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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fidel Castro died, and Cuban Miami did what it does in times of community celebration: It spilled onto the streets of Little Havana -- and Hialeah, and Kendall -- to honk horns, bang pans, and set off more than a few fireworks, saved for exactly the sort of unexpected special occasion that proved worthy of their detonation. The streets in Havana, where a nine-day mourning period was announced, appeared to remain quiet. Not so in Miami, the city across the Florida Straits shaped by exiles who fled Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution. "I wish my dad was here to see this," 27-year-old Abraham Quintero cried just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

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I wonder how the alt-right rubes feel about this. They usually don't like protests unless it involves hilljacks and TaliBundy types with guns.

#1 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2016-11-26 05:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Then go back "home".

#2 | Posted by zelkova at 2016-11-26 07:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

SJW conundrum:

take the side of castro, or cuban-americans?

REEEEEE!!!1!

#3 | Posted by Zarathustra at 2016-11-27 03:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Batista! Batista! ...

#4 | Posted by ichiro at 2016-11-27 08:42 AM | Reply

Anytime a dictator dies it's a good thing. I'll leave it at that.

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2016-11-27 12:00 PM | Reply

Good, now maybe they can go home and let Southern Florida go back to being part of the United States-

#6 | Posted by jrod54 at 2016-11-27 12:20 PM | Reply

These folks want to go back, reclaim their real estate, businesses, worker exploitation and colonial lifestyles. Just because they hated Castro doesn't mean that they love freedom and democracy...

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2016-11-27 12:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

just like they constantly refused to support opening up and helping their countrymen.

#8 | Posted by ichiro at 2016-11-27 02:02 PM | Reply

The problem is money.

Always has been.

They left Cuba and Castro "nationalized" their property.

They have always wanted restitution or compensation or their property returned since then.

Most Cubans alive now were born and raised in America. This is their home now and they will never leave it.

BUT, they will gladly take any money coming their way...

That didn't happened with Fidel. Won't happen with Raul.

Cubans in Cuba don't want them back regardless.

#9 | Posted by Pegasus at 2016-11-28 02:12 AM | Reply

"They have always wanted restitution or compensation or their property returned since then."

When the Iron Curtain fell, a lot of expat families, including my own, were offered the opportunity to go back and reclaim properties that had been confiscated by the communists. While it seems generous, there was also a more pragmatic reason to offer up the property. Taxes. Western households made far, far more money than those in the socialist world, and I suspect that it was an attempt to generate additional revenues through property taxes. A lot of the lands that had been confiscated had been large, wealthy estates. I don't know that this would happen in Cuba, but it would serve as a huge stimulus to get American dollars flowing back into the Cuban government coffers.

#10 | Posted by madbomber at 2016-11-28 11:28 AM | Reply

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"These folks want to go back, reclaim their real estate, businesses, worker exploitation and colonial lifestyles."

So...the same as what they have? Only under the new management they'll have money and freedom?

#11 | Posted by madbomber at 2016-11-28 11:31 AM | Reply

Cuba went for on the second highest standard of living, to the lowest standard of living in the western hemisphere under Castro. Was all that human suffering insignificant? Was instituting communism more important than human life?

#12 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2016-11-28 01:48 PM | Reply

Actually, Haiti still has the lowest standard of living. Which isn't to say things aren't very bad in Cuba. Despite the high ideas he espoused once upon a time, Castro was a dictator, pure and simple. The world will be a better place without him.

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2016-11-28 02:25 PM | Reply

13, I believe you correct, and above Nicaragua too.

Here's an interesting quote: "When people tell me he's a dictator, I tell them that's not the right word," - - - - - - said. "Strictly speaking, Fidel is a tyrant."

#14 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2016-11-28 03:17 PM | Reply

Despite the high ideas he espoused once upon a time, Castro was a dictator, pure and simple. The world will be a better place without him.

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2016-11-28 02:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yeah its weird to watch people think they are defending Castro by attacking Batista when what the two had in common is the behaviors that made them tyrants.

#15 | Posted by Sully at 2016-11-28 03:30 PM | Reply

Guess who said this!!!..."When people tell me he's a dictator, I tell them that's not the right word," - - - - - - said. "Strictly speaking, Fidel is a tyrant."

#16 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2016-11-28 06:02 PM | Reply

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