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BBC: Cuba Begins National Elections?


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"Cuba begins its election process

Cuba says its electoral system is one of the fairest in the world

Millions of Cubans have voted in municipal polls, starting an election cycle that could decide if Fidel Castro will officially stay Cuba's leader."

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Fidel Castro is socialist dictator, BBC. these elections are bogus at best. anyone that bets against this election is a moron and deserves to DIE!!!

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"Cuba begins its election process

Cuba says its electoral system is one of the fairest in the world

Millions of Cubans have voted in municipal polls, starting an election cycle that could decide if Fidel Castro will officially stay Cuba's leader."

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Fidel Castro is socialist dictator, BBC. these elections are bogus at best. anyone that bets against this election is a moron and deserves to DIE!!!

Actually Fidel Castro is a communist not a socialist.... Who cares he will die soon anyway he's like in his 80's.

He is giving his people some more breathing room though, in a speech he asked the Cuban people to tell him what is wrong with Cuba and make suggestions on how to fix many of it's current problems. Perhaps at his old age and health problems have made him decide to turn a new leaf.

Fact is he still does have quite a bit of support in Cuba I would say at least half so he could still win an election if it was fair or at least I think he could.

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"Cuba begins its election process

Cuba says its electoral system is one of the fairest in the world

Millions of Cubans have voted in municipal polls, starting an election cycle that could decide if Fidel Castro will officially stay Cuba's leader."

Source and full article

Fidel Castro is socialist dictator, BBC. these elections are bogus at best. anyone that bets against this election is a moron and deserves to DIE!!!

Jesus, you've got issues, Caesar. :blink: Seriously, try anger management.

As Atheist God already pointed out, Castro is not socialist, he's communist. And a pale representation of true communism at best. Hell, he's no spring chicken, but his education and health policies seem to be working, what with a 100% literacy rate among adults. Believe it or not, there are worse people out there.

I have a feeling half of the people who are hostile towards Castro don't actually know WHY. IT's indoctrination carried out by the wonderful government message of telling people that "Cuba is evil". Do they tell people WHY Cuba is evil? No.

Again, I'm no major supporter of Castro, I simply think that you should do some research on the guy before you go beserk.

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Cuba says its electoral system is one of the fairest in the world

Millions of Cubans have voted in municipal polls, starting an election cycle that could decide if Fidel Castro will officially stay Cuba's leader."

Did you somehow miss the two sentances that followed immediately after?

"However, critics like the US and the EU, along with dissidents on the island, disagree.

They say the electoral process in Cuba is merely a cosmetic democratic exercise, which has no place for government opponents, as it is fully overseen by the country's ruling Communist Party. "

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Rhyknow and ifisurvive I don't have any major issues with Castro. I just don't understand why the BBC would even waste its time on such nonsense news.

AtheistGod I was using socialist dictator as meaning the same as communist. your right Cuba is communist.

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Rhyknow and ifisurvive I don't have any major issues with Castro. I just don't understand why the BBC would even waste its time on such nonsense news.

AtheistGod I was using socialist dictator as meaning the same as communist. your right Cuba is communist.

It's called taking a Global Perspective of the world. Something that U.S. Media sources are woefully inadequate in doing.

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what with a 100% literacy rate among adults.

independantly verified?

or are we talking government released figures?

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Rhyknow and ifisurvive I don't have any major issues with Castro. I just don't understand why the BBC would even waste its time on such nonsense news.

Well, it's a news website and the fact that Cuba is having elections is news. The only reason I posted was the way you worded your post it seemed the BBC was flying the flag for communism. When I read the article it was a pretty dull collection of facts with only three sentances about whether the elections were 'real' or not and both viewpoints were mentioned.

It was one page on a UK news website mentioning a country that the UK is not particularly interested in is having an election. I didn't see it mentioned on the BBC TV or any other TV / website in the UK, in fact if you hadn't linked to it I would not have known Cuba was having elections. If it was making headline news or the BBC were actively promoting Cuba's government I could see you having an issue with that. But given they update their web page with dozens of pages a day, including lots of minor stories I can't see why it bothered you.

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Contrary to popular belief elections do exist outside of the US concept of Hollywoodized elections where if you are not from the corporate mold, like Ron Paul, you get sidelined and the media just refuses to report poll results if that person is leading because they cant possibly be the "correct" results.

Maybe you should spend some time looking into the Cuban electoral process...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_Cuba

... here is a fine place to start.

Sure Cuba has a one-party system, Communist Party, but doesnt the US too? The Capitalist Party? The day a Communist Party runs in an American election will be the day a Capitalist Party runs in a Cuban election.

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independantly verified?

or are we talking government released figures?

They are talking Pisa study

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Fidel Castro is just dumb, plain and simple. He has NO clue how to run a nation (despite what supporters of his say) and has NO clue about economics. Never to mind he talks like a pre-teen person rather than like a professional politican.

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Fidel Castro is just dumb, plain and simple. He has NO clue how to run a nation (despite what supporters of his say) and has NO clue about economics. Never to mind he talks like a pre-teen person rather than like a professional politican.

He's a damn sight better than Batista. His education policies are great, too. the US could take a page out of his book concerning education, especially with the adult literacy rate being as atrocious as it is.

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Fidel Castro is just dumb, plain and simple. He has NO clue how to run a nation (despite what supporters of his say) and has NO clue about economics. Never to mind he talks like a pre-teen person rather than like a professional politican.

The fact that he has faced down an enemy 90 miles off the coast, the worlds superpower I might add, and his people are literate, fed, housed and have some of the best hurricane preparedness strategies, if not the best, in the region I would say he cant possibly be dumb... disliked yes, dumb no.

Mars you should be happy that Cubans are flooding into the US like other Latin Americans, and if the US government didnt give Cubans special privilege and incentive to leave Cuba there would be even less.

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The fact that he has faced down an enemy 90 miles off the coast, the worlds superpower I might add, and his people are literate, fed, housed and have some of the best hurricane preparedness strategies, if not the best, in the region I would say he cant possibly be dumb... disliked yes, dumb no.

Mars you should be happy that Cubans are flooding into the US like other Latin Americans, and if the US government didnt give Cubans special privilege and incentive to leave Cuba there would be even less.

No Fidel is dumb, all of his power is going to go away to Raul Castro whos going to drastically change Cuba's foreign policy and internal policies. The worlds superpower could destroy Cuba overnight if it wanted to, all 'battles' between the two are just like a mini-cold war rather than a full out one.

His education policies are great, too. the US could take a page out of his book concerning education, especially with the adult literacy rate being as atrocious as it is.

So you are basically taking a Nationalistic view on America and saying it shouldn't allow immigrants? Because its mostly immigrants who are having a hard time in schools and such.

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He's a damn sight better than Batista. His education policies are great, too. the US could take a page out of his book concerning education, especially with the adult literacy rate being as atrocious as it is.

Actually, the US literacy rate is the same as Cuba's.

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Sure Cuba has a one-party system, Communist Party, but doesnt the US too? The Capitalist Party? The day a Communist Party runs in an American election will be the day a Capitalist Party runs in a Cuban election.

That is all you need to know about McNuclearWar, summed up, right there.

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Actually, the US literacy rate is the same as Cuba's.

Not exactly, i.a.w. Unicef it is 97% in Cuba and 96% in the USA.

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No Fidel is dumb, all of his power is going to go away to Raul Castro whos going to drastically change Cuba's foreign policy and internal policies. The worlds superpower could destroy Cuba overnight if it wanted to, all 'battles' between the two are just like a mini-cold war rather than a full out one.

The transition in Cuba is not against Castros wishes it is a sign that the world has changed, the sweep of the left in LatAm, China as a trading partner, a host of other non-US aligned states and Fidels release of power has made now an excellent time for the transition.

No comment on Cuban immigration? Isnt it good for the US that Cuba tries very hard to keep Cubans from going to the US? Isnt it odd that the US gives Cubans incentive to "flee" Cuba? You should want more policies like that if you are so against immigration.

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Not exactly, i.a.w. Unicef it is 97% in Cuba and 96% in the USA.

The World Factbook has it at US 99 and Cuba 99.

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The World Factbook has it at US 99 and Cuba 99.

Right, I saw that too, but except them nobody claims 99% for any country.

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That is all you need to know about McNuclearWar, summed up, right there.

Sure if you think it is that easy... but I guess your constant emotional outbursts sums you up nicely too... an emotionally charged liberal that tries to edit his liberalness away to appear like a man in control of his emotions.

edit: doesnt my avatar give it away? ^_^

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No comment on Cuban immigration? Isnt it good for the US that Cuba tries very hard to keep Cubans from going to the US? Isnt it odd that the US gives Cubans incentive to "flee" Cuba? You should want more policies like that if you are so against immigration.

I'm never against immigration, but massive third world immigration and illegal immigration. But I am not sure what you're saying, are you saying it should be good for Cuba to have a dictator since it is helping America?

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So you are basically taking a Nationalistic view on America and saying it shouldn't allow immigrants? Because its mostly immigrants who are having a hard time in schools and such.

What? :huh: You seem to have misunderstood, Mars.

Actually, the US literacy rate is the same as Cuba's.

It is? I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Cuba had a better literacy rate. Maybe I mistook it for another country

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