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Cuban exiles evicted by police in Spain

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 20 Oct 2012, 23:40
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Post 10 May 2013, 01:07
You couldn’t have made it up. A family of Cuban “dissidents” brought to Spain by the Spanish government over two years ago found themselves evicted from their home in Alicante by the police because they couldn’t afford to pay the rent. Now they say they want to go back to Cuba!
http://www.marxist.com/cuban-exiles-evicted-by-police-in-spain-a-harsh-lesson-in-western-democracy.htm
Welcome to the harsh realities of capitalism, you can say how rotten the government is while you're homeless and starving.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 16 Nov 2005, 17:55
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Post 10 May 2013, 19:41
A classic case of the grass always being greener on the other side.

I guess this is to be expected; for Cubans who were not around during the early revolution, their knowledge of what the current system replaced is second-hand and abstract, so there is bound to be curiosity about what Cuba is "missing". Of course, Western sources will brand such people as "dissidents", when it's mostly not the case.

Not that I take joy in others' misfortunes, but these exiles' experience is certainly a reality check and a meaningful lesson on the daily tragedy that millions of poor, expendable souls around the capitalist world have to deal with.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 24 Feb 2004, 06:15
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Post 10 May 2013, 23:31
That aside, the situation with Spanish mortgage law is shameful. There's an eviction every 15 minutes on average, and to add injury to the insult, the evicted people often end up paying for the mortgage of the house they lost! (because, see, despite the fact that in theory the mortgage is given based on the value of the mortgaged property, if the latter's price goes down, the indebted have to make good the difference)-And above all this the political class keeps "voting" priviledges for themselves.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 24 Feb 2004, 06:15
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Post 12 May 2013, 20:05
It's worth bearing in mind, as well: what kind of political exilee goes back to the people he exiled himself from that casually?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 21 Dec 2004, 23:53
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Post 13 May 2013, 21:29
Good article. Was actually surprised that the IMT's position on Cuba isn't the same (or more similar) to their position on China.
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