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American(s) in Cuba

Discussion in 'Greater Caribbean and Bermuda' started by JohnN, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. John Bantin

    John Bantin Dive Shop

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    I'm surprised the USA is positioned so close to Cuba. :)
     
  2. reep39

    reep39 Angel Fish

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    I got married to an Ami and she works for the Navy.
     
  3. reep39

    reep39 Angel Fish

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    Sinve the "Cuban Missle Crisis"
     
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Then the boys must have been fibbing a little bit. :wink:
     
  5. JohnN

    JohnN Solo Diver

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    I would have guessed the Bay of Pigs fiasco. Fortunately, the people of Cuba seem to be able to separate Americans from the American government. Pity it is not symmetrical
     
  6. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

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    Cuba…. What a great country… A beautiful hell...

    1. Innocent peoples deaths caused by the revolution: 100,000+

    2. Major sponsor and training ground for terrorism

    3. Where hookers make more than surgeons

    4. A country that eliminates the most basic freedoms we take for granted such as speech, religion, travel and career choice

    5. A country where you wait in line for days to buy a pair of shoes with no guarantee they’ll fit, with rationing coupons for your age group

    6. Where children are stripped from your home to work sugar fields for months - 18 hr days, no sunscreen, no breaks even for water, no shoes, and sleep in a dirt floored shack on a bed made from a burlap sack

    7. Where human rights violations are second only to China

    Sure, go on your vacation and naively think your interactions with the Cuban people will help them along with your money… Believe me, it will not. Go visit Isla de “La Juventud” now that is has a pretty touristic spin on it… Knowing 1000s of heroes like my father were incarcerated, tortured and or killed there on a daily basis – AND STILL ARE IN OTHER PRISONS…I wonder if you called it by it's REAL name would they lock you up....

    I hope and pray you don’t say or do anything they deem illegal so you don’t get locked up.

    Why don’t you Cuba fans plan a vacation to North Korea for 2020? I am sure the people there will appreciate your presence the same way.
     
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  7. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm sorry that happened, but it is now clear the basis and bias for your rant.
     
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  8. DeepSeaExplorer

    DeepSeaExplorer Solo Diver

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    @reep39 Coincidentally, it looks like I’m coming down there for a week in mid-September. I want to get in as much diving as I can. How do I find out about renting tanks and where to dive, etc?
     
  9. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

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    I know my opinion and family's experience is not what anyone WANTS to hear but it is reality and what everyone NEEDS to hear. Our presence and our money do not help the people there... Last I read, the dollar is illegal and Cubans caught with them could end up tossed in jail for possessing them (no, i can not ask my family - the govt reads every email sent)..
     

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