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Postby Amazinz » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:35 am

Yes Cuba can play in the Olympics and they can send a team to U.S. soil. The U.S. is not banning Cuba from the WC. What they are doing is preventing MLB (a U.S. business) from entering into a trade agreement with Cuba. As to whether or not they can circumvent this by using Japan as a middle man, I don't know. My understanding of trade embargo law is fairly limited but my guess would be no. If it was that easy to circumvent I would imagine many more U.S. companies doing it.
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:33 pm

shortsavage wrote:Wait...last time I checked, Cuba was refusing to participate in an event relvolving around Capitalism. When did that change?


No one knows?
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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:38 pm

shortsavage wrote:Wait...last time I checked, Cuba was refusing to participate in an event relvolving around Capitalism. When did that change?


exactly
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:41 pm

BaseballFann0008 wrote:
shortsavage wrote:Wait...last time I checked, Cuba was refusing to participate in an event relvolving around Capitalism. When did that change?


exactly


I don't think that was ever the case. Cuba formally accepted the invitation.
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Postby ARN » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:42 pm

shortsavage wrote:
shortsavage wrote:Wait...last time I checked, Cuba was refusing to participate in an event relvolving around Capitalism. When did that change?


No one knows?


last i heard cuba was leaning towards playing and castro i know made a four hour statement a few weeks ago which had a large piece on him wanting them to play.

i think im being ignorant cause im not seeing the difference between participation in this and the olympics, other then that a US organization is behind setting it up of corse.
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:51 pm

Amazinz wrote:
BaseballFann0008 wrote:
shortsavage wrote:Wait...last time I checked, Cuba was refusing to participate in an event relvolving around Capitalism. When did that change?


exactly


I don't think that was ever the case. Cuba formally accepted the invitation.


This SO was the case. Lemme see if I can find any articles.

Google news is only going back to November 23rd and I know what I read was before then :-[ .
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Postby bleach168 » Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:19 pm

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Postby thedude » Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:40 pm

shortsavage wrote:
Amazinz wrote:
BaseballFann0008 wrote:
shortsavage wrote:Wait...last time I checked, Cuba was refusing to participate in an event relvolving around Capitalism. When did that change?


exactly


I don't think that was ever the case. Cuba formally accepted the invitation.


This SO was the case. Lemme see if I can find any articles.

Google news is only going back to November 23rd and I know what I read was before then :-[ .



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Postby chadlincoln » Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:44 pm

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