PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • La Conchita: What a shame! When I left Cuba at the age of 7…. Jose Manuel was 22… Maria Victoria was 29… Eloy Marante...

  • asombra: Not to worry. Latrines do as Latrines are.

  • asombra: It is indisputable that both Castro II and “Che” were communists before 1959, and everything points to the same...

  • asombra: Not blind, just “resolviendo,” or trying to.

  • asombra: Doesn’t Fidel look like real military to you? No? He shouldn’t. And is that Ru Paul next to him? You go, girl.

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

No leverage over Castro regime?

obama1

Soviet economic aid to Cuba 1988:

$4,344,000 (That year, by the way, marked the peak of Castro's intervention in Africa. Such was the level of Soviets aid to Cuba that when the Russians said jump Castro said how high, to the tune of sending 50,000 of his soldier-slaves to Angola to get stomped by a South African and UNITA force a fraction their size.

Cash flow from the U.S. to Cuba in 2013, (made possible by a succession of Presidential orders since 2009:)

(cash remittances) $2.5 billion in 2012. Both categories (money and goods) together surpassed $5.105 billion.

In brief, the annual cash and merchandise flow from the U.S. to Cuba today exceeds annual Soviet subsides to Cuba at their peak. In brief, no U.S. President has ever held as threatening a testicular grip on the economic fortunes of the Castro regime as does this one. But instead of squeezing, he caresses.

got-you-by-the-balls-072210-lg

2 comments to No leverage over Castro regime?

  • Rayarena

    Humberto writes:

    In brief, the annual cash and merchandise flow from the U.S. to Cuba today exceeds annual Soviet subsides to Cuba at their peak. In brief, no U.S. President has ever held as threatening a testicular grip on the economic fortunes of the Castro regime as does this one. But instead of squeezing, he caresses.

    ROTFLMAO!

  • asombra

    One only has leverage if one is prepared to use it.