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July 25, 2014

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Charo sends Bush video message

Strip entertainer Charo has become the latest opponent of a nuclear waste dump and sent a little of her "cuchi-cuchi" to President Bush.

"I admire all the job you're doing about the terrorists," Charo told the president in a video message she recorded Thursday at Las Vegas City Hall. "But leave nuclear waste where it is. Everybody in Las Vegas is very worried."

A native of Spain, Charo said she practically grew up in Las Vegas, where she first began appearing at age 17.

"I love Las Vegas," the 60-year-old said, constantly trying to close a tiny, glittering, pink bolero jacket. "We have a lot in common. We keep on working."

In addition to Charo, about 140 residents recorded similar messages earlier in the week. Only one person sent Bush a message in support of a nuclear waste dump, city officials said.

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