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Old 03-02-2010, 01:44 PM   #182
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Originally Posted by CBVRacing
Should ASO wave the requested $5.5 million fee per country (i read $7m in some other articles) so that the money can go toward rebuilding people's life? and ensure that the Dakar goes through Chile in 2011 to assist with revenue generation?

Is it still ethical to request the ASO fee?

If waved for Chile, what would Argentina say?

Will ASO still want the Dakar to be held in SA without the $dols, or will it turn its back on Latin America and go back to Africa?

3 days on, there is no message regarding the earthquake on is this right?

...for group debate...
I would think it a big PR move for the ASO to forgo the fee. To that end, how could Argentina protest without looking wildly un-neighborly? However, should it get far enough into the year, the world's quake memory will fade and the demands for payment may not look quite so heartless.

Lastly, outside of the two weeks of the rally proper, I've always noticed to be severly lacking in any timely updates.
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