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What should I ask him?
you think he's the ambassador from Nicaragua.
loads of questions which imply you haven't realised Batista's been overthrown
Also, I'm going to ask what they spent that trillion dollar bill on.
and how they made the robot of him they show on tv
stuff about traditional cuban music which is awsome, ask him his fav artists and tunes.
Then go on a drugs tangent aoout coke...
Before stopping on tabbaco
then lunging into some stuff about comunisum and democuracys...
interviewing the cuban ambassador in the middle of the night?
He's the ambassador to NZ, so I thought it'd be easy, but apparently he's actually their most experienced diplomat who served as ambassador to China in the 70s and 80s. He's here now as an easy pre-retirement task, but the man's apparently incredibly sharp.
I'm off to ask him about the Cuban Five, as the tenth anniversary of their imprisonment is coming up.
the idea of clumsily waking up an ambassador in the middle of the night at his personal residence to do an interview IS a pretty top potential-for-comedy situation, right?
He's probably wearing a sash with "embajador" on it and has a typical Latin American moustache.
i bet he just stays up late smoking cigars and gambling most nights huh
But if it was a true sitcom situation then he would wear the sash everywhere, even in bed, like Mayor Quimby.
and said 'we do things a little differently in cuba' with a wry smile huh
gotta have a beret and aviators
yay or nay?
and look tearful for the rest of the interview
he is spoiling us?
and brought me back a cuban rap record its wicked
Plus she played in a cuban band on so purcussion instruments in a few bars while she was there she rules
If he had the opportunity, would he kick george bush in the head?
Angel Matos, blates.
pay you more
He was a small, wiry man in tweed, smoking a pipe. First thing when I walked in - "do you like coffee?" I replied in the affirmative, and was given an espresso to die for.
We had a really interesting talk about "200 years that America has repressed Cuban independence." He was quite adamant that Cuba just wants to be left alone, but the Americans constantly want to interfere in their affairs. He was quite a nice chap, for a representative of a murderous communist dictatorship.
Every time I tried to point out that America supporting authoritarian regimes abroad was bad, but that Cuba itself was merely an anti-American version of such a regime, he dodged the question - "we do things our way in Cuba, we have the best healthcare and education in the third world, we just want to be independent."
Then he spent a while talking about why 9/11 was faked, but I think I convinced him otherwise.
He did not have any cigars. He does like Ferrero Rocher.