In fact, Havana owes at least USD8 billion to Western banks and businesses but has refused to pay a single cent back since 1986. In short, it's defaulted on the debt.
And this does not include the country’s debt to the now-disappeared Soviet Union, estimated to be worth at least USD20 billion, which, of course, will never be repaid.
Well, there is more. According to this news report, the Castro brothers also owe the Czech Republic more than 214 million Euros, making Cuba the country’s number one debtor.
And the likelihood of Prague ever recouping any of this money from their one-time "fraternal" Communist allies? That's right - zero.