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