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BeeSilver930 karma

I recently read an article about the new popularity of quinoa and how this popularity has been damaging the local populations where it is grown. The local communities who had used quinoa as their own food staple now cannot afford it.

Do you have any thoughts or comments on this?

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What are your thoughts on "new" chronic diseases such as fibromyalgia and chronic lyme disease? I'm specifically interested in chronic lyme disease, which (I think) has been gaining broader acceptance in the medical profession.

BeeSilver92 karma

Were those 20-year-old Cubans actually born in Cuba? To be eligible for a lot of the welfare, they need to actually be from Cuba (not just Cuban heritage), and some of the benefits wear out over the years. FYI.

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I'm in FTL and have been following your articles. I also did a lot of research on Medicaid/Medicare fraud, which also has numerous examples of Cubans fleeing to Cuba to escape persecution.

I think that normalized relations with Cuba should bring an end to the Cuban-specific welfare benefits and should allow prosecution of fugitives in Cuba more easily generally. Did you find any examples of the US actually prosecuting Cubans or those who helped perpetrate the fraud (those who took out the money and sent it to their family/friends in Cuba)?

I "wrote" for the Sun-Sentinel in high school and in college (the College View section). I don't know if those columns even exist anymore (at least, they aren't in the Sunday edition!). But y'all will always hold a special place in my heart :D. Since finishing school and coming back to South Florida, I have been impressed with the Sun-Sentinel's investigative reporting. It's nice to know that such reporting isn't dead!