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Model Smuggles Cuba Photos in Bra (Caution, may have images of models and bras)
Newsmax ^ | Feb. 1, 2006 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 02/01/2006 11:07:55 AM PST by Onelifetogive

Top Czech model Helena Houdova was arrested in Cuba last week while taking photographs of Havana's slums – but she managed to smuggle out pictures she hid in her bra.

Houdova – Miss Czech Republic 1999 – was arrested along with fellow model Mariana Kroftova, and Cuban police confiscated a roll of film in the women’s camera. However, Houdova concealed the memory card of her digital camera insider her brassiere.

"The revolution's watchmen rose up because I was taking pictures of something they do not like," Houdova told journalists after returning to the Czech Republic.

The Communist regime of Fidel Castro denies the existence of slums on the island.

The two women spent 11 hours in police custody and were not allowed to contact the Czech embassy. Upon their release, the women were asked to sign a statement saying they would not travel beyond Havana, and they remained under police surveillance until their departure from the island, according to the Czech news source Ceskenoviny.

The photos Houdova saved will be included in an exhibition she plans to organize together with People in Need, a Czech humanitarian relief organization that has supported Cuba's pro-democracy opposition. The exhibition would portray Cuba’s beautiful scenery but also highlight its political oppression, Houdova disclosed.

During her 10-day stay in Cuba, Houdova said, her meetings with dissidents, the wives of political prisoners and ordinary Cubans reminded her of her childhood in Communist Czechoslovakia.

The Czech Foreign Ministry summoned the Cuban charge d'affairs in Prague to explain the conduct of the Cuban authorities in arresting the two women.

Czech-Cuban political relations have been frozen since the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia in 1989. The Czech Republic has attempted several times to push through U.N. resolutions critical of Castro’s regime over its record on human rights.


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To: Onelifetogive
She didn't have to smuggle the pictures, she could have just pointed everyone to this site. The Real Cuba
51 posted on 02/01/2006 11:27:42 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

They have been kicking since they were two. I was once surprised by the way that a middle-aged German teacher was able to dribble an American football! thirty yards and then boot it through the goal posts from the 20 yard line.


52 posted on 02/01/2006 11:27:49 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Onelifetogive
As suspected, nowhere to be found in DUmmie Land.

Can't have anything posted that is contrary to their view of Cuba as a real paradise.

Someone with the ability should post this over there.

53 posted on 02/01/2006 11:28:02 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Paradox

I was of course referring to the memory disks.

On a serious note, I certainly do applaud her bravery and her commitment to her cause.


54 posted on 02/01/2006 11:28:21 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: JohnHuang2; Luis Gonzalez

Fighting Commies Bump!

55 posted on 02/01/2006 11:29:12 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: VRWCmember
Oh, you mean you want to see pics of the model?

Well, it's common knowledge conservative babes look the best.

56 posted on 02/01/2006 11:31:16 AM PST by colorado tanker (I can't comment on things that might come before the Court, but I can tell you my Pinochle strategy)
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To: RobbyS

How does one "dribble" an American footbal?.........You mean soccerball?........


57 posted on 02/01/2006 11:31:45 AM PST by Red Badger (...I will bless them that bless thee and those who curse thee I will turn into Liberals..........)
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To: Onelifetogive

JerseyGop should look into adding her next to this cherished list: http://www.jerseygop.com/R_babes/index.html


58 posted on 02/01/2006 11:33:15 AM PST by Gator101
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To: Red Badger

Does anyone know where I could possibly send her a nice email or note? Also is that display she is doing going to be in here home country?


59 posted on 02/01/2006 11:46:43 AM PST by FreeManWhoCan (---an American with Cuban genes in Miami.............)
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To: Red Badger

Nope, an AMERICAN football! He was able to keep it away from a bunch of 8-grade soccer players for thirty yards just using his feet. He even figured out how to use the shape to keep it away from the tacklers.


60 posted on 02/01/2006 11:48:55 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

I believe she lives at least part time in New York, so she'll probably have an exibition there as well.


61 posted on 02/01/2006 11:59:26 AM PST by Skylab
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To: Skylab

Thanks Skylab...


62 posted on 02/01/2006 12:03:37 PM PST by FreeManWhoCan (---an American with Cuban genes in Miami.............)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

63 posted on 02/01/2006 12:04:40 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: dfwgator

[ "She didn't have to smuggle the pictures, she could have just pointed everyone to this site: The Real Cuba" ]

Where do you think that site gets all their photos, silly?! [ \ just kidding ]


64 posted on 02/01/2006 12:09:21 PM PST by jdm (All Your Base, House, Senate, WH, Judicial Belong to Us)
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To: Onelifetogive

Now I'd like to take a look at those.......photos I mean.


66 posted on 02/01/2006 12:24:36 PM PST by NavVet (“Benedict Arnold was wounded in battle fighting for America, but no one remembers him for that.”)
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To: Paradox

resistance is futile.


67 posted on 02/01/2006 12:26:53 PM PST by NavVet (“Benedict Arnold was wounded in battle fighting for America, but no one remembers him for that.”)
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To: NavVet

I surrender already! Take the whole island and me with you.


68 posted on 02/01/2006 12:28:59 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (http://www.busateripens.com)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Just Gooooooooooooogle her name............


69 posted on 02/01/2006 12:31:48 PM PST by Red Badger (...I will bless them that bless thee and those who curse thee I will turn into Liberals..........)
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To: yadayadayada2006

Thanks!


70 posted on 02/01/2006 12:33:01 PM PST by colorado tanker (I can't comment on things that might come before the Court, but I can tell you my Pinochle strategy)
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To: Onelifetogive
Nobody hates Communists like people who have suffered under them...

And nobody loves them like elitist leftists who think that they will be in charge.

71 posted on 02/01/2006 12:43:17 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

I believe, in this case, it should be "Thanks for the mammaries".


72 posted on 02/01/2006 12:44:34 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: jdm

Actually you're absolutely right, I was just trying to get a plug in for that great site.


73 posted on 02/01/2006 12:46:16 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
The Communist regime of Fidel Castro denies the existence of slums on the island.

Fidel is right. To say that there is a slum is to say that some parts are worse than others. The whole island is a in terrible shape.

74 posted on 02/01/2006 12:48:59 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Actually to call them slums would be demeaning to slums.


75 posted on 02/01/2006 12:50:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Blood of Tyrants
And nobody loves them like elitist leftists who think that they will be in charge.

You have to ask the question, "Who could possibly want to live in a corrupt police state where a few individuals oppress the majority?"
The only reasonable answer: "Those who think they will be the "few individuals."

76 posted on 02/01/2006 12:58:31 PM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: Onelifetogive

Houdova thought she'd smuggle stuff out in her bra?


77 posted on 02/01/2006 1:26:01 PM PST by mikrofon (Czech her out...)
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To: vikingd00d

Beautiful, ethical and has guts. Very nice combination IMO. Good for her, she can sure sleep well at night. Her helping to expose Cuba for what it is at risk to herself is very brave.

78 posted on 02/01/2006 1:31:11 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Southack; Clemenza
Thanks for the heads up guys; Castro's goons are falling sleep at the wheel, in the old days, they would have strip searched her...several times.

All kidding aside, last year Castro decided to "fight" the US by setting up a huge billboard across the street from the American embassy showing the now famous picture of an Abu Ghraib prisoner being "tortured" by being forced to wear women's underwear on his heads.

Cuban women have a wickedly sarcastic sense of humor, and commented that this billboard was the closest they'd been to quality undergarments since 1960.

79 posted on 02/01/2006 2:32:00 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (Some people see the world as they would want it to be, effective people see the world as it is.)
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To: Onelifetogive
Texas today has more Czech Americans than any other state in the nation. Though the total number who can claim Czech ancestry is unclear and disputable, possibly as many as four hundred thousand Texans are of Czech descent.

Even more are of German ancestry, like my great, great, grandparents who settled in 1850's era Texas ... in the Fayetteville area, the so-called "cradle of Czech settlement" in Texas ....

This explains a bit about Texan women - beautiful, smart and headstrong.


80 posted on 02/04/2006 12:27:15 AM PST by anymouse
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To: dfwgator

I don't get it.


81 posted on 02/28/2006 2:53:21 PM PST by rambo316 (Social engineering does not work and never will.)
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To: Chode

It's a good thing she wasn't wearing that particular shirt!!! LOL!


82 posted on 02/28/2006 2:59:20 PM PST by Hildy (The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth)
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To: Hildy

I don't think some Freepers realize the seriousness of this news bite. It's about more than a model's cute face and actions; it's about the life and death of an oppressed people. I'm a little sick at some comments; nevertheless, I am grateful to Helena for such bravery in getting the truth out. I long for the day when all Fidel-like excrement will be only a memory ...


83 posted on 02/28/2006 3:18:15 PM PST by dimmer-rats stealvotes (Catching onto the FOX Fonies)
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To: dimmer-rats stealvotes

I think most everyone realizes it....


84 posted on 02/28/2006 3:20:12 PM PST by Hildy (The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth)
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To: Hildy

you ever see eyes EXPLODE before???


85 posted on 02/28/2006 3:38:18 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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