Tuesday, March 11, 2008

It's the Americans, stupid

Our old friend Jean Ziegler is at it again.

As readers will recall, the left-wing Swiss academic who counts Muammar al Gadaffi among his friends goes by the grand title of United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

It was in that very capacity that he visited Cuba last year to check on how the Castro regime was feeding its people.

Well, Professor Ziegler’s report on his visit has now been presented to the UN, according to this report.

And as you would expect, he says the reason food is so expensive on the island is because of the US trade and commercial embargo. Of course.

Professor Ziegler says the “illegal blockade” forces up prices and restricts imports, which will come as a surprise to those American farmers and primary producers who last year exported more than US$437 million in foodstuffs to Cuba.


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