Tuesday, November 06, 2007

In an embargoed island?

The US trade and commercial embargo against the Castro regime, which has been in place since 1962, has never been applied “with such viciousness” as in the past year.

At least that is the claim made by Havana, as you can read in this article published today in Granma, the regime’s official propaganda sheet.

Then again … the viciousness of the embargo seems to be news to the Governor of the American state of Nebraska, Gov. Dave Heineman.

According to local news reports, Gov Heineman will lead a 17 member delegation of Nebraska agriculture representatives to Cuba next week.

“I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish during this short visit,” the governor said.
“We’ve enjoyed a good relationship with the Cuban import authority during the past two years, and this trade mission is an opportunity to explore ways to expand those ties.”

In fact, over the past two years the Cuban authorities have purchased USD60 million worth of commodities from Nebraskan farmers alone, including dry edible beans, corn, wheat, turkey, pork, beef, soybeans and other soy products.

That seems like a lot of viciousness.

UPDATE: According to this Associated Press report just in from Havana, Cuba will sign contracts worth about USD450 million with "firms from the US and dozens of other countries" today, as part of the annual Havana Trade Fair. Last year, the regime signed deals worth USD432 million at the Fair.


Anonymous Reality Check said...

Hey, if anybody knows viciousness, Havana does. It also knows how to spin or slant absolutely anything to serve its purposes. Just another day at the office.

2:11 am  
Blogger Lori said...

I could only hope for the US to be as vicious with the Cuban regime as the Cuban regime is with the Cuban people.

3:01 am  

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