Eat your heart out, Bernie Madoff! Ha-Ha!
"I have repeatedly e-mailed, visited the offices and sent my representative to the offices of a (Cuban) company I did business with for years and which owes me money, and they simply refuse to talk to me," a Canadian businessman told Reuters.
Many foreign suppliers and investors in Cuba are still unable to repatriate hundreds of millions of dollars from local accounts almost a year after Cuban authorities blocked them because of the financial crisis, foreign diplomats and businessmen said.
The businessmen, who asked not to be identified, said they were increasingly frustrated because the Communist authorities refused to offer explanations or solutions for the situation..
"Boo-hoo-hoo, snifle-snifle," we all say.
"Kirby Jones is the man to see about business in Cuba,” The New York Times
"Cubans know their business" says Alamar Pres. Kirby Jones. This means the Cubans sitting across the negotiating table have done their homework and know their business. They cannot be easily fooled."
Apparently the same cannot be said of their commercial prey.
Question: Does the Castro-Anointed Kirby Jones have a backlog of calls from those, "Many foreign suppliers and investors in Cuba?" P.T. Barnum actually underestimated the number.
For the record: during the UNSPEAKABLE(!!!) Batista era, Cuba's peso was pegged slightly ABOVE the U.S. dollar, Cuba ran a consistent trade surplus and her credit was solid gold, the same substance that fully backed her currency, in which Cuba's industrial workers were paid the 8th highest wages in the world..