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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:04 AM
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(Reuters) Castro near death: Negroponte
Castro near death: Negroponte
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:09am ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuban President Fidel Castro is very ill and close to death,
U.S. Intelligence chief John Negroponte said in an interview published on Friday.

"Everything we see indicates it will not be much longer ... months, not years,"
Negroponte told The Washington Post.

The Cuban leader, 80, has not appeared in public since he underwent emergency
intestinal surgery and temporarily handed over the presidency to his younger brother,
Raul Castro, on July 31.

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A delegation of 10 U.S. lawmakers who favor easing sanctions against Communist-run
Cuba was due to arrive in Havana on Friday for a three-day visit.

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Full article: http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=top...
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:56 AM
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1. I would have preferred the opposite.
Negroponte is a monster! :grr:
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:24 AM
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2. anyone have a list of those lawmakers.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:31 AM
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3. Who listens to this felon?
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MrsT Donating Member (427 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:19 AM
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4. I have heard "Castro is dead/dying" every other month
for the last decade.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:22 AM
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5. True, but given the circumstances I have dug up the papers

on the hotel my grandfather was invested in in Havana.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:24 AM
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6. Did he send the "delegation" to finalize the deal?
Ninjas with satin pillows.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:25 AM
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7. Right-wingers mourned the loss of the murderous Pinochet....
but can't wait for Castro to go into his grave so they can dance on it. Conservatism really is a mental illness.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:29 AM
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8. both were evil dictators who stifled freedom

I don't dance on anyone's graves, but no tears for either of these guys.
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