug-26-03 04:01 PM   #73 
     - You 'tore it up'? . . .  TeeYiYi   Aug-27-03 01:32 PM   #93 
  - Because Dean is DLC in Anti-war rhetoric  Augspies   Aug-26-03 07:15 AM   #2 
  - because Cubans are pissed at Bush because  veganwitch   Aug-26-03 07:15 AM   #3 
  - I Wonder What other views he will "Shift" On??  guajira   Aug-26-03 07:18 AM   #4 
  - Bullshit....  liberalnurse   Aug-26-03 08:06 AM   #18 
  - YES I do!!  guajira   Aug-26-03 08:27 AM   #23 
     - Let's see it!  zidzi   Aug-26-03 08:38 AM   #27 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-26-03 10:20 AM   #51 
        - No defense for Dean?  sangh0   Aug-26-03 10:44 AM   #55 
        - 'Why the Personal attack?  guajira   Aug-26-03 02:52 PM   #68 
  - Perhaps Dean will appoint Otto Reich as Secretary of State  IndianaGreen   Aug-26-03 08:28 PM   #79 
  - Dean has a reasonable position - why flame him?  papau   Aug-26-03 07:21 AM   #5 
  - Castro has nothing to do with this  plurality   Aug-26-03 07:26 AM   #7 
  - Maybe Dean enjoys watching others suffer  twilight   Aug-26-03 07:45 AM   #12 
  - How dare you!  Mika   Aug-26-03 07:51 AM   #15 
  - sorry...  plurality   Aug-26-03 08:10 AM   #20 
     - You Want Prostitution??? Go to Miami!!  guajira   Aug-26-03 08:31 AM   #24 
     - I never said Cuba is alone in this problem  plurality   Aug-26-03 08:35 AM   #25 
        - COMPLETE BS  Mika   Aug-26-03 09:00 AM   #33 
           - I have never been, but my best friend just spent two weeks there  plurality   Aug-26-03 09:09 AM   #35 
              - I have been there many times  Mika   Aug-26-03 09:30 AM   #40 
                 - he wasn't looking for it, just walking down the street  plurality   Aug-26-03 09:42 AM   #42 
                    - On crack houses and prostitutes in Oak Lawn  Mika   Aug-26-03 10:17 AM   #50 
                       - so much for... how?  plurality   Aug-26-03 10:39 AM   #54 
     - If there wasn't a ban on Americans traveling to Cuba  truth2power   Aug-26-03 09:56 AM   #46 
     - I just Read your 4 links - and I'm still ROTFLMAO  guajira   Aug-26-03 01:10 PM   #66 
  - If Castro stepped down and set up a democratic election  bleedingheart   Aug-26-03 09:41 PM   #83 
  - Its not reasonable  Mika   Aug-26-03 07:40 AM   #9 
  - Garcia is pro-sanction, so his opinion isn't worth a whole lot  BillyBunter   Aug-26-03 07:42 AM   #10 
  - Not a deal-breaker  JaneQPublic   Aug-26-03 07:25 AM   #6 
  - Dean Doesn't Care About My Freedom to Travel - For Political Reasons!  guajira   Aug-26-03 07:37 AM   #8 
  - Bullpucky...that's just your opinion and I'll take it for what it's  zidzi   Aug-26-03 08:39 AM   #28 
  - Not on the radar?  Mika   Aug-26-03 08:03 AM   #17 
     - Not all radars are created equally  Voltaire99   Aug-26-03 03:36 PM   #71 
  - I've had all kinds of misgivings about Dean  higher class   Aug-26-03 07:43 AM   #11 
  - Between his Israeli/Palestinian stance and his Cuba/US stance,  revcarol   Aug-26-03 07:47 AM   #13 
  - Cubans on the Island Want the Embargo and Travel Ban to End  guajira   Aug-26-03 07:49 AM   #14 
  - his official stand on Cuba, from his web site  ima_sinnic   Aug-26-03 08:01 AM   #16 
  - Clintons stand  Mika   Aug-26-03 08:11 AM   #21 
  - This sounds consistent with Dean's "fair trade" stand  deutsey   Aug-26-03 08:08 AM   #19 
  - Then shouldn't we not trade with China?  zidzi   Aug-26-03 08:36 AM   #26 
     - Dean talked about that in his recent visit to Portland  0rganism   Aug-27-03 12:39 PM   #87 
  - Well that's it! I'm not voting for Dean!  Stuckinthebush   Aug-26-03 08:17 AM   #22 
  - I Asked That Question from Draft Clark People & Here is their answer  guajira   Aug-26-03 08:40 AM   #29 
  - interesting  JI7   Aug-26-03 08:46 AM   #30 
  - Dean's a politician  Old and In the Way   Aug-26-03 08:56 AM   #32 
     - You're spinning  sangh0   Aug-26-03 10:48 AM   #56 
        - Well, I did say IMHO...........  Old and In the Way   Aug-26-03 08:31 PM   #80 
  - Can't go positive with lies  Mika   Aug-26-03 08:49 AM   #31 
  - Didn't Castro execute some of them?  party_line   Aug-26-03 09:05 AM   #34 
  - Didn't we execute Timothy McVeigh...  plurality   Aug-26-03 09:14 AM   #36 
  - No. No "dissidents" were executed  Mika   Aug-26-03 09:37 AM   #41 
  - No I Don't Know the Date But I might Have it in a PDF, if I could print it  guajira   Aug-26-03 09:51 AM   #44 
     - I found it  party_line   Aug-26-03 10:54 AM   #57 
  - Excellent points, all...  Stuckinthebush   Aug-26-03 09:14 AM   #37 
  - Even the European Union is pissed about his crackdown on dissadents  Freddie Stubbs   Aug-26-03 09:15 AM   #38 
     - because we all know that hijackers in the US  plurality   Aug-26-03 09:17 AM   #39 
        - If we could try them  Freddie Stubbs   Aug-26-03 09:43 AM   #43 
           - he already has  plurality   Aug-26-03 09:56 AM   #45 
           - Yes  Mika   Aug-26-03 10:01 AM   #47 
           - I'm not going to dis Dean .. I will talk about the embargo though ..  tlcandie   Aug-26-03 10:14 AM   #49 
              - Cuba increased its social network during the embargo  Mika   Aug-26-03 10:28 AM   #53 
  - Hey guys, the issue is whether or not Dean will make a good pres, and  demigoddess   Aug-27-03 01:06 PM   #90 
  - Let Me Get This Straight - You Don't Like Castro, so you travel-ban Americ  guajira   Aug-26-03 10:04 AM   #48 
  - If we could travel to Cuba .. wouldn't we get closer to GITMO?  tlcandie   Aug-26-03 10:26 AM   #52 
     - GITMO is on the far East end of the Island - almost 1000 miles from Havana  guajira   Aug-26-03 11:42 AM   #58 
        - That works for me : )  tlcandie   Aug-26-03 11:46 AM   #59 
  - Oh no! Oh dear! Oh goodness! Oh horror! Oh woe! Oh fudge!  WilliamPitt   Aug-26-03 12:08 PM   #60 
  - Missing the point  sangh0   Aug-26-03 12:10 PM   #61 
  - Oh, of course they do  WilliamPitt   Aug-26-03 12:12 PM   #62 
     - No, they dont  sangh0   Aug-26-03 12:16 PM   #63 
        - Which is the bowels of my initial post  WilliamPitt   Aug-26-03 12:28 PM   #64 
           - I must have missed that part  sangh0   Aug-26-03 12:53 PM   #65 
  - Will, it doesn't take an angel to drop the unjust sanctions  Mika   Aug-26-03 05:56 PM   #74 
  - "he's just one more panderer to MiamiCubans."  GreenArrow   Aug-26-03 02:57 PM   #70 
  - When Greens attack..  Caliphoto   Aug-27-03 01:03 PM   #89 
  - I have never jumped on the Dean bus...  Selwynn   Aug-26-03 06:08 PM   #75 
  - That is what turned me off from Gore in 2000  adityanm   Aug-26-03 06:21 PM   #76 
     - Welcome Aditanm - I couldn't Agree More!!!  guajira   Aug-26-03 06:52 PM   #77 
     - You bet, it was a terrible idea  JudiLyn   Aug-26-03 09:36 PM   #82 
  - Dean is in Sync With Amnesty International & the European Union  David Zephyr   Aug-26-03 07:31 PM   #78 
  - Cuba and the Embargo  David Zephyr   Aug-26-03 09:29 PM   #81 
  - The Embargo & Travel Ban exist because of MiamiCubans!!!  guajira   Aug-27-03 10:59 AM   #85 
  - The voice of reason..  Caliphoto   Aug-27-03 01:07 PM   #91 
  - Responding to Say_What's great post #73  JudiLyn   Aug-26-03 10:07 PM   #84 
  - Wait a minute Nay Sayers  Oreegone   Aug-27-03 11:53 AM   #86 
     - After the stealing of a presidential election in the Sunshine state  Say_What   Aug-27-03 03:19 PM   #94 
  - BEWARE! This is a Dean bashing thread now!  Caliphoto   Aug-27-03 01:01 PM   #88 
  - This is a legitimate news story, however...  VolcanoJen   Aug-27-03 01:10 PM   #92 
  - Read what he said  markus   Aug-27-03 03:45 PM   #95 
  - Castro this, Castro that, Castro = boogey man, Castro sets bad bus routes  Mika   Aug-27-03 06:15 PM   #97 
     - You've make a perfect point  JudiLyn   Aug-27-03 08:22 PM   #98 
  - American states are moving ahead with Cuba  JudiLyn   Aug-27-03 04:49 PM   #96 
     - One more state doing even more business with Cuba  JudiLyn   Aug-28-03 04:33 AM   #99 
        - It seems to me that..  Mika   Aug-28-03 09:03 AM   #100 

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