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2007: Visited Cuba to repair yacht & support synagogues

The main point of contention between Meek and Greene boils down to which one is dirtier. "Your life is a question mark and every day we learn about your business dealings and how you treat your employees. You have more versions of why you went to Cuba than Baskin Robbins has flavors of ice cream," Meek said, referring to Greene's explanations for why he took his 145-foot yacht to Cuba in 2007.

Greene initially said he went to Cuba as part of a humanitarian mission to visit the Jewish community there. He then said the Cuba visit was the result of mechanical troubles on his yacht and he visited synagogues there while he was waiting for the vessel to be repaired.

Greene says he went to Cuba merely because his yacht, Summerwind, needed repairs for a diving trip. On Tuesday he produced receipts for yacht parts and an attorney's letter saying no law was violated based on how Greene explained the trip.

Source: 2010 Florida Dem. Primary Debate, Miami Herald & P.B.Post Aug 10, 2010

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