Friday, January 23, 2009

You say embargo, I say ..

You know all that talk about the US commercial embargo?

Well, regardless of whether you think the decades-long embargo is silly or not, here are some figures that may be of interest.

A report today in The Moscow Times reveals that Russian exports to Cuba during the first 11 months of last year were worth “a mere” USD157 million, comprising mainly of cars, trucks, buses and parts for them, as well as equipment for nickel production.

By contrast, official figures released a couple of weeks ago confirmed that US exports to Cuba exceeded USD600 million during 2008. Not only was this a substantial increase over exports over the previous 12 months but it means that those dreadful imperialists have now become the Castro regime’s fifth largest trading partners.


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