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Although this is early on in the protest and not many protesters were there yet, this was the most heated exchanges between the Cubans, Haitians and Anti-Bush protesters in general. Some of what transpires is difficult to understand because of language difficulties of the protesters, so I will try and give you a run down as best I can. I will tell you to the best of my knowledge what each group is there for.


Haitians: Want the same treatment Cubans get when they come to the United States. There is a policy called Wet Foot/Dry Foot for Cubans that states if a Cuban trying to come to the United States makes it to US shore they will not be sent back to Cuba, if they are however caught out at sea by the Coast Guard they may be sent back. When Haitians are caught at sea or on US soil they are almost always sent back to Haiti. The Haitians clam many are killed on return. The Haitians were also pointing out that US Cubans are getting special treatment from the Bush administration and use the Luis Posada case as an example. Luis Posada was a terrorist that blew up a passenger aircraft killing everyone on board and also set off bombs in hotels in Cuba. He has been in exile in the US for some time now and is not being extradited back to Cuba or Venezuela for this crime. The Haitians are also mad at the Bush administration for sponsoring the violent overthrow and forced exile of Haiti’s President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Hundreds of Haitians have died as a result of this made-in-the-USA coup. In cities that fell “Gonaives and Cap Haitien”, gunmen have reportedly carried out a house-to-house manhunt for government supporters, executing those who failed to escape. The Haitians claim things are only getting worse in Haiti now and want President Jean-Bertrand Aristide back in office.

Cubans: I believe they were just protesting anyone that would speak out against the Bush administration. The US Cubans in Miami as a lobbying group are very powerful in Washington. In my opinion the Bush administration is throwing them little bits of what they want, but what they ultimately want is for Fidel Castro to be thrown out of office. Some of you may not know this but President John F. Kennedy signed a treaty stating that the US would never invade Cuba in return for the Soviet Union to pull their nukes out of Cuba. Before this a failed US lead invasion of Cuba called “The Bay of Pigs” happened. Many Cubans were trained here in the US and sent to Cuba to fight and over throw Fidel Castro. Cubans claim the Kennedy administration did not back the invasion with proper military support and it subsequently failed. Because President John F. Kennedy was a democrat most US Cubans never vote democrat and almost always support Republican candidates.

Other Anti-Bush Protesters: This group is made up of people from many walks of life that are unhappy with many of the Bush administration’s policies. The grievances range from Environmental to Anti-War beliefs. I am going to group the other political groups in this one as well because of their beliefs on the above mentioned.

If you would like to see video from this event please go HERE
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OAS Protest 57 by =digitalgrace This is a photo that would never make "the wires." We'd edit it out. A photographer would make the photo but an editor would never let it out. No way. Thank God for places like dA. It's amazing to me because it's obviously the mother's sign. But there's almost no "impact" with the mother holding it. Her daughter holding it with those eyes. The mother's glance away. This deviant recorded an amazing moment. ( Suggested by bule and Featured by cweeks )
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
Hell, yeah!
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RainbowRings Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
god I love you for posting this
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bergunty Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting background behind the image in your description. 
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Ms-Mystiq Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!
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jojo22 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
An oldie but a goodie! :D
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute :flirty:
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Rappel82 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Artist
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AnaXp640 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
☻/ This is Bob. Copy and paste him
/▌ all over internet
/ \ so he can take over and remove Google+
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute :flirty:
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plzwork112234 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
God bless Bush
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Wolfie-83 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Times like this I miss the guy!!!
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plzwork112234 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would trade a lot of things for Bush...
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regates Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
all haters go hate somewhere else, Bush did nothing good for this country and got us in a war over nothing and ran our economy into the ground! So this sign is the best and only response I have to the man, because he ruined this country almost single handedly, way to go! So now I shall support someone else who would have a better time getting the country in order if Congress just moved their butts....oh wait that's too much to ask. Anywho......
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Wolfie-83 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
So when we were attacked we should sit back and fund them like Obama does? mess with the bull you're going to get horns...our current pile of crap drove healthcare into the ground, encourages welfare moochers to stay moochers, sent the debt through the ceiling WAY too many times to a point my great great great grandchildren will be footing the bill and continues with an unconstitutional attack on our rights when he was sworn to defend it.

Congress need to keep their asses firmly planted when bills that would supplant the foundations of the nation are presented...I will give you that the patriot act/TSA is the one thing that should have got Bush roasted.
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regates Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
we haven't been attacked since Obama was in office though. Healthcare did not run into the ground, more people than ever can afford it. Point out exactly how Obama attacked our rights or did anything unconstitutional.
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Wolfie-83 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow is your head up your butt? an attempted ban on commonly owned rifles was already deemed unconstitutional by the SCOTUS some time ago. Health care affordable since obamacare? WRONG! the premiums are higher than the insurance I had, which went to hell because lazy good for nothings dont want to contribute. Boston bombing?
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regates Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
See I don't know what SCOTUS stands for. And how does people not contributing to something you haven't mentioned make health care prices go up? And sure the Boston bombing was an attack, but it was handled, and I don't see how your point of Obama funding people has to do with that. I am also trying to have a reasonable conversation with you, and if you keep resorting to name calling I will no longer speak to you.
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Wolfie-83 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wont be if you don't even know what the scotus is...typical liberal, have no freaking clue whats going on but want to interject in EVERYTHING. Silence is sometimes golden.
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regates Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
I never said I was liberal, I never mentioned what exactly my views are. I just said I didn't like Bush on the original post and thought he started a useless war.
And duct tape is silver.
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Wolfie-83 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
BTW Benghazi was also US soil...
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tordfan101 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
I agree
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ancientcityinker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
They spelled "Obama" wrong.
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TheVortex Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I see what you did there and I like it.
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MahinaTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, they didn't mean Obama. 
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Satan-Is-Cool Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Simple, yet to the point. Fuck Bush!
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planetzog Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
STUNNING PIC, a real journalistic winner!!!!
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Hordelord Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Wow! A Libtards dream! Teaching little kids not only hate, but how to cuss as well!
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Icanbezrandom Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
"Libtards"

sounds pretty hateful to me.
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veeegeee Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Writer
You may hate Bush. But Obama is a disaster. Note the overseas killings on 9/11/12.
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cigars Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Great a mindless liberal drone in the making!
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VuTienDung Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eminem: We will mosh to the white house and say right to his face: FUCK BUSH
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HazardFire715 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate George W. Bush. I think Bush is the worst president this country ever had. I've voted for John Kerry in 2004 to get Bush out of office, but unfortunately he lost and Bush won. I was pissed off on that. But on January 21, 2009, I was glad that Bush's reign of terror is finally over.
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Wolfie-83 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You misspelled Obama for the worst president this country has ever had.
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Thepsycho2112 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Bush was an insult to American intelligence. May he be remembered as one of the worst a-holes ever produced.
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OtherGender Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her expression is priceless. I love this. <3
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chadman90 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Now we need to change the name on that young ladies sign...
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digitalgrace Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
or maybe just add some names?
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Tophosphere Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
wow.. seriously.. what an amazing photo. just wow
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digitalgrace Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Thank you :)
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Hipalogica Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
thank you. he was a terrible president. and dick didn't help... just 8 years of horror.
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digitalgrace Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Thank you


:peace:
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Richard69 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
yea fuck bush!!! our first mentally retarded president! XD
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darkweb22 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's an insult to those with mental challenges... ignorant fool.
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TwistenCalm Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Well, most people are like that.

This is retarded, thats gay. Etc.
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