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Cuban Woman Reaches Miami via DHL delivery [really]
deutsche presse via email no url | 8/25/04

Posted on 08/25/2004 11:15:36 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker

Miami (dpa) - A 20-year-old Cuban woman arrived Wednesday in Miami in a box transported by delivery service DHL and immediately asked for political asylum.

The woman was being interrogated by customs and immigrations officials, a spokesperson said.

Employees at DHL were surprised when the young woman emerged from the box, sent from Cuba via Nassau in the Bahamas.

``Suddenly the box opened and the young woman ran out,'' an employee said. The box was perforated with holes to allow her to breathe.

Under U.S. laws Cuban refugees who make it to land are allowed to stay in the United States and those intercepted at sea are returned to the communist island.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cargo; humansmuggling
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1 posted on 08/25/2004 11:15:37 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: Luis Gonzalez

She's a keeper.


2 posted on 08/25/2004 11:17:20 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: NativeNewYorker

Wonder how many DHL execs are considering this for a new commercial???


3 posted on 08/25/2004 11:17:37 AM PDT by flashbunny (Kerry helped move jobs to china - http://www.flashbunny.org/commentary/kerryoutsourced.html)
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To: NativeNewYorker

I think the freight carriers don't x-ray their stuff. Hopefully not.


4 posted on 08/25/2004 11:18:00 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: NativeNewYorker

An alien with a tracking number. Perfect!


5 posted on 08/25/2004 11:19:27 AM PDT by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
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To: NativeNewYorker

She's a winner! I suppose 'ol Fidel will be closing this route real quick. Gee, we're such a lousy, war-mongering, racist country. I can't believe people are express shipping themselves to our shores!


6 posted on 08/25/2004 11:20:07 AM PDT by dukeman
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To: NativeNewYorker

Who signed for her?


7 posted on 08/25/2004 11:20:17 AM PDT by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi)
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To: flashbunny

"It's DHL...or else."


8 posted on 08/25/2004 11:20:41 AM PDT by RichInOC ("DHL? íHola! This is Juan Gonzales. I'd like to set up a delivery....")
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To: NativeNewYorker

Don't anybody tell Janet Reno.


9 posted on 08/25/2004 11:20:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

I've been wondering where the Cuban woman I ordered wound up?


10 posted on 08/25/2004 11:21:31 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: NativeNewYorker

Maybe it was a mail order wife.


11 posted on 08/25/2004 11:22:08 AM PDT by jaydubya2 (Long time Listener, First time caller)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

one republican in florida.


12 posted on 08/25/2004 11:22:46 AM PDT by justin-garrett
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To: NativeNewYorker
Good get.

Details?

The only country in the world that folks go to the ultimate to get into.

Go Bless America.

13 posted on 08/25/2004 11:22:53 AM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and sign up for a monthly donation.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Welcome aboard to her. I hope she has a wonderful succesful life here.


14 posted on 08/25/2004 11:23:03 AM PDT by JLS
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To: dukeman
I can't believe people are express shipping themselves to our shores!

Between this and the guys who rigged up the floating truck, if they can get here, by all means - let them stay! We need this kind of ingenuity here.
15 posted on 08/25/2004 11:23:16 AM PDT by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
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To: NativeNewYorker
Brilliant !!

Well done!!

16 posted on 08/25/2004 11:27:01 AM PDT by Freebird Forever (Diversity is divisive)
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To: NativeNewYorker

A little insider help didn't hurt either. ;>)


17 posted on 08/25/2004 11:27:10 AM PDT by steplock
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To: July 4th

But ... but ... Cuba has free healthcare! I just don't understand why she would want to leave. </sarcasm>


18 posted on 08/25/2004 11:27:39 AM PDT by Betis70
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To: Betis70
But ... but ... Cuba has free healthcare!

And it's worth every penny.

19 posted on 08/25/2004 11:28:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Does anyone remember the Lou Reed (Velvet Underground) song "The Package," in which Waldo mails himself to his girlfriend?


20 posted on 08/25/2004 11:29:51 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Waldo didn't get to jump out of the package.


21 posted on 08/25/2004 11:31:29 AM PDT by babaloo999 (Liberals say they're "Progressive". So is cancer.-------------------they're, their, whatever)
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To: Betis70

Not to mention the excellent education system, Katie told us all about it.


22 posted on 08/25/2004 11:31:38 AM PDT by UB355
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To: 1rudeboy

Poor Elian...


23 posted on 08/25/2004 11:32:52 AM PDT by HawkeyeLonewolf (Christian First, American Second (Conservative Anti-Smoker))
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To: flashbunny

Delivering Liberty Around the World - DHL


24 posted on 08/25/2004 11:32:58 AM PDT by HamiltonJay ("You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.")
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To: NativeNewYorker

why would anyone want to leave the land of milk and honey
and free socialized medicine? I can't imagine..<sarcasm


25 posted on 08/25/2004 11:33:01 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the piece)
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To: NativeNewYorker

The Big Cigar must be pretty p*ssed.


26 posted on 08/25/2004 11:33:11 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Employees at DHL were surprised when the young woman emerged from the box, sent from Cuba via Nassau in the Bahamas.

She's got a career lined up in the US jumping out of cakes.

27 posted on 08/25/2004 11:33:40 AM PDT by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: NativeNewYorker

I dunno about you guys, but I'm sending away for mine right away!


28 posted on 08/25/2004 11:33:57 AM PDT by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Mine was backordered.


29 posted on 08/25/2004 11:35:54 AM PDT by keysguy (Trust the media as far as you can throw them)
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To: headsonpikes
"The Big Cigar must be pretty p*ssed..."

Not only that, but Castro is mad too!
30 posted on 08/25/2004 11:36:01 AM PDT by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Betis70
"Cuba has free healthcare"

That's nothing Cubans smuggled here get $8,000 when they arrive and most have 6 or 8 SS cards and live real well here in the good old third world capital called Miami.
31 posted on 08/25/2004 11:38:44 AM PDT by keysguy (Trust the media as far as you can throw them)
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To: babaloo999
Waldo didn't get to jump out of the package.

No, but he spent many happy hours getting ready to.

32 posted on 08/25/2004 11:38:53 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: 1rudeboy
"She's a keeper."

She might be.

She could also have been sent by Castro.

33 posted on 08/25/2004 11:42:14 AM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: HamiltonJay

"If she had used UPS, she would have been killed by package abuse. Use DHL."


34 posted on 08/25/2004 11:44:01 AM PDT by flashbunny (Kerry helped move jobs to china - http://www.flashbunny.org/commentary/kerryoutsourced.html)
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To: 1rudeboy

Not being racist, but why would she be a keeper as opposed to the hundreds of thousands that come across the border from Mexico?

If you come into this country illegally and are captured, you should be sent back to where you came from. I know Cuba has a really pitiful existence for the general populace, but so does much of Mexico. Otherwise, why are all these people trying to leave it?


36 posted on 08/25/2004 11:53:49 AM PDT by Ro_Thunder (Lt.Col. Myles Miyamasu -"These guys really make us work to kill them, but in the end, they're dead.")
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To: Rebel_Ace

lol, I should have written 'El Cigarro Grande'.


37 posted on 08/25/2004 11:56:17 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: Buggman

As requested, you have been pinged!


38 posted on 08/25/2004 11:56:26 AM PDT by Homo_homini_lupus (Man is a wolf to man.)
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To: Ro_Thunder

They're fleeing Cuba because its a Communist slave prison and there's no freedom. I have a high regard for people who seek to be free as opposed to those who come here for the money.


39 posted on 08/25/2004 11:57:28 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: alberuni
Obviously, there are no principled distinctions to be made between the various purported political refugees you cite, but there most certainly are politically expedient legal distinctions to be made, else what's the point of power?
40 posted on 08/25/2004 12:01:21 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

"Waldo Jeffers had reached his limit. It was now mid-August..."


41 posted on 08/25/2004 12:04:29 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: Ro_Thunder

Ummm . . . because she's fleeing an island prison? What do I win?


42 posted on 08/25/2004 12:04:50 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
"Waldo Jeffers had reached his limit. It was now mid-August..."

"Waldo trembled with anticipation..."

43 posted on 08/25/2004 12:12:03 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: alberuni
"1. Why should it matter if Cuban refugees make it to land or are intercepted at sea?"

Stupid Clinton policy after Al Sharpton complained about Haitians being repatriated. The policy has been perpetuated by the Bush administration.

"2. Why do we have a double-standard regarding the millions of Cubans who have immigrated to the US (illegally, since they don't have visas) compared to the millions....."

By and large, Cubans that emigrate wind up getting educated, becoming better citizens, contributing to society, etc. Mexicans, Haitians look for the free meal ticket, free medical, etc.

44 posted on 08/25/2004 12:22:30 PM PDT by El Gran Salseron (It translates as the Great, Big Salsa Dancer, nothing more. :-))
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To: 1rudeboy; goldstategop

So, what's the difference between fleeing communist Cuba and Socialist and corrupt Mexico? Or fleeing El Salvador? San Salvador?

I have no problem with trying to make a better life for yourself, or your family - and this isn't about ethnicity - it's about what you do when you get here.

Get legal immigrant status
Learn the language
Obey the laws
Get a job, pay your own way

If EVERYONE did these 4 simply things, there would be a HUGE increase in this country's economy. Sure, employers would have to pay more in salary, but there would be less going out in welfare, medicaid, etc.


45 posted on 08/25/2004 12:23:51 PM PDT by Ro_Thunder (Lt.Col. Myles Miyamasu -"These guys really make us work to kill them, but in the end, they're dead.")
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To: Ro_Thunder

Wonder if her box is large or tight?


47 posted on 08/25/2004 12:40:56 PM PDT by superiorslots
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To: NativeNewYorker

I question the timing of this delivery.


48 posted on 08/25/2004 1:10:11 PM PDT by Loyalist
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To: flashbunny
DHL... arrive in one piece peace.
49 posted on 08/25/2004 1:12:24 PM PDT by mewper
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To: Ro_Thunder
So, what's the difference between fleeing communist Cuba and Socialist and corrupt Mexico?

If you don't see the difference, God help you.

50 posted on 08/25/2004 1:19:10 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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