News from an embargoed island
According to statistics published today by the regime in Havana, those evil, capitalist Americans have now become Cuba's fifth largest trading partner, behind Venezuela, China, Canada and Spain.
During 2007, the Cuban government bought goods worth USD582 million from US businesses, mainly agricultural and other primary producers - an increase of about USD100 million over the previous 12 months.
So much for the US trade embargo imposed in 1962 by then president John F Kennedy ...
By the way, the figures also confirm that the Castro brothers continue to depend on foreigners for the supply of even the most basic of goods - Cuba imported goods worth USD10 billion during 2007 but managed to export only USD3.7 billion of Cuban made goods.