Cuban Slave Labor Fever epidemic intensifies in Brazil….
The slaveowner shysters in Havana are drooling a bit more intensely today over the prospects offered by their Mariel manufacturing zone. Now that Brazil has put in a huge order for Cuban doctor-slaves, manufacturers are eager to claim their share of the free labor that Castrogonia has to offer. Yes, the rise of the new Marielito is on the horizon: not a refugee, but a slave.
The Mariel zone, like all boondoggles sponsored by the Castro mafia, promises a steady supply of slaves as a return for investment in the island's plantation economy. Of course, the manufacturers dumb enough to strike a deal with these devils run all sorts of risks, not the least of which is the fact that they will own nothing that they create and can have it taken from them in the wink of an eye. Since back-door deals, payoffs, bribes, graft, and all sorts of chicanery are the backbone of Castrogonian business ethics, they also run the risk of being accused of corruption at any time, and of having their operatives jailed indefinitely by the military junta that runs the whole scheme.
But... who can resist the lure of slave labor in the 21st century? And who can resist reading between the lines and through all the smokescreens in the report below? You have to admit, Castrogonians are masters at shameless euphemism-laden spin. Castrogonian definition of slave labor: "allowing companies to benefit from less red tape, simplified customs procedures, and a highly skilled Cuban workforce."
Bus maker interested in Mariel manufacturing zone... (and its slave labor force)
CUBA STANDARD — Brazilian bus manufacturer Marcopolo may be interested in using the Mariel special development zone (ZDE) for an assembly operation, Cuba’s trade attaché in Panama told Boletín Panamá in August.
Separately, without mentioning potential locations, the head of Brazilian trade promotion agency Apex said last year that Marcopolo wants to open a manufacturing plant in Cuba. Marcopolo executives last fall met with executives of state company Caisa, the potential Cuban counterpart in a joint venture, according to the Apex executive.
Companies such as Marcopolo “are interested in using the Cuban workforce, because they already have experience with assembly line work, in addition to technical knowledge,” said trade attaché Yanni Solano, according to Boletín Panamá.
Marcopolo, which did not respond to Cuba Standard inquiries, has assembly operations in Mexico and Colombia; Brazilian competitor Busscar has been assembling microbuses in Cuba since the 1990s....
....The port of Mariel, 30 miles east of Havana, is undergoing a $950 million expansion that will make it one of the largest container hubs in the Caribbean with a capacity of up to 1 million containers, eventually replacing cargo operations at the Port of Havana. Next to the new container hub is the Mariel Integrated Development Zone (ZDIM). The ZDIM is part of Cuba’s planned free-trade zones (ZDE), allowing companies to benefit from less red tape, simplified customs procedures, and a highly skilled Cuban workforce. The ZDE are part of a government effort to convince foreign investors to produce high value-added goods and services for export in Cuba. ZDIM S.A. is operated by a subsidiary of GAESA, the Cuban armed forces’ holding company.
Much more HERE.