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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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Comment 1:

but she managed to smuggle out pictures she hid in her bra.

Sheesh...that's the first place I would have looked...

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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.

Nobody hates Communists like people who have suffered under them...

1 posted on 02/01/2006 11:07:56 AM PST by Onelifetogive
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To: Onelifetogive
Nobody hates Communists like people who have suffered under them...

Amen that to that. The Czechs and Poles are the only ones who dare criticize Castro in the halls of the UN.

2 posted on 02/01/2006 11:09:49 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Onelifetogive

Ahem. Pictures?


3 posted on 02/01/2006 11:10:45 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: Onelifetogive

4 posted on 02/01/2006 11:10:45 AM PST by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: Onelifetogive

"Nobody hates Communists like people who have suffered under them..."

Amen - my wife is originally from China and not happy with Commies - for that matter she says Dems are pretty much the same thing as commies.


5 posted on 02/01/2006 11:10:59 AM PST by DM1
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To: Onelifetogive

More power to her.


7 posted on 02/01/2006 11:11:20 AM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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To: Onelifetogive

How can you post a thread like this without pictures?

8 posted on 02/01/2006 11:11:43 AM PST by vikingd00d
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To: Onelifetogive

Too bad it wasn't Anna Nicole Smith -- they could have kept their car too!


9 posted on 02/01/2006 11:12:08 AM PST by pikachu (I must be be built upside down -- my nose runs and my feet smell!)
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To: Onelifetogive

"Nobody hates Communists like people who have suffered under them..."

Communists manage to combine arrogance and self righteousness to a very high level. They claim to be looking after the greater good, but that often means the individual suffers. And that's ok. The leadership never suffers, and always feels they are doing what's best, even if people die.
Now, if you're hungry, or without shelter, or whatever dire circumstance, and you have such leaders, you would have a white hot hate for communism.
Democrats display much that is characteristic of communism.


11 posted on 02/01/2006 11:12:38 AM PST by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: vikingd00d
How can you post a thread like this without pictures?

I was wondering that myself...and wow!

12 posted on 02/01/2006 11:12:47 AM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Onelifetogive
but.. but.. I thought Cuba was a socialist paradise with no poverty and 100% literacy?

*snicker*
13 posted on 02/01/2006 11:12:51 AM PST by conservative physics
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To: Onelifetogive

I applaud her bravery.


14 posted on 02/01/2006 11:13:26 AM PST by steelcurtain
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To: Onelifetogive

God bless the Czechs. Twenty years ago I thought them wimps, but they have proved to be as strong as the Poles.


15 posted on 02/01/2006 11:13:52 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Onelifetogive

What did I miss in #6? Dang it! :) I always miss the best photos!


16 posted on 02/01/2006 11:13:55 AM PST by jdm (All Your Base, House, Senate, WH, Judicial Belong to Us)
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To: Onelifetogive
A model with a brain. How depressing. I often try to console myself for my non-good looks by cradling my PhD diploma and rocking back and forth. But when brains and beauty combine in a single person it completely undermines my "at least I'm smart" alibi.

Damn.
17 posted on 02/01/2006 11:14:01 AM PST by Asclepius (protectionists would outsource our dignity and prosperity in return for illusory job security)
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To: dfwgator
Amen that to that. The Czechs and Poles are the only ones who dare criticize Castro in the halls of the UN.

They understand. It's great to see this kind of social activism from a model. Not some PETA crap.
18 posted on 02/01/2006 11:14:07 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Onelifetogive
Nobody hates Communists like people who have suffered under them...

BUMP.

Even in SF, the Chinese immigrants speak out against Communism while the local schools there indoctrinate Americans into loving Marx.

19 posted on 02/01/2006 11:14:25 AM PST by weegee (Happy Holidays! Tis the season of MLK, Chinese New Year, Tet, Valentine's, Presidents...)
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To: Onelifetogive

Good for her !


20 posted on 02/01/2006 11:14:39 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Onelifetogive
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.

Sounds interesting.

21 posted on 02/01/2006 11:14:42 AM PST by T. Buzzard Trueblood (left unchecked, Saddam Hussein...will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton)
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To: vikingd00d

I know it has been retouched, but...golly gee!


22 posted on 02/01/2006 11:14:57 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Onelifetogive

Any chance of this being posted on the Castro Loving DU?


24 posted on 02/01/2006 11:15:28 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Asclepius
I often try to console myself for my non-good looks by cradling my PhD diploma and rocking back and forth.

LOL!

BTW, all Freepers are beautiful. :-)

25 posted on 02/01/2006 11:15:48 AM PST by retrokitten (www.retrosrants.blogspot.com)
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To: Onelifetogive
Sheesh...that's the first place I would have looked...

After seeing the picture in post 4, I would have to agree with you. What has happened to the men in Cuba these day? Have they all gone brokeback?

26 posted on 02/01/2006 11:15:49 AM PST by Armando Guerra
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To: pikachu

Anna Nicole Smith - accused of smuggling two bald midgets in her bra.


27 posted on 02/01/2006 11:16:05 AM PST by EX52D (They say that anger is just love disappointed...)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
She did have a friend with her.


28 posted on 02/01/2006 11:16:33 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: steelcurtain
I applaud her bravery.

I'd give her a hand... or two...

29 posted on 02/01/2006 11:16:45 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Wow! Czech-Mate!


30 posted on 02/01/2006 11:16:53 AM PST by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: Onelifetogive

That is one brave young lady.

GOOD for her.


31 posted on 02/01/2006 11:17:40 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Onelifetogive

BTTT


33 posted on 02/01/2006 11:18:53 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Onelifetogive

I will gladly volunteer to strip search all female runway models entering the country... we've got to stop this kind of thing! hehe


34 posted on 02/01/2006 11:18:53 AM PST by conservative physics
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To: Phantom Lord

Judging by the posts that are getting zotted by the mods, I'd say this is driving some of the DUmmies out of the woodwork here.


35 posted on 02/01/2006 11:18:56 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: RobbyS

We had some Czechs come here (EGLIN AFB) for some training a couple years back. They would come to the tennis courts with their soccer ball and play a game I've never seen before or since. It was like volleyball with a tennis net and they couldn't use their hands, only feet! Amazing dexterity on these guys!..........or is that poderity?......


36 posted on 02/01/2006 11:19:02 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: Asclepius

LOL. I guess it's best to console yourself with "perhaps she won't age well."

Then again, there are just some people worthy of respect on many levels. She may be one of them.


37 posted on 02/01/2006 11:19:40 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Onelifetogive

Beauty AND brains--nice to see!


38 posted on 02/01/2006 11:19:49 AM PST by American Quilter (Communism is a religion, and none the less potent for being a secular one. - J.F.C. Fuller)
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To: FormerLib

Or perverted Freepers


39 posted on 02/01/2006 11:20:13 AM PST by Zavien Doombringer (13th AF, 3rd TFW, 3rd AGS, 3rd AMU - ESC The Blue Screw will get you too! 86-89)
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To: weegee

"Even in SF, the Chinese immigrants speak out against Communism while the local schools there indoctrinate Americans into loving Marx."

That reminds me of what Solzhenitsyn's children went through while living in New England. The boys got in trouble by trying to enlighten the trendy Lefist teacher set.


40 posted on 02/01/2006 11:21:24 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (France kicked Germany's teeth out at Verdun among other places.)
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To: FormerLib

Or they are posting some pics I have seen of her that they mods prefer not be posted.


41 posted on 02/01/2006 11:21:53 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Onelifetogive
"Thanks for the memories"?


42 posted on 02/01/2006 11:22:57 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Onelifetogive; Cincinatus' Wife; Polybius; Luis Gonzalez

CUBA LIBRE ping!


43 posted on 02/01/2006 11:23:30 AM PST by Clemenza
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Or they are posting some pics I have seen of her that they mods prefer not be posted.

Ya know, I think Jim Rob might need to reign in these heavy-handed mods!

44 posted on 02/01/2006 11:24:01 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: colorado tanker
Ahem. Pictures?

Who wants to see a bunch of pics of slums that some bimbo took on her digital camera? Oh, you mean you want to see pics of the model?

45 posted on 02/01/2006 11:24:08 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: FormerLib

Obviously that's not the one hiding things in her bra. Those puppies aren't hidden at all.


46 posted on 02/01/2006 11:25:02 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Phantom Lord

Guilty as charged.


47 posted on 02/01/2006 11:25:12 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
MEMories, uh huh...

I believe her face is stunning, very pretty. But she is actually quite intelligent, and brave. Kudos to her for her dedication to this cause of hers. She is not just a pretty face..


48 posted on 02/01/2006 11:25:39 AM PST by Paradox (Liberalism IS a religion.)
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To: Onelifetogive

The lady is a warrior in her own right.


49 posted on 02/01/2006 11:26:00 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: vikingd00d

In that picture, she looks like a young version of Geri Ryan, Seven of Nine in Star Trek:Voyager.


50 posted on 02/01/2006 11:26:50 AM PST by Paradox (Liberalism IS a religion.)
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