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Nowadays Indian businessmen take advantage of desperate Cuban workers (Sure didn’t work dat way under the UNSPEAKABLE(!!!) Batista!)

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I SWEAR I am not making this up:

"The Indian businessman Dang encountered has investments in Canada, India, Puerto Rico, Vietnam, in addition to Cuba, where he reported his highest rate of return."

India-untouchables

Got it, amigos? Yes: Businessmen from the world's top destination for outsourcing, do their outsourcing to Castro's slave plantation!

In 1958 Cuba's industrial workers ( citizens of a nation with a higher per-capita income than half of Europe) enjoyed the 8th highest wages on earth, and Cuba's trade unions wielded a muscle that impressed even (Cuban labor leader) Eusebio Mujal's colleague (U.S. labor leader) George Meany, to say nothing of communist labor "experts:"

“We thought Cuba was underdeveloped except for a few sugar refineries. This is false. Almost a quarter of Cuba's labor force was employed in industry where the salaries were equal to those in the U.S.!” (Czech economist Radoslav Selucky, 1960.)

Now a Cubans' wages are such that an Indian businessmen (yes Indian!) can pay less to Cubans than to his own miserably impoverished and exploited compatriots...VAMOS BIEN!!!

Needless to add, the article mentions:

"...the changes overtaking Cuba since President Raul Castro began opening Cuban markets to a degree unseen since the fall of dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959.

Got it, amigos: Under the Cuban "dictator" Cuban workers gagged at the exploitation and misery of workers in India. Under the Cuban "President," however, Indian businessmen find Cubans more desperate than the sub-continent's own untouchables....VAMOS BIEN!!!

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"Outsourcing" INDEED!!!

APOYO-A-BATISTA
Cuban labor unions demonstrate in support of Batista in 1957.

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"Miss me yet?"

Update:

Comment from our own Asombra: "Cubans like Oscar Biscet, who hold up Gandhi as a role model, are demeaning themselves, just like those who appeal to the memory of Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks. Until Indians and American blacks renounce their longstanding pro-Castro slant and show real solidarity with the oppressed and enslaved Cuban people, Cubans should look elsewhere for role models--it's not as if they don't have any of their own."

2 comments to Nowadays Indian businessmen take advantage of desperate Cuban workers (Sure didn’t work dat way under the UNSPEAKABLE(!!!) Batista!)

  • asombra

    Of course you're not making this up. India has never had a problem with Castro, Inc. If it can profit off Cuba, it will. This is pretty much the standard foreign position, which is blithely hypocritical, as with the "dictator Batista" and "President Castro" bullshit. I deliberately passed on "the feel-good film of the decade," just as I do on Indian restaurants and such, in keeping with my disdain. Cubans like Oscar Biscet, who hold up Gandhi as a role model, are demeaning themselves, just like those who appeal to the memory of Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks. Until Indians and American blacks renounce their longstanding pro-Castro slant and show real solidarity with the oppressed and enslaved Cuban people, Cubans should look elsewhere for role models--it's not as if they don't have any of their own.

  • "Cubans like Oscar Biscet, who hold up Gandhi as a role model, are demeaning themselves, just like those who appeal to the memory of Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks. Until Indians and American blacks renounce their longstanding pro-Castro slant and show real solidarity with the oppressed and enslaved Cuban people, Cubans should look elsewhere for role models--it's not as if they don't have any of their own."

    Lord have mercy. This troubling --but trenchant--observation belongs in the post itself (and there it now sits.)