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nraacct
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:40:06 PM

Cubans remember the so-called Special Period of the 1990s, when the Soviet Union's sudden collapse plunged the island into years of economic depression, with cars and buses disappearing from the streets for lack of fuel and rolling blackouts leaving the capital in darkness.

Now Cubans fear a return of hard times following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whose billions of dollars of oil largesse helps the island's economy function. Some Havana residents were even talking about hoarding candles on Wednesday.
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doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 11:34:06 AM

Well when you hitch your star to a jack-wagon like Chavez you're in trouble to start with.
bar1035
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 7:40:50 AM

All those countries are like those children that never grew up and never left home - just kept living off the parents
Grizdad
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 6:16:17 AM

Make Sean Penn the Ambassador (don't laugh, stranger things have happened)!

snagged
Veteran Author Akron

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:41:47 AM

Don't look good.
Trudat316
Veteran Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:04:35 AM

Everyone's nervous these days---nothing can be taken for granted, and nothing lasts forever. Welcome to the party, China.
(They're also a partner of the Venezuelan oil industry, but not as subsidized as Cuba.)


[Edited by: Trudat316 at 3/7/2013 1:07:42 AM EST]
MAC48
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:52:57 AM

One can only hope that the passing of Hugo Chevez is the precussor of the passing of the failed Communist economcic and political system that the Cuban people have had to endure since 1959.
danindenver
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:27:03 AM

Largesse ?!?!?

So, that's what Chavez did with the billions of dollars he stole from the Venezuelan people.


CivicMA
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:23:52 AM

Time will tell which way things will go in Venezuela, but I suspect it will be just a new dictator.
JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:20:38 AM

Chavez's replacement cannot be any worst than Chavez. Good riddance.
mpg611
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:10:58 AM

Socialism and Theocracy dont work.
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:52:13 PM

From the article: "Cubans remember the so-called Special Period of the 1990s, when the Soviet Union's sudden collapse plunged the island into years of economic depression, with cars and buses disappearing from the streets for lack of fuel and rolling blackouts leaving the capital in darkness."

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Isn't it interesting that Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union rejected their failed socialist system while we in America have adopted it.
davenles
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:07:40 PM

Change for Cuba too.
csblesson
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 10:47:36 PM

Understandable
agrico
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 10:13:24 PM

Venezuela needs a good leader - they deserve a break!
esq262
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 10:11:08 PM

This should be an opportunity for privatization.
jwkycola
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 10:01:59 PM

Ok.
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:42:04 PM

I think what that means is that they will not see $0.12 per gallon gas again.
Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:17:28 PM

I REALLY DON'T CARE!!
YaBassa
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:16:11 PM

My favorite Chavez quote. "I can still smell sulfur..."
sickhp
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:14:17 PM

BFD
Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:08:04 PM

Eveybodys got to die
BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:59:10 PM


My heart is sadden hearing of Chico Chavez death.

NOT!
endymion
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:55:46 PM

Chavez supposedly was supporting the Cuban economy at the expense of his own oil industry.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:51:24 PM

hard to be dependant on others for necessitties
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