Talk:Fulgencio Batista

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Batista was a good father and had many children. His wife, Martha - ran a bolita enterprise and claimed the proceeds went to charity but everyone knew that the money went to banks outside of Cuba for their retirement.

The US Government supported Batista. Now... the Bush Administration claims that it supports democracies but when I was growing-up... my recollection is that the US Government supported many dictators in South America and the Caribbean.

Many Cubans came to Miami seeking freedom and democracy. Most of the local government is run by Cuban Elected Officials. Many Cubans Elected Officials have been indicted for corruption. There is an understanding that corruption is widespread in the elected community.

I learned... when I was growing-up, not to trust Governments that support widespread corruption. Most of the Cuban Community supports President Bush. President Bush supports the local Cuban community.

President Bush reminds me of Batista.