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Old 05-14-2009, 07:38 AM
Location: miami, fla. enjoying the relative cool, for now ;)
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Originally Posted by vpcats View Post
I think that was very well said and quite accurate. Congrats.
thanks!! I forgot to mention this tidbit.

the reason there are no longer any carib amerinds (the tribe from which we derive the word caribe, caribbean) is because they practiced ritual cannibalism. after they defeated the spaniards in a few battles and ate the spaniards hearts in ritual cannibalistic ceremonies they all died of indigestion!!

Old 05-14-2009, 07:41 AM
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You are talking about Aztecs (Mexico)..
They were the ones that devoured Spanish hearts on top of their Teocalis after the battle of the sad night, on their withdrawal from Tenochtitlan (Mexico City).
There were not Caribbeans in Cuba, only in the lesser Antilles.
In Cuba there were Tainos, Siboneyes and Guanacabibes.
Very peaceful indians that died mostly from flu and mistreatment.
There you go with your generalization again.
Oh, yes, there are plenty of Indians in Cuba.
Hollywood and comics are not culture.

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Old 05-14-2009, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Leovigildo View Post
You are talking about Aztecs..
They were the ones that devoured Spanish hearts on top of their Teocalis.
There you go with your generalization again.
Oh, yes, there are Indians in Cuba.
bwahahaha. thanks for telling me what I'm talking about. I need to go to the bathroom, will you kindly go for me?
Old 05-14-2009, 07:47 AM
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No, what you need is to go to school.
Old 05-14-2009, 10:32 AM
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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Originally Posted by Leovigildo View Post

Of course, they don't leave Cuba to scrub toilets.
They go there to live "la vida loca".
If they wanted to scrub toilets, they would have remained in Cuba.
Bacuranao, lovely place.
You say you live part of the time in Cuba. Then you should know that the bulk of the Cubans that live on the island are EXTREMELY creative. They have learned to survive and they try to carry that into their new "home" when they reach the states whatever which way.

I am in the midst of these Cubans constantly. Know a few quite well. It is enlightening how crafty they are and the differences stand out like a sore thumb. Never mind what the Cubans that have been here 50 years think. Those that have only been here 5 or 10 years do already have a different mentality and have "assimilated" to a great degree. They may not have learned English but they end up having to bust their butts eventually. Nobody, not even family, is going to support them forever while they watch soap operas and drink beer all day. So they scrub toilets if they have to so they can go to Cuba to show off.
Old 05-14-2009, 10:52 AM
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Why should they learn English? The problem is that there is no motivation for them in Miami, it comes easy. You dont even need to know English, and with the demographics, what's the point? Everywere you go - espanol. Where's the motivation to learn English if everyone around you either: A. doesnt know English either, B. doesnt care to learn it, and C. everyone speaks spanish anyway?
Old 05-14-2009, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by dadeguy View Post

speaking in generalities (which is hardly ever a good thing) latin america is a mess. latin america is going on 700 years of european led exploitation and who really knows how long of native abuse prior to the arrival of the spaniards. I'll begin by quoting hatuey the taíno cacique just before he was burned alive at the stake, a priest asked him if christianity and belief in christ was the faith he would accept and go to heaven. Hatuey asked "Are there Spaniards in heaven?" When the priest assured him that there were many, Hatuey replied "If Christians go to heaven, I do not want to go to Heaven".

that same fictional cuban boy who can recite you facts in english (as you incorrectly claim) is probably not just selling contraband to tourists but is a prostitute as well.

mr. castro has indeed managed to bring the standard of elementary education to the highest level in the world. unsubstantiated claims of 99.9% is what I have seen. whether the real figure is less than claimed is largely academic I agree that the elementary level of cuban education is at a higher percentage than the united states and furthermore of better quality.

those are the pros to mr. castro's regime now let's examine the cons.

with mr. castro's stifiling of the cuban economy what emerged almost immediately was a thriving black market. in time this black market has become very sophisiticated. due the nature of black market economies where people are forced to steal from the government (in cuba's case) people are forced to become liars, pilferers and thieves. since the castro regime owns everything then all cuban citizens must become criminals by definition. what has happened in cuba is that you have ten million highly experienced criminals. you have well educated women who become jineteras (prostitutes) in order to buy basic needs. cuba is probably the leading destination for the euro sex holiday trade in the world and that would include every manner of sex and sexual deviants. guess what they do when they land upon our shores? do you think that they suddenly experience a paradigmatic shift in their philosophy?

now on to the rest of the americas. I had the oportunity to work extensively in all of the americas and much of the caribbean. I have been in every country in central and south america often for months long stays as I was responsible creating networks of distribution for north american and european products lines.

I know the americas very very well. I am completely fluent in spanish and portuguese and am told that I speak with no perceptible accent though in portuguese they can't quite place from what region I come.

I can tell you with the complete certainty that comes from thirty years of business dealings, the character of the latin american (in general) is universal. never mind that one place is amerind, the other african and the third euro the jamaican adage of out of many, one people applies.

save your rhetoric for the gullible. I'll end this rant with the assertation that I completely understand that there is good and bad in all people and even in every individual including myself. I look for the good in everyone and take measures to mitigate the potential harm that is a factor in all human relationships however I do have an issue with attempting to clear from my mind the image of the well dressed porteño smoking a cigarette leyendo el clarin para ver a quien caga hoy.

have you heard of alienware computers? the company was started by friends of mine. they were bought out by dell. dell is having major issues with their cuban programmers at alienware due to major communication issues with these programmers. speaking "english" is not speaking english.
Dadeguy wrote,

^the character of the latin american (in general) is universal^

could you be more specific...

ok first of all ...Cuba does not equal The Americas

Cuba is one element of the Americas, and it is isolated from the rest of the world by the Castro brothers.

Second, 44 million people in the U.S. speak Spanish and it is also the most widely taught second language in our education system.

USA does not have an official language

Many states are bilingual English/Spanish, and more citizens are learning it everyday.

Canada is bilingual too English/French

Europe is mainly bilingual or trilingual... people in Canada and Europe is encouraged to learn more than one language.
Here...people get offended when they listen a different language other than English...ohh lord.... Globalization people...globalization...you must learn about this phenomenon...

When I was a student in FIU my professor (international business elective) was encouraging us to learn the language of the future ...chinese/Mandarin.

Why do you keep claiming the Americas are all the same??? why do you say it is a mess???

All the economies in the Americas are growing. The countries are more organized. Remember that all the countries in the world cant be rich at the same time...it is a global market and there are limited resources. If one county expands its economy, other will become poorer.

Have you checked the growth in the GDP per capita in the Americas??

United States (300,000,000 citizens) GDP growth 1.3% (2008 est.)

Brazil (200,000,000 citizens) GDP growth 5.2% (2008 est.)

+ Brazil announced new oil reserves, now their oil production have the potantial to match Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.

BBC NEWS | Business | Brazil announces new oil reserves

Argentina (41,000,000 citizens) GDP growth 7.1% (2008 est.)

Chile (16,600,000 Citizens) GDP growth 4% (2008 est.)

Colombia (45,600,000 Citizens) GDP growth 3.5% (2008 est.)

Panama (3,360,000 citizens) GDP growth 8.3% (2008)

Peru (29,500,000 citizens) GDP growth 9.2% (2008 est.)

Uruguay (3,500,000 citizens) GDP growth 8.5% (2008 est.)

Venezuela (26,800,000 citizens) GDP growth 4.9% (2008 est.)

All the economies are growing in the Americas. Brazil and Chile are expected to become first world countries in the future.

Every country is different.... not just their economies. All of them have different cultures and values.

I agree with you when you say the Americas is being exploited by Europeans...well, that always has been the issue.... Even in USA this country has been financed by the Saudis...they have more than 3 trillion dollars invested in our economy and if they decide to pull out that money our country will become a 4th world country in a sight.... also our trade balance with CHINA is negative (deficit) and hugemongous....

FTD - Statistics - Country Data - U.S. Trade Balance with China

The middle class in China (which is larger than the total population of USA) is growing and the are suddenly buying cars and products... the wealth worldwide is being distributed ...some countries are expanding its economies like China, India, and Brazil...and others are being affected by a recession....

All the countries are different period.

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Old 05-14-2009, 11:03 AM
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In Cuba, people already know that "Miami no es fácil". "Not easy".
People that venture there know it.
If they don't want to work, they stay in Cuba with "el invento" ("the invention").
Nobody dies of hunger there, and they are all dress up for the "fiesta".
So Cuba is packed with people and cities in which nobody works and they all survive and have fun. One of the greatest mysteries in the history of mankind.
Of course, the Cuban that goes to Miami knows he's got to work and not steal in the job.
Freeloaders prefer to be in "misiones" working for Chavez and preserving their rights and properties in Cuba than in Miami.
Old 05-14-2009, 11:28 AM
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eduardo wants me to be specific when I'm discussing generalities. therein lies the problem to which I refer.

I yield the field sirs.

have a pleasant day!!
Old 05-14-2009, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by dadeguy View Post
eduardo wants me to be specific when I'm discussing generalities. therein lies the problem to which I refer.

I yield the field sirs.

have a pleasant day!!
I am out... you need to go to school.
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