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January 21, 2014

Lobsters Not Guns: Cuban Checkpoints


The Cuban authorities aren’t worried about weapons. No one but the regime has anything deadlier than a baseball bat.
Castro’s checkpoints are there to ensure nobody has too much or the wrong kind of food. Police officers pull over cars and search the trunk for meat, lobsters, and shrimp. They also search passenger bags on city busses in Havana. Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez wrote about it sarcastically in her book, Havana Real. “Buses are stopped in the middle of the street and bags inspected to see if we are carrying some cheese, a lobster, or some dangerous shrimp hidden among our personal belongings.” -- Michael Totten, The Lost World, Part I | World Affairs Journal

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 21, 2014 8:54 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Mayor Bloomberg's dream. Only here they would be checking for big gulps, salty snacks, Cinnabons, bacon, Skittles, etc.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at January 21, 2014 10:54 AM

Mayor Delusional will take up the standard.

Posted by: Peccable at January 22, 2014 4:52 AM

They will take your cannolis and drink your milkshake.

Posted by: mushroom at January 22, 2014 9:09 AM

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