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Canadian tourists take the prize again as largest supporters of Cuba’s repressive dictatorship

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Canadian tourists once again handily beat all other countries this July to win the twin prize of being both the most prolific supporters of Cuba's vile and murderous Castro dictatorship and the most insensitive tourists on the planet.

Via Bloomberg:

Following is a summary of Cuba’s July tourist arrivals by country of origin, from the National Statistics Office in Havana:

================================================================================
                     July      July       YoY         YtD         YtD       YoY
                     2013      2012     % chg        2013        2012     % chg
================================================================================
Total Visitors    212,574   215,913     -1.5%   1,809,641   1,842,382     -1.8%
Country of origin:
Canada             56,507    56,532      0.0%     763,276     755,398      1.0%
United Kingdom     13,626    13,557      0.5%      88,921      89,618     -0.8%
Mexico             10,770     8,873     21.4%      51,061      45,917     11.2%
Spain               7,458     9,079    -17.9%      40,416      46,858    -13.7%
Argentina           7,339     7,230      1.5%      64,953      69,712     -6.8%
France              7,024     7,754     -9.4%      62,004      68,731     -9.8%
Italy               6,945     8,177    -15.1%      57,057      64,716    -11.8%
Germany             6,232     6,177      0.9%      68,892      63,430      8.6%
Venezuela           4,163     3,442     20.9%      22,981      21,801      5.4%
================================================================================
                     July      July       YoY         YtD         YtD       YoY
                     2013      2012     % chg        2013        2012     % chg
================================================================================
Netherlands         3,978     4,597    -13.5%      19,951      21,218     -6.0%
Russia              3,554     5,239    -32.2%      42,802      51,648    -17.1%
Chile               3,552     3,000     18.4%      23,370      17,789     31.4%
Colombia            3,339     3,102      7.6%      19,262      18,053      6.7%
Switzerland         2,163     2,197     -1.5%      12,962      12,536      3.4%
Belgium             1,884     1,681     12.1%         n/a         n/a       n/a
Peru                1,805     2,319    -22.2%      10,892      11,619     -6.3%
Brazil              1,711     1,482     15.5%      10,412       9,945      4.7%
Panama              1,203     1,049     14.7%         n/a         n/a       n/a
Other Countries    69,321    70,426     -1.6%     429,118     455,492     -5.8%
================================================================================
SOURCE: Oficina Nacional de Estadisticas

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