The Cuba experience

There are 38 comments on the Durango Herald story from Aug 19, 2008, titled The Cuba experience. In it, Durango Herald reports that:

A 2007 graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., Lashley studied Spanish at FLC last year.

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“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#1 Aug 19, 2008
An excellent article!One of the best about how the Cuban people really are!Friendly,educated and nice people!People that are not envious..noble people! Even under a failed Communist system they still show their drive and competitiveness!
As one of those American student said
"The people there are hungry for change," said Lashley. "It's almost like desperation for change."
The days of the Castro dictatorship are numbered!No questions about it! Viva Cuba Libre!

“America la bella!!”

Since: Jan 07

que Dios te bendiga

#3 Aug 20, 2008
I think it is a very good and fair article...One thing is never going to change in Cuba is the way Cuba's goverment see people inside the island that do not agree with them. Very likely for Countries under Dictatorships, Communism and Socialist reformist Leaders. For the Free world it is normal and understanding to have people that do not agree with them and for the contrary have a space and voice in a free society, without having to call the disidents, oppositors, or mercenarios..It is a normal way of life for Democracy to fight for your ideals and be recognize as such and be protected for your Civil Rigths. GBA!!!
Ramon

Darmstadt, Germany

#4 Aug 22, 2008
Let be no mistake, when the body of Fidel Castro departs this Earth his Spirit will live on forever. The Gringoīs would love nothing more than to Re-Enslave the Cuban people. That wonīt happen. Hands Off Cuba !!! Long Live The Cuban Revolution!!!

“Hurt me, make me stronger!”

Since: Jul 08

Where Liberty Dwells

#5 Aug 22, 2008
[QUOTE who="Ramon Mojon Maricoīn"]Let be no mistake, when the body of Fidel Castro departs this Earth his Spirit will live on forever. The Gringoīs would love nothing more than to Re-Enslave the Cuban people. That wonīt happen. Hands Off Cuba !!! Long Live The Cuban counterRevolution!!![/QUOTE]

Fidel & Hitler, Two different Pipe Pipers for lowly rats to follow! Your blind fanatism & ignorance are quite evident, troll!

“Hurt me, make me stronger!”

Since: Jul 08

Where Liberty Dwells

#6 Aug 22, 2008
FIDEL CASTRO IS EVIL

Hilton Head Island, SC

#7 Aug 22, 2008
..........and Raul the Ghoul is too! Both will croak soooooooooooooooooooon!!!!!!!! www.therealcuba.com
L I G E R

Lebanon, NJ

#8 Aug 22, 2008
Ramon

Darmstadt, Germany

#9 Aug 23, 2008
The Living Blood of GOD,,,Fidel Castro. 600 times the Gringoīs tried to put him on the cross and to no avail. They fail in all they do. 10 Trillion Gringo Dollars in debt and their Wars are all over the Earth. The Cubans have stood against the Warmongers To The North and will never surrender to that Gringo Empire. Hands Off Cuba Gringo,,,Cuba remains free of your domination,,,Thank The Great Man Fidel Castro,,,Jesus in our time.
L I G E R

Lebanon, NJ

#10 Aug 23, 2008
Ramon wrote:
The Living Blood of GOD,,,Fidel Castro. 600 times the Gringoīs tried to put him on the cross and to no avail. They fail in all they do. 10 Trillion Gringo Dollars in debt and their Wars are all over the Earth. The Cubans have stood against the Warmongers To The North and will never surrender to that Gringo Empire. Hands Off Cuba Gringo,,,Cuba remains free of your domination,,,Thank The Great Man Fidel Castro,,,Jesus in our time.
Fidel & Hitler, Two different Pipe Pipers for lowly rats to follow! Your blind fanatism & ignorance are quite evident, troll!
L I G E R

Lebanon, NJ

#11 Aug 23, 2008

“America la bella!!”

Since: Jan 07

que Dios te bendiga

#12 Aug 23, 2008
Cuba communist Paradise !!!!The Cuban Park, Stores, transportation, streets, what the revolution have done to CUBA.
Ramon

Ingolstadt, Germany

#13 Aug 23, 2008
Marie, I belive that you are a really nice woman and have wonderfull intentions. If you are a Cuban American than I am sure you wish to return to Cuba and walk the beautifull streets of Havana. Read about what Cuba was like during the Eisenhower Administration and what actually brought Fidel Castro to power. Cubans have suffered because of the embargo. Cuba would be much different if the USA would not make so many demands and refuse to discuss any issues. The USA has courted THE WORLDīS WORST DICTATORīS and they continue to do so. Fidel Castro and his Solialist Party are still there because the USA refuses to lift the embargo. The USA must make the first move to restore dialog with Cuba and must respect the rights and wants of the Cuban people. Donīt blame the hardships on Castro alone. Cuba is not like Haiti,,,the third poorest country in the world because Castro has protected Cuba. The USA has invaded Haiti several times in the last 30 years and look at Haiti today. Cuba despite the embargo is better off than many Central American and Carribean Nations that the USA has control over. I for one want changes in Cuba but do not want Cuba to become the Playground for the Gringoīs to trampel on. Long Live Cuba.

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#14 Aug 23, 2008
Ramon wrote:
Marie, I belive that you are a really nice woman and have wonderfull intentions. If you are a Cuban American than I am sure you wish to return to Cuba and walk the beautifull streets of Havana. Read about what Cuba was like during the Eisenhower Administration and what actually brought Fidel Castro to power. Cubans have suffered because of the embargo. Cuba would be much different if the USA would not make so many demands and refuse to discuss any issues. The USA has courted THE WORLDīS WORST DICTATORīS and they continue to do so. Fidel Castro and his Solialist Party are still there because the USA refuses to lift the embargo. The USA must make the first move to restore dialog with Cuba and must respect the rights and wants of the Cuban people. Donīt blame the hardships on Castro alone. Cuba is not like Haiti,,,the third poorest country in the world because Castro has protected Cuba. The USA has invaded Haiti several times in the last 30 years and look at Haiti today. Cuba despite the embargo is better off than many Central American and Carribean Nations that the USA has control over. I for one want changes in Cuba but do not want Cuba to become the Playground for the Gringoīs to trampel on. Long Live Cuba.
Hi PIG(Observandumb)!
You really choosed a stupid screen name this time...RAMON...HE!,HE!HE!

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#15 Aug 23, 2008
Ramon wrote:
The Living Blood of GOD,,,Fidel Castro. 600 times the Gringoīs tried to put him on the cross and to no avail. They fail in all they do. 10 Trillion Gringo Dollars in debt and their Wars are all over the Earth. The Cubans have stood against the Warmongers To The North and will never surrender to that Gringo Empire. Hands Off Cuba Gringo,,,Cuba remains free of your domination,,,Thank The Great Man Fidel Castro,,,Jesus in our time.
OBSERVANdumb!
You are sounding even dumber than you used to before!

“America la bella!!”

Since: Jan 07

que Dios te bendiga

#16 Aug 24, 2008
Ramon wrote:
Marie, I belive that you are a really nice woman and have wonderfull intentions. If you are a Cuban American than I am sure you wish to return to Cuba and walk the beautifull streets of Havana. Read about what Cuba was like during the Eisenhower Administration and what actually brought Fidel Castro to power. Cubans have suffered because of the embargo. Cuba would be much different if the USA would not make so many demands and refuse to discuss any issues. The USA has courted THE WORLDīS WORST DICTATORīS and they continue to do so. Fidel Castro and his Solialist Party are still there because the USA refuses to lift the embargo. The USA must make the first move to restore dialog with Cuba and must respect the rights and wants of the Cuban people. Donīt blame the hardships on Castro alone. Cuba is not like Haiti,,,the third poorest country in the world because Castro has protected Cuba. The USA has invaded Haiti several times in the last 30 years and look at Haiti today. Cuba despite the embargo is better off than many Central American and Carribean Nations that the USA has control over. I for one want changes in Cuba but do not want Cuba to become the Playground for the Gringoīs to trampel on. Long Live Cuba.
Sure Ramon.... we are all nice people...the difference in us is the way we want things done. In my curriculo and many other free cubans, Socialist, Communist and Castro- Cuba is not observed at all. We were raise in Democracy and very well projected to be FREE..even under Batista Dictatorship we never lived as brutal and Dictatorial form of Goverment as Cuba do NOW. To blame the Embargo 100% for the Ruins of today's Cuba is absurd and a very risky Political slogan from the Castro-Cuba(today no one beleives it anymore). If people go back and think what Castro did years ago with the economic subside from Russia...they were millions for more than 30 years and where is that money..in the Castro's pockets for sure. The people of Cuba never had anything from that money nor even cuba's infrastructure. So go on with your old fashion slogan about the Embargo...the real story is, Communist countries do not care about his people. I am in favor of lifting the Embargo rigth now ..just to shut the mouth of people like you. The matter is Cuba do business with the entire world rigth now and you know it. USA is the biggest supply of goods as of today. And about American invading Cuba or Haiti or anywhere else..it is true..but for very good reasons,,and Americans do not stay and Colonize those countries, they do leave them to be FREE. USA is always ready to help for freedom and Democracy. We want Castro and his 40 thieves to leave Cuba for Good. Cuba can be a Republic as prosperos as Cuba was before Castro.... again..only if Democracy and Freedom lead the country.People need fredom to act and think to create things and to take charge for their lives, to form and have their own business to deceide where they want to go and stay, to be individuals with ideas of their own and never be jail becouse of that. Free Press. Free Internet. Free speach.
Ramon

Ingolstadt, Germany

#17 Aug 24, 2008
Mr.,, We Donīt Care ,, It is people like you whom have given THE GRINGO such a bad reputation. I fell sorry for your parents as they must be ashamed to have a son as you to carry on after them. Cubans are not stupid as most US Americans are. Fidel Castro speaks the English Language better than your President Bush. Fidel Castro was also a first class baseball player while your Bush failed the first class. Your Bush is nothing more than a Drunk and Drug Addict. God Bless your motherīs womb for bringing such ignorance into the world,,maybe it wonīt happen again.
L I G E R

Lebanon, NJ

#18 Aug 24, 2008
Ramon Mojon Maricon wrote:
Mr.,, We Donīt Care ,, It is people like you whom have given THE GRINGO such a bad reputation. I fell sorry for your parents as they must be ashamed to have a son as you to carry on after them. Cubans are not stupid as most US Americans are. Fidel Castro speaks the English Language better than your President Bush. Fidel Castro was also a first class baseball player while your Bush failed the first class. Your Bush is nothing more than a Drunk and Drug Addict. God Bless your motherīs womb for bringing such ignorance into the world,,maybe it wonīt happen again.
WJDC & Marie know exactly what you are! A disfunctional subhuman, a frustrated fanatic who needs a leader, a Pipe Piper to lead him like ther rest of the rats!
You lack self motivation & individuality.
You are nothing but a LOSER! Hitler as well as fidel, if alive, would have been very proud of you!

“America la bella!!”

Since: Jan 07

que Dios te bendiga

#19 Aug 24, 2008
Ramon...USA is not a perfect country, no body is perfect but is the only place on earth where people want to be. People around the world escape their "so call freedom" in their native countries and get her...anyway they can! They know here your rigth may be violated for certain individuals but you can take them to Court. We have laws to "the people" here we deceide who will be our next president...here we deceide what we want to be and do with our lives..here we have our own personal bank accounts, houses business,etc...here we can leave anytime if we are not happy to anywhere in the world. But people do not leave the country, instead they try to bring the rest of the family. Cuba today habe more than 30,000 petitions for Visa to USA and they come by thousands every years illegal..leaving behind their families and risking their lives in the Florida Strech of water..does that says anything to you??? or are you going to balme the USA for the Cuban Act Law ?? Balseros want no part of Cuba anymore...they come here with the idea Cuba is not place to live and never will be FREE again,,,desperate with no HOPE for the Cuba's Tirany of today. It is 50 years allready and 99% of those balseros have not idea of Democratic Cuba before Castro.
Ramon

Ingolstadt, Germany

#20 Aug 24, 2008
Marie, now we think along the same lines. See how easy it is for different peple to start a dialog. I wrote those things the way I did to see what a reaction the less educated people would react. Typical Gringo, name calling, ready to destroy anything or anyone that does not fit into his idea of a perfect world. I have traveled to over 60 different countries in my lifetime. I have eaten with millionaires and drank from the same bottle of cheap wine with homeless people. I agree with you that our world is very complex but at the end of the day what is most important is that we have enough to eat and a roof is over our head. I have seen in the Sudan people starving to death but off in the distance an oil rig was drilling. I call that greed and not freedom. I hope that some real dialog will come about with the next administration in Washington,,whom ever it may be. I wish all Cubans a bright future whom are stuck between Havana and Washington. Bless You and have a great Sunday.
L I G E R

Lebanon, NJ

#21 Aug 24, 2008
Ramon wrote:
Marie, now we think along the same lines. See how easy it is for different peple to start a dialog. I wrote those things the way I did to see what a reaction the less educated people would react. Typical Gringo, name calling, ready to destroy anything or anyone that does not fit into his idea of a perfect world. I have traveled to over 60 different countries in my lifetime. I have eaten with millionaires and drank from the same bottle of cheap wine with homeless people. I agree with you that our world is very complex but at the end of the day what is most important is that we have enough to eat and a roof is over our head. I have seen in the Sudan people starving to death but off in the distance an oil rig was drilling. I call that greed and not freedom. I hope that some real dialog will come about with the next administration in Washington,,whom ever it may be. I wish all Cubans a bright future whom are stuck between Havana and Washington. Bless You and have a great Sunday.
This is a decent intelligent post, though I disagree with you. You came into this forum provoking us. It is like going into a Sinagogue during a serrvice and saying "Heil Hitler!"
Castro is to blame! He took one of the most advanced countries in the world and ruined it!
There is nothing wrong with the "gringos"! they are the most generous society, as well as the planets police force. Hitler & the Jap Emperor would have taken over without them, as well as many others.
America is the Land of Opportunity, that is why ALL want to come here, that is why this poor little boy achhieved the American Dream! It isn't p[erfect, but it is the best.
Many poor are poor because they do not help themselves & keep on multiplying & making more hungry babies. They are unmotivated & irresponsible & expect to grow & multiply & have others feed them & care for them. Feed the ones willing to help themselves not the eternal pasrasites!

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