Castro Near Death?

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    So, the chorus of media outlets proclaiming Castro's imminent demise is getting louder

    http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article2055574.ece

    While we may get his brother next (not a young man either...) can communism in Cuba survive the Castros?

    I just hope everyone here in the U.S. is smart enough to "sit tight" when it happens and not try to push the envelope. I think that might be the best way to NOT have the regime go quietly into that good night (historically, we are more likely to unite the people against us if we start screwing around with expatriots and secret endeavors...)

    I think if we just let the situation alone the Cuban people will look around after the Castros are gone and just drift into our globalized, open world all by themselves. Trying to push, pull or cajole them into it might lead to a backlash.

    So...Castro goes...anything change right away?
     
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    Yup... they lift the ridiculous Treasury Department regulation saying we can't spend money there and people will be able to vacation in Havana again.

    Oh yeah... and you'll be able to buy Cuban cigars here again. :)

    Other than that... not much, I think.
     
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    Will Havana move to Miami or vice-versa ?
     
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    For some reason I'm thinkin...Havana to Miami.:)
     
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    Hard to say---A bunch of those Cubans think they can sail "home" to the good life.
     
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    I think many of the "air lift" folks of 1962 will go home, if they can get a past from the care center..but that is a small part of Miami these days.
     
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    Haha...well, that will change the whole Florida election strategy..won't it? If the Cuban population drops significantly (because many return to Cuba) then it is the Old Folks vote that the Repubs and Dems might be fighting over...
     
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    Ain't it the truth---the handlers are gonna have to keep a close eye on this one. " OK Charlie---forget the about the Cuban suck up stuff--they all left ! Bring out the AARP banners ! "
     
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    Getting closer?

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