King Raul strikes deals for freebies from China, Russia

Raul: “Oye, Li, antes teniamos muchos chinitos, pero ahora solo nos quedan negritos.”

King Raul has been very busy lately, posing for photos and signing trade deals with other despots.

This week’s visiting despot was Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

The king must be so, so happy.

So many trade deals, so many loans, so many freebies, just because he hates the United States.

It pays to have the right enemies.

And it pays big time to always default on one’s loans….

Raul: “Como me encantan estos comemierdas.”

 

From Xinhua:

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has wrapped up his trip to Cuba aimed at boosting bilateral cooperation.

Li’s trip to Havana, the first official visit to Cuba by a Chinese premier since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1960, has attracted attention from the world’s influential media.

Reuters underlined the business deals Li and Cuban President Raul Castro signed when Li visited the island country following President Xi Jinping’s visit in 2014.

“The two leaders oversaw the signing of around 30 agreements on economic cooperation in various sectors,” the British news agency quoted the Cuban state media as saying.

Raul: “Quiza si me porto bien, Vlad se quita la camisa”

Aaaah!  But that’s not all.  King Raul gets a bonus this week.

A Russian trade delegation is in Havana to strike up deals.

The Russians are ready to build power plants and sell airplanes to King Raul and his merry men.

More freebies!

From Pravda:

Russia has proposed to build small power plants in Cuba and purchase long-haul aircraft at the meeting on trade and economic cooperation, the Russian trade representative in Havana Aleksandr Bogatyr reported.

Meeting of the Russia-Cuba working group of intergovernmental commission is to take place on 26 September.

‘The Russian company Rusgidro will offer to build small power plants in Cuba. There are no big rivers in Cuba, but it’s possible to produce small hydropower,’ Bogatyr said.

Aleksandr Bogatyr: “You will pay back loans, correct? Not like last time.”

According to him, Russia will also propose to consider purchase of the Russian MS-21 aircraft. As Bogatyr noted, the project has been just launched, and its presentation will be held in Cuba.

The Cubans plan to discuss production of citrus fruit and cooperation in this field. The case may be about supplies of equipment and fertilizers from Russia. ‘The Cubans consider to restore former volumes in order to export them to Russia as well then,’ Bogatyr pointed out. Now, the Cubans keep delivering sea foods to Russia.

As Pravda.Ru reported, Cuba is still one of the main Russia’s partners in the Western hemisphere.

Ah! The good old days!

 

Photos of the day: Welcome to Venenozuela, young ones!

Aaaah… the utopian joys of Bolivarian Castronoid socialism.

Newborn babies in cardboard boxes.

If this is life at birth in such a place, imagine what wonders lie ahead for these human beings.

Call it Venezuela, or Cubazuela, or Venenozuela, or Caracastan, it makes no difference.

This Castro colony is quickly becoming Hell on earth.

But at least they haven’t run out of cardboard boxes yet.

Read all about it HERE in Spanish (ABC Spain) or a longer story in English HERE (Fox Lateeeeen-oh).

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King Raul’s newest subjects

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Surprise! European Union ready to lift its lame sanctions on Castro Kingdom

What a shocker!

We bet you didn’t see this one coming…

And we bet that you didn’t even know the EU had put any kind of squeeze on Castrogonia.

After all, only a mere two million Europeans vacation in Castrogonia’s apartheid resorts every year.

Federica Mogherini, architect of EU’s new Cuba policy

From the Manila Times:

The European Commission on Thursday submitted for approval an accord to normalize ties with Cuba, long strained by the EU’s backing of human rights activists in one of the world’s last communist states.

The European Union and Cuba settled their differences in March as US President Barack Obama brought Havana back in from the cold after nearly 60 estranged years with the West.

The Commission said it had presented a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) with Cuba to the 28 EU member states for signing.

The PDCA “opens new avenues to support Cuba’s process of economic and social modernization, to foster sustainable development, democracy and human rights, as well as to seek common solutions to global challenges,” a statement said.

At the same time, EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini submitted a proposal to repeal what is known as the EU’s 1996 “Common Position” on Cuba which made improving human rights a condition for better ties.

Havana rejected the policy as interference in its domestic affairs and pressed hard for its removal during the normalization talks.

Mogherini said the agreement with Cuba “marks a turning point in our relations.”

Cuba was previously the only Latin American country without an international cooperation deal with the EU.

In 2003, the EU imposed sanctions on Cuba and suspended cooperation over a crackdown on journalists and activists and it took until 2008 to get talks going again.

Both Commission proposals will now be reviewed by the member states, with final adoption expected in the coming months, the statement said. AFP

Peru’s President Presses for Solution to Venezuelan Crisis

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Several Latin American leaders have begun to exert pressure Venezuelan despot Nicolas Maduro as his country spirals downward into chaos and destitution.

Maduro — backed by King Raul of Castrogonia — refuses to back away from his disastrous Castro-style policies and turns a deaf ear to all offers of assistance and all appeals to reason.

Abandoning his status as a Castro puppet seems unthinkable to Maduro.  Instead of backing away from his colonial masters, he hangs on ever more tightly to them, and to the other cretins who attended his Despot Summit last week.

Among those calling for change in Venenozuela, one who seems to be attracting the most attention for now is Peru’s president.

Maduro and Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe

From Bloomberg:

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski called on South American peers to both help and pressure his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, who faces a simmering political standoff with the opposition and widespread shortages of food and medicine.

“The prescription is simple but hard to implement,” Kuczynski said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “Help them out. There are no medicines in Venezuela. People are starving. We can do a club of countries — Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru. We have pharmaceutical industries. We have food. We can help out. Now, Maduro doesn’t want that, because he says everything is perfect in Venezuela. But that’s not true. Everybody knows that.”

The comments from Kuczynski, a 77-year-old Wall Street veteran and former finance minister, followed harsh rebukes in recent weeks from Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Maduro, who has jailed political opponents and opposition activists as they seek to hold a recall referendum on his rule, has come under increasing international pressure over the past year. He also faced an underwhelming turnout last week at a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement hosted on Margarita Island that only drew a small group of leaders, including Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani.

 Kuczynski is on his first official visit to the U.S., where he will speak before the United Nations General Assembly and meet with fellow Latin American leaders. Triple-digit inflation and a third year of recession have sunk Maduro’s approval rating to near 20 percent, fueling the opposition’s drive to trigger a referendum despite the president’s refusal.
Continue reading HERE
Maduro and Iranian despot Rouhani

Quotes of the day: Iran and the Castro Kingdom, blood brothers

How do you say “Death to America” in Spanish?

Aaaah… nothing binds despots more effectively — or lovingly — than a common loathing of all things true, good, and beautiful.

And nothing seals a pact between despots more fittingly than documents signed in the blood of dissidents and innocent victims.

“I am happy that my first trip to Latin America has started from Cuba which is the symbol of fight and resistance against imperialism in this continent.”

“Cuba has always been a close friend to Iran in the international community and this friendship and unity benefit the two nations and this should continue on international issues.”

— Iranian Despot Hassan Rouhani, in Havana, 19 September 2016

Hey, make sure the pens are filled with the blood of dissidents….

Nosferatu and little brother King Raul meet with Iranian despot Rouhani

Mutual admiration: how sweet it is!

Aaah.  Nothing beats the meeting of great despots.

All that malice in the same room. All that repressive energy. All that invisible spilled blood flooding the same space.

All the ghosts of their victims watching in silence.

Aaah… and all the plans being hatched for further exploits.

Sweet babbling brook of horrors, what a bonus: so many thrills, six weeks before Halloween!

Yes, death to America, of course…

From Global Times:

Cuban leader Fidel Castro and visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani talked about bilateral cooperation and challenges on Monday, according to a government statement.

“In a fraternal exchange, the distinguished visitor expressed satisfaction with his visit to Cuba and made clear his admiration for the struggle, achievements and assistance of the island to other nations,” said the statement.

The two leaders also discussed the “complexity” of the international situation.

Yes, how funny it would be to nuke Manhattan!

“Fidel and Rouhani agreed on the analysis of food production in a world threatened by climate change, the relentless growth of the world population and dangers that threaten the preservation of peace,” it said.

The pair concluded the friendly meeting with a sincere wish for collaboration between Iranian and Cuban people, it added.

Rouhani met with Castro at the latter’s residence in western Havana prior to a meeting with his brother and President, Raul Castro.

Whole story HERE.

Yes, we have many black soldiers, but our generals are white

 

Another Sunday, another brutal crackdown on dissidents

From ICLEP (Instituto Cubano por la Libertad de Expresion y Prensa)

Yesterday was no different than the previous 70 Sundays in Castrogonia.

On Sunday 19 September 27 Ladies in White and other human rights activists were arrested in Havana by  police agents of the Castro regime.

These Sunday round-ups were the very first act in the Normalization Circus.  And the act continues to be staged, sunday after sunday.

Former prisoner Angel Moya reports that the Havana headquarters of the Ladies in White was completely surrounded by police on friday 17 September, and that this encirclement stayed in place continuously until the arrests were carried out on sunday morning.

Moya did not know if any of those arrested were injured, but was able to testify that the arrests were carried out with the usual dose of brutality.

Moya himself was also arrested, along with Berta Soler, the leader of the Ladies in White, as soon as they walked out the door from the Ladies in White headquarters.  Both were released later in the afternoon, along with other dissidents.

This is the 71st sunday in a row that such arrests have been carried out.

Other dissidents were also arrested throughout the island, but the exact number of dissidents arrested is not known.

Photos above taken by Angel Moya.

 

 

Photo of the day: Miss Socialism 2016

Prosperity for all !!!!

Here is the winner of the 2016 Miss Socialism pageant!

Notice, please, the contrast between the present and the past.

This wretched “entrepreneur,” who looks to be about as old as the so-called Revolution, is the “new woman ” promised by the Castro regime.

Miss Socialism –the new woman– is no different from a panhandler (pordiosera) selling crappy goods for pennies.

(And what is she selling, anyway? Hard to tell).

She is standing amidst the ruins of the past: the crumbling and garishly painted remains of what her country used to be able to produce.

The buildings along this avenue, the Paseo del Prado in Havana, are among the very few that the so-called  Revolution maintains in half-decent shape with requisite doses of bad taste.

Try to find anything comparable built by the Castro regime.  All you will find is the Che Guevara mausoleum in Santa Clara, anda handful of crumbling Soviet-era housing developments.

The past was obviously better than the present and the future under the communism/socialism of the so-called Revolution so idolized throughout Latrine America, the Third Word, and European and North American institutions of higher learning.

Miss Socialism summed up her hopes for the future as follows:

“I would like to have a house with a garden and a patio with many trees — even a small house will do, but with a garden, I’m not greedy.”

So it goes….  Change you can believe in.  Pray that this change stays away from your present and your future.

 

The King Giveth, the King Taketh Away: Update on Castronomics

The Castro regime has been claiming since day one of its existence that “the Revolution” provides Cubans with many “free” services and perks.

It’s always been a lie, of course.

Nothing has ever been “gratis” in Castrogonia.  In fact, the real price paid for all the “free” stuff has always been extremely high, both in economic and socio-political terms.

The lie is getting worse.  Here is an analysis of the worsening situation, from within the island slave plantation.

“Entrepreneur”

From Translating Cuba:

The End of Freebies by the Revolution

Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 7 September 2016 —

In recent days, the Cuban official media announced the implementation of a tax on personal income for workers in the State’s business sector, as well as an extension of payments called Social Security Special Contribution (CESS) – that workers at the so-called “perfecting entities” were already paying into.

The new measure will take effect on October 1st of this year and will involve over 1.3 million workers who will “benefit” from the Business Improvement System (SPE) along with those receiving payments for results and profits. Such an arrangement “confirms the redistributive function of tax revenues and allows a decreasing participation of the State budget in the financing of public expenditure,” according to officials quoted by the official press.

The payment of taxes will be deducted directly from State company workers’ income by the State company, which will forward it to the State Budget. That is, workers will collect their a salary after deductions are taken by their State employer for payment to the State.

Contrary to what might happen in a moderately democratic country, where workers can join together in free trade unions and make demands against measures that affect their wages and income, in Cuba there have been no demonstrations, strikes or insubordination in the labor groups affected by this arrangement. Nor is this expected to occur. Against the grain of what some imaginative foreign digital media may claim about “over one million angry workers,” to date no event in the Cuban scene justifies such a headline.

Much more… continue reading HERE

And for Miriam Celaya’s full essay in Spanish (entitled “Sistematizando la Miseria” – Systematizing Misery) go HERE

No Revolutionary slogans in this butcher shop? Denounce this worm!

 

King Raul and his puppet Maduro blame U.S.A. for all their problems

Puppetmaster and his puppet at Despots’ Summit

So, what else is new?

At the Summit of All Despots and Enemies of the United States (Summit of Non-Aligned Nations),  King Raul and his puppet Nicolas Maduro blamed the U.S.A.  for ALL of the problems in Cubazuela.

King Raul denounced the U.S.A. for its “subversive and interventionist” programs and made it clear that the Normalization Circus has changed absolutely nothing, and that his kingdom of Castrogonia will “never renounce even one of its principles” or “make concessions about its sovereignty and independence.”

The Cuban monarch demanded that the U.S. cease its bullying — which, as he put it, “conspires against the normalization of bilateral relations”– and, on top of that, also called once again for the lifting of the “blockade” and the surrender of Guantanamo naval base.

Meanwhile, Venenozuelan Puppet-in-Chief  Maduro attributed the economic meltdown of his failed Castro colony to a U.S.-led “imperialist offensive.”

Ay…..  What about those hope & change stories about “normalization” and the “thaw” and so on, ad nauseam?

Good luck finding any reports or commentary about King Raul’s remarks in English-language news media.

Get the full story in Spanish at Marti Noticias

No normalization for you… you bully!

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Apartheid tourism booming in Castro Kingdom

It’s not just the flood of Americans itching to see Cuba “before it changes” that is causing a spike in tourist numbers.

Canadians and Europeans are flocking to the island slave plantation in greater numbers due to the absence of Islamist terrorists in the Castro Kingdom.

In other words, fear of Islamic terrorism in other tourist destinations is enriching King Raul and his cronies.

Knowing how the Castronoid mentality works, then, it’s fair to assume that sponsoring further Islamic terrorism might have crossed King Raul’s mind, or may already be his game plan.

In the meantime, the morally bankrupt continue to flock to apartheid resorts, driving up hotel prices.

And Canadians are very upset that they will have to share their apartheid beaches with equally immoral and racist Americans.

 

Lord have mercy.

Noble Cuban savage waits on superior Canadian tourists

From the Winnipeg Free Press:

Canadians today — and in the near future — are likely to continue to deliver the greatest number of visitors to Cuba on an annual basis. But with more announcements that seem to be coming through regularly about new flights and ships being allowed by the U.S. government to travel to and from Cuba, it is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Americans. Twice as many U.S. citizens visited Cuba in the last year as the year before, and those numbers are expected to increase exponentially.

 But equally noteworthy, it is also becoming a new sought after destination for other nations, as well. European tourism to Cuba is reported to be up by 60 per cent. It is believed these increases are in no small part because of security concerns at other destinations, which were once traditional favourites for the European travel market. The Middle East and Africa are two of the regions quoted in travel reports put out by the huge French hospitality company Accor, who operate a number of tourist properties around the world, and in Cuba.
Primitives, doing what they do best, serving their superiors, offering stuff they themselves can’t have

Business to the island is projected to be so good that Air France has announced it will increase its schedule to Cuba from 11 to 28 weekly flights starting in November.

Finding accommodations for all the new and return visitors to stay may become a short-term challenge, as Cuba rushes to make as many deals as possible, as quickly as they can, to increase hotel and resort capacity for the future.

While Americans are not supposed to be staying at resort properties, there are no such restrictions for the French and other European travellers.

One of Accor’s most desired properties in Havana, the Hotel Seville, could be booked for US$120 last year and as of November will be available only for those willing to shell out US$280 per night.

German tourist enjoys his superiority

Trumpinator vows to get tough on Castro Kingdom

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Donald Trump is a lot like the weather in New England and Chicago.

You don’t have to wait too long for a change.

If you don’t like what the Trumpinator is saying, just wait a bit, and you’ll hear him say something different.

He’s now saying he will shut down the Normalization Circus if King Raul doesn’t stop his repressive behavior.

Sound great… but… wait…. didn’t he previously say that “the concept” of  “opening” up Cuba was okay?

Wait again… in a week or two he might say that the best way to transform Castrogonia is to build casinos from one end of the island to the other, and golf courses too.

Hold on to your dentures.  This roller coaster ain’t even begun twistin’ ‘n  goin’ up ‘n down yet…

The Trumpinator is just startin’ to get charged up….

From Bloomberg:

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed to reverse improved U.S. relations with Cuba unless the island nation meets his demands for more religious and political freedom.

Trump’s comments at a Friday rally in Miami mark a reversal of his previous position. He told the Daily Caller in September 2015 that he was “fine” with “the concept of opening with Cuba.”

President Barack Obama has been moving to normalize diplomatic relations with the island nation that soured more than five decades ago during the Cold War, which effectively ended most forms of American investment. In March, Obama visited Cuba with his family, the first trip by a U.S. president in 88 years.

“All of the concessions that Barack Obama has granted the Castro Regime were done through executive order, which means the next president can reverse them –- and that is what I will do, unless the Castro Regime meets our demands,” Trump said at the rally.

Trump said during prepared remarks that his administration would “stand with the Cuban people in their fight against Communist oppression.”

Aaah, but consider the alternative….

God help us all….

Castro regime cleverly tricked Fariñas into ending hunger strike

From ABC Spain:

Dissident Guillermo Fariñas accuses the Castro regime of having tricked him into ending his 54-deay hunger strike by hacking and falsifying a European Parliament web page.

“I believe that many people were fooled, including us.”

The web site in question stated that the European Parliament had added an amendment to its accord with the Castro regime concerning the lifting of economic sanctions, which went into effect in March of this year. The fake web page stated that the new amendment would require the Castro regime to stop its repression of dissidents in order for the lifting of sanctions to remain in effect.

Representatives of the European Union have denied the existence of any such initiative in the EU Parliament.

In other words, the amendment is pure fiction, planted in the Spanish Parliament web page consulted by Fariñas and other Cuban dissidents.

Fariñas accuses the Castro regime of hacking the web site, pointing out that “it has no scruples,” but admitting that he does not have the technical expertise or the resources to prove that Castrogonia is responsible for the hacking.

Apparently, the hackers relied on the fact that Fariñas had been visited by some low-level representatives of the European Union who promised they would try to push the European Parliament to take up the issue of human rights abuses in Castrogonia.

What the EU visitors said to Fariñas during his hunger strike fooled him –and those around him — into thinking that the information on the web site was legitimate.

Add this to the Castro regime’s colossal list of clever tricks and blatant lies.

Whole story HERE in Spanish

Shocking! Leftist ex-president of Brazil charged with corruption

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Brazil is on a roll: first Dilma, now Lula.

Castro-loving ex-president Lula has been charged with corruption.

Yesterday he wept openly on camera and claimed that these “false” accusations are a plot to keep him from running for office again.

Of course, of course, Luiz, this is all a right-wing conspiracy.  We all know how selfless and squeaky clean Latrine socialists are.

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Yes, all of you are so, so devoted to “social justice” and to ending class distinctions.

Sure.

Well… if the New York Times refuses to put your spin on this latest misfortune of yours, perhaps you’re right.

What better evidence of your innocence can we have than the NYT’s seemingly cold reporting of this tawdry affair.

Those journalists at the NYT are so ruthlessly partisan, so adamantly opposed to leftism and socialism of any kind….

Yeah.  Next thing you know, the NYT will be endorsing Donald Trump and publishing articles every day about human rights abuses in Castrogonia.

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From Granma North (The New York Times)

Lula Charged With Corruption

Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed corruption charges Wednesday against Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president who has wielded influence across Latin America for decades, portraying him as the mastermind of a sprawling graft scheme intended to maintain his party’s grip on the presidency.

Deltan Dallagnol, a prosecutor, called Mr. da Silva the “ultimate commander” of bribery and kickback schemes that allowed his leftist Workers’ Party to build coalitions in Congress, describing him as “the general” at the helm.

The actual charges against Mr. da Silva, who was president from 2003 to 2010, focus on a much narrower claim: Prosecutors accuse Mr. da Silva and his wife of illegally receiving about $1.1 million in improvements and expenses for a beachfront apartment paid for by a large construction company seeking public contracts.

But beyond the specific charges, which must still be accepted by a judge, the prosecutors said Mr. da Silva had been instrumental in a bigger corruption scheme that has thrown Brazil’s political system into turmoil for more than two years.

In their complaint on Wednesday, prosecutors contended that Mr. da Silva had overseen a far-reaching system of illicit payments, kickbacks and campaign donations in which the construction company O.A.S. paid as much as $26 million to obtain contracts from Brazil’s oil giant, Petrobras.

Continue reading HERE for your daily quota of schadenfreude…

Brazilians celebrate Lula’s predicament

Japan joins Normalization Circus, offers gifts & debt forgiveness to Castro Kingdom

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Add Japan to the list of self-harming Castro enablers.

Sending free advanced medical equipment to Castro, Inc., in the hopes of creating a demand for such equipment and future profits is not much different from tossing said equipment into the ocean, but it seems that Japan is itching to join the Normalization Circus at any cost.

Please notice in the report below how one bit of information is tucked in at the very end, maybe in the hopes that no one will notice: Japan is forgiving Castro, Inc. a mountain of debt.

How much debt?  Castro, Inc. owes Japan 180 billion yen ($ 1,748,167,200 dollars) and is 30 years behind on payments.  Japan is forgiving 120 billion yen ($ 1,165,444,800 dollars).

That’s a whopping 66% reduction in debt, amounting to over 1 billion dollars.

And do the Japanese really, really think that erasing so much of Castrogonia’s massive debt will spur sales and profits for Japanese manufacturers?

Holy Kyoto… this is Kamikaze economics… Harakiri diplomacy… Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might as well yell “Banzai!” as the equipment is delivered…and he might as well also don the Super Mario costume he wore at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics.

Super Mario has no fear of death or insolvency.  Super Mario dies billions of deaths a day….

Aaaah, but the hypnotic effect of the Normalization Circus is truly astonishing, and beyond calculation.

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From Nikkei Asian Review

Japan to offer medical equipment to Cuba

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will use a late-September visit to Cuba to present plans for supplying medical equipment as official development assistance.

Abe and Cuban President Raul Castro are also expected to agree on establishing a training facility for specialist physicians. Japanese ODA to Cuba will likely total nearly 1 billion yen ($9.74 million).

This first official visit by a sitting Japanese prime minister to Cuba will symbolize the Asian country’s interest in the Caribbean nation’s growing market. Cuba re-established diplomatic relations with the U.S. last year.

Prime Minister Abe as Super Mario
Prime Minister Abe as Super Mario

Medical needs are growing in Cuba as the population ages. Japan will supply X-ray image-processing equipment for cancer, a leading cause of death, as well as items used in examinations.

Japan hopes to familiarize doctors in Cuba with Japanese offerings, eyeing the nation as a potential export market.

Abe will tell Castro about plans to waive 120 billion yen ($ 1,165,444,800 dollars) of 180 billion yen ($ 1,748,167,200 dollars) in debt that Cuba owes to Japan. Cuba has fallen about 30 years behind on payment. Major creditor countries have waived portions of Cuba’s debt since the restoration of diplomatic ties with the U.S.

Obamesmerism: Normalization hypnotists
Mesmeropapism: Indulgence hypnotists