Friday, July 11, 2008

Quote of the Day

“Cubans embrace life, behaving as if they're going to live forever. Even a funeral or a workers' strike is a carnival. Our rum is a distillation of this Cuban culture and I defy anyone not to smile after just a sip."

Jose Navarro, the head distiller at Havana Club, the government-owned rum maker, explaining to The Daily Telegraph in London the relationship between Cubans and rum.

Now, I agree wholeheartedly with Mr Navarro’s views on rum but I am not too sure what he means by Cubans going on a “workers’ strikes”. As I am sure Fidel Castro can confirm, there has not been a single workers’ strike in Cuba since about 1960s – they are illegal.


Blogger Angel Garzón said...

I think Mr. Navarro may have had a little bit more rum than he was able to handle, either that or he knew that the reporter with whom he was speaking was a Kool Aid drinker, the Cuban tyranny's kind that is.

Didn't Bacardi acquire the legal rights in international courts to distill and sell Havana Club exclusively last year? I remember having read that Bacardi threw a huge party in Miami to inaugurate its exclusive product and to celebrate its victory over the Cuban usurpers in court.

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